Reusable sharps container - ISO 23907-2

ISO 23907-2 - Sharps injury protection - Part 2: Reusable sharps containers


The ISO 23907-2 standard 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.

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