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How To Dispose of Sharps Safely and Reduce the Risk of Infection



March 17, 2022



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How To Dispose of Sharps Safely and Reduce the Risk of Infection

How To Dispose of Sharps Safely and Reduce the Risk of Infection. Sharps disposal is a way to dispose of items that can cause significant harm when improperly handled. These items include needles, lancets, pen needles, medical test strips and other used medical devices. There is always a risk of infection when disposing of these items. The last thing you want to do is give someone else a serious injury or illness by mishandling them. Luckily, there are ways to reduce the risk of injury or infection by properly handling and disposing of sharps. Here’s what you need to know about how to handle and dispose of sharps safely and reduce the risk of infection!

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After Use:

Never:

Disposing of Sharps Waste

Make sure the disposal container is an FDA cleared sharps container made for disposing of sharp objects. Replace containers when they hit the full line marked on the container or if no line is present when they are two-thirds full.

When your sharps container is full it must be sealed or locked with the lid and then may be placed in your biohazard box or bin for safe disposal.

Contact Healthcare Waste Management today for a free quote on your sharps container disposal needs at 888-427-5797.

References

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Infection Control. Accessed March 17, 2022. https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/guidelines/environmental/background/medical-waste.html


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