Sharps Disposal and Containers in Pittsburgh
Sharps are some of the most common medical waste items in the medical industry. Doctors, dentists, veterinarians and more use them on a daily basis. They are generally defined as items that can pierce, prick, or cut the skin, or puncture waste bags and cardboard boxes.
The danger of medical sharps is that they have been contaminated during research or medical procedures and can spread infectious diseases through subdermal inoculation. Viruses such as HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and HBV (Hepatitis B) can easily be spread by a single prick of the skin.
Here are a few examples of some commonly found sharps items:
- Suture needles
- Trauma scene waste that can cut or pierce
- Acupuncture needles
- Scalpel blades
- Razor blades
- Broken glass from the lab
- Hypodermic needles
- Slides and slide covers
- Syringes with and without needles
- Culture dishes and slides
Medical Waste Pros Pittsburgh can help companies in need of medical waste removal services find the most affordable, reliable service available. Sharps need to be handled with care and our providers know exactly how to manage them. To ensure you are following all Pennsylvania and federal laws, call us at (412) 420-6892 or fill out the form on the right. We will connect you to our network of providers and you get your free quotes on their services.
Secure, Dependable Sharps Disposal in Pittsburgh
Partnering with a local waste removal company will reduce your liability and help keep your office environment safe and clean. Throwing sharps in with normal trash or flushing them down the drain is never safe. Service providers know how to responsibly manage infectious materials.
Rather than put janitors, sewage workers, sanitation employees, and other public workers in harm’s way, consider using a local service provider. They have the tools and know the processes that keep people safe. They use the proper containers and will help organize your workspace.
Choosing the Right Sharps Disposal Container in Pennsylvania
Sharps need to be properly contained in order to keep the people who handle them safe. Designated sharps containers are typically built from rigid plastic, or other impenetrable materials. There are two basic kinds of sharps containers, each one equally effective:
- Reusable – These containers are built to be deconstructed, rinsed, sanitized, put back together, and reused over and over.
- Single Use – These containers and built to be filled to the brim, securely sealed, and thrown as one piece with the sharps inside.
The exact requirements concerning approved sharps containers are mandated at the state and local levels, so check in with your local authorities to find out more about approved containers in your area.
The most important quality in any sharps container is safety, so be sure to use something that reduces risk for your employees and patients. To be connected to our local sharps disposal service and sharps container providers, call us at (412) 420-6892 or fill out the form on the right.
How Medical Waste Disposal Works in Allegheny County
If you need medical waste removal services for your organization, we will get you several quoted options for free. Here’s how it works:
- You fill out the form on the right or call us at (412) 420-6892. We will gather information about the services you require.
- We contact our Pittsburgh providers and have them write up custom quotes based on the services you desire.
- You receive several quoted options, and select the one that best fits your budget and service requirements.
Our Pittsburgh providers offer competitive rates and will work with you to design the best waste management strategy for your situation. Sharps need to be properly contained and disposed of to keep your employees and patients safe, and we can help.
Get Free, No Hassle Quotes on Sharps Containers and Sharps Disposal Services in Pittsburgh, PA
Medical Waste Pros Pittsburgh will help you find a waste removal partner to help manage your sharps and other medical waste items. Our experts know how to properly handle sharps waste and will recommend the best containers for your office.
We work with companies across industries that produce sharps waste, including but not limited to:
- Tattoo Artists
- Blood Banks
- Funeral Homes
Correctly managing medical sharps can be confusing, but with help from a service provider the job can get done easily. We will connect you to local providers, just call us at (412) 420-6892 or fill out the form on the right to get started.