Sharps Disposal and Containers in Maryland
Medical sharps are extremely common, and have a lot of potential to cause harm. Sharps are used in offices across the world—veterinarians, doctors, dentists, and more all use sharps on a daily basis. To keep sharps from causing harm to unsuspecting sanitation workers, use the right containers and disposal procedures.
Sharps are defined as anything that can poke, pierce, cut, or slice the skin, or puncture waste bags or cardboard boxes. Once sharps have been used in a medical procedure, they become contaminated and can spread infectious agents via subdermal inoculation.
Here are some items that qualify as sharps and are commonly found in medical settings:
- Broken glass from the laboratory including slides and slide covers
- Trauma scene waste that cut or slice
- Razor blades
- Scalpel blades
- Culture dishes and slides
- Syringes with and without needles
- Suture needles
- Hypodermic needles
- Acupuncture needles
Medical Waste Pros Baltimore can match you with a local sharps disposal company who uses the correct sharps containers and keeps up on all Maryland and federal laws. They will help you find a system that works for your business and strengthen your safety and compliance efforts. Fill out the form on the right for a free quote
Safe, Efficient Sharps Disposal in Baltimore
Never flush sharps down the toilet or throw them in with your normal trash. Used sharps have the potential to infect anyone who handles them. Avoid any accidents for public sanitation workers by using a qualified service provider.
There are specific containers designed to make handling sharps safer. The containers are made of puncture proof materials, usually rigid plastics, and have a full line indicating when the container is at capacity. When these containers are properly used and labeled correctly, they greatly reduce the risks associated with sharps. All of our Baltimore providers can get you the best sharps for your office.
Choosing the Correct Sharps Container in Baltimore
Approved sharps containers are designed to contain sharps safely and reduce the risks associated with handling them. Specific designs for safe containers are determined at the state and local levels, so check with your local authorities for more information on exactly what your sharps containers should look like.
In general, there are two basic types of sharps containers:
- Reusable – containers that are built to come apart, be sanitized, and put back together to be reused over and over again.
- Single Use – containers built to be sealed up completely when full and tossed along with the contents.
Both types of sharps containers are safe, it simply depends what your business needs. Most sharps containers are built with rigid plastic, but any material that is puncture proof is acceptable and will get the job done.
To be connected to a local sharps container provider, fill out the form on the right.
How Medical Waste Disposal Works in Baltimore
If you want to be matched with a reputable medical waste disposal company in Baltimore we can help. Here is how our process works:
- Fill out the form on the right or call us at (410) 505-8567. We will take down information regarding the services you are interested in.
- Our Baltimore contractors will write up customized quotes based on the information your provided about the services you need.
- You will receive several quoted options. Look through them and choose the one that best fits your budget and service requirements.
Our St. Louis providers are trained to handle all types of waste at any volume. They will work with you to find the best disposal scheduled and service options for your unique situation.
Get Free, No Hassle Quotes on Sharps Containers and Sharps Disposal Services in Baltimore, MD
Sharps are dangerous and every precaution possible should be taken to prevent them from causing harm. We will find a service provider near you to help you contain and manage your sharps medical waste.
Our providers have the tools and knowledge necessary to keep your office safe for employees and patients. They will provide you with the proper containers and set you up on a disposal schedule that meets your waste generation needs.
We work with organizations in any industry, including but not limited to:
- Tattoo Artists
- Blood Banks
- Funeral Homes
Each business produces medical waste at their own pace. However often you need your waste disposed of, you can be confident that our network of providers will responsibly take care of it. To get free quotes on services near you, call us at (410) 505-8567 or fill out the form on the right.