Sharps Disposal Safety for The Home, Office, and Healthcare Facility. Disposing of needles and other medical sharps can be a big concern for those who use or administer them whether it’s at home, the office, or in a healthcare setting. It is against the law to dispose of them in regular trash cans. So how do you safely dispose of your sharps? The safest way to dispose of needles and other medical sharps is by using a Sharps Disposal Container that is puncture resistant and leak proof. Find out more about Sharps Disposal Safety from this blog post.
Disposing of Sharps at Home
To dispose of needles and other medical sharps at home, you can use a Sharps Disposal Container. You can find these containers at most pharmacies or drug stores. The container is big enough to hold all your sharp needles, razors, lancets, and other medical waste. This is the safest way to get rid of them because the container will prevent people from being harmed by these items. You simply drop the item into the container and then seal it shut with the lid. When the container is full you can search for drop off locations like your local firehouse or pharmacy.
Disposing of Sharps in an Office
In the office setting, it’s the responsible thing to do if you have employees that need to inject medicine for example, insulin for diabetes. Providing them a safe place to dispose of the needles will help protect other employees and the janitorial staff. If your office generates very little sharps waste, if you only have one person who may have to on an irregular basis dispose of a needle here and there than the chances are you will not need a medical waste disposal service. If you are in an office building setting and there is more of a need, or the building management provides the sharps container than you will not even need to worry about what to do with the full container.
Disposing of Sharps in a Healthcare Facility
If you’re a healthcare facility, you know the dangers of medical sharps. These items can be dangerous to those who come in contact with them and can cause serious injury or infection.
Medical sharps include needles, syringes, lancets, and other sharp objects that are used for medical purposes such as drawing blood or giving shots. Because these items can pose a risk to both employees and visitors at your facility, it is important that you dispose of them properly.
In a healthcare setting you will have had the proper training for storing, handling, and the disposal process for sharps and in most cases have a third party medical waste management company that will remove and treat the medical waste including sharps.
Whether you are in a Home, Office, or Healthcare Facility there are some safety steps to ensure safe handling and disposal of sharps waste.
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