Sharps Containers and Disposal in Tampa
Medical sharps pose a threat to the environment and anyone who handles them. They can spread infectious agents such as Hepatitis B and C (HBV and HCV) or Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Anything that prick, pierce, slice, or cut the skin is considered a sharp, and all of these materials need to be properly packaged and labeled before being thrown away.
What Items Are Classified as Sharps?
Sharps include anything that can prick or pierce the skin. Once one of these items has been used (or is intended for use) in a medical, research, or laboratory setting it becomes a medical sharp, and can cause serious harm beyond a simple cut.
Here are a few common medical sharps to be aware of:
- Culture dishes and slides
- Scalpel blades
- Razor blades
- Hypodermic needles
- Acupuncture needles
- Suture needles
- Syringes with and without needles
- Broken glass from the laboratory
- Slides and slide covers
- Trauma scene waste that can cut or slice
Medical Waste Pros Tampa partners with reliable service providers across Florida state. If you need help organizing your office for ultimate medical waste safety and efficiency, our partners have years of industry experience to help. Get free quotes on local services today.
Safe, Reliable Sharps Disposal in Tampa
Sharps are dangerous because they can easily prick and infect anyone who handles them. There are right and wrong ways to handle and contain medical sharps.
Never flush your sharps down the toilet or throw them loosely in with normal trash. If you do you’re endangering public sanitation workers, sewage treatment works, janitors, and other unsuspecting public employees.
All sharps (unused, medical, and veterinarian) need to be contained in puncture-proof consoles. Each state has specific requirements as to how these containers need to be designed. Understand your local laws to keep your office safe.
Choosing the Right Sharps Disposal Container in Tampa
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:
- Single Use – These containers and built to be filled to the brim, securely sealed, and thrown as one piece with the sharps inside.
- Reusable – These containers are built to be deconstructed, rinsed, sanitized, put back together, and reused over and over.
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 (813) 579-4288 or fill out the form on the right.
How Our Process Works in Tampa
In Tampa, each company that produces medical waste is a little different. We understand pressures businesses are under to remain in compliance with all disposal laws while still operating at peak efficiency. We will connect you to the best disposal contractors in town. Here’s how it works:
- Fill out the form on the right or call us at (813) 579-4288. We will take down information regarding the services you require.
- We reach out to our partners who are best qualified to suit your needs, and they write up quotes for free.
- You look through several priced options, and select the one that best fits your budget.
Get Free, No Hassle Quotes on Sharps Containers and Disposal Services Today
Medical Waste Pros Tampa will make your medical waste disposal program safe and efficient. Our partners supply the appropriate containers and work with you to evaluate your business’ needs and set up the correct pickup schedule. We work with organizations across several different industries, but specialize in the following:
- Tattoo Artists
- Blood Banks
Each business requires a unique disposal program to meet their exact needs. Our flexible service options are designed to meet the needs of any business, small or large. For free, customized quotes on services near your Tampa business, call us today at (813) 579-4288 or fill out the form on the right.