Guaranteed compliance

Daniels' aim is to meet or exceed all applicable international Standards and to comply with all regulations relating to its operations in any given regulatory jurisdiction.

...disposing of sharps in a Sharpsmart container is an essential part of best practice in the health industry.
Ted Harper
Bay of Plenty District Health Board, New Zealand, Health and Safety Manager

The management of sharps, pharmaceutical and medical waste is highly regulated due to the potentially hazardous nature of the materials involved. Daniels continuously monitors all relevant laws and regulations locally and internationally and works hard to ensure its products and services are fully compliant.

Healthcare professionals understand the importance reducing risk in their workplace and their procedures and they need to know that they can trust the products and services they use. With Daniels that trust is secure.

The following are examples of applicable Standards and Regulations:

Sharps Container Standards

  • Australia/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 4261 Reusable Containers for the Collection of Sharp Items in Human and Animal Medical Applications
  • Australia/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 4478 Guide to the Reprocessing of Reusable Containers for the Collection of Sharp Items used in Animal Clinical/Medical Applications
  • Australian Standard AS 4031 Non-reusable Containers for the Collection of Sharp Medical Items used in Healthcare Areas
  • British Standard BS 7320 Specification for sharps containers
  • United States ASTM F2132-01 Standard Specification for Puncture Resistance of Materials Used in Containers for Discarded Medical Needles and Other Sharps
  • United States ECRI Guidelines for Sharps Containers
  • United States NIOSH Selecting, Evaluating, and Using Sharps Disposal Containers
  • Canadian Standard Z316.6-07 Evaluation of Single-Use and Reusable Medical Sharps Containers for Biohazardous and Cytotoxic Waste
  • South African Standard SANS 452 Non-reusable and reusable sharps containers
  • French Standard NFX 30-500

Medical Waste & Associated Regulations

  • UN Guidelines for the Transport of Dangerous Goods
  • United Kingdom HTM 07-01 Safe Management of Healthcare Waste
  • United States OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard: 1910.1030