Sharps Containers: What’s in? What’s out?

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Tue, May 12, 2015 @ 09:04 AM

Most states provide guidelines to define what belongs in a regulated medical waste sharps container.

Federal OSHA describes the discarding and containment of sharps in the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard where it states, “contaminated sharps shall be discarded immediately or as soon as feasible.”

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Topics: Sharps Disposal, Sharps Containers

14 Disturbing Statistics About Bloodborne Pathogens

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Tue, Jul 16, 2013 @ 08:48 AM

It’s well known that unsafe injection practices and sharps injuries can lead to the transmission of bloodborne pathogens, such as hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). But these 14 stats may surprise you.

1.  Since 2001, US outbreaks from unsafe injection practices when administering medical products have GROWN substantially according to the CDC.

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Topics: Stericycle, Sharps Disposal, Bloodborne Pathogens, Bloodborne Pathogens Training, Needlesticks

Sharps Containers: 8 Questions to Ask Before You Buy

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Tue, Jan 29, 2013 @ 04:28 PM

To dispose of needles, syringes, lancets, and other sharps, ask these 8 questions to help determine the types of sharps containers you need.

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Topics: Stericycle, Biohazardous Waste, Biohazard Waste, Sharps Container, Sharps Disposal, Sharps Containers, Sharp Container Disposal, Sharp Container

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