New Notice of Cleaning and Decontamination Form


A new Notice of Cleaning and/or Decontamination Form was published in August 2021 to replace the prior decontamination form. The new form contains expanded information to include cleaning as well as decontamination procedures for lab instruments, equipment, appliances, and furniture.

The Notice of Cleaning and/or Decontamination Form must be completed and signed by a UW employee knowledgeable of the hazardous materials (chemical, biological, and/or radiological) used in, on and/or around a space, equipment, appliance or furniture when either of the following occur:

  • The dirty or contaminated equipment, appliance or furniture is being repaired or removed (for disposal, reuse or surplus).
  • The space is being vacated. 

When either of these circumstances occur, follow the Guidelines for Cleaning and/or Decontamination on the second page of the form, then fill out the first page completely. Affix it to the cleaned and/or decontaminated equipment or surface prior to vacating the space or disposing, reusing or moving the equipment, appliance or furniture.

Contact the EH&S Lab Safety Team at or 206.685.3993 with questions.