Guaranteed compliance

Sharpsmart's aim is to meet or exceed all applicable international Standards and to comply with all regulations relating to its operations in any given regulatory jurisdiction.

...disposing of sharps in a Sharpsmart container is an essential part of best practice in the health industry.
Ted Harper
Bay of Plenty District Health Board, New Zealand, Health and Safety Manager
The management of sharps, and medical waste is highly regulated due to the potentially hazardous nature of the materials involved. Sharpsmart continuously monitors all relevant laws and regulations locally and internationally and works hard to ensure its products and services are fully compliant.

Healthcare professionals understand the importance reducing risk in their workplace and their procedures and they need to know that they can trust the products and services they use. With Sharpsmart that trust is secure.

The following are examples of applicable Standards and Regulations:

Sharps Container Standards

  • British Standard BS EN ISO 23907:2012 Specification for sharps containers
  • French Standard NFX 30-500
  • United States ASTM F2132-01 Standard Specification for Puncture Resistance of Materials Used in Containers for Discarded Medical Needles and Other Sharps
  • United States ECRI Guidelines for Sharps Containers
  • United States NIOSH Selecting, Evaluating, and Using Sharps Disposal Containers
  • Canadian Standard Z316.6-07 Evaluation of Single-Use and Reusable Medical Sharps Containers for Biohazardous and Cytotoxic Waste
  • Australia/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 4261 Reusable Containers for the Collection of Sharp Items in Human and Animal Medical Applications
  • Australia/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 4478 Guide to the Reprocessing of Reusable Containers for the Collection of Sharp Items used in Animal Clinical/Medical Applications
  • Australian Standard AS 4031 Non-reusable Containers for the Collection of Sharp Medical Items used in Healthcare Areas
  • South African Standard SANS 452 Non-reusable and reusable sharps containers

Medical Waste & Associated Regulations

  • United Kingdom HTM 07-01 Safe Management of Healthcare Waste
  • United States OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard: 1910.1030
  • United Nations Guidelines for the Transport of Dangerous Goods

Safer Sharps Management

Safe and environmentally responsible sharps management.

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