Guidelines for Laboratory Moves

To achieve a safe and orderly transfer of laboratory space from one faculty member or facility to another, the transfer of hazardous chemicals, etiologic agents and radioactive materials must be conducted in accordance with the following procedures.

General

Potentially Hazardous Chemicals

Etiologic Agents and Other Biohazards

Radioactive Materials

 

Radionuclide

Liquid (mCi)

Solid (mCi)

Sealed Source (mCi)

H-3 water

1000

NA

NA

H-3 other

2

20

NA

C-14

6

60

1000

P-32

3

30

30

P-33

0.3

3

1000

S-35

6

60

1000

Ca-45

2.5

25

1000

Ni-63

10

100

1000

I-125

7

70

1000

I-129

0.2

2

1000

U-Natural

unlimited

unlimited

unlimited

Th-Natural

unlimited

unlimited

unlimited

 

FORMS

Lab Move Checklist

Chemical Inventory - CHEMICAL TRANSFER FORM

Building _________________ Room __________ Original owner _____________________________________

Chemical Quantity #Containers Recipient’s Signature

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PACKING LIST

Principal Investigator _________________________

Phone ______________ Alternate ______________

ORIGIN: Bldg _____________ Room_____________

DESTINATION: Blgd ________ Room ___________


Hazard Class (Circle all that apply)

Chemical: Flammable Acid Base Oxidizer
              Water Reactive Shock Sensitive
Etiologic: Body Fluid Vaccine Host Organism
             Virus

CONTENT:

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PACKING LIST

Principal Investigator _________________________

Phone ______________ Alternate ______________

ORIGIN: Bldg _____________ Room_____________

DESTINATION: Blgd ________ Room ___________


Hazard Class (Circle all that apply)

Chemical: Flammable Acid Base Oxidizer
              Water Reactive Shock Sensitive
Etiologic: Body Fluid Vaccine Host Organism
             Virus

CONTENT:

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CHEMICAL COMPATIBILITY LIST

HAZARD CLASS
MAY BE PLACED IN SAME CONTAINER
INORGANIC ACIDS  sulfuric acid, nitric acid, phosphoric acid, perchloric acid, hydrochloric acid
INORGANIC BASES  ammonium hydroxide, sodium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, barium hydroxide
FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS acetone, ethanol, benzene, hexane, acetonitrile, toluene, xylene, methanol, ethyl acetate, ethyl ether, methyl ethyl ketone, pyridine, tetrahydrofuran
OXIDIZERS potassium permanganate, bromine, ammonium nitrate, lead dioxide, bleach
TOXICS

sodium cyanide, benzidine, mercuric chloride, chloroform, dichlorobenzene, cadmium sulfate

WATER REACTIVES

sodium metal, lithium aluminum hydride, butyl lithium, dimethyldichlorosilane

NOTE: Segregating chemicals into the hazard classes listed above does not ensure compatibility. Researchers must be familiar with the characteristics of each chemical packed to ensure compatibility. The following is a list of chemical characteristics and commonly incompatible materials.
CHARACTERISTIC
COMMONLY INCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS
strong acid bases, cyanides, sulfides, water reactives
strong bases (pH >9)   acids, water reactives
flammable liquids (flash pt <200F) strong oxidizers, ignition sources (heat, fire, electricity)
organics strong oxidizers
strong oxidizers reducers, organics
strong reducers oxidizers, water and aqueous solutions
toxics strong acids, strong bases, strong oxidizers, strong reducers
water reactives water and aqueous solutions, oxidizers

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