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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30am, she was leaving the side room when she knocked into a sharps bin as she made her way to the reception area.
I think the large sharps bin I show in one of the videos shows how much I have to inject myself.
And a HIV infected needle can and should be disposed of in a sharps bin the same as every other used needle.
A sharps bin is a speciallydesigned rigid box with a lid especially for the disposal of used needles.
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.
Waste disposal in a sharps bin costs [pounds sterling]619 per metric ton.
All needles and sharp objects should be disposed of into a dedicated biohazard sharps bin.
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.
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.