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Executive Brief - May 18, 2017 - How Our Company Learned to Make Better Predictions About Everything
NAEM Executive Brief May 18, 2017

“Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall.” - Ray Bradbury (1920 - 2012), American author and screenwriter

How Our Company Learned to Make Better Predictions About Everything
The best forecasters demonstrate a willingness to learn from past mistakes and continually update their theoretical priors. Our ability to predict, like any other skill, can improve with practice. Read more...
Harvard Business Review

Why is Energy-From-Waste Slow to Catch on in the U.S.?
Energy-from-waste is growing fast in Europe and parts of Asia. But it’s relatively stagnant here in the United States. In fact, the percentage of waste we burn for energy is actually slightly down in the past five years. What’s holding the U.S. back? Read more...
Triple Pundit

Connecting the Worker to Hearing Protection
In a connected workplace, employees and supervisors accurately would know how much protection each worker achieves with a particular earplug or earmuff. Read more...
EHS Today

Leadership in a Crisis – How To Be a Leader
From the former CEO of Medtronic, here are seven lessons for leaders charged with leading their organizations through a crisis. Read more...
Wall Street Journal

World’s Biggest Wind Turbines Help Drive Down Renewable Energy Costs
Each of the 195 meter-tall turbines produce 8MW, which is more than twice the power capacity of those installed a decade ago. Installing fewer but larger turbines has shown to be the most cost effective strategy. Read more...
The Guardian

Workplace Drug Testing Finds Cocaine, Marijuana Use At 12-Year High
Employees increasingly are testing positive for marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamines at work, driving the rates of positive drug tests in the United States to the highest level in 12 years. Experts believe people have become more casual about marijuana use as more states have legalized it for medical or recreational purposes. Read more...
Chicago Tribune

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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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