Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Sharps

When I break a needle or bend a pin or the head of the pin pops off I put it in one of these little tins of   something... sorry are they gum or lollies? (I got this from my colleague who eats them all day) Anyway, I put them in this as I can't bear the thought of me putting them in the rubbish and someone stepping on them. No one is trying to make a living out of the rubbish tips here (I think) like they must in some places, but still,  the thought that someone would get stuck horrifies me. In the old days I used to use one of those little round flat container that needles of all sizes would come in... you know the one... it had a clear top and you'd twist it to let the needle come out of the little hole on the circumference of the container. When you start using a little sharps container, you really notice how many pins, needles and machine needles you go through. I keep  mine on the window sill just behind my machines.


There are some slightly bigger ones my colleague gave me too.. I use these to keep my headphones  nice, instead of tossing them around my bags. I also use one for my phone charging cord. 

How do you dispose of your sharps?

6 comments:

  1. I do similar, right now I'm using a jar that had bouillon cubes or powder. In the past I've used empty prescription bottles or other similar small containers that close tightly. I never thought about using them for ear phones and charger cables.

    I need to check the gum/breath mint racks more closely. I don't recall seeing this item (in the U.S.), let alone anything in a nice tallish metal container with flip top lid.

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    1. Yeah I would never see these except that my son tries to pester me to buy them.... artificial sweetener.. no thanks. Actually my colleague has moved on so next time it will be a proper sharps container I think.

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  2. That is such a greatI I tuck mine to the side, and they were piling up. I will keep this in mind!

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    1. Yes really anything will do as per Gail above, but it's great to have something right there.

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  3. In a proper sharps container! I hand my sharps to my husband, who buys sharps containers for the practice. He uses one at home for his diabetes sharps, and my needles go in there too!

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