Sharps Disposal and Containers in Minneapolis
Used medical sharps pose a threat to anyone who handles them. They have been contaminated and can easily spread infectious agents, such as Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis C (HCV), or Hepatitis B (HBV). To minimize the risk of spreading infections, proper containers can be used to help keep anyone who handles sharps safe.
What Items Are Classified as Sharps?
Sharps include any object that can pierce, prick, or slice the skin, or can puncture cardboard boxes or waste bags. Here are some commonly found sharps around the medical field:
- Broken glass from the laboratory
- Slides and slide covers
- Suture needles
- Scalpel blades
- Razor blades
- Hypodermic needles
- Trauma scene waste that can cut, slice, or pierce
- Syringes with and without needles
- Culture dishes and slides
- Acupuncture needles
- And more
Medical sharps are sharps objects that either have been or are intended to be used in a medical procedure or for medical research. If an item is contaminated with infectious agents it needs to be handled with care so as not to spread anything contagious.
Medical Waste Pros Minneapolis will quickly find a medical waste management company that will help you manage your sharps to decrease workplace accidents and increase overall safety. They will keep your business in compliance with all federal and state laws regarding sharps disposal, so you don’t have to worry about it.
Secure, Dependable Sharps Disposal in Minneapolis
Partnering with a waste disposal company reduces your liability and will keep your employees, patients, and the general public safe. Provider know the best techniques to handle infectious materials, and use appropriate containers made of reinforced materials to protect everyone.
It is not safe to throw sharps in with regular trash, or to flush them down the drain. Doing so puts unsuspecting public workers at risk and can contaminate the water supply. Always use appropriate disposal practices when working with medical waste.
Choosing the Right Sharps Disposal Container in Minnesota
There are containers designed specifically to safely hold medical sharps. They are typically made of rigid plastic, or other puncture-proof materials and have a line indicating when full. Because most medical waste laws are mandated at the state level, it’s a good idea to check in with your local authorities for more detailed information on approved sharps containers in your area.
There are two basic types of sharps containers:
- Single Use Sharps Containers – Containers built to be used once. They seal up with the contents inside and everything is disposed of in one piece.
- Reusable Sharps Containers – Containers built to be used more than once. They are constructed to easily come apart so they can be rinsed, sanitized, and reused over and over.
If you need help finding an approved sharps container, Medical Waste Pros Minneapolis can help. Our partners are familiar with Minnesota state laws, and supply approved containers for every job. Fill out the form on the right to be connected to our network partners today!
How Our Minneapolis Process Works
Our Minneapolis providers work with medical waste producers in a variety of industries and can handle sharps and all other types of medical waste. To get a free quote on services from a knowledgeable provider near you, you’re just a few steps away. Here’s how the process works:
- Fill out the form on the right or call us at (612) 255-4845. We take down information about the services you need.
- Our Minneapolis contractors will write up customized quotes for free based on the information you provided.
- You receive several priced options and select the one that best meets your budget and service requirements.
Get Free, No Obligation Quotes on Sharps Containers and Sharps Disposal Services Today
Our Minneapolis partners are equipped with the proper tools and knowledge to help any business find the best disposal solution for their medical waste. They supply the correct containers and work hard to keep companies across Minnesota safe. Here are just a few of the industries they service:
- Funeral Homes
- Blood Banks
- Tattoo Parlors
The type of waste removal service your business needs is dependent upon how much waste you produce. For FREE quotes on flexible service options in your area give us a call at (612) 255-4845 or fill out the form on the right.