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Editor's Note

Editor's Note: Looking back and looking forward

November 25, 2013

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This month’s issue of Safety+Health does a lot of looking back.

Our presentation of OSHA’s “Top 10” list features the most cited violations during fiscal year 2013 – and includes comparisons of certain data over the past decade. (Unfortunately, the federal government shutdown prevented us from obtaining some of the data we typically provide, including willful/serious violations.)

We also present a Q&A – an “exit interview,” if you will – with Janet Froetscher, who, after a five-year tenure as president and CEO of the National Safety Council, is pursuing a new challenge.

All of this prompted me to take a look back at Safety+Health’s year. What stands out most is our new website. The S+H editorial team follows and writes news daily, and the new site allows us to post the news as it’s written. We also have become more active on social media, and are excited by the opportunities it provides for hearing from, and communicating with, both our loyal readers and people who may not be familiar with us.

As we approach the new year, the S+H team’s efforts to improve the website and reach out via social media will continue. But we also understand that for some of you, technology may be moving more quickly than you’re comfortable with – or it may be that you simply prefer holding a magazine in your hand. Please be assured that we’ll put as much time and effort into the print version of S+H as we always have, and will continue to look for ways to improve.

Whether you prefer reading from a printed page or a scrolling screen, we’re here for you. Have a safe and happy holiday season, and we’ll see you in 2014.

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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