Executive Brief • November 7, 2019
NAEM Executive Brief, Selected News for the EHS Community
"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."
African proverb
2019 Drowsy Driving Prevention Week
The National Safety Foundation's goal is to reduce the number of drivers who elect to drive while sleep deprived. Drowsy driving is responsible for more than 6,400 U.S. deaths annually. Millions of Americans also experience excessive sleepiness as a result of sleep disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea and narcolepsy. NSF encourages everyone to prioritize sleep and drive when alert and refreshed. NSF has published a tool to calculate the cost of fatigue in the workplace.
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Sleep Foundation

Humanizing Your EHS Dashboard
Having the right perspective about our EHS data enables us to unlock its maximum benefit to our EHS culture. When we remember that real people are behind those statistics, we can fully understand the true cost of poor safety performance.
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Sponsored by VelocityEHS

A Strategic Framework for Enterprise Risk Management
When evaluating risks, organizations often use experience or intuition — but effective risk analysis requires structured, repeatable procedures that help systematically identify, analyze, evaluate, treat, monitor and communicate potentially risky future events.
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Sponsored by The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)

Scientists Around the World Declare 'Climate Emergency'
More than 11,000 signatories to a new research paper argue that we need new ways to measure the impacts of a changing climate on human society. In a report published in the journal BioScience, the world's leading climate scientists have added their names to a declaration calling the planet's current warming trends a "climate emergency."
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Smithsonian Mag

4 Reasons Good Employees Lose Their Motivation
Motivation — the willingness to get the job done by starting rather than procrastinating, persisting in the face of distractions, and investing enough mental effort to succeed — accounts for 40% of the success of team projects. Yet managers are often at a loss as to how to effectively motivate uninspired employees. Our review of research on motivation indicates that the key is for managers to first accurately identify the reason for an employee's lack of motivation and then apply a targeted strategy.
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Harvard Business Review

A GPS for Safety
Navigation from one location to another requires several pieces of information: your current location, the location of your destination, the path between and mode of transportation. To progress in safety performance, you need to know the equivalent of these things: your current status, your desired status, and the way you plan to get from one to the other.
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Find out how leading companies are integrating sustainability into the procurement processes, reshaping relationships with suppliers and overcoming common challenges along the way.
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Successful Supply Chain Sustainability Practices
Successful Supply Chain Sustainability Best Practices
November 13, 2019
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Where are leadership companies making headway on integrating sustainability into their supply chain? Where do they continue to encounter obstacles? What can we learn from some of the success stories? Find out on next week's free webinar.
Improve Enterprise Risk Management With Systems Thinking and New Technology
Improve Enterprise Risk Management With Systems Thinking and New Technology
November 21, 2019
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Learn how different parts of an organization can function systemically, how effectively some of today’s inherently safer technologies can mitigate risk, and how to create a holistic portrait of risk using metrics from across your company.
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Job Opportunities
Air Permitting Leader
Owens Corning; Granville, Ohio
Owens Corning operates more than 140 manufacturing facilities world-wide, with 60 manufacturing facilities across North America. Our sites are subject to a wide range of regulatory requirements related to air emissions. The Senior Air Permitting Lead is a newly created position to provide corporate oversight to Air Emissions compliance management across Owens Corning. This role will be centered on standard management systems to reduce regulatory risk in North America and will work closely with the Environmental Leaders of each Owens Corning business, corporate Environmental Engineering, and the corporate Regulatory Law department. This role also includes global responsibilities, working closely with global regional Environmental Leaders. A Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science, Engineering, or another technical field is required along with 6 years direct management of Title V permitting and 10 years with air permitting in general. ISO 14001 experience a plus. 50% travel.

Corporate EHS Manager
Danone North America; Broomfield, Colorado
Danone is a multinational foods company. They are looking for an EHS Manager who will be responsible for the development and execution of safety, health and environmental programs for our HQ Offices, Sales Offices, Remote Sales Employees, Research & Innovation sites and small business locations across Danone North America. The position will also lead EHS projects in support of all Danone North America locations and employees. This position will ensure a safe workplace for employees and minimizes impacts to the environment and will lead compliance efforts with internal (Danone) and external (federal, state, and local) environmental, health, and safety regulations. The incumbent will animate and implement a sustainable environmental, health and safety and environmental management systems and drive EHS performance improvement and efficiency. This position will participate in the Danone North America EHS Network. A Bachelors or Master’s in safety, environmental health, chemistry, human resources or organizational management is required along with 7+ years of EHS experience (plant, distribution, service organization, etc.). HAZMAT, OSHA, WISE a plus. 30% travel.

Executive Director, Safety & Environmental
Merck & Co. Inc.; Kenilworth, New Jersey
Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. They are looking for an EHS Director who will be accountable for all environmental, health, and safety (EHS) program execution and compliance for manufacturing at MMD Animal Health Small Molecule (Pharm) Sites. You will lead all site EHS leaders and influences site, region and global business partners to drive prioritization of regulatory compliance, continuous performance improvement, and integration of EHS performance objectives into standard work processes. You will also model strong compliance mind set, draws on direct manufacturing pharmaceutical experience and develops strategies to achieve these goals in alignment with company business goals and values.A Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Engineering or related science is required. Robust skills interpreting and applying regulatory frameworks such OSHA, OHSAS 18000, EPA, ISO, NFPA, GMP is required. CIH, CSP, PE, CQA or lean sigma preferred. MBA, MS, PhD preferred.

Regional EHS Manager
Safway Atlantic LLC; Cincinnati, Ohio or Indianapolis, Indiana
Safway is a scaffolding and crane company. They are looking for an EHS Manager who will interview, hire, train, and manage each safety manager within assigned safety region. The ideal candidate will also observe area EHS Managers conducting training classes, safety meetings, and field observations and provide ongoing performance monitoring and mentoring including quarterly review of goals and job shadowing. This person will also assist with resolving issues that he/she may encounter and compile regional safety data and provide management reports regarding the work activities accomplished by the safety region. Above average knowledge of and experience with the OSHA, DOT, MSHA, EPA, and NFPA regulatory requirements is required. Must be knowledgeable in OSHA’s recordkeeping requirements. 50% travel. Must have 5 years safety management in the construction industry. Precarious work situation, up to and over 100 foot work environments; may be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals in hazardous waste facilities.