Patient Safety Tool: 'DOs and DON'Ts of Proper Sharps Disposal' Poster

The FDA provides a free, downloadable "DOs and DON'Ts of Proper Sharps Disposal" poster.


The poster provides 12 dos and five don'ts concerning disposal of sharps used at home, work or while traveling.


It also identifies five characteristics of sharps disposal containers and the best way to get rid of used needles and other sharps.


The FDA advises healthcare providers to advise their patients on the safe disposal of needles and other sharps, and to print out the poster for their patients.


Download the proper sharps disposal poster (pdf) for use in your facility.


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