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CAN/CSA-Z316.6-14 - Sharps injury protection - Requirements and test methods - Sharps containers (Adopted ISO 23907:2012, first edition, 2012-09-01, with Canadian deviations)
Z316.7-12 (R2017) - Primary sample collection facilities and medical laboratories - Patient safety and quality of care - Requirements for collecting, transporting, and storing samples
Sharps containers play a pivotal role in preventing exposure to blood borne pathogens and potential infections; proper handling is critical to helping address infection protection and control. CSA Z316.6 outlines the requirements and test methods for sharps containers and sharps injury protection.
CSA Z316.6 addresses key considerations such as container stability, handle strength, aperture & closure, penetration & damage resistance and leakage prevention. Adopted from ISO 23907:2012, CSA Z316.6 has been updated to reflect Canadian health care needs regarding the disposal of potentially hazardous sharps medical waste and sharps protection features such as scalpel blades, trocars, hypodermic needles and syringes.