Executive Brief • Dec. 3 2020
“Hard work is often the easy work you did not do at the proper time.”
Bernard Meltzer (1916 - 1998)
Urban planner and radio host
In battling COVID-19, Biden eyes stricter OSHA enforcement of workplaces
President-Elect Joe Biden, who campaigned on a more aggressive federal response to the virus, could deploy federal workplace health officials with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to ratchet up pressure on all employers to have a COVID-19 response plan.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

4 Keys to a Solid Safety Audit and Inspection Program
When was the last time you took a long, honest look at your environment, health, and safety program? If it’s been a while, or you can’t remember—or if you’ve never conducted a safety inspection or audit before—it’s time to get to work.
Sponsored by KPA

SASB and IIRC merger targets simplified sustainability disclosure
The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) are merging to create the New Value Reporting Foundation, with the aim of simplifying sustainability disclosure.
Corporate Secretary

10 insights into OSHA’s Top 10
Safety experts offer advice on the most cited violations.
Safety and Health Magazine

How to Avoid Rushing to Solutions When Problem-Solving
We tend to conserve energy by either avoiding decisions or rushing to solutions before we have a chance to fully understand the problem we’re grappling with. Here’s how to take a smarter route.
Harvard Business Review

Riskiest Spot for Rising Seas Is 50 Miles from the Ocean
A new FEMA index considers socioeconomic factors in evaluating community disaster vulnerability and its ability to recover.
Scientific American

2020 Holiday Gift Guide
This is the year for on-line shopping.  Here’s some gift advice from CNET, Good Housekeeping (charitable gifts), GearHungry (for engineers), New York Times, InStyle and Esquire.
Upcoming Webinars
How Can You Reduce Your Reportable Incident Rate to Zero?
Reduce Your Recordable Incident Rate to Zero
Thursday, Dec. 10
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET

Hear Griffin Dewatering’s digital transformation story and the executive commitment needed for a successful launch. They’ll share a live demo of their current system and how they transformed their safety incident management, inspections, and risk management systems.

Webinar sponsored by ComplianceQuest
2021 EHS & Sustainability Conferences
EHS Operational Excellence Conference


EHS Operational Excellence Conference
New Dates: March 10 - 11, 2021
Virtual Event, Join From Anywhere!

Learn how to sustain EHS during the global pandemic. This virtual conference will offer strategies on meeting management objectives and planning for virtual audits, vaccine rollouts, new policies, and more.
EHSTECH21  Software, Innovation & Technology Showcase


Software, Innovation & Technology Showcase
New Dates: May 25 - 27, 2021
Fort Worth, Texas*

Explore EHS and sustainability software systems and see the latest EHS&S technology and innovations. Learn what types of technology and software EHS&S professionals are using to manage pandemic response plans, meet EHS&S program goals, and sustain EHS with new restrictions and guidelines.
WOMENLEAD21  Women's Leadership Roundtable


Women's Leadership Roundtable
July 13 - 15, 2021
Denver, Colorado*

Plan to attend the only conference dedicated to helping women working in corporate EHS & Sustainability become better business leaders, excellent communicators and strong influencers in order to advance their EHS&S business initiatives and reach their career goals.
IMPACT21  Sustainability Impact Conference


Sustainability Impact Conference
New Dates: August 25 - 26, 2021
Virtual Event, Join From Anywhere!

For business leaders who oversee and execute their organization’s sustainability strategies, this conference features the most impactful practices from sustainability leaders who have successfully gotten buy-in from senior leaders, engaged internal stakeholders, and overcome key management challenges.
FORUM21  2021 EHS & Sustainability Management Forum


2021 EHS & Sustainability Management Forum
October 19 - 22, 2021
Tucson, Arizona*

Mark your calendar for the must-attend EHS&S conference of the year, drawing 700+ EHS&S decision-makers. Join your peers from leading companies, get exposed to new ideas, and come away energized and ready to implement what you've learned.
*We continue to closely monitor the COVID situation and will update you if an event format changes. As always, the safety of attendees, sponsors and staff are our top priority.
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