Mac’s Safety Space: Even sharps containers depend on your risk assessment
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May 27, 2010
Although there is no regulatory statute that prohibits “open” floor model sharps containers without a feature to prevent a stray hand or overflowing, a picky surveyor could issue a citation based on preference.
However, a proper risk assessment that proves such a container is secured from the public (i.e. children), could prove that your facility has considered the risks and taken appropriate action.
Read more about sharps container nuances from Steve MacArthur at Mac’s Safety Space, as well as how to contest such as citation.