Sandy Smith

Editor-in-Chief, EHS Today

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 interviewed about occupational safety and health for documentaries and television programs, has served as a panelist on roundtables, has provided the keynote address for occupational safety and health conferences and has won national and international awards for her articles. 

Posts by Sandy Smith

Mar 25, 2014

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory: Lessons Still To Be Learned

More than 100 years after the fire that altered the course of worker safety in the United States, workers in other parts of the world still wait for....More
Feb 26, 2014

Bullying Is Bullcrap (or, Be a Mentor, Not a Jerk)

Bullying takes all shapes and forms, from kids arguing on the playground to employees literally and figuratively duking it out at work. Sometimes, it....More
Jan 09, 2014

Profiting from Tragedy

I can remember exactly where I was on 9/11. I’m sure you can too and I’m certain most U.S....More
Nov 26, 2013

Murder For Money

I think it’s time that we, as a society, started demanding that employers and contractors who knowingly cause or contribute to deadly workplace....More
Oct 07, 2013

Stairway to an OSHA Citation

If you’re in safety, chances are you’ve seen the YouTube video “Stairway to Heaven.” In the video, a communications tower....More
Sep 13, 2013

Creating a Culture of Contempt for Safety

Yet another former Massey Energy employee has been sentenced on federal charges that he conspired to impede MSHA inspections and violated federal....More
Aug 12, 2013

The Great Blackout of 2003

We are responsible for the Great East Coast Blackout of 2003. Well, the aging utility grid, overgrown trees and the software of FirstEnergy Corp....More
Jul 31, 2013

Mad as Hell Part 2

I recently won a journalism award for an editorial titled, “I’m Mad as Hell!” I realize I frequently am angry and disappointed when it comes to....More
May 09, 2013

Tales from the Crime Scene

I now live six blocks from a notorious crime scene. Never thought those words would come out of my mouth. Notorious. Crime. Scene. For more....More
Apr 19, 2013

Tragedy in Texas

An entire county is (rightly) outraged over the Boston Marathon bombings. Flags are flying at half-mast, the Star Spangled Banner is being sung with....More

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