Vince McLeod, CIH, Author Profile

Vince McLeod Bio PictureVince McLeod, CIH, is an industrial hygienist certified by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene, and the senior industrial hygienist in the University of Florida’s Environmental Health and Safety Division. He has 25 years of occupational health and safety experience at the University of Florida, and he specializes in conducting exposure assessments and health hazard evaluations for the university’s 3,000-plus research laboratories.

Recent Articles

Sit Up Straight

Sit Up Straight

In the last issue of Lab Manager, we began to explore the ergonomic risk factors associated with the use ofcomputers.&nb...
Sit Up Straight

Sit Up Straight

It’s just a fact: In today’s modern laboratory you are going to spend some time using a computer. You used&n...
A Preventive Approach

A Preventive Approach

We believe in prevention—finding and fixing problems and hazards before employees are hurt. We also know that...
Lockout

Lockout

Every year, we see research facilities moving toward more automation, and recent issues of Lab Manager highlight so...
Breathing Easy

Breathing Easy

A building’s indoor air quality, known as IAQ—and now broadened to indoor environmental quality (IEQ)&m...
Sterilizing Safely

Sterilizing Safely

The focus of this article is ethylene oxide, a frequently used and potentially hazardous sterilizing agent.
Watch Your Step!

Watch Your Step!

Research facilities, especially laboratories, are challenging places to work safely. This month, the Safety Guys al...
Safe Enough?

Safe Enough?

According to a recent OSHA publication, there are more than 500,000 workers employed in laboratories in the United States.1&n...
Gowning Around

Gowning Around

Recommended procedures for donning and doffing PPE for cleanrooms and containment labs
Drowning in Regulations

Drowning in Regulations

Every laboratory manager and company executive has had these thoughts at some point: “Another regulation. OMG. What do ...
Don't Get Burned!

Don't Get Burned!

Research laboratories are challenging places to work safely. This month the Safety Guys alert you to apotential signific...
Disinfection Dilemma

Disinfection Dilemma

Since their introduction, liquid sporicides have become one of the products of choice for many biological research and produc...