HAZARDOUS MATERIALS CLOSEOUT PROCEDURES CHECK-LIST
See Policy Statement for details


Hazardous Material/Procedure Date Completed
or N/A
Chemicals
Evaluate all chemicals and label all containers.
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Transfer responsibility for chemicals to: ______________
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Prepare chemical waste for shipment. Submit waste forms
to DEHS's chemical waste division.
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Clean laboratory surfaces.
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Confirm that hazardous waste has been removed.
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Controlled Substances
Contact U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency regarding status
of permit.
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Submit a completed Controlled Substance Disposal Form to the DEHS's chemical
waste division:
Controlled Substance Disposal Form
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Gas Cylinders
Return to supplier. For non-returnable cylinders, review
procedures in Chemical Waste Guidebook.
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Animal and Human Tissue
Dispose of tissue. Method: _________________________
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Dispose of preservative. Method: ____________________
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Clean refrigerators/freezers.
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Transfer responsibility for samples to: ________________
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Microorganisms and Cultures
Autoclave waste.
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Place waste in biohazard bag.
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Clean incubators, ovens, refrigerators.
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Transfer responsibility for samples to:
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Radioactive Materials

Package all rad materials for disposal and arrange pickup.
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Transfer responsibility to [check with DEHS's radiation protection division (RPD) first]: _______
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Perform contamination survey, and resurvey, if necessary.
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Schedule closeout survey by RPD. Date of survey: ______
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Review results of RPD survey.
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Mixed Hazards

Identify mixed hazards:
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Equipment

Clean or decontaminate equipment to be left in place.
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Contact DEHS regarding disposal of equipment.
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Shared Storage Areas

Check all shared storage areas for hazardous materials.
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Department Sign-off

Submit completed check-list to department head for signature.
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Researcher Signature _________________________________ Date __________
Department Head Signature ____________________________ Date __________
Laboratories Closed Out (Bldg. & Rooms) ________________________________