An improved syringe collection tube is now available which meets OSHA requirements. It is made of a clear, heavy 30 mil. plastic tube with international biohazard markings printed in bright orange on the side. The end caps are also bright orange. The inside measurements of the tube are 7 3/4" long by 1" in diameter. One end cap is not removable. This end contains an inert sealing material which will enclose the "business" end of the needle. This sealing material is designed to prevent leakage of the contents of the syringe.
The proper method of placing a syringe and needle inside a storage tube is to place the opened tube on a tabletop or counter top. WITHOUT picking up the tube, hold the syringe in ONE HAND and slide it, needle-end first into the tube. Keeping the other hand out of the way will prevent accidental punctures from the needle. The end cap of the storage tube has flat sides on the caps to prevent it from rolling or sliding while placing the syringe inside, and for ease of storage.