This procedure applies to the disposal of all sharps at the University of Pennsylvania. Sharps include both infectious waste used sharps and sharps that pose a safety hazard to custodians and other personnel. All sharps must be segregated according to hazard class and disposed in infectious waste sharps containers.
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Refer questions about the disposal of sharps to EHRS at 215-898-4453 or email the office at email@example.com. For information on the proper disposal of noninfectious glassware see the Laboratory Glassware/ Plasticware Disposal Policy.