Frequently Asked Questions

Is recapping needles safe?

Recapping needles is not safe practice and is considered inappropriate by OSHA guidelines. Follow safety guidelines for all sharps hazards (razor blades, scalpels, slides) and do not recap needles for disposal. If recapping is required for a procedure being done, you must use tongs, a recapping device or one-hand scoop method to recap the needle and place in a proper sharps disposal container.

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