Sharps Containers are what laboratories use for the disposal of biohazard material and other medical waste. These containers are also referred to as Sharps Disposal Containers, Medical Waste Disposal Containers, and Biomedical Waste Disposal Containers, are designed for you to dispose of needles and other paraphernalia that may pierce the skin and deliver toxic or dangerous pathogens into your body. Other material held in Sharps Containers include syringes, lancets for pricking skin, broken glass that may contain infected blood and other items
The Sharps Containers available for order include 1.4, 4 and 8 quarts. They are red and are sold in individual quantities. The price for the 1.4 quart container is $5.85, the 4 quart container sells for $6.50 and the 8 quart container goes for $8.50 each. As most laboratories are regulated by OSHA and must follow proper procedures for the disposal of biohazards, which include:
- Pathology and microbiological waste
- Liquid or semi-liquid blood and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM)
- Items containing dried blood or OPIM
- Items that may release blood or OPIM
Sharps Containers can be purchased by clicking on these links for Research Laboratory Supply Inc. Research Laboratory Supply Inc. mission is to “provide the best prices and service for all research, medical, lab, and agricultural needs.” The company provides its solutions through its label Med Lab Supply, which provides different products including everything you need to collect samples, store solutions, observe test results and dispose of laboratory waste according to OSHA standards. All of these types of laboratory products are available for purchase.
The company, located in Pompano Beach, Florida, has been in the medical and scientific laboratory supply business since 2005. You can click on the links provided above for ordering information on the different Sharps Containers available for purchase and use in your medical or scientific lab.