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No PPE Outside the Lab!

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is an important aspect of chemical hygiene and biosafety but needs to be used properly in order to be effective.

PPE should not come in contact with commonly touched surfaces such as door handles, telephones, and computer equipment. In addition, PPE should not be worn outside of the lab (including while transporting hazardous materials).

If you are transporting a hazardous material outside of the lab space, it should be sufficiently protected such that there is no reasonable chance of exposure to yourself or others without the use of PPE. Choose suitable secondary containment devices.

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For more information on PPE use and considerations, consult UW EH&S's Guidelines for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

CERID Shared Equipment Use

CERID is proud of its collaborative efforts and encourages the use of shared equipment. In order to ensure proper function and maintenance of shared equipment, please observe the following procedures:

  • Shared equipment will have a sign up sheet next to it. Please fill out your name, lab, contact number where you can be reached, and any equipment specific information necessary.
  • If you are new to using a piece of equipment, you must receive training from the Point of Contact listed on the sign up sheet/CERID website.
  • If there are any issues with the equipment, notify the Point of Contact as soon as possible.

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