By definition, sharps waste is any biohazardous material that can puncture skin and is contaminated with bodily fluids. According to OSHA estimates, 5.6 million healthcare workers handling medical equipment such as needles, syringes, and scalpels are at risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens from sharps-related injuries. Therefore, it is crucial for medical clinics, practices, surgery centers, and other businesses that generate contaminated needles and syringes to dispose of medical sharps waste correctly.
Wisconsin Medical Waste is right for you. For taking care of all disposal services that are right for you? Here is a list of sharps that have been identified as potentially biohazardous waste that needs to be disposed of according to local, state or federal regulations. These items can be glass, metal, or plastic with rigid corners, sharp edges, or protruding pieces that can slice, scrape or pierce the skin. Such items include:

  • Acupuncture needles
  • Blood vials
  • Broken glass or capillary tubes
  • Culture dishes and slides
  • Exposed ends of dental wires
  • Lancets
  • Needles, hypodermic and tubing
  • Pipettes
  • Root canal files
  • Scalpel blades
  • Suture needles
  • Syringes with and without needles
  • Trauma scene waste that can cut, slice or pierce
  • Tubing with needles

Thanks to our dedicated disposal service specialists, you don’t have to worry about your waste. We are experienced in providing you with the top quality service, taking care of every aspect of waste management from start till the ending.

Proper Sharps Waste Disposal Requires:

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  • Proper puncture-proof container
  • Care from the medical community
  • Proper training for dealing with sharps
  • A licensed medical waste disposal company for container removal

To reduce the risk of injury, the FDA recommends healthcare facilities and other waste generators follow a two-step process for proper medical sharps disposal:

  • Place all needles and sharps in a verified sharps disposal container immediately after use.
  • Overfilling containers increase risk of injury, so when 3/4 full, follow community guidelines on getting rid of the sharps container.

Please note –  Storage requirements and community guidelines vary by location.

By following medical sharps disposal regulations, you can keep your business compliant and avoid unnecessary fees, reduce pollution to the environment, prevent injury, and prevent the spread of disease.

Why are Sharps Containers Different ?

  • There Containers have to be Labeled as biohazard waste, with the universal Symbol
  • We ensure that they are spill-proof star shaped opening at the top
  • We Ensure that they are shatter and puncture proof material

How are Sharps Disposed of ?

We facilitate that process to make sure that

Sharps must be properly disposed of to prevent the spread of blood borne diseases to healthcare workers and the general public.

There are sterilize sharps in an autoclave by using high pressure for 15-20 minutes to “deactivate” all bacteria and viruses on any material.

Or alternative methods to sterilize sharps can be used like incineration which is a process that uses high temperature to convert organic substances contained in the waste materials.

We make sure that whatever treatment is applied, it must be applied correctly especially to chemotherapy sharps waste.

Sharps Disposal at Home (Coming Soon)

Many people who have diabetes or chronic diseases that require injections at home also have a need for this red box.

Sharps of any type, even those used in a home, should never be thrown away in the trash. They should be kept separate from normal household garbage and disposed of through a professional company.

For healthcare facilities looking for a simple, compliant and cost-effective sharps removal service, contact us today.

With Wisconsin Medical Waste, we’ll create a customized and flexible service schedule and provide you with puncture-proof containers to simply seal and schedule for pick-up when full.

For a smaller generators of waste, Wisconsin Medical Waste also offers a sharps mail-back service

I stuck my hand on a Dirty needle what do I do?

#1 Wash the exposed area immediately

#2 Use soap or an antiseptic, such as rubbing alcohol.

#3 Seek immediate medical attention from your local hospital.

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