Executive Brief • Aug. 13, 2020
NAEM Executive Brief, Selected News for the EHS Community
"Action without vision is only passing time, vision without action is merely daydreaming, but vision with action can change the world."
Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013)
Former president of South Africa
As fall approaches and a new school year begins, this Executive Brief gives a special focus to safety management and navigating COVID-19 processes at the workplace.

Juggling Safety in a Circus of Roles: National Safety Survey 2020: National Safety Survey 2020
This year’s survey was unique as it was completed in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hundreds of respondents told EHS Today about what drives their passion as leaders and how government officials can support their efforts to keep American workers safe.
EHS Today

Wearing a Neck Gaiter May Be Worse Than No Mask at all, Researchers Find
As face coverings have become increasingly commonplace in American life, so have questions about efficacy — and now a group of researchers from Duke University are aiming to provide some answers.
Boston Globe

Remote Work Isn’t Working? Maybe Your Company Is Doing It Wrong
Companies that have changed the ways they work have had more success — and in some cases, discovered new routines that they want to continue when they return to offices. These companies have a few things in common
New York Times

Parents, Bring Your Whole Self to Work
No matter how much we’ve tried to hide the "other side" of ourselves from our colleagues, COVID-19 has essentially given us no shelter. Here are some tips for unveiling more of your identities at work, along with some ideas to encourage your team to do the same.
Harvard Business Review

What If Your Boss Makes You Come Back to the Office?
Workers who have already returned report days full of anxiety, masks, and sanitation shaming.
The Atlantic

Study Links Physical Stress on the Job to Cognitive Decline, Memory Loss Later in Life
Physically demanding work may lead to poor memory and faster aging of the brain among older adults, recent study results show.
Safety+Health Magazine

Workplace Stress Levels Are Higher. How Can Managers Help?
Just as managers hold the key to increasing employee engagement, they also hold — in the same keychain — the key to reducing workplace stress.
NAEM's GreenTie Blog
NAEM Virtual Conference Experiences
EHS & Sustainability Management Forum
EHS & Sustainability Management Forum
Oct. 20-22
Ideal for Global Teams

Virtual Conference

NAEM’s EHS & Sustainability Management Forum is the largest annual gathering of environmental, health, safety and sustainability managers, directors and vice presidents. Join us for three days of engaging, interactive virtual content, networking, peer-led interactive sessions and keynote presentations. Don’t miss this premier event dedicated to showcasing best practices in environmental, health, safety & sustainability management.
Sustainability Solve-It Groups
Meeting Zero-Waste Goals
Sustainability Solve-It Group: Meeting Zero-Waste Goals
Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24
Online Peer Workgroup

Based on the robust discussions at Impact20, zero waste is a big agenda item across every industry. If you’re an in-house EHS&S professional looking for subject matter expertise, benchmarking and peer advice on Meeting Zero-Waste Goals, this Solve-It workgroup is for you! Don’t miss the chance to gain the knowledge and network you need to tackle your zero-waste challenges.
Safety Management Webinars
Integrating Human & Organizational Performance Into Your Management System
Wednesday, Aug. 19
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET
Free for NAEM members; $99 for non-members

Human & Organizational Performance is a science-based approach to understanding how and why people make mistakes and what can be done to eliminate these errors at the individual and organizational levels. Join us for an in-depth look at using H&OP to manage safety programs.
EHS&S Job Opportunities
Senior EHS Manager
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
Pullman, Washington
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Associate Director of EHS
Shirley Parsons
San Francisco, California
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Corporate Safety & Environmental Manager
Scot Forge
Spring Grove, Illinois
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Safety, Health & Environmental Director
Elias Associates
Knoxville, Tennessee
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