Sharps Container Vs. Pharmaceutical Container

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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 manufacturer of the container instructions when using.

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