Laboratory research may also expose maintenance, housekeeping, and other support personnel to potential physical and chemical hazards in the laboratories. You can keep their exposure risk to a minimum by proper labeling of waste containers (refer to LSM Chapter 12) and decontaminating equipment before servicing. Before requesting service of laboratory equipment by maintenance personnel complete and attach a Safety Clearance Form (Appendix 3-A) to the equipment.

When you surplus laboratory equipment you must affix the “Surplus Property” version of the Safety Clearance Form. This is an orange adhesive label with the same information as the paper version but it will not fall off in transit. Call EHS (919-962-5507) to request these labels. The University will pick up surplus property; however, personnel will not pick up laboratory equipment without the proper “Surplus Property” label. Check with your business office for current surplus procedures.