Editor's Note: Recognition

August 1, 2013

Congratulations to Senior Associate Editor Kyle W. Morrison, who has been recognized with a 2013 “Azbee” from the American Society of Business Publication Editors for his May 2012 article, GHS is here.

Regular readers of this publication know Kyle as a man who wears many hats: reporter, columnist, blogger and webinar moderator. For more than six years he and I have worked within yards of each other here at the National Safety Council headquarters in Itasca, IL, discussing news, debating story pitches and sometimes flat-out arguing – all in the pursuit of providing Safety+Health readers with quality coverage of occupational safety and health news and trends.

Kyle recently relocated to outside Baltimore – putting him closer to the action in Washington. His new proximity to the center of government enables him to attend more meetings, hearings and conferences in person, which will result in even more extensive coverage (including live social media updates) of OSHA, NIOSH and all things workplace safety-related. We’re excited about the possibilities of this new arrangement. The only downside – and it’s small and purely personal – is that he and I can no longer argue face to face. But there’s always the phone.

The submission deadline for the National Safety Council’s own recognition of good work – “CEOs Who ‘Get It’” – is Aug. 30. For those unfamiliar with it, CWGI is an annual showcase of executives from organizations of all sizes whose actions demonstrate a personal commitment to workplace safety and health.

If you believe your CEO “gets it,” NSC encourages you to submit a form – available on the home page of the S+H website – and say why. A Q&A with each of the selected CEOs will appear in the February 2014 issue.

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