Single-use sharps container - ISO 23907-1

ISO 23907-1 - Sharps injury protection - Part 1: Single-use sharps containers


This ISO standard specifies requirements for single-use 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.

It is applicable to single-use sharps containers that are supplied complete by the manufacturer and to those that are supplied as components intended to be assembled by the user.

The test methods specified by this standard are:

  • Container stability
  • Strength of handle(s)
  • Resistance to penetration
  • Resistance to damage and leakage after dropping
  • Resistance to spillage by toppling