Vince McLeod, CIH, Author Profile

Vince McLeod Bio PictureVince McLeod, CIH, is an American Board of Industrial Hygiene–certified industrial hygienist (CIH) and the senior IH with Ascend Environmental + Health Hygiene, LLC, in Winter Garden, Florida. He has more than 35 years’ experience in industrial hygiene and environmental engineering services, including 28 years with the University of Florida’s Environmental Health & Safety Division. His consulting experience includes comprehensive industrial hygiene assessments for major power-generation, manufacturing, production, and distribution facilities.

Recent Articles

Let's Have a Look

Let's Have a Look

November 5, 2012

Preparing for an Effective Lab Safety Inspection.
Biohazard Control

Biohazard Control

October 4, 2012

Guidelines for an effective exposure control plan.
Cut to the Chase

Cut to the Chase

September 5, 2012

Recently we had the unpleasant experience of investigating a gruesome and almost deadly accident. A maintenance worker was re...
VHP Safety Basics

VHP Safety Basics

July 6, 2012

Vaporized hydrogen peroxide sterilization is effective, but not without hazards.
Waste Not, Want Not

Waste Not, Want Not

May 31, 2012

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

All Keyed Up

May 2, 2012

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?

April 3, 2012

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!

March 2, 2012

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

December 9, 2011

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

In the Hood

November 3, 2011

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

October 4, 2011

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

Laboratory Hazards and Risks

September 9, 2011

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