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Renovation or New Construction of Laboratory Facilities

  • Last Updated: 06/15/2016
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Policy Statement

There is no formal policy statement for this topic however procedures and other information are provided below.

 

For all new laboratory construction and renovation plans prior to construction, The University of Georgia should ensure that all responsible parties including, but not limited to, the Physical Plant Division, the University Architects for Facilities Planning, and ESD shall work together to ensure compliance with the Board of Regents Design Criteria for Laboratories. 

Reason for policy
To ensure that allUniversity of Georgiarenovation or new construction of laboratory facilities project plans are thoroughly reviewed prior to construction and throughout all phases of the project by all responsible parties including, but not limited to, the Physical Plant Division, the University Architects for Facilities Planning, and the Environmental Safety Division (ESD) to ensure compliance with the Board of Regents Design Criteria for Laboratories.
Procedures
The Board of Regents’ ‘Design Criteria (DC) for Laboratories’ ( http://www.usg.edu/ehs/guidelines/lab_design/ )establishes minimum design requirements for laboratory furniture, fume hoods, and safety devices to provide a safe work environment and prevent undesirable exposures to chemical contaminants among students, faculty, and staff in University System of Georgia (USG) laboratories.
Forms/Instructions
  1. The University System of Georgia Board of Regents ‘Design Criteria (DC) for Laboratories’:  http://www.usg.edu/ehs/guidelines/lab_design/
  2. The University System of Georgia Board of Regents – Environmental Procedures for Construction, Renovation, and Real Estate Transfers: http://www.usg.edu/ehs/guidelines/real_estate.phtml
Responsibilities

Responsible University Senior Administrator: Vice President for Finance & Administration

Responsible University Administrator: Associate Vice President for Environmental Safety

               Policy Owner: John Lambeth, Manager Industrial Hygiene & Occupational Safety

               Policy Contact: John Lambeth  ncsailor@uga.edu

               Phone Number: 706-542-8601

Scope of Responsibilities: It is the responsibility of the Industrial Hygiene & Occupational Safety Manager to ensure that allUniversity of Georgiarenovation or new construction of laboratory facilities project plans are thoroughly reviewed prior to construction and throughout all phases of the project by all responsible parties including, but not limited to, the Physical Plant Division, the University Architects for Facilities Planning, and the Environmental Safety Division (ESD) to ensure compliance with the Board of Regents Design Criteria for Laboratories.

Record Retention
All records for renovation or new construction of laboratory facilities projects, including notifications or correspondence with regulatory agencies, are to be kept a minimum of one year or an appropriate period of time to support issues resolutions.
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Last Update:  4/25/2012

 

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