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Environmental Health and Safety

Laboratory Furniture Removal

What is laboratory furniture?

Laboratory furniture is any non-equipment item present in a wet laboratory, including, but not limited to: chairs, stools, benchtops, and cabinets.

What laboratory furniture is required to be review by Risk Management?

All furniture in the following laboratory spaces must be cleared by Risk Management prior to disposal: 

  • Biosafety Level 2 or greater laboratories
  • Animal holding and/or research spaces
  • Areas housing and/or working with radioactive materials

How do I request disposal of laboratory furniture?

Laboratory furniture that is required to be reviewed by Risk Management must be requested to be removed using the Lab Cleanout Request Form.

Laboratory furniture not required to be reviewed by Risk Management may be requested directly through AU Support Services via a Support Service Request (2FIX).


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Get rid of research equipment

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Renovate a laboratory

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Purge research chemicals

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Relocate laboratory items

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For more information, please contact:

Leanne Wright, MPH, CSP
Assistant Director, Environmental Health and Safety
Phone: 202-885-2007