Medical sharps, such as needles, syringes and lancets pose an injury risk for anyone who comes into contact with these items. Large numbers of sharps are used at home, work and on the road. According to the Coalition for Safe Community Needle Disposal, about nine million syringe users nationwide annually administer at least three billion injections outside of health care facilities.
For more information on sharps and proper disposal go to the WI DNR's sharps page.
You will find details on:
Health & Safety Risks
Watch this news video on the costs to facilities when sharps are not properly disposed of. CLICK HERE to view the video.