Environmental Health and Safety

Laboratory Decommissioning

Principal Investigators/Authorized Users leaving the University of Michigan - Dearborn or moving to a different UM-Dearborn location (another building or lab) must ensure that their vacated labs are free of all chemical, radioactive, and biological materials. All research materials must be removed and disposed of properly. The lab decommissioning must be verified by EHSEM as ready for re-occupancy or renovation.


Prior to relocating to the new facility, new radioactive materials laboratory locations must be approved by the Radiation Policy Committee (RPC). RSS will notify Authorized User of approval.

Laboratory Staff should contact EHSEM (3-4914) four weeks prior to the move to arrange a decommissioning inspection date.

Laboratory Decommissioning Guideline

Additional Information

Biological and Laboratory Safety Decommissioning Criteria

Laboratory Decommissioning Report

Laboratory Equipment Decontamination Form

Radiological Decommissioning Criteria