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

Cutting it Close

Cutting it Close

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

Deciphering MSDS

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

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?

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

Proper Eye Protection

Given the economical cost, performance and myriad styles of today's safety eyewear, there is no excuse for not wearing proper...

Building for People

Indoor environmental quality considerations for laboratory construction.

It Pays To Protect

Pay me now, or pay me later has never rung more true than when it comes to workplace health and safety. The chain reaction of...

Rash Decisions

Recognizing and preventing latex rubber glove allergies.

The ABCs of IEQ

Design considerations for laboratory indoor environmental quality.

Know Your Flow!

The basic design principles and proper operation of your chemical fume hood.

Separation Anxiety

Here is a statistic that jumped out at me recently: improper storage of chemicals accounts for nearly 25 percent of all chemi...

Burn Notice

Some tips and rules of thumb for safe storage of flammables in the lab.