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Executive Brief - April 12, 2018 - Are Your Asks Up to Task? Striking the Right Balance on Incident
NAEM Executive Brief April 12, 2018

"All men’s gains are the fruit of venturing." - Herodotus (c. 484 – c. 425 BC), Greek historian

Are Your Asks Up to Task? Striking the Right Balance on Incident Reporting Forms
Most safety practitioners want to capture as much data as possible during the incident reporting process. However, the needs the EHS professional must be balanced against the behavioral characteristics of the person reporting the incident. If you ask too many questions, the quality of the response tends to decrease. If you don't ask enough questions, there won't be enough information to properly manage the incident.
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The Green Tie

NSC Calls for Ban on Electronic Devices Behind the Wheel
The National Safety Council is pushing for a full ban on electronic devices for drivers and is reminding motorists to pay more attention during Distracted Driving Awareness Month, which occurs during April.
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EHS Today

In His Haste to Roll Back Rules, Scott Pruitt, E.P.A. Chief, Risks His Agenda
Legal experts and White House officials say that in Mr. Pruitt's haste to undo government rules, he has often been less than rigorous in following important procedures. The result is that the rollbacks, intended to fulfill one of the president's central campaign pledges, may ultimately be undercut or reversed.
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The New York Times

Nestlé Aims to Make 100% Recyclable or Reusable Packaging by 2025
The company believes that there is an urgent need to minimize the impact of packaging on the environment. To that end, the company will focus on three core areas: eliminating non-recyclable plastics, encouraging the use of plastics that allow better recycling rates and eliminating or changing the complex combinations of packaging materials.
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How to Collaborate When You Don't Have Consensus
Three “stretch” strategies can help teams move forward when members can't agree or don't trust one another.
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China's Xuzhou Begins Environmental Checks to Meet 2018 Clean Air Targets
The Chinese city of Xuzhou is carrying out environmental inspections targeting air pollution emissions at industrial plants, construction sites and in the transportation sector that are expected to last for as long as six months.

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NAEM Introduces Excellence Awards

July 25, 2018

The National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) will host its inaugural Excellence Awards on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the 26th Annual EHS & Sustainability Management Forum. During this award program's first year, NAEM will be presenting a Lifetime Achievement Award and six NexGen Leader Awards, thanks to supporting sponsorship by AECOM. The NAEM Excellence Awards exist to recognize and elevate leaders in the corporate EHS&S community as well as showcase best practices of EHS&S management in corporations.

NAEM to Contribute Research Insights to May 30 Arcadis Webinar

May 25, 2018

NAEM Executive Director, Carol Singer Neuvelt, will present research insights and emerging trends during an upcoming webinar with Arcadis on May 30 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m (ET). The free, Arcadis-hosted presentation, "Use Your EHS Data for Smarter, Better, Faster Decision Making" will identify opportunities for environment, health, safety and sustainability (EHS&S) leaders to leverage predictive analytics and data management systems to better manage risk. Arcadis is the leading global design and consulting firm for natural and built assets.

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