How to Prepare for Lab Moves and Close-Outs

Is your lab moving?

Is your lab relocating to a new space?

Is your lab closing-out and stopping research activities?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, contact your EHSO Building Liaison. We are here to help make the transition smooth and easy.

EHSO has recently updated the guidelines for Lab Moves, Relocations, and Decommissioning:

Proper Laboratory Decommissioning:

  • ensures that the vacated space is in a stable and known condition, safe for individuals unfamiliar with the laboratory to enter.
  • ensures that the vacated space is ready for the next researcher that will be assigned to the space.
  • reduces disposal costs associated with unwanted and unknown hazardous materials, and
  • encourages sustainability through redistribution of unwanted, usable laboratory equipment and supplies.

Ultimate responsibility for preparing a laboratory to be safe and compliant lies with departmental management.

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  1. Haiyan Li
    Posted August 2, 2018 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    Good Morning

    My name is Haiyan Li and I’m working with Dr. Winterberg, Palme at Pediatric department. Recently we moved out from ECC building room 260. Could you please let me know what I need to do for officially vacate that space.

    Thank you

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