*Lab Spring Cleaning*
|Disposing old samples from students/PDFs that have moved on → Consult PI for information of the contents and follow bucket list for proper disposal (https://ehs.utoronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Bucket-List-Poster.png)|
|Tidying cold rooms → Perform a scan to ensure that the items stored there are not starting to get mouldy. All stored items should be marked with the laboratory’s name and stored in plastic containers.|
|Defrosting freezers → Please contact Zarko (x8-2876) to book the backup -80°C for your defrosting needs. We ask that you please complete the process within 3 days.|
|Disposing old equipment that is not functional and/or longer useful → remove from benches/shelves to help us stay in compliance. Decontaminate and then place the safe to remove tag (https://ehs.utoronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Safe-to-remove-tag.pdf) and bring to loading dock. If the item is a capital asset (originally cost over $5K), then please also add this form: https://www.procurement.utoronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/capital-asset-disposal.pdf) and notify Nina Marelli (x8-5182).|
With the warmer weather finally here please remember summer lab safety rules:
- No open-toed shoes or sandals are permitted in the lab (ever).
- One-glove policy is always in effect: When moving between laboratories always ensure that you have one hand that is bare when touching the door handle.
- Eye wash stations: Every eye wash station is required to have documentation detailing the dates on which the eye wash was flushed (minimum monthly, but weekly is recommended). Please find a customizable template to download and place near each station. These records need to be kept as proof of compliance.
(Example of calendar template)