Blog Contributors

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, occupational safety and health, government purchasing and U.S. manufacturing. As a former editorial-staff...

in EHS OutLoud Blog Oct 16, 2014

Is a Human Life Worth $2,363?

The family of a 20-year-old construction worker who died on a Wyoming construction site is asking state lawmakers to consider legislation that would mandate an automatic $50,000 fine for safety violations that cause workplace fatalities....More

Ginger Christ

Ginger Christ is an associate editor for EHS Today, a Penton publication.

She has covered business news for the past seven years, working at daily and weekly newspapers and magazines in Ohio, including the Dayton Business Journal and Crain’s Cleveland Business.

Most recently...

in EHS OutLoud Blog Feb 29, 2016

Treading Gingerly: Safety Isn't Cool

From age 7 to 31, you're never too cool to be safe....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 accomplished marketer with over 10 years’ experience helping develop the product roadmap and launching...

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

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 “Leadership Requires Extra Innings” (with Second City Publishing Services, 2013). Proceeds...

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

Aaron J. Morrow

Aaron J. Morrow, CHST, works as a project HSE manager and is a safety consultant, an OSHA 500 trainer, a Cal/OSHA 5109 trainer and a construction risk insurance specialist.

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 of gravity or Einstein's general theory of relativity, or even explained how Galileo Galilei in the late 16th century would roll balls down hills and drop them off towers to show that....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 "The 50 People Who...

Distracted Driving: A Decision of This Against the Choice of That for The Chance

We often assign names, titles to actions that are otherwise nothing more than risk-based decisions. Distracted driving unfortunately is one of them....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 interviewed about occupational safety and health for documentaries and television programs, has...

John Surma

John Surma is Special Counsel in the Houston office of Adams and Reese.  He has practiced law since 1995 and for the majority of his career he has counseled clients with health and safety issues in the workplace.  He helps employers deal with compliance issues and troubled safety...

in EHS OutLoud Blog Mar 11, 2015

What A Long, Strange Trip It’s Been (OSHA’s new rules and the strange ways they work)

As most in the safety profession know, OSHA changed the rules related to recordkeeping and reporting effective Jan. 1, 2015. The changes to the recordkeeping rules essentially did two things: changed who had to engage in recordkeeping and required the submission of records electronically to OSHA. (The summary of those records still must....More

Jason Townsell

Jason Townsell, CSP, was named EHS Today's 2010 Future Leader in EHS. He works for AECOM as a program safety manager at San Diego International Airport.

(The postings on this site represent the author'...

in EHS OutLoud Blog Jun 24, 2013

The Future of EHS Training and Development?

French classical author François de la Rochefoucauld famously said, “The only thing constant in life is change.” When considering the professional landscape and related technological opportunities, a truer statement could not be made....More

Stefanie Valentic

Stefanie Valentic is an associate editor for EHS Today magazine, a Penton Media Inc. publication.

in EHS OutLoud Blog Jan 20, 2017

EHSFIT: Finding Your Passion

Staying active in cooler temperatures and avoiding cabin fever can be quite the challenge. For me, it’s always a balance between the cold and precipitation this time of year. It’s not much different than assessing risk in the workplace. I always ask a set of questions: What is the temperature? If it is between 30°F and....More

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