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Jan 26, 2017

Skateboards, Tigers, Polar Bears and Kidnappers2

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 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 Policies2

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
Nov 29, 2016

District Attorneys Should Enforce Reckless Endangerment Laws for Dollar General

OSHA repeatedly has fined Dollar General stores for blocking fire exits, a violation that has an infamous, tragic history. The story begins with a....More
Oct 27, 2016

Sincerely Stefanie: Upcoming M. Night Shyamalan Movie "Split" Vilifies Mental Illness3

I went to Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, a town about an hour or so southeast of the state capital of Columbus. Located a short walk from campus....More
Oct 17, 2016

NSC 2016: Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Terry Bradshaw and the Case of the Puzzling Opening Keynote Address4

NFL legend Terry Bradshaw gave the opening keynote address at the 2016 National Safety Congress. The message I expected and the one he delivered were....More
Oct 05, 2016

Sincerely Stefanie: What Hurricane Matthew Teaches Us about Emergency Preparedness

Emergency preparedness is nothing to brush off your shoulders....More
Sep 09, 2016

Easy-To-Adopt Strategies for Delivering Wellness Programs

In the U.S., over 150 million adults go to work daily and spend the majority of their waking hours engaged in some form of employment....More
Aug 08, 2016

Sincerely Stefanie: Schlitterbahn Waterslide Death Demonstrates Slippery Slope to Safety2

Thrill seekers flock to amusement parks every year looking for the fastest, tallest, craziest new attraction to satiate their hunger for overcoming....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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