Glenn Ketcham, Author Profile

Glenn Ketcham is a certified industrial hygienist with 25 years of experience in the health and safety field. He currently is the risk manager for the University of Florida, with responsibility for general liability and insurance programs, loss prevention, ergonomics, emergency management, and the occupational-medicine surveillance program. He has managed the laboratory safety programs for the University of California–San Diego and the University of Florida. In addition, he has served as an industrial hygienist for federal OSHA compliance and has a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering Sciences with a concentration in health physics.

Recent Articles


October 7, 2009

Since exhaust hoods are among the major expense items for research laboratories and have a huge impact on continuing operatio...

Evaluating Training

September 3, 2009

With a research facility’s typical mix of research laboratories, instrument rooms, chemical storage, waste handling and...

Take this Jar & Shelve It

July 17, 2009

If there is something that all laboratories have in common, it is bottles and bottles of chemicals. And if we are not diligen...

Lab Safety Revisited

June 11, 2009

This month's cover story invites you to take a walk through your lab and look at everything as though seeing it for the first...

Job Hazard Analysis

June 11, 2009

Job Hazard Analysis - One of the cornerstones of any successful safety and health program is job hazard analysis (JHA).

Handle with Care

May 13, 2009

Probably the single most common item of personal protection in the laboratory is the glove. Yet it is also the item most like...

Wasting Away in Laboritaville

November 13, 2008

Smart chemical waste management relies on a written program, accurate characterization of waste and an understanding of accum...

When Things Go Boom in the Lab

July 21, 2008

As we say over and over again, chemical safety begins with a good working knowledge of the chemicals you use and their hazard...