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December 1, 2012

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Dec. 4 marks my 12th year at the National Safety Council, working in various roles on this publication. I’ve “grown up” with the magazine and – through small successes and big mistakes – have learned a lot.

Over the years I’ve worked with some good people, but this month I’d like to use this column to acknowledge the hard work of the current Safety+Health team. Some names you’ll recognize from article bylines; others appear only on the magazine’s masthead. Yet without each of them, the magazine would never arrive in your mailbox. Printer deadlines simply cannot be missed, and in addition to the typical race-the-clock parts of the publishing process, this team has contended with snowstorms, pregnancies and power outages and has always come through. I know that, for safety professionals, the fight against worker complacency is a perpetual one. So I’m awed by and grateful for how much the S+H team continues to care. My thanks to:

On the Editorial Production side:
Managing Editor Jennifer Yario, Copy Editor Bryan O’Donnell, Senior Graphic Designer Ian Palmer and Editorial Assistant Tracy Haas – they work to make both the editorial content and the design clear, clean and consistent.

On the Editorial side:
Senior Associate Editor Kyle W. Morrison and Associate Editors Ashley Johnson and Thomas J. Bukowski – their reporting and writing skills have raised the bar on what readers tell us they have come to expect from the magazine.

On the Online side:
Online Content Manager Amy Bellinger – she continues to inspire me with her unflagging enthusiasm for all things digital and her belief that we can get where we need to go.

Overall:
Publisher Suzanne Powills – her guidance and her genuine pride in this magazine set an example for the entire S+H team on what it means to “continue to care.”

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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