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

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.

Knock! Knock!

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

Keeping Safety in Sight

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

CAV, RAV & VAV

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

Evaluating Training

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

Take this Jar & Shelve It

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

Lab Safety Revisited

This month's cover story invites you to take a walk through your lab and look at everything as though seeing it for the first...

Job Hazard Analysis

Job Hazard Analysis - One of the cornerstones of any successful safety and health program is job hazard analysis (JHA).

Handle with Care

Probably the single most common item of personal protection in the laboratory is the glove. Yet it is also the item most like...

Wasting Away in Laboritaville

Smart chemical waste management relies on a written program, accurate characterization of waste and an understanding of accum...

When Things Go Boom in the Lab

As we say over and over again, chemical safety begins with a good working knowledge of the chemicals you use and their hazard...