Relocating Lab Space

Any time a lab director (faculty/lab manager/supervisor) is relocating to new laboratory space (whether laboratory work is currently underway or just starting), University of Michigan (U-M) requires a laboratory commissioning visit by EHS staff.  EHS staff will consult with the research team regarding potential hazards, methods to reduce risk, training requirements, and proper use of protective equipment.

Relocating to a new laboratory space includes:

  • Relocating between buildings on campus or to another laboratory within the same building
  • Adding new rooms to a current lab, repurposing non-laboratory space as laboratory space, or both
    NOTE: When renovating any space, laboratory or non-laboratory space, complete the Laboratory Space Modification Form prior to starting the renovation project.
  • Activating a laboratory space with a newly hired lab director

The Checklist for Relocating a Laboratory identifies the tasks that must be completed as part of the laboratory space relocation process.  Please download and use it to guide your process.  In addition to the information on this page, the EHS guidelines provide the processes and procedures for lab directors and personnel to follow when relocating to a new laboratory space.

Hazardous Materials Management

Radiation Safety Service

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