Close-out Procedures for Laboratories
The Office of Environmental Health & Safety has established Close-out Procedures For Laboratory Operations Using Hazardous Materials in order to promote the proper disposal of hazardous materials when a responsible individual leaves Louisiana State University or transfers to a different laboratory. “Responsible individual” can include, but is not limited to: faculty, staff, post-doctoral, and graduate students.
It is important to plan the disposal of hazardous materials carefully. Hazardous materials such as chemicals, microorganisms, tissues, and radioactive materials can injure faculty, students, staff, contractors and visitors if handled inappropriately. The primary responsibility for the proper disposal of all hazardous materials used in laboratories lies with the principal investigator or researcher. Ultimate responsibility for hazardous materials management lies with each department. Please refer to the procedures for contact information and instructions.