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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Although not new, the prohibition of shearing or breaking contaminated sharps is reiterated in the compliance directive with a warning to place dirty needles into an accessible sharps container.
The company's premier product is known as Sharps Disposal By Mail Systems(TM), a mail-back sharps container system that services alternate site healthcare, hospitality and other industrial markets.
creators of the Sharpsmart(TM) System, a reusable sharps container that reduces sharps injuries by 30 percent, said today they vigorously deny any patent infringement in response to charges filed by the Tyco Healthcare Group LP, claiming Daniels Sharpsmart has infringed on Tyco patents.
This service is for the provision of reusable sharps containers plus the collection, transportation and content disposal service for the reusable sharp safe containers, In summary the successful contractor will be responsible for providing a safe reusable sharps container and collecting the filled container at each location of a contracting trust site on agreed days/times and ad hoc as required and for the safe transport, and treatment/disposal of the contents, washing and return of the containers.
The Point-Lok(R) Sharps Safety Device is a small needle protection product that locks onto and contains contaminated needles, and then can be disposed of into a sharps container.
The BD Sharps Disposal By Mail system includes a BD(TM) Home Sharps Container, postage-paid return box made of heavy-corrugated cardboard and additional packaging materials to safely send the filled sharps container through the mail.
will be implementing a reusable sharps container program in 1st quarter 2004 to its Customers and Clients.
In 1981, Tyco Healthcare introduced the first sharps container for safe disposal of needles and other sharp-edged or -ended medical equipment commonly known as sharps.
Chilcott has been instrumental in pioneering the development of Sure-Way's proprietary reusable sharps container program.
SWS as developer, licensor, marketer and operator of its proprietary reusable sharps container service, is a North American market leader in terms of the safety and environmental benefits and hard dollar cost savings it offers to its customers.
Merit's line of safety products includes the BackStop(R) Covered Waste Basin, the DugOut(TM) 1000ml Covered Waste Basin, the ShortStop(R) Temporary Sharps Container, Medallion(R) Series Syringes, the Merit Disposal Depot(R) Closed Waste System and the MBA Large-Bore Hemostasis Valve(R).
We believe we can take advantage of our nationwide presence in hospitals and other healthcare providers to successfully expand Scherer's proprietary reusable sharps container and handling processes.