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Executive Brief - Jan. 8, 2015 - Expect Nonstop Energy Drama in 2015
NAEM Executive Brief Jan. 8, 2015

"What is not started today is never finished tomorrow." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, (1450-1506), (1749 - 1832), German writer and statesman

Expect Nonstop Energy Drama in 2015
President Obama's administration will spend 2015 taking on energy controversies from fracking to smog, from interstate air pollution to coal-burning power plants. But Republicans, with the Senate under their control, vow to wield their spending and investigative powers to ensure none of this goes down easily. Read more...

Adventures in Environmental Engineering
The last 30 years have been an exciting journey. Now get ready for the future. Read more...
This article originally appeared in PE magazine. Thank you to Kris Morico for sharing it with us.

Infographic: OSHA's New Injury Reporting Rule Explained
Beginning on January 1, new requirements for reporting serious work-related injuries and illnesses will take effect. Are you prepared? This BLR infographic shows how to determine whether an injury must be reported to OSHA under the revised rule. Read more...

Chinese Court Orders 6 Companies to Pay $26 Million for Polluting
A court in eastern China has ordered six companies to pay fines totaling about $26 million for discharging waste acid into two waterways, according to the court's microblog account. The fine, 160 million renminbi, is the biggest of any Chinese environmental pollution case and seems to signal that officials are trying to crack down on companies that have steadily degraded much of China's land, water and air. Read more...

A Shadow Economy Lurks In An Electronics Graveyard
The average American produces an estimated 66 pounds of electronic waste every year. You can't compost it; it's gotta go somewhere. Often, in violation of the law, that means a dump in the developing world - like the region of Agbogbloshie in the West African nation Ghana. Read more...

Goats Help Reduce Christmas Tree Waste
It's that time of year again - when countless Christmas trees go from being the resplendently ornamented focal point of the season to a sad heap on the sidewalk. Instead of winding up in a landfill, some trees are being fed to goats, which strip down the trees in preparation for chipping or cutting. 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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