Leadership Perspectives Blog Description

EHS leaders at companies large and small work in a complicated world of ever-changing regulations, competing priorities, shrinking resources, cost pressures and a host of other challenges (and opportunities). EHS Today's Safety Leadership Blog features commentary that focuses on the unique business environment in which EHS leaders operate, offering advice, best practices and strategies for taking your organization's safety performance – and your career – to the next level.

We welcome blog submissions from members of the EHS community. To contribute to the Safety Leadership Blog, please contact Ginger Christ at ginger.christ@penton.com or Sandy Smith at sandy.smith@penton.com.

Most Recent Blog Posts

May 09, 2016

Leadership: Preventing Opportunity Blindness

"This is due. That is soon to be late. There is too much work and not enough resources," a manager listens to her employee declare. The....More
May 06, 2016

VPP Act Is On the Move in Congress

You can’t get anything done in Washington, especially in a topsy-tury election year like this one.  At least that’s what the experts....More
May 06, 2016

Safety Profitability and the Data-Driven Business2

What is the value of safety? When discussing safety, there is the intangible value that impacts everything from employee engagement to brand equity....More
Mar 23, 2016

Is Emphasis on Whistleblower Rights a Misuse of OSHA Resources?2

(Howard Mavity is a partner in the Atlanta office of Fisher & Phillips LLP. He founded and co-chairs the firm's Workplace Safety and....More
Mar 11, 2016

Insider Info: Greetings from the ABA OSHA Midwinter Meetings

(The American Bar Association OSHA Midwinter Meetings are closely watched because the administration uses these meetings to educate and explain its....More
Feb 16, 2016

Weight Loss, Safety and Behavioral Modeling

Throw out your scale and stop weighing yourself. It’s not about the numbers; it’s about a lifestyle change....More
Jan 29, 2016

A Lesson in Leadership – One Snow Shovelful at a Time

Winter Storm Jonas left its fingerprints across the crinkled pages of the East Coast history book as one of the most prolific snow-producing weather....More
Jan 26, 2016

Leadership: It’s Your Job1

Butch Ward, senior faculty and former managing director at The Poynter Institute, recently wrote an article for Poynter about management. Ward,....More
Jan 08, 2016

Chipotle: Taking a Bite Out of the Leadership Burrito1

There’s nothing that sends a company’s name into the limelight like a scandal – safety or otherwise. Chipotle, the beloved fast-....More
Dec 22, 2015

Let It Snow – Curious Lessons in Change Leadership

Great leaders possess a keen situational awareness and prepare their organizations for major challenges before they occur, before anyone notices....More
Dec 11, 2015

Lagniappe Leadership: Giving a Little Bit Extra

Lagniappe Leadership: a commitment to becoming just a little bit better leader tomorrow than we were today....More
Dec 01, 2015

Safety First

As a 71-year-old retiree, now occupying myself writing books on various subjects, I occasionally question some of the present day attitudes towards....More
Oct 12, 2015

Oil Field Wisdom 

Last week I read a news article describing criminal charges levied by federal prosecutors against an oil and gas company stemming from an explosion....More
Sep 10, 2015

5 Steps to Better Job Safety Analysis 1

Job safety analysis can be one of the best prevention tools you have as a health and safety pro....More
Sep 01, 2015

Mastering Three Mindsets of Derivative Leadership 2

Derivative leadership focuses on building a highly effective and self-sustaining organizational culture based on the presumption that all parts of....More

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...

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...
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