Lease requirements can be vague when it comes to stipulating the level of decontamination or decommissioning necessary upon exiting a space. Some leases are very clear that a full decommissioning must be completed in compliance with the ANSI standard, but other times there is room for interpretation. When vacating lab space, it is necessary to determine the level of decontamination or decommissioning necessary far in advance of the relocation date.
There are many factors to consider when relocating, but the overall level of detail required for leaving the space in compliance with lease requirements is one of the initial questions that needs to be answered. Some companies opt to complete a full decommissioning even when lease conditions do not require it. When a full decommissioning is conducted, a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) is involved in the process. The CIH develops a sampling plan and decontamination protocol based on a review of the hazardous materials used […]