Green Tagging

All laboratory equipment must be cleaned and disinfected by lab personnel and inspected by EHS tensure it does not present an exposure hazard to new occupants, housekeeping staff, or maintenance personnel. 

1. Any laboratory equipment that needs to be moved to another laboratory, disposed of, or serviced. 

2. All equipment contained within a laboratory space to be vacated.

Tabs below outline the green tagging process. For more detailed instructions on preparing labs and equipment for green tagging, see the Cleaning Procedures for Laboratory Equipment.

Green tag requests will be processed within 10 business days following receipt by EHS. A 24- to 48-hour service response can be arranged by making a note on the Green Tag Form‚Äč. 

 

A surplus disposal request is submitted when you need to dispose of furniture, computer hardware, lab equipment, medical equipment, office equipment, refrigerators, freezers, microwaves, etc.

 Follow the steps in the order below:

 1. Clean equipment according to Cleaning Procedures for Laboratory Equipment.

 2. Green Tag all lab equipment, medical equipment, refrigerators, and microwaves.

  • Fill out the green tag form in its entirety, including signatures and details of how the item was cleaned (missing signatures or writing simply “cleaned” or “NA” is not sufficient for this section and green tag will be declined).
  • Send copies of all green tag form to EHS.greentag@cuanschutz.edu.
  • Attach physical copies of completed green tags to respective equipment for disposal.
  • Attach a picture of the signed green tag within the attachments section of the EMS submission (Step 3 below).

3. EMS Web App

Submit a disposal request in the EMS Web App.

*For Capital Equipment (item has a CU asset tag or >$5000), skip this step and complete Step 4 Finance/Asset Management Formstack only. Finance will submit the EMS request on your behalf once the formstack and approval process has been completed.*

  • Anschutz Medical Campus
    • Items located in CU-owned Buildings on the Anschutz Medical Campus, use the template Disposals - CU Anschutz (see the list of exclusions below).
    • Items located in buildings NOT owned by CU (UC Health, CU Medicine, Children’s Hospital, Leprino, or any off-campus leased space), use the template Disposals - Non-CU Owned Buildings.
  • Denver Campus
    • Items in Lawrence Street Center, CU Building, Student Commons, Business School, Health and Wellness, Campus Village, City Heights, North Classroom, use the template Disposals - CU Denver.
    • Items located in any building not listed above or off-campus leased space, use the template Disposals - Non-CU Owned Buildings.
  • Attach any pictures of signed green tag forms in the attachment section of the EMS submission.

4. Complete Finance/Asset Management Formstack for all capital items (item has a CU asset tag or purchased for >$5000).

https://forms.ucdenver.edu/secure/finance_am_disposal_request  

Please email Finance.AM@ucdenver.edu with any questions on how to complete the Formstack disposal request form.

For questions on how to submit a disposal request in Formstack or the EMS Web App, please contact dispatch@cuanschutz.edu.

1. Contact dispatch at dispatch@cuanschutz.eduto schedule equipment repair.

2. Clean equipment according to Cleaning Procedures for Laboratory Equipment.

3. Green Tag all lab equipment, medical equipment, refrigerators, and microwaves.

  • Fill out the green tag form in its entirety, including signatures and details of how the item was cleaned (missing signatures or writing simply “cleaned” or “NA” is not sufficient for this section and green tag will be declined).
  • EHS.greentag@cuanschutz.edu. Include scheduled service date and any expedited service requests.
  • Attach physical copies of completed green tags to respective equipment for disposal.

1. Contact dispatch at dispatch@cuanschutz.edu to schedule equipment move.

2. Clean equipment according to Cleaning Procedures for Laboratory Equipment.

3. Green Tag all lab equipment, medical equipment, refrigerators, and microwaves.

  • Fill out the green tag form in its entirety, including signatures and details of how the item was cleaned (missing signatures or writing simply “cleaned” or “NA” is not sufficient for this section and green tag will be declined).
  • Send copies of all green tag form to EHS.greentag@cuanschutz.edu. Include scheduled move date and any expedited service requests.
  • Attach physical copies of completed green tags to respective equipment for disposal.

 

1. Move all equipment using “equipment move” procedures on previous tab.

2. Clean vacated bench tops, cabinets, and desk areas in accordance with Cleaning Procedures for Laboratory Equipmentt.

3. Green Tag each bay and procedure area to be vacated.

  • Fill out the green tag form in its entirety, including signatures and details of how the item was cleaned (missing signatures or writing simply “cleaned” or “NA” is not sufficient for this section and green tag will be declined).
  • Send copies of all green tag form to EHS.greentag@cuanschutz.edu. Include scheduled occupancy date of next residents and any expedited service requests.
  • Attach physical copies of completed green tags to respective lab bays for vacation.