Editor's Note

Editor's Note: New voices

As we begin the second half of 2014, you’ll notice some new voices in Safety+Health magazine and at the National Safety Council as a whole.

The changes begin at the top. In May, Deborah A.P. Hersman became president and CEO of NSC. Hersman is well-known to anyone who follows transportation safety, having previously served as chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board. As she moves from the nation’s capital to suburban Chicago, Hersman brings many years of experience and a passion for safety. She speaks about both in a Q&A with Safety+Health.

Here at Safety+Health, we’re pleased to welcome to the editorial team two new associate editors: Tom Musick and Sarah Trotto. Both Tom and Sarah have strong reporting backgrounds and have hit the ground running. Look for their work in future issues of S+H.

In welcoming Tom and Sarah, we’re also saying goodbye and offering our best wishes to Thomas J. Bukowski and Ashley Johnson. Tom is staying in the NSC family by taking a position in the council’s Advocacy group, while Ashley has headed to the corporate world but finished strong at Safety+Health by winning another Azbee Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors. The award is for the “On Research” blog, which currently is on hiatus but will be back soon on the S+H website. In the meantime, we invite you to continue reading Senior Associate Editor Kyle Morrison’s blog, On Safety.

As a reader, I’m always looking forward to the next chapter. And as the editor of this publication, I’m eager to find out what Hersman’s reference to “challenging the status quo” will mean for the National Safety Council – and happy to be part of the team that reports on the topics that are important to safety professionals.

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