The Department of Biological Sciences at Idaho State University has knowledgeable staff and a variety of resources available to support our departmental teaching activities and our broader educational outreach needs for the Pocatello and Southeast Idaho communities. The primary function and personnel of the stockrooms is to provide direct support for laboratory education courses.
- Fill out and submit the Stockroom Requisition form to the appropriate Laboratory Supplies Supervisor at least 7 business days prior to the delivery date.
- The stockroom may not have specific items readily available, and shipping can vary from vendor to vendor; ordering two weeks prior is recommended.
- Do not set the exact start time of your lab sections as the time/date needed for the order to be delivered.
- Handwritten and verbal orders are not accepted.
These forms are fill-able in either Google OR Adobe/Word: 1) download, 2) open in Adobe Reader or MS Word, and 3) fill it out before printing.
Pocatello LS 193
May - August, 7:30 am to 4 pm
Research and Teaching
Access - controlled access is required by the ISU Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) office:
|B||Research Needs - research supplies need to be purchased using research-allocated funds:
|C||Ethanol: The stockroom has ethanol available for purchase if needed for research.
|D||Paper towels / gloves: These items are available for teaching only. Please let Erin know you are taking them.|
Labeling: All solutions must be labeled.
|F||Gas Tanks: Let Erin know if you use the last canister of compressed CO2 or O2 from room 235. This allows her to reorder gases through Praxair in time for it to be restocked for the next person who needs it.
|G||Biohazard: Please tie all of your biohazard bags closed before placing them in the large red bins. If you fill a bin, please tie the big red biohazard bag and secure the lid back on the bin.|
|H||Autoclaves: If you need training on how to turn on the autoclave and run cycles, ask the stock room staff – they will be able to help you.
|A||Waste Chemical Disposal: Labeled and brought to the stockroom.|
|B||Return: All lab supplies must be returned after the last lab along with the cart.|
|C||Solutions: Please contact the stockroom if solutions are getting low and there will not be enough for the following labs.|
|D||Sharps: Discard used needles only in a sharps container. Do not recap needles!!|
|E||Biological Waste: Bacteria, blood, or animal tissue must be disposed of separately from regular waste. Collect these in a separate, labeled container and return to the stockroom for disposal.|
Preserved Animal Disposal:
|G||Accidents: All accidents should be reported using the accident form (fillable form, download and open in Adobe Reader) and filed with Erin and and the lab coordinator.|
Dye spills: Clean up spills promptly with Eradosol.
|C||Waste Chemical Disposal: Labeled (for example, Ethidium bromide) and stockroom notified.|
Solutions Not Working: If any solutions are not working properly (for example, if an indicator dye is not changing color when it is supposed to) let the stockroom know and a new solution will be prepared as quickly as possible.
Microscope Problems: If a microscope is not working properly, let the stockroom know and we can clean and calibrate it; if it is still not working we will arrange for its repair.
End of Lab:
End of Week:
End of Semester: