Sharps Disposal & Bloodborne Pathogen
This group included sharps and waste that has been contaminated with body fluid, and microbiological cultures. This type of waste must be placed in special medical waste bags or containers.
Regional First Aid provides medical waste bag, sharps container pick up and disposal services. Our team will provide your company with the necessary containers and Biohazard bags to be able to properly dispose of any medical waste that may have accumulated during your day to day business operations.
Medical waste is healthcare waste that may be contaminated by blood, body fluids or other potentially infectious materials and is often referred to as regulated medical waste. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandates that sharps waste, such as syringes, needles and exposed dental wires be collected in sharps containers.
Improper management of discarded needles and other sharps can pose a health risk to the public and waste workers. For example, discarded needles may expose waste workers to potential needle stick injuries and potential infection when containers break open inside garbage trucks or needles are mistakenly sent to recycling facilities. Janitors and housekeepers also risk injury if loose sharps poke through plastic garbage bags. Used needles can transmit serious diseases, such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis.