Lab Cleanout/Decommissioning Procedures

Purpose and Applicability

The purpose of this document is to eliminate, as much as possible, any potential hazards to personnel and the environment prior to a room being demolished, renovated or reassigned. This document applies to any and all demolitions, renovations or reassignments of space conducted at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and any of its field stations.

For the cleanout or decommissioning of laboratories in particular, see the Policy and Procedures of Laboratory Cleanout of Hazardous Materials, Section 12-2, established September 2000, and included in the University of Massachusetts Amherst Laboratory Health and Safety Manual.

The attached document is a revision of that policy.