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Executive Brief - Nov 26 2013 - US Injury Rates Continue to improve
NAEM Executive Brief Nov. 26, 2013

"Patience is passion tamed." - Lyman Abbott, (1835 - 1922) American theologian

Shell Puts an Internal Price on Carbon Pollution
There is a section within Royal Dutch Shell's 2012 sustainability report, released last spring, which describes the oil company's self-imposed carbon pollution price. Yes, you read those last three words correctly and they are not a typo. Read more...

2012 Injury and Illness Rate Declines, Continuing Decade Trend
Private industry's incidence rate of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses declined from 3.5 cases per 100 full-time workers in 2011 to 3.4 cases in 2012, according to estimates from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Private-industry employers reported nearly 3 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2012, according to the agency. Read more... View the BLS Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses.

Does Poor Safety Equal Poor Management?
In interviews with high-ranking leaders from various organizations, the majority indicated that they demand excellence in safety from contractors and suppliers for the very reason that they view poor safety results as a warning sign of other management or performance weaknesses. Read more...

Thanksgiving Special: Be Grateful More Often
Expressing gratitude is as good as pumpkin pie... and you can do it all year long. Read more...

Sierra Nevada Brewing Achieves 99.8% Waste Diversion
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is the first to receive the US Zero Waste Business Council's platinum certification - the highest possible rating - for successfully diverting 99.8 percent of its waste. The company says its waste-management efforts also saved some $5,398,470 in avoided disposal costs and $903,308 in 2012 revenue. Read more...

Filibuster Demolition Could Clear the Air for Greener Rulings
When Senate Democrats blew up the filibuster Thursday, they didn't just rewrite some rules. They struck a mortal blow to a tradition that has blockaded effective action on climate change. 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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