Laboratory Clean-up

Laboratory Clean-Ups should be done every 6 months to every year. Laboratory clean-ups can include but are not limited to:

  • Decontaminating work surfaces,
  • Organizing glassware, samples, chemicals within individual spaces,
  • Inventorying and organizing chemicals into proper storage spaces,
  • Disposing of old, unwanted, or unused chemicals or samples (Legacy Chemicals and Unknowns),
  • Disposing and decommissioning of old, unwanted, or broken equipment.

When looking at chemicals to keep, consider these questions:

  • Is it likely to be used again?
  • How long will the chemical last?
  • How hazardous is it?
  • Will it generate any new hazards over time?
  • How much did it cost?
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