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


in EHS OutLoud Blog 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 precipitation this time of year. It’s not much different than assessing risk in the workplace. I always ask a set of questions: What is the temperature? If it is between 30°F and....More

Laura Walter

Laura Walter is senior editor of EHS Today, a Penton Media Inc. publication. She is a subject matter expert in EHS compliance and government issues and covers a variety of topics relating...

Jul 02, 2013

A Complex Environment

My May Break Room column, “Broken Glass,” apparently struck a chord with many readers who wrote in to share their thoughts....More

Aaron J. Morrow

Aaron J. Morrow, CHST, works as a project HSE manager and is a safety consultant, an OSHA 500 trainer, a Cal/OSHA 5109 trainer and a construction risk insurance specialist.

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 – especially in a national magazine. But it’s true. Diaper rash saved my butt – literally and figuratively....More

Jason Townsell

Jason Townsell, CSP, was named EHS Today's 2010 Future Leader in EHS. He works for AECOM as a program safety manager...

in EHS OutLoud Blog Jun 24, 2013

The Future of EHS Training and Development?

French classical author François de la Rochefoucauld famously said, “The only thing constant in life is change.” When considering the professional landscape and related technological opportunities, a truer statement could not be made....More

Mary Ellen Hicks

Mary Ellen Hicks was named the 2011 Future Leader in EHS runner up. She holds a Master of Public Health in Industrial Hygiene and...

Aug 30, 2012

The Great Debate: Education or Experience?

A Future Leader in EHS runner up discusses the importance of both experience and education in the EHS field....More
Nov 28, 2011

Safety Culture: Leading by Example

The “do as I say, not as I do” approach is not an effective method of leading, particularly when working to improve an organization’s safety culture. In order to establish an effective safety culture, senior management must lead by example. Culture is....More
Jan 21, 2009

ALARA and Chemical Exposure: A Prudent Practice

ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) is a risk management control developed by the Health Physics community in the early days of research on radioactive substances. The dose response effect from exposure to radioactive materials was not well known,....More
Jun 08, 2011

Massey Energy's Flawed Approach to Safety

“Every organization is designed to get the results they get.” How apropos is this quote taken from Dave Hanna’s book on organizational design. Three quotes from Massey management tell the tale. First, Ex CEO Don Blankenship’s quote taken from....More
Dec 12, 2008

Live Healthy, Win a Car

Great American Insurance Group is a believer about using incentives to promote employee health. This year, the Cincinnati-based company's parent, American Financial Group, held a AFGreat Health Challenge in which it promised to give away a car and other....More
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