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CSA Z316.6-2020

Sharps injury protection - Requirements and test methods - Sharps containers (Adopted ISO 23907-2:2019, first edition, 2019-11, with Canadian deviations)

CSA Preface This is the fifth edition of CSA Z316.6, Sharps injury protection — Requirements and test methods — Sharps containers , which is an adoption, with Canadian deviations, of ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Standard 23907-2 (first edition, 2019-11), titled Sharps injury protection — Requirements and test methods — Part 2: Reusable sharps containers. It supersedes the previous edition, published in 2014 as CAN/CSA-Z316.6 (adopted ISO 23907:2012). This Standard has been developed in compliance with Standards Council of Canada requirements for National Standards of Canada. It has been published as a National Standard of Canada by CSA Group. Scope This document specifies requirements for reusable sharps containers intended to hold potentially hazardous sharps medical waste with or without sharps protection features, e.g. scalpel blades, trocars, hypodermic needles and syringes. This document is applicable to sharps containers that are supplied complete by the manufacturer and to those that are supplied as components intended to be assembled by the user. It is not applicable to single use sharps containers (refer to ISO 23907-1 for such containers). This document includes design functionality for user safety, lifespan simulation, cleaning and decontamination, microbiological validation, quality monitoring and performance testing.

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