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Mar 26, 2015

Protect and Serve: Watching out for Man’s Best Friend

An Ohio police officer was found guilty Wednesday of one count of companion animal cruelty after his K-9 partner died of heat stroke in his police....More
Mar 11, 2015

What A Long, Strange Trip It’s Been (OSHA’s new rules and the strange ways they work)2

As most in the safety profession know, OSHA changed the rules related to recordkeeping and reporting effective Jan. 1, 2015. The changes to the....More
Mar 02, 2015

Safety on the Toboggan Chutes1

Safety, at its core, is about having one another's back....More
Feb 19, 2015

Keep the Emotion in Safety

Regulations, standards, edicts exist for a reason – to save lives....More
Feb 03, 2015

Selfies: Don’t Sacrifice Safety

Too often, we sacrifice safety for the perfect shot....More
Jan 28, 2015

Safety Brings You Home

Safety is the difference between life and death. A hard hat can save the life of a construction worker. Flame-resistant clothing can bring an....More
Jan 08, 2015

Charlie Hebdo: The Freedom to Write1

Safety is about the right to draw a pointed caricature without fear of death....More
Jan 07, 2015

Charlie Hebdo: Working in a Deadly Profession

Most days, the greatest workplace safety risks I face are paper cuts and eye strain....More
Nov 14, 2014

Surprised and Delighted: The Indictment of Don Blankenship2

As the saying goes: The fish rots from the head....More
Nov 10, 2014

Chronically Absent Workers Weigh on Employers’ Productivity and Profits

Despite the current national anxiety about the Ebola virus, I’m not afraid of it. What I am afraid of is the chocolate bundt cake that’s....More
Oct 23, 2014

What It Means To Be on OSHA’s Severe Violator List1

It is understandable, as EHS Today has reported, that businesses would not want to be on OSHA’s Severe Violators list....More
Oct 16, 2014

Is a Human Life Worth $2,363?

The family of a 20-year-old construction worker who died on a Wyoming construction site is asking state lawmakers to consider legislation that would....More
Oct 01, 2014

Was Oklahoma Beheading an Act of Workplace Violence or Terrorism? Or Both?2

On Sept. 25, Alton Nolen was suspended from his job at an Oklahoma food-processing plant, and he later attacked two employees with a knife, beheading....More
Sep 09, 2014

With Marijuana in the Spotlight, it’s Easy for Employers to Forget that Alcohol and Work are a Deadly Combination3

The legalization of marijuana in Washington and Colorado has inspired much discussion about its impact on employers in those states and potentially....More
Aug 14, 2014

Depression Is No Laughing Matter, Especially for Employers1

The tragic death of comedian Robin Williams has re-opened the public discussion about mental illness. If laughter is the best medicine, it’s....More

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...

Ginger Christ

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,...
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