Sharps Container Vs. Pharmaceutical Container
Sharps Container – is for sharps. A sharp is defined as an item that is contaminated with a bloodborne pathogen and in its current can inflict a wound like cut or puncture. Placing items in a sharps container that are not sharps is considered improper disposal and can result in citations and/or fines.
Pharmaceutical Container – is for items that are of a pharmaceutical nature or items containing a pharmaceutical substance. Pharmaceutical Containers may be purchased from most dental supply companies. Always follow the manufacture of the container instructions when using.