Instructions for a safe laboratory moveout


The Notice of Laboratory Moveout form has step-by-step instructions to help you leave your laboratory clean and safe when partially or completely vacating for remodeling, relocation or closure,

Labs with chemicals, biohazards, radioactive materials, sharps, and other potentially hazardous materials are required to decontaminate equipment and surfaces, and properly dispose of regulated and/or hazardous waste prior to vacating the space.

It’s essential that each safety measure on the Notice of Laboratory Moveout form is completed by personnel trained to manage hazardous materials; thereby preventing injuries and exposures to contamination among University facilities and custodial staff who pick up items for surplus, clean surfaces, and remove trash that may contain improperly disposed of items.

  1. Check off tasks as completed (Yes) or not applicable (N/A).
  2. The responsible party (RP) or laboratory manager signs the form to verify that all instructions were followed.
  3. A copy is posted inside the door near one or more exits for UW Facilities or the next occupants to view.

Your department may have additional requirements for relocation and closure; check with your administrator.

Refer to the Laboratory Safety Manual Section 10 – Moving In/Moving Out for additional guidance.

For questions about or assistance with a laboratory move, please email or call (206) 685-3993.



Notice of Laboratory Moveout form