Editor's Note: Ready for launch

July 1 is a big day for the Safety+Health team: Our new website will launch.

The site has been a long time coming, and we hope you’ll find it worth the wait. Aimed at both complementing and expanding on the print edition of S+H, the site features more immediate news and additional content, and serves as a platform on which to build a stronger social media presence.

Everyone on the S+H team played a role in this new website, but I’d like to extend my thanks to two people in particular – Online Content Manager Amy Bellinger and Managing Editor Jennifer Yario.

Without Amy, I simply don’t know how this site would have been possible. She and our web developers spoke the same language, and during portions of certain conference calls – as technical phrases and acronyms swirled around the room and over my head – I was always confident that with Amy on board, the right decisions would be made. She is a staunch advocate for the end user and was endlessly patient as I got up to speed on what, for me, was a new and sometimes intimidating world. Amy truly put her heart and soul into this project, and I owe her a debt of gratitude.

Jennifer also has played a huge part in the website’s development. She, Amy and I sat though many hours of meetings – bouncing ideas off each other, making decisions and creating processes. And as I write this, Jennifer and I are preparing to add tags and keywords to thousands of pages of online content, with thousands more to come in the months ahead.

We’ll be adding content to the site as quickly as we can, and we hope you’ll follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+. All of this is intended to create a stronger connection with our readers. We’ll be learning as we go. Please visit sh.nsc.org and become part of our community.

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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