Do you have any SHARPS?
“Sharps” include any objects that have been used in the course of patient care, research, animal care, body art application, medical care and in laboratories. These items pose a serious safety and health risk to employees, customers and others and must be stored, handled and disposed of properly. Used sharps must be stored immediately in an approved “Sharps” container and then disposed of properly.
Sharps can include but are not limited to:
- Broken glass or capillary tubes
- Culture dishes and slides
- Exposed ends of dental wires
- Needles, hypodermic and tubing
- Acupuncture needles
- Blood vials
- Root canal files
- Scalpel blades
- Suture needles
- Syringes with and without needles
- Trauma scene waste that can cut, slice or pierce
- Tubing with needles
Let HNHS help you review your Sharps needs and show you how we can help you save money while protecting your staff and others.