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Nov 05, 2010

Speaking with America’s Safest

Every year, our America’s Safest Companies (ASC) award ceremony and reception earns its place as one of my favorite work events. And it’s not the....More
Oct 04, 2010

NSC: Journey to Safety Excellence

Roughly 10,000 EHS professionals are in attendance – a 12 percent increase from last year – at the 2010 National Safety Council (NSC) Congress and....More
Sep 17, 2010

Media Coverage as a Pandemic-Fighting Tool

EHS Today works to provide its readers with the best and most up-to-date occupational health and safety news available, and that was no different....More
Sep 10, 2010

Do Your Employees Need a Crash Course in Financial Education?

Could basic financial education for workers help increase productivity? One recent survey suggests that employers think so. In a survey conducted by....More
Sep 02, 2010

VQR Tragedy Raises Questions about Workplace Bullying

On July 30, Kevin Morrissey, managing editor of the prestigious literary journal Virginia Quarterly Review (VQR), walked to an old coal tower in....More
Aug 27, 2010

Should Dentists Take Safety Advice from Pilots?

What in the world do pilots have in common with dentists? Well, according to a dental professor at the University of Michigan and two pilot-dentists....More
Aug 18, 2010

Dying to Text

When I learned that Dr. Frank Ryan, plastic surgeon to the stars, died Aug. 16 after driving his car off a cliff in Malibu – an accident his ex-....More
May 19, 2010

Where's BP's Credit Check?

If I wanted to sign up for a BP credit card, they'd run a credit check on me to ensure I'm a good risk. I'd like to know who was running a credit....More
Apr 22, 2010

How Are You Celebrating Earth Day?

I’d like to say that I made an honest attempt to ride my bike to work today in honor of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, but that would be a lie....More
Apr 07, 2010

"Massey"ive Mistakes

The Massey Energy Co., its CEO Don Blankenship and its board of directors have a lot of explaining to do. Massey Energy operates the Upper Big Branch....More
Jan 13, 2010

Better Late Than Never: Getting the H1N1 Flu Shot

I got my H1N1 flu shot today. Finally. Talk about being a procrastinator, right? I could blame my late vaccination on all sorts of things. Back in....More
Mar 05, 2009

The Summit Case and its Impact on Employers

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, in a 2-1 decision, ruled that in the case of Elaine Chao v. Summit Contractors, OSHA regulation 29....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....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,....More
Nov 14, 2008

Questions for an Increasingly “Irrelevant” OSHA

Does OSHA need to “resurrect the process” for developing standards? Yes, says former NIOSH Director John Howard, M.D., J.D., who said in a world....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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