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Equipment Moving

Lab Deactivation
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> Lab Deactivation and Moving Guidelines

Prioritize equipment moves based on research need. Freezers, incubators, microscopes, cameras, centrifuges, and other sensitive equipment specified by the lab users in prior arrangements should be treated as priority items and moved first.

Laminar Flow Hoods and Biosafety Cabinets: Users must decontaminate them before the move. Lab users should arrange for re-certification of the Laminar flow hoods after the move.

Incubators: Users should transfer cultures to back-up incubators prior to beginning the procedures listed below.

Freezers and Refrigerators: Refrigerators and refrigerator/freezer units must be unpacked by the lab users to ice chests provided by the mover.  They must be repacked by the users at the new location.

Large Equipment:  Each piece should be measured and already configured into a room in the new location.  Each piece of equipment should be labeled so the movers will know what room and location it should go into.

Glassware: Glassware will be packed by users in boxes and with materials provided by the mover.

Small Items: Small items are defined as desk contents, pictures, plants, and personal items. These should be packed by the lab occupants and moved either by the mover or by the occupants on or after the moving day.

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