Live Air Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

This webinar will cover the most common and important personal protective equipment for laboratory personnel. The presentation will discuss the essential ideas in a logical progression. Information is conveyed in concise and easily understood segments. Minimum PPE for all labs will be presented along with specialized PPE for common laboratory tasks and equipment. Basics of PPE selection, fitting, use, and care will be covered. The course closes with a brief mention of regular self-inspections and safety audits.

It starts here: OSHA Lab and Hazard Communication Standards

  • Chemical Hygiene Plan and CHO, duties and responsibilities
  • Standard Operation Procedures (SOP)
  • Training – lab hazards present, proper PPE

Then the main course: Dealing with Chemicals

  • Minimum PPE for all labs (lab coats, safety glasses, gloves)
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Hearing Protection
  • Special Eye Protection
  • Other Specialized Safety Equipment

And ends here: Lab Safety Self Audit

  • Regular safety inspections
  • Document deficiencies
  • Corrective action follow-up


Vince McLeod is an American Board of Industrial Hygiene Certified Industrial Hygienist and the senior IH with EFI Global – Orlando and Ascend Environmental and Health Hygiene. Mr. McLeod 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. Current areas of practice focus on developing and implementing comprehensive industrial hygiene programs in Indoor Air Quality, Process Safety, Exposure Assessments, Hazard Evaluation, Respiratory Protection, Confined Space Entry and Hearing Conservation among others. Mr. McLeod’s primary strength is conducting exposure assessments and hazard evaluations. Mr. McLeod’s consulting project experience includes comprehensive IH assessments for municipalities, universities, power generation utilities, manufacturing, production and distribution facilities. He is a contributing columnist and Webinar presenter for Lab X Media Group.


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