Lab Closeout & Decontamination

Lab Closeout & Decontamination

EH&S provides guidance for closeout of laboratories using chemical, biological and/or radiological materials. This includes the cases where there is a change of use, occupancy, or renovation of laboratories. We describe the responsibilities and provide a process for removal and decontamination of materials and equipment. We also provide guidance for cleanout and decontamination of select areas of the laboratory as well as guidance for maintenance activities performed on potentially contaminated laboratory equipment.

Department Contact

Office
617.496.3797


Chiu-Oan Ngooi
Senior Lab Safety Program Officer
617.384.8264

Did You Know?

September is National Preparedness Month.  Do you know where to find the emergency procedures (with specific emergency contacts) posted in your lab and what you would do if immediate action is needed? An online version of the general Emergency Response Guide for your campus is also available at www.ehs.harvard.edu/programs/emergency-guidance.