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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
Jul 12, 2016

Sincerely Stefanie: Pokémon NO! Protecting Your Workers from Digital Zombies

Have you seen the digital zombies - in the park, in front of churches and stores, in the street? These aren’t your normal, flesh-eating zombies....More
Mar 18, 2016

Sandy Says: Burn Baby Burn

Will the Republican National Convention spark riots in Cleveland? At least one political candidate seems to think so....More
Feb 29, 2016

Treading Gingerly: Safety Isn't Cool5

From age 7 to 31, you're never too cool to be safe....More
Feb 12, 2016

Valentine’s Day: For the Love of the Earth

The U.S. Department of the Interior created a video showcasing couples who committed to one another while celebrating their love of planet Earth....More
Jan 22, 2016

The Poisoning of Flint, Michigan6

I proudly call myself a community activist in my Cleveland neighborhood....More
Dec 04, 2015

The Conviction of Don Blankenship: What Does it Mean?

You have seen the news. The jury convicted Don Blankenship of conspiracy to willfully violate mandatory federal mine safety and health standards at....More
Nov 02, 2015

A Picture of Safety from a Young Artist

We grow up and, for some reason, we grow out of safety....More
Oct 21, 2015

Back to the Future: A New Era of Safety

As we define the future, we set new rules of safety....More
Oct 13, 2015

Dateline Thailand: A Bucket List Trip Is Even More Amazing than Expected3

Two years ago, a co-worker was invited by the Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) to visit that country and learn about U.S. investment. She visited....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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