Executive Brief • Oct. 8, 2020
NAEM Executive Brief, Selected News for the EHS Community
“If you want to go somewhere, it is best to find someone who has already been there.”
Robert Kiyosaki (1947 - present)
American businessman and author
Andrew Winston: Gigatrends Shaping the Future
Andrew Winston, preeminent thought leader on corporate sustainability, will be opening this year’s EHS & Sustainability Management Forum with a look at gigatrends shaping business and the planet. Get a sneak peek of some of the topics and insights that Andrew will be diving into more deeply on Oct. 20.
NAEM’s GreenTie Blog

Insights from Unequal State COVID Guidelines
In examining workplace safety guidelines state-by-state over the last few months, a wide variance emerges in the specificity, clarity and direction that each state created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A new NSC State of Response report reveals that many states did not go far enough to protect residents from the century’s biggest threat to safety.
National Safety Council

COVID-19 and Workplace Injuries: What’s the Connection?
Physical deconditioning due to inactivity leads to reduced cardiovascular health, muscle mass and flexibility.
EHS Today

10 Ways to Help Employees Vote
As Election Day approaches, a growing number of employers are actively encouraging their employees to vote. Hundreds of companies have publicly pledged to help get out the vote by providing information, reminders and paid time off to their employees.
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

5 Tips for Better Safety Message Designs
Engaging safety communication starts with good message design. Bold headlines and clear copy are just the foundation. Check out 5 essential tips that will help your safety messages be more attractive, effective and engaging.
Sponsored by Visix Inc.

Intel Water Facility Recycles 1 Billion Gallons
Intel has been off chasing waterfalls as the chip manufacturer’s biggest water facility in Hillsboro, Oregon recently surpassed the 1-billion-gallons recycled mark.

5 Strategies to Support Your Employees Through a Crisis
The Covid-19 pandemic has added stress, led to a drop in morale, and fragmented team cohesion — all of which can result in dampened work performance. That’s why actively fostering a sense of inclusion at work is so critical right now.
Harvard Business Review

Nearly 20,000 Amazon workers tested positive for COVID-19
In a move that may be a sign what’s to come for other employers, Amazon disclosed that nearly 20,000 of its workers have tested positive or been presumed positive for the virus that causes COVID-19. The statement comes after months of pressure from Amazon workers and labor groups calling for the company to divulge the COVID-19 numbers.
CBS News
NAEM Virtual Conference Experiences
EHS & Sustainability Management Forum
EHS & Sustainability Management Forum
12 days away! Advance rate ends tomorrow 10/9
Oct. 20-22 (Tues-Thurs)

Virtual Conference

NAEM’s EHS & Sustainability Management Forum features the topics most on your mind this year: COVID-19 lessons, new sustainability strategies, EHS risk management, remote workforce safety and much more.

Join us for 3 days of valuable content, networking, peer-led interactive sessions, keynote presentations, and a virtual exhibit hall filled with solutions and resources to support your efforts. The virtual format allows you to join from anywhere. Plus, with access to all sessions for 2 weeks after the event, even the busiest leader can catch up on every session.

Don’t miss this premier event dedicated to showcasing best practices in environmental, health & safety, sustainability management.
Upcoming Webinar
Webinar: Creating a Technology Road Map for EHS&S Excellence
Webinar: Creating a Technology Road Map for EHS&S Excellence
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (ET)
Free for NAEM members. $99 for non-members

As your company’s need for data grows, how do you plan to better collect & manage data, adopt & use new tools, or utilize new features & functionality of your current systems? Join us for this webinar that explores how to create a digital road map that goes beyond traditional EHS management to create value by using technology. Learn what a gap analysis is, strategies for effectively formulating requirements, priorities and goals for your EHS improvement project, and ideas and trends other organizations are using to manage and use EHS data.
Benchmarking EHS&S in the New Normal
Benchmarking Corporate Sustainability Priorities
Benchmarking Corporate Sustainability Priorities
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Take a look behind the scenes at the effects of unprecedented challenges — a deep economic recession, COVID-19’s long-term impacts and social unrest — on corporate sustainability.
How COVID-19 Is Impacting the EHS Function: The First Industry Benchmark
How COVID-19 Is Impacting the EHS Function: The First Industry Benchmark
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Learn how other companies have reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact on their EHS operations, based on a quantitative benchmarking survey, interviews, and facilitated group discussions.
Tools for Navigating the New Normal
Looking for virtual audit guides, contact-tracing technology, COVID-19 policy templates, COVID-19 handbooks, or COVID-19 safety training? These trusted EHS&S service providers — Dakota Software, GHD, Enablon, KPA Online, and VelocityEHS — may have exactly what you need.
EHS&S Job Opportunities
Global Director, EHS
Hypertherm Inc.
Lebanon, New Hampshire (Flexible)
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Vice President of EHS
Ceco Concrete Construction Company
Kansas City, Missouri
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Global HSSE Director
Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions
Southeast U.S. (Flexible)
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Director of Environmental Quality & Sustainability
City of Dallas
Dallas, Texas
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