Josh Cable

Josh Cable is senior editor of EHS Today, a Penton publication. In his nearly 15 years as a journalist, he has covered a wide range of topics, including banking and finance,...

Feb 07, 2014

What Kind of a Leader Are You?

Welcome to “Leadership Perspectives,” a new blog focusing on strategies, best practices and ideas for taking EHS performance – and your career – to a higher level. This is part of a new web page focusing on EHS leadership, and we welcome your feedback on how to improve it. We also welcome blog submissions from the....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...

Oct 18, 2016

Teachable Moments Are Painful

Riding a bike. Touching hot stoves. Telling the truth on our income taxes. All of these things have one thing in common: They are teachable moments. And if you don't learn the lessons they offer, the result can be painful. I am experiencing a teachable moment. Here at the National Safety Congress. And it's painful....More

Ritch Eich

Ritch K. Eich, Ph.D (Michigan), president of Eich Associated, a leadership and management consulting firm, is the author of “Real Leaders Don’t Boss” (Career Press, 2012) and...

Don't Neglect the Role of Safety in Building (or Demolishing) Your Company’s Reputation

Farsighted and progressive organizations realize that their reputation is their bottom line. Future-oriented CEOs and other C-suite executives understand that vision and operational discipline are inseparable from one another. Neglect either and you will pay the price....More

J. A. Rodriguez

J.A. Rodriguez Jr., CSP, is the CEO of Make My Day Strategies LLC and a global Fortune 100 senior manager. Rodriguez was honored to be selected by EHS Today as one of ...

May 11, 2017

Hand on This, Mind on That

Work is progressing as usual. There is a very busy work day ahead with at least one hundred things to do before it ends. The time is 0600, then 1600. Time flies by and the work activity correspondingly increases to meet commitments. Hands are on the current task, but the mind is elsewhere, perhaps on the long list of things to get....More

Jason Dea

Jason Dea is the Director of Product Marketing at Intelex. There he works with the Intelex team to deliver their market leading occupational health and safety software solutions. He is an...

How to Evolve Safety from Protection to Prevention to Prediction

I’m in the market to buy a new car. My shopping experience thus far has led me to be absolutely amazed by how much has changed in the automobile landscape in just a few years. The vehicle I’m replacing is only six years old, but in terms of technology and capability, it already feels like an antique....More

Stefanie Valentic


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