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Executive Brief - May 10, 2018 - Gina McCarthy's Advice for Environmental Champions: Be Persistent
NAEM Executive Brief May 10, 2018

"The only time you don’t want to fail is the last time you try." - Charles F. Kettering (1876 – 1958), American inventor, engineer, and businessman

Gina McCarthy's Advice for Environmental Champions: Be Persistent
Former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy has advice for those who are making the business case for environmental protection from within companies today. She says, "if you want to get attention of company leadership to new ideas, policies, practices and investments that show your company's commitment to the environment, health, safety and sustainability, you have to build momentum and be persistent."
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The GreenTie Blog

Mobile, Wireless Technology Connects With Worker Safety
The same wireless technology that lets you set a home's air conditioner settings with a smartphone or guides your car to a restaurant is also helping to protect workers from safety hazards. Driving the trend is rapidly improving wireless and mobile technology, and a growing acceptance among workers and managers at ease with using smartphones and tablets.
This article is benefit of Bloomberg's sponsorship of NAEM's EHS Compliance Management Conference.
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Bloomberg Environment

Good Systems Are Essential to Great Safety Cultures
There is no "one right way" to build a safer culture, but rather, it is a myriad of elements that must be employed to build robustness within the safety process. Simply put, organizations that demonstrate world-class performance employ a strategy with elements that control loss-producing variation throughout the work system.
This article is benefit of Intelex's sponsorship of NAEM's EHS Compliance Management Conference.
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Intelex Technologies Inc.

Workforce Drug Positivity at Highest Rate in a Decade
The American workforce remains at its highest rate of drug use in more than a decade, according to a new analysis released by Quest Diagnostics. Nationally, the positivity rate for the combined U.S. workforce was 4.2% in 2017.
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EHS Today

This U.N. Guide Aims to Make it Simpler for Banks to Talk about Climate Risks
Voluntary disclosure recommendations can be tough to interpret and even tougher to implement, especially within the framework of existing risk management models and mandated disclosure policies. To kickstart progress in the banking sector, a U.N. group published what they’re calling a "methodology" for assessing and discussing specific risks and opportunities associated with the transition to a low-carbon economy.
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Greenbiz

U.S. Plastics Producers Set Goals to Recycle or Recover 100% of Plastic Packaging by 2040
Together as part of the American Chemistry Council Plastics Division, 15 leading resin manufacturers have strengthened their commitments to capturing, recycling and recovering plastics with three new ambitious goals.
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Sustainable Brands

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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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