The next step


Last month marked my 10-year anniversary with Safety+Health magazine. When I came to the National Safety Council, I was in my twenties; now I'm pushing 40, have played a few different roles on the staff, and still am inspired by the dedication of the men and women who devote their careers to keeping people safe.

Most people's jobs involve tasks and details that are necessary even though they're not glamorous or fun, and for those things, I'm fond of the quote, "If it was fun they wouldn't call it work." However, I'm lucky to be able to say that the majority of my job is fun, and I owe that to the great people I work with. I don't have space to single them out by name – that'll be for another column – but I couldn't do this job without them: from the writers who spend so much time on the phone digging for the story and getting it written, to the production staff who make sure the words are as good as we can make them and the design is clean, to my publisher, who as a former journalist is a champion for quality editorial and a constant support.

The S+H team would not be complete without our online content editor, who is playing a large role as the magazine's website ( launch date approaches on Jan. 10. We're very pleased to be able to make S+H's full content available electronically to our readers, and we hope you'll be a frequent visitor to the site. That said, we remain devoted to the print edition of the magazine, as evidenced by the design changes you'll note in this month's issue. It's all part of our efforts to give you a great reading experience in the format of your choice.

These past 10 years have been rewarding for me. Thanks for being with us as S+H takes the next step on its journey.

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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