Editor's Note

Editor's Note: Spend some time ‘On the Safe Side’

As I write this (seated at a kitchen table), many states’ stay-at-home orders are still in place. And despite all the technology available to keep people connected, it’s easy at times to feel isolated from our co-workers or our profession.

That’s why I hope you’ll take 30 or so minutes every month to join Safety+Health On the Safe Side. In our new podcast, the editorial team discusses occupational safety and health topics and talks with well-known people in the OSH field.

If you attend S+H webinars, you’ll recognize the voices of our podcast hosts: Associate Editors Barry Bottino, Kevin Druley and Alan Ferguson. They were enthusiastic about this project from day one, and I want to thank them here for accepting the challenge and running with it.

I know Barry, Kevin and Alan enjoyed the time they spent together recording the initial podcast in the studio at National Safety Council headquarters. But no sooner did the podcast launch than COVID-19 hit, and for the time being they, too, are at home, calling in for the recording of each new segment. But my hope is that this may heighten the sense of community for our listeners: We’re in this together, and we’re learning as we go.

You can find episodes of “On the Safe Side” in Apple Podcasts or on SoundCloud, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.

June’s episode features NSC President and CEO Lorraine M. Martin, who talks about something else that’s new: the rollout of a new logo and mission statement. Look for changes in upcoming issues of S+H. Thanks for reading.

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