Lab Equipment Clearance
In order to ensure that laboratory equipment is free from hazards, proper procedures need to be followed before moving it from a laboratory space. Equipment needs to be cleaned, decontaminated and assessed before its removal. Laboratory personnel are responsible for the following procedures:
- Identify the hazards associated with the equipment that you wish to remove.
- Follow the clearance procedures found in the Lab Equipment Clearance Procedures for each hazard you have identified.
- Fill out the Lab Equipment Clearance and Decontamination Form to inform EHS that the decontamination is complete.
- Once EHS has notified you of its verification, contact your department’s equipment manager for removal.
If you are vacating a space on campus, use our Lab Decommissioning process.