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4.12 Decontamination of Work Surfaces

All work surfaces (e.g., in biosafety cabinets, bench tops, etc.) must be decontaminated/ disinfected immediately after work is complete and after any spill.

Surfaces in the lab such as computer mouse and keyboard, etc. that are commonly used with ungloved hands are nevertheless potential sources of exposure, and should be decontaminated on a regular basis; i.e., at least weekly.