OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 35 Health Care and Industries with Biological Hazards

Section 526 Sharps containers

(1) An employer must provide sharps containers and ensure that they are located as close as reasonably practicable to where sharps are used.

(2) A worker must use the sharps container provided.

(3) An employer must ensure that a sharps container has a clearly defined fill line and is sturdy enough to resist puncture under normal conditions of use and handling.