Editor's Note

Editor's Note: For the hundredth time ...

Last month, when I was trying to think of a topic for my Editor’s Note, I did a little math in my head and realized that the May 2015 issue would mark the 100th time I’ve written a note for this publication.

Publisher Suzanne Powills and I are the Ancient Mariners of Safety+Health, keeping tabs on each other to make sure we don’t too frequently repeat stories involving former staff members who’ve been gone from the National Safety Council for so long that no one else on the S+H team knows who they are.

But in reaching the milestone of my 100th Editor’s Note, I can’t help but look back at my time at NSC and feel gratitude toward the people who have provided guidance along the way, the people I’ve worked with on a daily basis (both those in the past and the fantastic group I work with now) and the sheer privilege of being allowed to be a part of this magazine. I’m equally grateful to you, S+H’s readers, who have taught me and the team so much, shared your professional expertise, provided feedback and encouragement when you believe we’ve done well, and showed graciousness and generosity when we’ve messed up.

You’ve never hesitated to get in touch when you’ve got something on your minds, and I hope that never stops. Thanks for reading S+H.

P.S.: Among the other things I’ve learned as editor are OSHA-related acronyms, terms and processes. This month, for fun, we’ve created a “how well do you know OSHA?” quiz based on some of them. (Be advised that the scoring system is completely non-scientific.) Give it a shot and, if you’re on Twitter, let us know how you did at @SafetyHealthMag.

Melissa J. Ruminski 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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