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

Proper Eye Protection

October 7, 2010

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

Building for People

July 14, 2010

Indoor environmental quality considerations for laboratory construction.

It Pays To Protect

June 10, 2010

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

June 10, 2010

Recognizing and preventing latex rubber glove allergies.

The ABCs of IEQ

May 7, 2010

Design considerations for laboratory indoor environmental quality.

Know Your Flow!

April 2, 2010

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

Separation Anxiety

February 8, 2010

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

Burn Notice

January 6, 2010

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

Knock! Knock!

December 3, 2009

The how, when and what for a meaningful lab safety audit.

Keeping Safety in Sight

November 6, 2009

Vision is one of our most precious senses. Injuries can lead to long-term problems or permanent disability. With the cost and...


October 7, 2009

Since exhaust hoods are among the major expense items for research laboratories and have a huge impact on continuing operatio...

Evaluating Training

September 3, 2009

With a research facility’s typical mix of research laboratories, instrument rooms, chemical storage, waste handling and...

Take this Jar & Shelve It

July 17, 2009

If there is something that all laboratories have in common, it is bottles and bottles of chemicals. And if we are not diligen...