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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
Apr 17, 2014

Disposable Gas Monitors: Are They Really Cheaper?

Simple. Easy. Cost-effective. These are some of the words most commonly associated with disposable single-gas instruments. While all of these....More
Apr 15, 2014

Unselfishly Safe

If it weren’t for diaper rash, I might not be here today. Not too many people can make that claim, or at least would have the guts to admit it....More
Apr 02, 2014

Don Blankenship: Martyr or Monster?

There are a few things you should know about former Massey Energy Co. CEO Don Blankenship. He was born in Kentucky, grew up poor and spent his early....More
Mar 28, 2014

A Prairie Farm Companion (or what can go wrong with “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone.”)

“Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you're a thousand miles from the corn field.” – President Dwight....More
Mar 27, 2014

The OSHA Videos that Thorne Auchter Didn’t Want You to See

In 1980, OSHA commissioned a series of short films about worker safety. In 1981, legend has it, incoming OSHA Administrator Thorne Auchter recalled....More
Mar 25, 2014

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory: Lessons Still To Be Learned

More than 100 years after the fire that altered the course of worker safety in the United States, workers in other parts of the world still wait for....More
Mar 20, 2014

Are You Using March Madness to Boost Worker Morale and Engagement?

It seems that part of the March Madness tradition now is quantifying the productivity hit that employers take when workers are in the throes of the....More
Mar 17, 2014

How Do You Spend Your Time?

How do you spend your time? It’s a question worth asking yourself now and then – especially on those days when it seems that there aren....More
Mar 14, 2014

I’ve Got a Pen and I’ve Got a Phone

OSHA is using the General Duty Clause to extend its reach and cite employers....More
Feb 27, 2014

Engagement Is the Key to Safety, but How?

As safety professionals, we know that engaging workers in the company's safety program is the key to minimizing injuries. But how do we....More
Feb 26, 2014

The Corner Cubicle: Trying to Make Sense of a Senseless Workplace Tragedy

One of the most useful proverbs that I learned in my journalism classes was “tell a friend.” It’s an adage that can apply to any....More
Feb 26, 2014

Bullying Is Bullcrap (or, Be a Mentor, Not a Jerk)

Bullying takes all shapes and forms, from kids arguing on the playground to employees literally and figuratively duking it out at work. Sometimes, it....More
Feb 19, 2014

Politics and the OSHA/Small-Farm Hysteria

This past December, Republican Sen. Mike Johanns of Nebraska took a break from his full-time job – warning anyone within the sound of his voice....More
Jan 31, 2014

‘Drastic Reduction’ in PEL Not Necessary to Protect Workers from Silica Hazards

In the coming months, OSHA will hold public hearings on one of its most far-reaching new regulations in recent years. OSHA’s proposed silica....More
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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...

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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