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

Oct 30, 2014

How Lean Can Drive Employee Safety Engagement

When building new facilities or defining new processes, employers can eliminate – or at least minimize – hazards before the work even....More
Sep 29, 2014

In Safety, There’s One Thing We Control 100 Percent of the Time

“Right is right even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong even if everyone is for it.”  The quote above – by William....More
Aug 19, 2014

Is 'Safety Culture' Dead?2

In 1988, after the incident at Chernobyl, a new term arrived to arm safety professionals the world over. The report of the International Nuclear....More
Aug 18, 2014

Four Traits of a Great Leader

Four Traits of a Great Leader Success comes in many forms. The concept is so complex that perspective point plays a major role in its definition....More
Aug 06, 2014

You Can’t Fix a Broken Safety Culture4

Companies need to realize that a strong safety culture requires an ongoing commitment – it’s not something that you just “fix....More
Jun 04, 2014

Risk-Tolerant or Control-Deprived?

I was at a conference recently and went to a session about risk tolerance. The idea of risk tolerance is not new but the presentation piqued my....More
May 29, 2014

Why Safety Culture is More Important than Productivity1

When the new CEO of Alcoa Aluminum, Paul O’Neill, met the board and major investors for the first time, he didn’t mention profits,....More
May 01, 2014

To Grasp the Gravity of Workplace Safety, Seeing Is Believing

Do you believe in gravity? If I asked you this question, you'd of course say yes. If I took some time to explain Sir Isaac Newton's theory....More
Mar 24, 2014

Will That Be Cash, Credit or Leadership Currency?

"That'll be $20.14," the cashier says politely. "Cash, credit or ... debit?"  "Credit, please," you respond....More
Mar 18, 2014

Build Trust by Making Strong Leadership a Thing of the Past ... and Future

Life is fraught with uncertainty. Yet everyday we choose to trust/believe that certain things will occur. Consider the following scenarios. How many....More
Feb 26, 2014

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....More
Feb 10, 2014

Will You Allow Me the Pleasure of Refilling Your Drinks?

A waiter serves his patrons at a lively restaurant. The music, the clinking of silverware striking the porcelain china, the murmur of whispering....More
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....More
Jan 28, 2014

Don't Fall into the 'After' Trap

Today, it dawned on me why so many leaders tell you that safety isn’t – or shouldn’t be – a priority (because priorities....More
Oct 18, 2013

Learning a Magician's Tricks of the Trade Can Give Your Career the Magic Touch2

Most people love magic. It piques our inquisitive side, as we try to figure out how the master magician creates the impossible from the improbable....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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