Each different type of medical waste has its own container to help with safe and clean waste disposal. There is a reason why each type of medical waste has a certain container and so it is highly important that all medical waste is quickly, safely and effectively disposed of. Most waste disposal is in bags but when it comes to sharps waste then it is vital that all sharps are placed in Sharps Container Disposal. The type of medical waste that can cause a higher risk of harm or injury is sharps waste and so the responsible disposal of sharps waste is to be made a very high priority.
There are a number of different workplaces that are likely to use sharps waste, the most common being that of needles. Needles are most commonly, but not limited to use in, hospitals, doctors’ surgeries, clinics, dentists and tattoo parlours. In each of these work settings, the needles carry risk as soon as they have been prepared, and at even higher risk once they have been used and in contact with bodily fluids. Especially with the extra risk of sharps as it can very easily come into contact and pierce through the skin to make contamination a possibility. That is why having a specific container available for sharps waste disposal is vital.
The necessary and correct way to dispose of sharps is to use the container that has been specifically designed to hold sharps waste to ensure that it cannot cause further harm. Most medical waste can be easily disposed of in stronghold bags and that is perfect for tissues, bandages and other materials that are contaminated by bodily wastes but when it comes to sharps waste, there is no way that it can be disposed of in a bag, no matter how strong holding it may be. The reason that sharps cannot be disposed of in a bag is due to the fact that they can very easily pierce through the bag and then as the bag is being disposed of the sharps will be poking through the bag but can very easily go undetected and then that is when there is the highest risk of harm, injury and contamination to workers, patients and clients alike.
Having a specifically designed container for sharps disposal means that all sharps can very quickly be put into the container and then there is no way for the sharps to be taken out or to pierce through the container. There is an opening for the sharps waste to be placed into the container and then the container locks so that it can not be reopened. The sharps are disposed of from beginning to incineration whilst contained in the sharps box. This is the very best way of keeping everyone that has some sort of contact with sharps can be kept at very low risk of harm and injury and that will be the same the whole way through the disposal process.