8 Biological health and safety
8.1 Syringes and sharps
Observe good laboratory practice by wearing gloves; latex or nitrile gloves are best.
Do not re-sheath needles or sharps unless unavoidable due to the nature of the work.
Remove scalpel blades with a specific scalpel-blade-removing tool.
Dispose of all syringes and sharps in designated containers (labelled ‘sharps’); when these are full they should be taken for commercial disposal by incineration.