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Here’s What You Need to Know Before Moving Your Lab

Lab Relocation

Lab relocation is a serious undertaking that should be done with precision and intention.

Lab relocation is a complicated procedure with a lot of steps that need to be completed. Not only that, you also have to make sure you understand and comply with rules and regulations surrounding the move, from packing and labeling chemicals to decontaminating the old lab and transporting the materials to the new lab. The lack of any one skill in the process can be harmful to your bottom line, costing you in EPA fines, employee workers’ compensation, and/or property damage. So here’s what you need to know before starting the process of moving your lab.

Complying with Rules and Regulations

A deep understanding and knowledge of the rules and regulations inherent in lab packing is one of the most important things in this process. Everything needs to comply with federal, state, and local regulations. An environmental management service like AEG Environmental can help you make sense of the various rules you need to follow and design a lab packing plan that ensures compliance with them.

Waste Disposal

Disposing of any chemical and other hazardous waste is generally the first step of relocating a lab. All wastes need to be accounted for and disposed of properly just like it does when your lab is in operation.


Hazardous materials will certainly be a part of your lab relocation efforts. Have a member of your lab packing team responsible for making sure all hazmat is packed, labeled, placarded, and transported within PHMSA regulations.

Lab Decontamination

Once the lab has been moved to its new location, work still needs to be done to decontaminate the old site. Your environmental management service can advise you on proper decommissioning techniques to ensure that you minimize your liabilities at the previous facility.

Sampling and Reporting

Once decontamination is completed, it is recommended that the company documents the end of the process through sampling and reporting. Data from real-time sampling and lab analysis can be presented in a report that you can then use to prove and quantify your decontamination process.


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