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Editor's Note: At press time

April 23, 2017

Working on a monthly magazine can definitely mess with one’s perception of time. Even as one issue is in production, work on the next one is underway. As I write this, many of my colleagues have just returned from spring break family vacations, yet the members of the Safety+Health editorial team already have finished up their feature article assignments for the June issue and we’re discussing the lineup for July.

The time required for the publication to be printed and mailed inevitably creates a lag between when an issue of S+H is sent to the printer and when it appears in your inbox. That’s why anyone who reads the print edition of this magazine on a regular basis frequently will see the phrase “at press time” in certain news briefs and articles. It’s especially true for news dealing with federal rulemaking, which is a lengthy process at all times but takes on an added dimension when a new presidential administration comes to power.

As always, we’ll do our best to make sure the magazine is as current as possible when it heads to the printer. And we invite you to visit the S+H website daily for the most up-to-date news.

Right now, things are bustling here as we make last-minute tweaks and get the printer files for this issue ready to go, and I can sense that Managing Editor Jennifer Yario – patient though she is – would be very happy if I finished this column and filed it. So I’ll sign off now. It’s press time.

Melissa J. Ruminski The opinions expressed in “Editor’s Note” do not necessarily reflect those of the National Safety Council or affiliated local Chapters.