The Division of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS) routinely performs clearances to check for visible research-related hazards prior to renovations and maintenance of laboratories.
Laboratory clearances are required before the following activities:
Any renovation, whether partial or complete, of a laboratory
In addition, for BSL-2 laboratories, work on ventilation equipment, and re-occupancy of newly renovated areas
In BSL-3 laboratories, all of the above and prior to any housekeeping (i.e. waxing of floors) or routine maintenance of equipment
Submit all laboratory clearance requests through PI-Dashboard. DOHS published Moving Your Lab Safely, and an instructional guide titled LSM Laboratory Clearance Guide: for the Requestor to assist in this process. These resources are excellent to use when preparing to move a laboratory to a new location, as well as for general guidance, timelines, and contact information. Contact your Safety & Health Specialist for additional information.