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Executive Brief - Jan. 7, 2016 - New Ozone Rules Could Mean Costly Changes for Companies
NAEM Executive Brief January 7, 2016

"You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do." - Henry Ford, (1863 - 1947), American industrialist and the founder of the Ford Motor Co.

New Ozone Rules Could Mean Costly Changes for Companies
While most of us were still focusing on family, food and festivities, the revision to new Ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) became effective on December 28, 2015. As a result of this regulatory action, many new areas will now face more stringent emission control for nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOC). To help you prepare for this sweeping new regulation, here is a quick overview of the new regulatory requirements and the key milestones for its implementation. Read more...

The Number One New Year's Resolution Every Leader Should Make
We're all very comfortable making resolutions in our personal lives, whether it be about weight, smoking, or whatever. Resolutions in business may seem corny, but what's corny about getting your people all fired up about their work lives and the rewards that come with success? Read more...

Practical Insights into the Implementation of GHS Around the Globe
Since its first publication in 2003, over 50 distinct countries have adopted the Globally Harmonized System (GHS). Most recently in the United States, OSHA's adoption of GHS is the first significant change to its Hazard Communication Standard in nearly 30 years. As the GHS wave continues and more countries adopt it, one thing has become clear: each implementation has its own unique flavor. Companies are therefore challenged with understanding the nuances and implications. What is truly harmonized? What is different? What are the implications for Safety Data Sheets and Labels? Read more...
This article is a benefit of IHS's sponsorship of the 2015 NAEM Forum.

Active-shooter Training for Office Workers Used to be About Hiding. Not Anymore.
Spooked by a year of high-profile rampages, hundreds of companies and organizations are racing to train their workers how to react to a shooter in their workplaces. And after decades of telling employees to lock down and shelter in place, they are teaching them to fight back if evacuating is not an option. Read more...

How One Sustainability Pro Broke Out of Her Silo
Sandy Nessing, managing director of sustainability and EHS strategy and design for American Electric Power, explains the keys to breaking out of silos: "Communication. Appreciation. Listening. You need to have all three to break down silos. You need to build trust with people, that they know you have their back. You have to listen to what they are saying and what they are not saying as well. You need to learn about their job." Read more...

Recycled Water In Demand, And Not Just For Parks, Golf Courses
The ongoing drought in California has driven interest in using recycled water instead of drinking-quality water for uses ranging from watering home gardens to helping cool down a power plant. However, availability largely depends on where the "purple pipes" run. The cost of a gallon of recycled water is approximately one-quarter that of a gallon of drinking water. 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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