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
- SOM Facility Design Guides (PDF)
- Design in Safety Features
- Seismic Restraints for Laboratory Equipment - Why risk the loss of even small pieces of lab equipment?
- Checklist for Seismic Safety Considerations for Office Renovations (PDF)
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 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.