Lab Closeout Policy
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This policy addresses laboratory closures and the associated disposition of hazardous materials. The policy is intended to ensure laboratory spaces being closed, relocated, renovated, or vacated are left in a safe condition and that hazardous materials are handled and disposed of appropriately during the close out process.
Notification to Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) is required prior to closing, vacating, relocating, or renovating a laboratory by submitting the Lab Closeout Reporting form. Thirty (30) days advance notice is requested.
Using the procedures and resources listed below, the laboratory must be made safe for future or planned renovations, repair, maintenance or occupants. All non-fixed equipment and supplies are required to be removed from laboratories for closeout or relocation, or the department will take full responsibility for these items.
EH&S will conduct and document a laboratory closeout survey to verify all close-out activities have been completed appropriately.
By authority delegated from the University President, the Vice-President for Business Affairs is responsible for the safety of all University facilities. Under this authority, policies are developed to provide a safe teaching, research, service, housing and recreational environment.
Close-out procedures for hazardous materials in laboratories:
- Notify EH&S prior to closing, vacating, relocating, or renovating a laboratory. Thirty (30) days advance notice is requested.
- An EH&S Coordinator will contact the lab to schedule a closeout verification and survey.
- Perform the close-out activities listed below, as appropriate, prior to the closeout survey.
- Once the survey is complete, EH&S will issue a final closeout approval notice.