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

Waste Not, Want Not

Waste Not, Want Not

Characterize chemical waste correctly to ensure safety & avoid fines and penalties.
All Keyed Up

All Keyed Up

There is a good chance you spend many hours at a computer workstation entering data and researching databases. By setting up ...
Feeling Sleepy?

Feeling Sleepy?

This column is for research labs that involve animal procedures or surgeries. We encounter anesthetic gas use in many setting...
Jumping Back Gas!

Jumping Back Gas!

This column will focus on ethylene oxide, a frequently used and potentially dangerous sterilizing agent. Also known as EtO or...

Leed the Way to Safety

We have written previously on LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the U.S. Green Building Council’s (...

In the Hood

One focus of laboratory management is equipment, and a basic fixture in any laboratory is the chemical fume hood. We recently...
Cut to the Bone

Cut to the Bone

A Dozen Tips for Working Safely with Laboratory Glassware
Laboratory Hazards and Risks

Laboratory Hazards and Risks

We know that running a research lab is a challenge, to say the least. In all the hustle of loading the autosampler, pipetting...

Can You Hear Me Now?

Recognize this mobile phone commercial cliché? Well, you might be hearing it in your lab as this phrase is repeated mo...
Get a Good Start

Get a Good Start

One of the most common and important things we Safety Guys deal with is the start-up of new laboratories. As construction is ...

Workplace Safety

OSHA celebrated its 40th birthday this year. And to commemorate the milestone, Assistant Secretary of Labor Dr. David Michael...

The NFPA Hazard Diamond

We all know how diamonds are formed. You take a lump of carbon and subject it to intense pressure and high temperatures, and ...