Editor's Note

Editor’s Note: You inspire us

December marks my 22nd year with Safety+Health. It’s a reminder that I’m privileged to work on a publication that serves the occupational safety and health community. I’m also fortunate and proud to work with a great team.

I don’t know if it’s a Midwest thing or just this particular group of people, but we’re not super-comfortable tooting our own horn. But when S+H Publisher Deborah Meyer encouraged me to submit S+H content for a publishing industry award, we decided to go big.

That’s why I’m delighted to announce that S+H has won a 2022 Folio: Eddie Award, described by its organizers as “the most prestigious recognition program in the publishing community, recognizing excellence in editorial content and design across print and digital media. … As one of the broadest and longest-running competitions for editors and designers for nearly 30 years strong, winning an Eddie or Ozzie comes with the added honor of being judged exceptional by one’s own peers – all of whom are experts in journalism or design.”

This year’s winners include well-known publications such as AARP Bulletin, Better Homes & Gardens, CNET, Consumer Reports, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, National Geographic, Parents, Real Simple and Variety.

It’s a big deal for us. For allowing me to be part of it, I thank Deborah; Senior Managing Editor Jennifer Yario; Associate Editors Barry Bottino, Kevin Druley and Alan Ferguson; Copy Editor Paul Wleklinski; Senior Graphic Designer Mike Sharkey; Online Content Manager Amy Bellinger; Production Coordinator Joy Tan-Pipilas; Publications Specialist Jeanne Nallon; Advertising Coordinator Isidora Hernandez; and Advertising Sales Manager Karen Lord.

And my heartfelt thanks to all of you for reading S+H – and for the important work you do. You inspire us.

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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