Lab Modifications

As research protocols evolve lab directors (faculty/lab managers/supervisors) may find that modifications to their lab space must be made to meet the needs of the “new” protocol.  If you find yourself at a point in which you need to change your lab space (or convert an office space to a laboratory space), whether to install a sink or reconfigure the room layout or add new equipment, you must complete the Laboratory Space Modification Form.

Answer the questions in the form related to the proposed modifications to existing lab space or a non-laboratory space destined to become a laboratory, including changes related to animal housing, new equipment, operations, chemicals, biological, and radiological hazards.

The Laboratory Space Modification form is a series of questions regarding the modifications you will be making to the space.  These questions will help Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) and Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) determine the codes, regulations, and guidelines the University of Michigan (U-M) must meet to be in compliance.  This form should be completed as soon as possible in the pre-design process before initiating work.  It will help determine if any of the proposed changes require additional review(s), support or consultation to ensure that the space meets all applicable codes, standards, regulations, and guidelines.

After receiving your submittal, EHS, Plant, or AEC (as applicable) will schedule a consulting visit or call to further discuss these proposed modifications.  By completing the Form you help ensure that all codes, regulations, and guidelines are understood and in compliance well before the renovation project begins.  For more information, contact EHS at (734) 647-1143.