Equipment/Materials Purchases and Acquisitions

Restricted Equipment and Materials Requiring EHS Approval

Items on the list below require pre-approval by EHS prior to purchase, relocation, or acquisition.


Restricted Equipment

Restricted Materials

Primary Contact

Chemical 3-D Printers

Nanoparticle Producing Equipment

Emergency Shower and Eyewash Stations

Thin Film Disposition Equipment

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

Powder Bed Fusion

Material Jetting


Directed Energy Deposition (DED)

Binder Jetting

Ductless Fume Hood

Non-Ventilated Fume Hood

Controlled Substances


Ordering Laboratory Chemicals 

Ordering Compressed Gases

Brent Lewchik
Biological Autoclave

Biosafety Cabinet

Cell Sorter

Clean Bench

Flow Cytometer

Laminar Flow Hoods/Benches

PCR Enclosure

Biological Select Agents and Toxins David Cavallaro
Radiation Lasers/Laser Systems*

X-Ray Producing Equipment

Radiation Producing Equipment

Equipment Containing Sealed Radioactive Sources**

Particle Accelerators

Nuclear Gauges (E.g. Density Gauges)

Self-Illuminating Exit Signs (Containing Tritium)

High Strength Magnetic Field Equipment

Radioactive Material (RAM)



RIA Kits

Sealed Sources

Source Material

 Amy Courchesne

*Including laser pointers, laser cutters, and laser engravers

** Including a gas chromatograph with electron capture device (ECD) source and liquid scintillation counters (LSC)

Occupational Air Cleaner/Purifier

Atmosphere-supplying respirator

Compressed Gas Manifold Delivery System

Confined Space Equipment

Cranes and Hoists

SCBA (Except for University Safety)

Escape-Only Respirator

Fall Protection Equipment

Forklift Equipment



Ladder Type I or II

Ozone Generator

Powered Pallet Jack

Space Heater (Unless on Approved Space Heaters List)

Spray Booth

Asbestos Restrictions on Purchases/Projects Val Brangan