Most Recent Blog Posts

Opinion: The Real Top Cause of Incidents

Jun 08, 2017
I often see posts, blogs and articles on the common causes of incidents or the top three, or top ten, causes of incidents. Many of these discussions...

Distracted Driving: A Decision of This Against the Choice of That for The Chance

Jun 05, 2017
We often assign names, titles to actions that are otherwise nothing more than risk-based decisions. Distracted driving unfortunately is one of them....

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...

EHSFIT: Finding Your Passion

Jan 20, 2017
Staying active in cooler temperatures and avoiding cabin fever can be quite the challenge. For me, it’s always a balance between the cold and...

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....

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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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