sharps container

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sharps con·tain·er

(shahrps kŏn-tān'ĕr)
A puncture-resistant and leak-proof container with a one-way top used to dispose of sharps.

sharps con·tain·er

(shahrps kŏn-tān'ĕr)
A puncture-resistant and leak-proof container with a one-way top used to dispose of sharps.

sharps container,

n a container in every clinic that is designed for the disposal of sharps; required and regulated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
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So much waste in the health service SIR - I recently had a very minor medical procedure, in which they opened a sealed container which included scissors, a scalpel, two sets of tweezers, needles, thread, cotton wool, lint, sachets of various liquids, plus many other carefully wrapped items; they applied one small stitch, cut it with another pair of scissors and then threw the rest into a special sharps bin.
A home healthcare worker disposes of a properly capped needle, only to be stuck by a previously used needle that had been placed in the sharps bin without a cover.
Bloodied equipment including unsterile surgical tubes known as cannulae, were found sitting on a worktop while a hazardous sharps bin was overflowing.
All needles and sharp objects should be disposed of into a dedicated biohazard sharps bin.
Contract notice: Intravenous catheters and venipuncture / syringes and needles / sharps bin.
For example, a sharps bin in a clinical preparation area with protruding sharps and temporary closure mechanisms not used on sharps bins.
Inspectors raised concerns that staff were at risk of sustaining potentially dangerous needle stick injuries because a sharps bin on the Royal Gwent's ward C5 west was overflowing.
Instead, the needle was put in the usual sharps bin with other needles, and was never traced to test it for infection.
The judges were impressed by the Quadnet fire safety system, manufactured by Rafiki Protection, Cwmbran and the Smart Sharps bin, manufactured by Indigo, Merthyr Tydfil.
A Virgin Active spokesman said: "We have sharps bins that we have to have on site under health and safety regulations but apart from that there is nothing else I can say.
We also found blood contamination on walls and under surfaces of worktops and on sharps bins under worktops.
Healthwatch Kirklees want to work with GP surgeries and pharmacies to understand where you can dispose of full sharps bins.