When you work at a medical practice, you
likely go through hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds of sharps goods during
any given year. Because of the heavy use of these infectious materials, your
staff needs to understand the importance of implementing safe procedures
surrounding the use and disposal of sharps.
In this blog, we offer three simple steps your
practice needs to take to ensure that the sharps that your facility is using
are disposed of in a manner that limits the likelihood of spreading infection,
disease, and other harmful affectations.
Pick a Safe Container
The most critical first step your facility
needs to take to ensure proper sharps disposal is choosing the correct
container to be used in-house for storage and disposal. Most sharps containers
are made of a thick, durable plastic that has the words “biohazard infectious
waste” inscribed on them.
At Choice MedWaste, we offer sharps containers
just like these, ranging in sizes from 5.4 quart to 18 gallons. We also offer sharps container disposal in Philadelphia, PA
and the surrounding areas, making us a one-stop-shop for both supply and
removal of these goods.
Fill Container to a Safe Level
Most containers are marked on the outside to
show a fill level. Should you pass that fill level, the likelihood of a needle
stick is much higher. If the containers that your facility receives do not have
a designated fill level, best practices are to fill only three-quarters of the
way on any given container. This level allows the container lid plenty of room
to completely lock shut for transportation and removal
Contact a Waste Disposal Company
As your smaller sharps containers are
transferred to a storage area or medical waste boxes in your facility, you will
quickly run out of space for your practice to house these materials. It is
imperative that you have these materials removed from your facility as quickly
and as safely as possible — that’s where Choice MedWaste comes in.
With over 25 years
hauling experience, we offer safe and efficient sharps disposal service to Montgomery County
and the surrounding areas. We’ll come to your practice, pick up your waste, and
deliver it to a safe disposal area.
To learn more about Choice MedWaste and our
sharps disposal services, continue browsing our site or call 302-262-8261.