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

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...

Can You Hear Me Now?

July 13, 2011

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

June 6, 2011

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

June 6, 2011

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

The NFPA Hazard Diamond

May 5, 2011

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

Cutting it Close

February 14, 2011

Every workplace involves cutting tasks where utility knives are used. By observing your various cutting operations and the ty...

Deciphering MSDS

January 11, 2011

A good system for chemical management begins with a complete inventory of the laboratory's chemicals and a material safety da...
Biosafety Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4

Biosafety Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4

December 9, 2010

Biological safety levels are ranked from one to four and are selected based on the agents or organisms on which the research ...
What's That Smell?

What's That Smell?

November 10, 2010

In order to maintain employee and occupant health, comfort and productivity, it is essential to manage indoor environmental q...