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Sharps bin for work?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Penfold5702, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. Penfold5702

    Penfold5702 Type 2 · Member

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    Have just been informed by the works occupational health nurse, that I need to supply my own sharps BIN at work. This is due to company policy apparently.
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  2. endocrinegremlin

    endocrinegremlin Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I would assume this is because of the blood content involved however women are not required to provide their own sanitary bin so I would challenge it. Being honest it would never even occur to me. Given the faff it is to deal with one even in my own home mum and I do not bother. I hope you can convince your work to help but if they won't I was advised to use an old juice bottle to store the sharps in before disposing it in a regular bin.
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Comply with their request, if its company policy there's little you can do about it.
     
  4. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    According to your profile, Penfold, you're T2, taking oral meds, so what do you need a sharps bin for, and was your expectation that your employer would provide one, or were you disposing a sharps in general rubbish?
     
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    Dustydazzler Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I got a needle clipper from my GP. It simply snips the end off and keeps it inside. The remaining plastic part if needle can go in bin and needle clipper is small enough for a pocket. Dispose of when full in your own sharps bin at home. Alternatively, I use an empty miniature jam jar and dispose into sharps bin when I get home.
     
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