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.