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Nov 14, 2014

Surprised and Delighted: The Indictment of Don Blankenship

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 List

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?

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 Combination

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 Employers

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
Aug 12, 2014

Three Seconds: A Small Price to Pay for Working Safely

Would you consider investing three seconds today to avoid injury and pain tomorrow? Would you consider that small investment of time to avert what....More
Aug 04, 2014

Put Down the Phone!!!

“Driver Swerves Into Opposing Lane on I-90, Causes Crash.” “Motorcycle Crash on Innterbelt Bridge Leaves Two Hospitalized.”....More
Aug 01, 2014

Focusing on the Positives in Safety

A couple weeks ago, I posted a slideshow highlighting some of the most common worker complaints about safety, culled from the responses to our 2014....More
Jun 26, 2014

'Inspire Her Mind' Inspires Safety Message

I just watched the new Verizon commercial, "Inspire Her Mind." And the message – that many young girls show an apptitude for science....More
Jun 05, 2014

10 Easy, Creative Ways to Celebrate National Employee Wellness Month

June is one of my favorite months. I love the summer warmth and hanging outside enjoying activities like running, swimming and biking. Long days and....More
May 19, 2014

Dear Walmart, As Mama Used to Say…

“You’re known by the company you keep,” my mother used to say. Not just to me, but to or about anyone she felt was hanging out with....More
Apr 17, 2014

Have You Thanked a Police Officer Today?

Like millions of Americans, I’m a sucker for a good cop show; that’s been the case ever since “Hill Street Blues” was on TV....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...

Josh Cable

Josh Cable is senior editor of EHS Today, a Penton publication. In his nearly 15 years as a journalist, he has covered a wide range of topics, including banking and finance, occupational safety and...
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