Health and Safety During Lab Construction

Lab Design and Renovation Projects

HSPO offers guidance to PIs and the project team based on the type of research, use of chemicals, biohazardous or radioactive materials, special equipment, recent inspection findings or general facility requirements. It is important to obtain a projected chemical inventory EARLY in the design phase.

Design and Construction

Disposal and Decontamination

Lab Activation and Set-up

Contact Safety and Emergency Management to schedule a New PI Briefings for any new faculty prior to starting up a new lab for guidance with reporting chemical inventories, staff training or equipment purchases.

Lab Deactivation

Lab Deactivation occurs when lab space is vacated. This can be prior to a renovation, if a PI leaves Stanford, or a lab is being transferred to a new PI or department. The process involves the removal of all chemicals, both waste and unused product, biological, and/or radiological materials and associated hazards from a laboratory with the decontamination of working surfaces, including bench, cabinet, and fume hood surfaces, and other areas potentially contaminated with hazardous materials.

Facilities Operation and Maintenance for Labs

Cold Rooms, Warm Rooms, and Mold