Ginger Christ

Ginger
Christ
Associate Editor,
EHS Today

Ginger Christ is an associate editor for EHS Today, a Penton publication.

She has covered business news for the past seven years, working at daily and weekly newspapers and magazines in Ohio, including the Dayton Business Journal and Crain’s Cleveland Business.

Most recently, she covered transportation and leadership for IndustryWeek, a sister publication to EHS Today.

She holds a bachelor of arts in English and in Film Studies from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Articles
Treading Gingerly: Safety in the Comfort Zone

There is safety in the familiar, a sense of comfort in the known, a protection from the pesky dangers of obscurity.

I have that at Penton, the parent company of EHS Today and IndustryWeek, where I’ve worked for the past 3 ½ years. I know what I’m doing; I know how to do it well; and I know who to count on.

But I’m leaving that safety net behind.

CSX Transportation Retaliated Against Union Whistleblower 1

CSX Transportation Inc. retaliated against an employee at its Selkirk, N.Y. facility who reported safety concerns to management.

Burnt Out: Stress on the Job [Infographic]
Stress at work not only impacts employee health, but also affects workplace safety.
Treading Gingerly: The Gamification of Safety

When I get in my car, I slightly depress the gas pedal, easing out of my parking space as I look both ways and monitor my backup camera.

I slowly propel the car forward, allowing the hybrid engine to remain in the electric-gas sharing mode. And, as I near a stop sign, I apply slight pressure to the brake, letting the car glide to a gradual stop.

Q&A with AIHA President Daniel H. Anna

As his tenure as president of the American Industrial Hygiene Association comes to an end, Daniel H. Anna, PhD, CIH, CSP, reflects on the past, the present and the future of AIHA. Anna, who is a senior industrial hygienist and assistant group supervisor at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., has been a member of AIHA since 1991.

Dangers of Sleep Deprivation [Infographic] 

Plagued by insomnia, sleep apnea, long hours and unnatural work shifts, 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders.

While unhealthy, poor sleep habits also impact worker safety. Workers experiencing sleep problems are 1.6 times more likely to be injured on the job and represent 13 percent of work injuries.

OSHA Issues Final Rule on Retaliation Complaints under Food Safety Modernization Act

OSHA established a final rule that creates procedures for handling retaliation complaints under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act.

The rule, which was issued April 18, also explains burdens of proof, remedies and statute of limitations similar to other existing whistleblower protection rules.

A Green Environment Lowers Women’s Mortality Rate 2

When it comes to women’s health, the grass really is greener on the other side.

Women who live in areas with the greatest amount of vegetation have a 12 percent lower death rate than women who live in areas with the least amount of vegetation, according to new research from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health.

OSHA: Jasper Contractors Continues Seven-Year Stretch of Being Dismissive about Safety 1

Since 2009, OSHA cited Kennesaw, Ga.-based Jasper Contractors with a total of 24 safety violations after inspecting 13 different work sites. In 2015, OSHA completed five inspections at residential Jasper job sites and found fall protection and protection violations that continue to put workers at risk of serious injury or death.

Meeting Germs at the Gym [Infographic]

When it comes to wellness, the gym is an obvious first choice on the path to good health.

However, an infographic created by FitRated.com, a fitness review site, reveals how many unhealthy germs could be lurking on that fitness equipment. For example, a free weights can have 362 times more germs than a toilet seat.

Anheuser-Busch Reaches Safety Settlement with OSHA

More than a year after OSHA cited Anheuser-Busch Sales of New Jersey LLC for safety violations at its Jersey City distribution warehouse, the company reached a settlement with OSHA.

Millennials Value Quality of Work Life over Money 2

While 86 percent of millennials (born 1981-1991) say they are happy at work, 41 percent are planning to start a new job within the next two years, according to a study by Fidelity Investments. And 49 percent are actively looking for a new job or are welcome to new opportunities.

America’s Safest Companies: PATS Aircraft Systems

Safety is the first thing every new hire or visitor learns about at PATS Aircraft Systems, which provides aircraft maintenance, parts manufacturing and aircraft interiors completions.

Comments
A Green Environment Lowers Women’s Mortality Rate
April 28, 2016

The rate referred to the time period studied.

Millennials Value Quality of Work Life over Money
April 15, 2016

The millennial results are just one way they sliced up the data from the larger worker study.

EPA Proposing Action Against Deadly Pesticide
March 16, 2016

Paraquat only is harmful when used incorrectly, which is why the EPA is establishing more guidelines about its use. Because the pesticide only has contact action, its danger...

Treading Gingerly: Safety Isn't Cool
March 14, 2016

Proceed with caution. :)

Why Road Safety Matters [Infographic]
February 17, 2016

Thanks, Pamela. You can save the infographic from our site as an image.

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