where do you throw away your vials?

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  1. organic

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    I have been always throwing away vials in special containers as if they were sharp items. But I was told that ,in guidelines from OSHA, vials are not mentioned as sharp items.

    do you throw away your vials with

    -- regular trash
    -- blood contaminated items
    -- sharp items?
     
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    We're taught that if an item has a significant chance of *becoming* sharp (i.e., carpules breaking in the trash), it needs to be disposed of with other sharps.
     
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    in the sharps for us. glass=potential for skin penetration....:(
     
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