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Will Congress Turn Its Back on the Safety of America’s Workers?

Mar 22, 2017
Let’s say someone you care about – mother, father, wife, husband, partner, son, daughter, friend and neighbor – works in a facility...

The Trump Administration's Anti-Regulation Rhetoric Is Putting American Workers and the Environment at Risk

Mar 17, 2017
As is well known by now, one of President Donald Trump’s major campaign platforms was his promise to eliminate regulations that “bloat...

EPA: A Change in the Climate

Mar 10, 2017
The climate has changed at EPA, and it’s decidedly more chilly than it has been in the past. And that’s true of most federal agencies. I...

Skateboards, Tigers, Polar Bears and Kidnappers

Jan 26, 2017
I admit it: I was stumped. A long-time friend of the magazine, the senior safety and environmental compliance manager at a company that is on the...

Will The Trump Administration's Regulatory Reform Agenda Include Rollback of EHS Regulations?

Jan 17, 2017
Welcome to part 2 of my 3-part blog series, which discusses how the Trump administration might impact environmental, health and safety regulation....

EHSFIT: Finding Time for Fitness

Jan 12, 2017
Get up. Let the dogs out. Make coffee. Figure out breakfast. Shower. Commute. Work. Run. Home. Clean the house. Find time for friends and family....

EHSFIT: New Year, New You

Jan 05, 2017
New Year’s resolutions. Diet. Exercise. Quit smoking. Eat right. As EHS professionals, health and safety go hand-in-hand. There are a mass of...

An Open Letter to District Attorneys Regarding Dollar General's Continued Negligence

Dec 19, 2016
Editor's Note: The following is an open letter to various district attorneys regarding the alleged negligence of Dollar General stores and...

False Positive: Employers Should Re-Examine Drug Testing Policies

Dec 01, 2016
As safety professionals and HR personnel, we have our employees conduct random, post-accident and new-hire drug tests as a condition for hire....

District Attorneys Should Enforce Reckless Endangerment Laws for Dollar General

Nov 29, 2016
OSHA repeatedly has fined Dollar General stores for blocking fire exits, a violation that has an infamous, tragic history. The story begins with a...

Sincerely Stefanie: Upcoming M. Night Shyamalan Movie "Split" Vilifies Mental Illness

Oct 27, 2016
I went to Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, a town about an hour or so southeast of the state capital of Columbus. Located a short walk from campus...

NSC 2016: Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Terry Bradshaw and the Case of the Puzzling Opening Keynote Address

Oct 17, 2016
NFL legend Terry Bradshaw gave the opening keynote address at the 2016 National Safety Congress. The message I expected and the one he delivered were...

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Sandy Smith

Sandy Smith is editor-in-chief of EHS Today magazine, a Penton Media Inc. publication. She has been writing about occupational safety and health and environmental issues since 1990. She has been...

Stefanie Valentic

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...
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