Q&A: Sharps disposal containers on carts

OSHA Healthcare Connection, June 7, 2011

Q: Are there compliance issues with placing a sharps disposal container on top of a mobile blood collection cart? The cart top location is accessible but the container is unsteady when in motion or entering/exiting elevators en route.

A: OSHA says container selection and the need to secure the container to the cart must be based on site-specific hazard analysis.

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