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Approaching the century mark

September 1, 2012

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This month, a large portion of the magazine is dedicated to pre-show coverage of the 2012 National Safety Council Congress & Expo, which will take place Oct. 20-25 in Orlando, FL. If you’re attending this year’s event, the Safety+Health booth will be located at booth #1410 on the Expo Floor. When the S+H editorial team isn’t attending sessions or keeping other appointments, you’ll find us there. Or, stop by booth #2971 at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, and join us for OSHA’s presentation of the Top 10 most-cited violations for fiscal year 2012.

Have you ever “pictured” yourself on the cover of S+H? Once you’ve visited our booth, grab your smartphone and step across the aisle to the NSC Resource Center, where an oversized mockup of an S+H cover will be ready for your close-up.

This year’s Congress & Expo will kick off the National Safety Council’s yearlong celebration of its 100th anniversary. To highlight the journey of NSC and the progress made regarding injury prevention, the council is presenting some special exhibits, including the “100 Years of Safety” trail and the “Safety Theatre” featuring historical films and videos (more details on p. 57).

S+H won’t turn 100 until 2019. But I’ve been privileged to be a part of the magazine for almost a dozen of its 90-plus years, and to work with a talented editorial and production team. Among those team members is Associate Editor Ashley Johnson, who recently won a 2012 Azbee Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors. Ashley received the award for her February 2011 article, “‘We haven’t done a good job’: Reforming OSHA’s whistleblower program.” (Read it here.) For three years, Ashley has provided rock-solid reporting and writing for S+H, and it’s a pleasure to see her talents being recognized by her peers in the journalism/publishing world.

The opinions expressed in “Editor’s Note” do not necessarily reflect those of the National Safety Council or affiliated local Chapters.

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