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AS/NZS 4261:1994

Superseded

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Reusable containers for the collection of sharp items used in human and animal medical applications

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Superseded date

29-05-2024

Published date

05-12-1994

1 - AS/NZS 4261:1994 REUSABLE CONTAINERS FOR THE COLLECTION OF SHARP ITEMS USED IN HUMAN AND ANIMAL MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
4 - PREFACE
4 - CONTENTS
5 - 1 SCOPE
5 - 2 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
5 - 3 DEFINITIONS
5 - 3.1 Container
5 - 3.2 Reusable container
5 - 3.2 Sharps
5 - 4 MATERIALS
5 - 5 DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
5 - 5.1 Handle
5 - 5.2 Mouth of container
5 - 5.3 Closure device
6 - 5.4 Capacity indicator (fill line)
6 - 5.5 Cleanability
6 - 5.6 Safety aspects
6 - 6 PHYSICAL TESTS
6 - 6.1 Impact resistance
6 - 6.2 Resistance to penetration
6 - 6.3 Stability
6 - 7 COLOUR
6 - 8 INFORMATION TO BE PROVIDED BY THE MANUFACTURER TO THE RECYCLER OR END-USER (OR BOTH) AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE
6 - 9 MARKING
8 - APPENDIX A - METHOD OF TEST FOR HANDLE INTEGRITY
8 - A1 SCOPE
8 - A2 PRINCIPLE
8 - A3 APPARATUS
8 - A4 PROCEDURE
8 - A5 REPORT
9 - APPENDIX B - METHOD FOR DETERMINING IMPACT RESISTANCE, INTEGRITY OF CLOSURE DEVICE AND LEAKAGE
9 - B1 SCOPE
9 - B2 PRINCIPLE
9 - B3 APPARATUS AND MATERIALS
9 - B4 PROCEDURE
10 - B5 REPORT
11 - APPENDIX C - METHOD FOR DETERMINING RESISTANCE TO PENETRATION
11 - C1 SCOPE
11 - C2 PRINCIPLE
11 - C3 APPARATUS
11 - C4 TEST SAMPLE
11 - C5 PROCEDURE
12 - C6 REPORT
13 - APPENDIX D - METHOD FOR DETERMINING TOPPLING RESISTANCE
13 - D1 SCOPE
13 - D2 PRINCIPLE
13 - D3 APPARATUS
13 - D4 SAMPLE
13 - D5 PROCEDURE
13 - D6 REPORT

Sets out requirements for reusable containers intended for the safe collection and transport of sharp items used in human and animal applications. Appendices include methods for determining handle integrity, impact resistance, integrity of the closure device and leakage, and resistance to penetration.

This Standard sets out requirements for reusable containers intended for the safe collection and transport of sharp items used in human and animal medical applications. The containers are intended to be emptied and rendered safe for reuse.The Standard is not applicable to containers manufactured for non-reusable purposes and which are disposed of with their contents, i.e. used sharp items (see AS 4031).This Standard is also not applicable to the collection of radioactive and cytotoxic wastes,including sharp items, in reusable containers.

Committee
HE-009
DocumentType
Standard
ISBN
0 7262 9351 2
Pages
10
PublisherName
Standards Australia
Status
Superseded
SupersededBy
Supersedes
UnderRevision

Draft Amendment 1 to AS/NZS 4261:1994 see DR 96220 First published as Joint Standard AS/NZS 4261:1994. First published as Joint Standard AS/NZS 4261:1994. Incorporating: Amdt 1-1997.

AS/NZS 1301.426S:1994 Methods of test for pulp and paper Determination of thickness and apparent bulk density or apparent sheet density
AS 1319-1994 Safety signs for the occupational environment (Reconfirmed 2018)
AS 1946-2002 Sterile hypodermic needles for single use
AS 1946-1984 Hypodermic equipment - Single-use needles (sterile) for general medical use
AS 4031-1992 Non-reusable containers for the collection of sharp medical items used in health care areas
AS 1301.426S-1988 Methods of test for pulp and paper (metric units) Thickness of single sheets of paper, paperboard and corrugated fibreboard

AS/NZS 4187:2003 Cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing reusable medical and surgical instruments and equipment, and maintenance of associated environments in health care facilities
AS/NZS 3825:1998 Procedures and devices for the removal and disposal of scalpel blades from scalpel handles
AS 3825:2020 Procedures and devices for the removal, containment and disposal of scalpel blades from scalpel handles
AS 4722-2009 Passenger ropeways and passenger conveyors
HB 260-2003 Hospital acquired infections - Engineering down the risk
AS 4187-1998 Cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing reusable medical and surgical instruments and equipment, and maintenance of associated environments in health care facilities
AS/NZS 3816:1998 Management of clinical and related wastes
AS/NZS 4478:1997 Guide to the reprocessing of reusable containers for the collection of sharp items used in human and animal clinical/medical applications
AS/NZS 4815:2006 Office-based health care facilities - Reprocessing of reusable medical and surgical instruments and equipment, and maintenance of the associated environment

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