Sharp waste is a type of medical waste generated from using sharp objects such as needles, syringes, scalpels, and other sharp instruments in healthcare facilities. This type of waste is considered one of the most hazardous medical wastes due to the potential risk of needlestick injuries.
Needlestick injuries can occur when healthcare workers or waste handlers come into contact with sharp waste that has not been properly handled or disposed of. These types of damages can lead to the transmission of deadly diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis, which can have serious long-term consequences for those affected.
Sharp waste disposal
Proper handling and disposal of sharp waste are necessary to decrease the risk of needlestick injuries. This includes using puncture-resistant containers for solid waste and accurate labeling and storage of these containers. Additionally, healthcare workers should receive proper training