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Jun 08, 2017

Opinion: The Real Top Cause of Incidents1

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....More
Jun 05, 2017

Distracted Driving: A Decision of This Against the Choice of That for The Chance2

We often assign names, titles to actions that are otherwise nothing more than risk-based decisions. Distracted driving unfortunately is one of them....More
Mar 22, 2017

Will Congress Turn Its Back on the Safety of America’s Workers?4

Let’s say someone you care about – mother, father, wife, husband, partner, son, daughter, friend and neighbor – works in a facility....More
Mar 17, 2017

The Trump Administration's Anti-Regulation Rhetoric Is Putting American Workers and the Environment at Risk5

As is well known by now, one of President Donald Trump’s major campaign platforms was his promise to eliminate regulations that “bloat....More
Mar 10, 2017

EPA: A Change in the Climate1

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....More
Jan 26, 2017

Skateboards, Tigers, Polar Bears and Kidnappers3

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....More
Jan 20, 2017

EHSFIT: Finding Your Passion

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....More
Jan 17, 2017

Will The Trump Administration's Regulatory Reform Agenda Include Rollback of EHS Regulations?

Welcome to part 2 of my 3-part blog series, which discusses how the Trump administration might impact environmental, health and safety regulation....More
Jan 12, 2017

EHSFIT: Finding Time for Fitness

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....More
Jan 05, 2017

EHSFIT: New Year, New You

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....More
Dec 19, 2016

An Open Letter to District Attorneys Regarding Dollar General's Continued Negligence5

Editor's Note: The following is an open letter to various district attorneys regarding the alleged negligence of Dollar General stores and....More
Dec 01, 2016

False Positive: Employers Should Re-Examine Drug Testing Policies3

As safety professionals and HR personnel, we have our employees conduct random, post-accident and new-hire drug tests as a condition for hire....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...

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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