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Executive Brief - March 24, 2016 - OSHA Says More Than 10,000 Severe Injuries Reported In 2015
NAEM Executive Brief March 24, 2016

"If you want something you have never had, you must be willing to do something you have never done." - Unknown

OSHA Says More Than 10,000 Severe Injuries Reported In 2015
More than 10,000 severe occupational injuries were reported to OSHA during the initial year of the agency's new reporting requirement. On average, 30 work-related severe injuries occurred per day, according to a report released March 17. However, the agency estimates that at least 50 percent of severe injuries are not being reported, and said it is working to create outreach targeted at small- and mid-sized employers who may not be aware of the new requirements. Read more...

Microsoft, Mars, Ingersoll Rand on How to Profit from Climate Leadership
The EPA recently announced its climate leadership awards, recognizing companies, organizations and partnerships for managing and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in internal operations and throughout the supply chain, as well as integrating climate resilience into their operating strategies. Read more...

App Counts The Carbon Cost Of Employees' Commutes
Companies are starting to include emissions from employee commuting into calculations of their carbon footprint. Now, there's an app for that. Read more...

Obama, Trudeau Announce Long List for Climate Collaboration
President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau ended their first meeting with a long announcement on areas for climate cooperation. They plan to work closely with Mexico to develop "a comprehensive and enduring North American climate and energy partnership." Read the areas of collaboration. Read more...

Presenteeism Costs Business 10 Times More than Absenteeism
On average, employees cost businesses the equivalent of three months per year in lost productivity, according to a new GCC Insights report by Global Corporate Challenge. The report found that while employees were absent from work an average of four days per year each, they confessed to being unproductive on the job for 57.5 days each - almost three working months. Businesses wanting to improve productivity should focus on reducing presenteeism, which is the problem of workers' being on the job but, because of illness or other medical conditions, not fully functioning. Read more...

A Management System Can Get you Home for Dinner with Your Family
Researchers have found that looking for root causes works in many settings. "The Toyota Production System is arguably the most important invention in operations since Henry Ford's Model T began rolling off the production line," the Harvard Business Review observed in 2011. Apply the 5 whys at home and see where you can find efficiencies. Read more...

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Gina McCarthy to Share Inspiring Vision at NAEM’s Conference for Corporate EHS&S Leaders

April 5, 2018

Safeguarding the environment and protecting public health can go hand-in-hand with business growth, Gina McCarthy says, and on May 16 she will share this vision with corporate leaders at NAEM's 2018 Compliance Management conference in Austin.

To Make the Most of an EHS & Sustainability Software Investment, Don’t Skimp on the Implementation

March 7, 2018

Software is a powerful tool for accelerating EHS & Sustainability performance, but even the best tool can fail if it’s not implemented well, according to a new NAEM report that was published today. At the heart of the findings in NAEM’s “Ready, Set, Implement: How to Successfully Deploy an EHS & Sustainability Software System” is that success—or failure— often comes down to how well the company mapped the system to its core processes, trained its users and sold the value to the organization.

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