FRIENDLY REMINDER WEBSITE NOTE

This year, the Agrifoods and Garden Show comes to Central Newfoundland.

Stop by the show and see:

  • The on-site farmers market
  • Giant petting farm
  • Grade 5 spelling bee
  • Moonica the Cow
  • much more!

 The show takes place October 20-22 in Grand Falls-Windsor at the Joe Byrne Memorial Stadium. Admission is only $5 for adults, and kids under 12 get in free!

 Funding for the show provided by Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative.

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Shake, Rattle and Stroll Walk for Parkinsons,  Sunday, September 24th, 2pm at the Exploits YMCA. All are welcome.

 

 

Recently we have had incidents of our Garbage Operators punctured with needles that were not properly disposed of and cut by glass not properly prepared for pick up. We are asking residents to please dispose of needles and sharp objects properly to avoid injury to our Operators.

What Are Sharps?

“Sharps” is a medical term for devices with sharp points or edges that can puncture or cut skin. Such devices as needles, syringes, lancets (finger sticks), auto injectors, infusion sets, connection needles / sets, and any other sharps, should be disposed of in an approved sharps disposal container.

Importance of Safe Sharps Disposal

Used needles and other sharps are dangerous to people and pets if not disposed of safely. Unsafe sharps disposal could cause injury and spread of infections.

Safe sharps disposal is important whether you are at home, at work, at school, or in any public place.

Never place loose needles and other sharps in the household or public trash cans or recycling bins, and never flush them down the toilet.

Pet owners who use needles to give medicine to their pets should follow the same sharps disposal guidelines used for humans.

Sharps must be placed in a puncture proof and leak resistant container before being placed in the garbage. (Never place sharps containers in with recycling).

Where can I get a sharps disposal container?

You can get a sharps disposal container at most medical supply stores and pharmacies. Some pharmacies offer a sharps disposal and sharps disposal containers free of charge.

  • Note: Please check with you local pharmacy on their policy for sharps

Alternative Sharps Disposal Containers

If an approved sharps container is not available, a heavy-duty plastic household container (such as a plastic laundry detergent bottle) is a good alternative. The container should be leak-resistant, have a tights fitting puncture-resistant lid, remain upright during use and be properly labeled to warn of hazardous waste inside.

What to Do If You Are Accidently Stuck By a Used Needle or Other Sharp

If you are accidently stuck by another person’s used needle or other sharp

  • – Wash the exposed area right away with water and soap or use a skin disinfectant (antiseptic) such as rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer.
  • – Seek immediate medical attention by calling your physician or local hospital