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  • Creating a Net Positive Organization

    By: Charles Redinger
    December 8, 2021
    Creating a Net Positive Organization
    Possibly the most important and complex thing we do in our professional practice is the management of change (MOC). This is a central component of our management systems, and, is also referred to as change management. As EHSS professionals we orient to MOC mainly from a technical perspective. I focus here on a non-technical aspect of it and suggest that we stand at a leadership threshold, one, that if we step through, can provide greater enterprise-wide impact.
  • Mapping ESG strategy to Plan-Do-Check-Act

    By: Joy Inouye
    December 8, 2021
    Mapping ESG Strategy to Plan-Do-Check-Act
    The topic of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors has increasingly been getting more traction and attention from the world’s leading companies, investors, and consumers. More companies like yours are looking for the best way to establish and implement actions and strategies related to ESG, managing and evaluating these efforts in similar ways to other management system activities. What you need is a process to guide your ESG activities and to know if they are achieving the desired outcomes and enhancing your business performance.
  • The Path to Net Zero

    By: Heather Moore, P.E.
    November 23, 2021
    NAEM Blog: The Path to Net Zero
    The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report (AR6)1 could not have been clearer. Human activity has warmed our planet and to manage global warming, we must limit cumulative carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to at least net zero, while cutting other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To keep global warming to 1.5°C as targeted by the Paris Agreement and to reduce the destructive impacts of climate change, global GHG emissions need to reach net zero by 2050. Without action, weather and climate extremes will become more frequent and intense in every region across the globe.
  • ISO 45001: Protecting Your People

    By: Bill Barnes
    November 18, 2021
    NAEM Blog: ISO 45001: Protect Your People
    Occupational health and safety management systems have traditionally focused on physical safety rather than broader health and well-being. With both the impact and costs of employee mental health building as a result of the pandemic, organizations are now recognizing that OH&S is no longer just about managing physical risk, it must address the often hidden challenges that mental health and well-being brings to the changing world of work.
  • 7 Steps to Develop and Implement an ESG Strategy

    By: Nick Martin
    October 21, 2021
    NAEM Blog 7 Steps to Develop and Implement an ESG Strategy
    The time has passed for organizations to take a passive approach to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) planning. Now more than ever, investors, employees, and customers are shining a bright light on companies’ ESG strategies, practices, and performance when deciding where and with whom to partner with or invest in.
  • 5 Best Practices for a Successful Safety Observations Program

    By: Jean-Grégoire Manoukian
    October 21, 2021
    NAEM Blog 5 Best Practices for a Successful Safety and Observations Program
    You may already have a program in place to capture near misses and incidents in your organization. But what about observations of at-risk or unsafe conditions or behaviors? Data on observations can help to identify hazards, risks, and behaviors that need to change. If your company does not have a program where workers can capture and report observations, there are five best practices to help you get started.
  • High Performing Health and Safety Programs Rely on EHS Software

    By: Toby Graham
    October 12, 2021
    High Performing Health and Safety Programs Rely on EHS Software
    Upgrading systems or investing in new technology requires a system-wide change that typically starts with the question, “What’s the return on investment?” Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) program managers, along with those involved in the day-to-day operations of safety programs, are helping us answer that question, and will lead their organizations to improve their health and safety programs.
  • The Power of a Centralized ESG Management System to Streamline Company Acquisitions

    By: Lindsay Brill
    October 11, 2021
    The Power of a Centralized ESG Management System to Streamline Company Acquisitions
    Mergers and acquisitions are a common practice in today’s increasingly global world. While deals are getting bigger, piquing the interest of more companies to follow suit, the reality of mergers and acquisitions for leaders and their employees involved in the undertaking can be a challenging one filled with on-going changes and uncertainties.
  • On-Site & Remote: A flexible approach to ISO 45001 and ISO 14001 certification

    By: Bill Barnes
    October 8, 2021
    NAEM Blog: Onsite and Remote: A flexible approach to ISO 45001 and ISO 14001 certification
    When NA Höganäs decided to pursue significant growth objectives in North America, certification to ISO 45001 and ISO 14001 helped demonstrate a commitment to increasingly important safety and environmental considerations. Here, we speak with David Johnson – EHS Manager at NA Höganäs – about the role that a blended on-site and remote approach to auditing played in helping NA Höganäs meet its business-critical certification plans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • EHS and Its Value to Management

    By: Langdon Dement
    October 5, 2021
    EHS and its Value to Management
    Workplace health and safety is essential in creating effective businesses that are productive, provide quality at all levels, and empower employees to be engaged, no matter the situation. That being said, not all organizations are at a place of “internal comfort” when it comes to health and safety.
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