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paperlace1 - 17/06/2009 22:08:24
   
safe blade disposal
Just wondering how people dispose of their blunt and broken blades from knives and scaples. I hate the thought of just throwing them in the bin. so i put mine in an empty tick tack box then when the box is full i seal it with tape and put it in the bin. i also store my scalples in a cigar tube with a little peice of sponge in the bottom to protect the blade. then there is no chance of slicing myself when i rummage in my tool box. works a treat :D
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rozpoz - 17/06/2009 22:41:44
   
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i wrap mine in a little bit of card, then packing tape then like you, in side something that is sealed... but saying that i do have a sharps bin in the cupboard for accupunture needles, i guess its safe enough to put them in there... just never thought about it. i dont use a scalpal, but have a couple of cutting knives which both have lids. I used to use one of those knives that you snap a piece off each time... did the same with those bits too, even though they are small they are still very dangerous. My OH nearly slashed his wrist with a scalpal, it slips as he was cutting something and caught th etop of his hand... i have never seen blood spurt out so much... he looked a right site in the car wrapped up with tea towels... thats what we grabbed first... then a 14 mile trip to A&E. he was very lucky...so I'm always cautious about leaving knives around :roll: Great idea with the cigar tube.... don't smoke them so dont have any tubes lol :lol: :lol: xx

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jjuli2 - 17/06/2009 22:49:52
   
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Anything sharp goes in an empty jar with a tight lid or similar, especially as hubby often throws things away he shouldn't, and I end up having to root through the bin for them.
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Crafty Nanna - 18/06/2009 00:04:33
   
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I have the luxury of a sharps bin (which technically should only be used for sharps but hey ho - who knows). All my spare blades are kept in the containers they come in or I use a specimen pot. All of my knives have lids or are retractable so I hadn't really given it much thought. I do totally agree that they shouldn't go in the bins or storage areas without being safely wrapped/stored. Wonder what others do - a good question
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Crafty Nanna - 18/06/2009 00:04:33
   
Re: safe blade disposal
I have the luxury of a sharps bin (which technically should only be used for sharps but hey ho - who knows). All my spare blades are kept in the containers they come in or I use a specimen pot. All of my knives have lids or are retractable so I hadn't really given it much thought. I do totally agree that they shouldn't go in the bins or storage areas without being safely wrapped/stored. Wonder what others do - a good question
I try to keep an open mind - open mind, open heart
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Crafty Nanna - 18/06/2009 00:04:33
   
Re: safe blade disposal
I have the luxury of a sharps bin (which technically should only be used for sharps but hey ho - who knows). All my spare blades are kept in the containers they come in or I use a specimen pot. All of my knives have lids or are retractable so I hadn't really given it much thought. I do totally agree that they shouldn't go in the bins or storage areas without being safely wrapped/stored. Wonder what others do - a good question
I try to keep an open mind - open mind, open heart
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Crafty Nanna - 18/06/2009 00:04:33
   
Re: safe blade disposal
I have the luxury of a sharps bin (which technically should only be used for sharps but hey ho - who knows). All my spare blades are kept in the containers they come in or I use a specimen pot. All of my knives have lids or are retractable so I hadn't really given it much thought. I do totally agree that they shouldn't go in the bins or storage areas without being safely wrapped/stored. Wonder what others do - a good question
I try to keep an open mind - open mind, open heart
Lynn xx

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coreena - 18/06/2009 04:40:13
   
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I put them in small jar with a lid before throwing them out.
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trimgym - 18/06/2009 05:13:24
   
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"rozpoz":3q9kctfs wrote: i wrap mine in a little bit of card, then packing tape then like you, in side something that is sealed... but saying that i do have a sharps bin in the cupboard for accupunture needles, i guess its safe enough to put them in there... just never thought about it. i dont use a scalpal, but have a couple of cutting knives which both have lids. I used to use one of those knives that you snap a piece off each time... did the same with those bits too, even though they are small they are still very dangerous. My OH nearly slashed his wrist with a scalpal, it slips as he was cutting something and caught th etop of his hand... i have never seen blood spurt out so much... he looked a right site in the car wrapped up with tea towels... thats what we grabbed first... then a 14 mile trip to A&E. he was very lucky...so I'm always cautious about leaving knives around :roll: Great idea with the cigar tube.... don't smoke them so dont have any tubes lol :lol: :lol: xx
[/quote:3q9kctfs] Great ideas, I would also possibly think of the sharps bin, you can sometimes buy them at the chemist, but tic tac box should work well as well.
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Crafty Nanna - 18/06/2009 06:57:34
   
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Ladies, one thing I have to warn you with the sharps bin, it is beoming harder to find a chemist to take them now due to the new legislations and some Dr's surgeries are not keen on taking them. If you have this problem you have to contact your local council for registered sites but they may well charge. The only people they have to help free of charge are those who need asharps bin because of regular sharps use due to illness. It doesn't cost you anything to get a sample bottle from your Dr though and they work well - especially for keeping matches dry when you go camping - keep the strike and the matches in the bottle and they stay dry and can be dropped in water without to much damage. whoops sorry - just realised I have rambled Lynn xXx
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