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

Spine Tingling

Spine Tingling

April 30, 2013

Preventing back injury requires instruction, training, assessment, & ongoing evaluation
Slippery Business

Slippery Business

April 4, 2013

Creating the best slip, trip, and fall prevention program for your lab
Blood, Sweat, and Fears (Part I)

Blood, Sweat, and Fears (Part I)

March 4, 2013

This month the Safety Guys aim to raise awareness and discuss the prevention of blood-borne pathogen (BBP) exposures, beginni...
Winning with LOTO

Winning with LOTO

January 23, 2013

How to design and implement a successful lockout/tag out program for your facililty.
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...