How do I properly clean a lab or shop for deactivation?

Lab and shop deactivation is dependent on the history of work or research conducted in the space.

Chemical decontamination of spaces and equipment may be done by the following personnel:

  • Laboratory supervisors, researchers, or investigators who can effectively disinfect the equipment themselves and provide certification by signing EH&S’ Facilities/Equipment Decontamination Clearance Certification.
  • Hazardous Materials contractors approved to provide such services to the campus, managed by EH&S under current contracts.

Biosafety cabinets will require fumigation or other disinfection techniques by a specialized contractor approved to do such work under our Biosafety program.