Closeout Procedures for Laboratories/Work Areas

This checklist facilitates proper laboratory closeouts. When vacating any laboratory space, EHS Health and Safety Policy 1005 requires Faculty, Principal Investigators, Supervisors, and Safety Representatives to ensure all hazardous materials are properly disposed of or packaged for transfer, all equipment is decontaminated and cleaned, and that the work area (including work surfaces, cupboards, cabinets, and floors) is thoroughly cleaned and, as required, decontaminated. Refer to Laboratory Relocation Guidelines if relocating a lab/work space to a new location.