Lab inspection 

Once you've set up your research space, continue to practice safe, healthy, and environmentally responsible work practices. Here are some ways to manage safety on a daily basis or during common workplace interruptions:

Laboratory repairs or maintenance

Complete the clearance to work in laboratory procedure to verify that the space is safe for repair or maintenance personnel.

Moving equipment

Thinking of moving or surplussing equipment? Equipment MUST be decontaminated before it's moved. Follow the steps below:

  • For biological safety cabinets: contact EHS at for assistance.
  • For any other equipment: complete and submit an equipment decontamination form.  

Regular inspections

Annual inspections

EHS conducts annual laboratory inspections to meet research groups, answer questions, and verify safe work practices. If you are new researcher, or have a new laboratory on campus, contact EHS at to schedule your first inspection. In addition to annual inspections, EHS also conducts inspections related to the use of biohazardous materials, nuclear substances, and lasers or x-ray equipment.

On a regular basis

In between annual inspections, complete the laboratory safety checklist and conduct eyewash testing regularly to maintain safe, healthy and environmentally-responsible practices in the workplace.