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Sharps Safety Summary


place all needles and other sharps in puncture resistant sharps disposal containers as soon as possible after use.

use extreme caution or a safety device when removing a scalpel blade from its handle.


recap, bend, shear, or break needles.

remove needles from needle holders or disposable syringes.

fill sharps containers above the line on the sharps container that indicates maximum fill (no more than 3/4 full).