The subject of handling and disposing of regulated medical waste — and more specifically, sharps — is complicated and confusing. At Curtis Bay Medical Waste Services, we hear a lot of the same questions, and it’s our job to answer them.
What is a "sharp"?
In medical terms, it is any device with a sharp point(s) or edges that can puncture or cut skin. A sharp can be a needle, a syringe, an injection device, a lancet, or any other medical implement that is, well, sharp.