Taslim, Mohammad E., Kowalski, Gregory, Northeastern University, Department of Mechanical Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Every day in the United States there are over fifty people who are accidentally stuck by a used needle. It can be estimated that over the next year, one in every six health care professionals will be stuck, and of those, one in every thirty shall contract the HIV virus. Current needle disposal devices have failed to provide the medial world with the safety and reliability that is needed when dealing with hazardous materials. This paper describes a new and safer device for the disposal of needles while adhering to the guidelines set by OSHA that deal with the containment and disposal of expended needles and syringes.
needle disposal devices, needles, syringes
Northeastern University, Department of Mechanical Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Demers, Timothy; Dumbleton, Stephen; Herard, Katherine; and Landers, Keith, "A Safe and Convenient Needle Disposal Device" (2007). Capstone Design Program: Mechanical Engineering. Paper 2. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d10010464
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