Stefanie Valentic

Associate Editor,
EHS Today

Stefanie Valentic is an associate editor for EHS Today magazine, a Penton Media Inc. publication.

 A native of Cleveland, Ohio, she has been in B2B publishing for eight years. Her work has spanned many industries including crop protection, landscaping, horticulture and pest control.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism degree from Ohio University. You can find her on Twitter @SVSafety.


Five Steps to Women's Eye Health [Photo Gallery]

The numbers don't lie.

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), women make up 65 percent of age-related macular degeneration cases,  61 percent of glaucoma and cataract patients are women and 66 percent of blind patients are women.

Peter Nees Charged with Lying to OSHA During Fatality Investigation 2

On Nov. 20, 2014, John W. Miles III, died following a fall through a skylight during a roofing job in Jacksonville, Fla.

Pinnacle Roofing Contractors Inc., a company who previously had been cited by OSHA for fall safety hazards, received two willful and two serious violations. The agency also named Pinnacle a Severe Violator and proposed $154,000 in fines.

Chemical Companies, Transportation Carriers Win Safety Awards

Volunteers from chemical producers, transportation carriers, emergency responders and government agencies recently were honored for their commitment to transportation safety.

The Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency (TRANSCAER) Awards Program recognizes individuals, companies and organizations that go above and beyond in helping communities across the country prepare for hazardous material emergencies.

Industrial Safety Gloves, Protective Clothing Markets to Grow through 2023

Thousands of preventable workplace accidents occur every year. So, it’s no surprise the personal protective equipment market is expanding as employers and governments become more cognizant of worker safety.

The most recent statistics available from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show fewer than 20 percent of workers who sustained head injuries wore hard hats, just over 20 percent of workers with foot injuries wore safety shoes or boots and only 40 percent of the workers with eye injuries wore eye protection.

ASSE Proposes Name Change to American Society of Safety Professionals

The occupational safety and health career field has evolved rapidly over the last 100 years to include a myriad of career paths.

Because of this, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) has proposed changing its name to the American Society of Safety Professionals as well as a logo rebrand.

Study Examines What Millennials Value in the Workplace

Millennials switch jobs an average of four times within the first decade out of college, according to social media platform LinkedIn.

While previous research has determined that work-life balance is at the top of what a millennial values, a new study from Fit Small Business indicates the other benefits that are important to them.

Generation Z and Millennials in the Workforce [Photo Gallery]

Short attention spans. Technology driven. Philanthropic. These are three traits that differentiate Generation Z – those who were born in the mid-to-late ‘90s – from Millennials, says Matt Stewart, co-founder of College Works Painting.

Stewart, who works closely with those in Generation Z, indicates there are certain characteristics those who are born in that time period develop, and they are shaping today’s workforce behavior. Because of this change in attitudes and beliefs, situations involving younger workers must be handled on a individual basis.

DuPont's Tyvek Fiber Turns 50

DuPont is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Tyvek, the nonwoven fiber most commonly used in construction.

In addition to its HomeWrap for construction, Tyvek also is used in protective garments for workers in industrial and cleanroom applications and for first responders. Garments have been used to support emergency response efforts across the globe, including the U.S. Deepwater Horizon oil spill cleanup, the Japan 2011 tsunami cleanup and Fukushima and in West Africa in addressing the Ebola crisis.

What's Your Incentive?

A child's laughter rings through the air as she chases other children around the neighborhood. A boy confidently throws a ball into a hoop at the playground down the street.

While these activities may have been commonplace as recent as 20 years ago, they are no longer the norm.

Technology advancements have created a more sedentary lifestyle, leading to a rise in obesity and health care costs. In addition, gym memberships and pay-to-pay programs increasingly have become cost-prohibitive to much of the population.

How Sweet It Is: Workplace Wellness at Mars Inc.

Corporate wellness programs are on the rise as company leaders begin to recognize the benefits of preventative health initiatives to both productivity and health care costs.

In a Q&A with EHS Today, Jason Morgan, manager of global health and wellbeing at Mars Inc., tells readers why wellness programs are crucial to a healthier, higher-performing workforce.

Stefanie Valentic, EHS (EHS):  Why is workplace wellness important to a company?

Sincerely Stefanie: A Catalyst for Disaster 1

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning." — Albert Einstein

Safety professionals sometimes cannot agree on the exact sequence of circumstances which led to a particular accident, but studying why it happened inevitably helps us come to a better understanding.

April 2017 Product Innovations: Hand Protection [Photo Gallery]

Each month, EHS Today features the latest product innovations geared to enhance your workplace safety initiatives.

The April 2017 issue highlights hand protection products from MCR Safety, Ansell, Superior Glove, Brass Knuckle and Wells Lamont Industrial.

To view the product descriptions and photos, use the arrows to move back and forth through the slideshow.

Five Tips to Make Your Office Pet Friendly [Photo Gallery]

Americans are obsessed with pets, and rightfully so.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention points out numerous health benefits to having a furry family member, including reducing blood pressure, cholesterol levels, triglyceride levels and feelings of loneliness.

According to the ASPCA, about 44 percent of all households in the United States have a dog, and 35 percent have a cat. However, bringing Fido to work can also fetch some advantages, among them an increase in overall morale and less stress.

Lace Up: National Walking Day is April 5

With warmer weather on the horizon, the American Heart Association is encouraging Americans to think about the benefits of physical activity.

Spending just 30 minutes per day could reduce the risk of breast and colon cancers and heart-related issues such as coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes and osteoporosis.


Sincerely Stefanie: Upcoming M. Night Shyamalan Movie "Split" Vilifies Mental Illness
October 27, 2016

"Because it's a universal Human behavior, pointing out differences, especially extreme differences, makes for great story material. If someone can turn that material into a...