Executive Brief • March 25, 2021
"The valor that struggles is better than the weakness that endures."
Georg Hegel (1770-1831)
German philosopher
A Look at OSHA’s National Emphasis Program on COVID-19
OSHA  recently launched a much-anticipated National Emphasis Program targeting enforcement of establishments in which workers are at risk of exposure to COVID-19. The NEP is part of the agency’s response to the Executive Order on Protecting Worker Health and Safety.
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Safety and Health Magazine

Understanding the Total Cost of an Injury
One reason that safety initiatives can struggle to achieve sufficient support is that those of us responsible for safety in our organizations haven’t consistently conveyed the total injury costs to key decision makers.
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EHS Today

Don’t Be Surprised When Vaccinated People Get Infected
Post-immunization cases, sometimes called “breakthroughs,” are very rare and very expected.
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Atlantic Monthly

The Next Trick: Pulling Coronavirus Out of Thin Air
A new device can be used to detect a variety of airborne pathogens, including the coronavirus in hospitals, offices, schools and other buildings to monitor for signs of the virus as society begins to reopen.
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The New York Times

Hunger Strikers Seeking Environmental Justice Win Air-Pollution Delay​
The tension over inequality and the siting of industries has unfolded in communities nationwide, and the COVID-19 stimulus package includes $100M to help minority and low-income communities address the disproportionate burden of air pollution and other environmental health risks.
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Scientific American

Get Ready For Brood X: The Once-Every-17-Years Cicada Swarm Is Coming
In a few weeks, a natural spectacle will take place across much of the US. Billions of cicadas that have spent years patiently growing in complete darkness⁠⁠ will finally emerge, perfectly in sync, for a raucous party in the sun.
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NBC News
Upcoming Webinars
The Emergence of Virtual EHS Audits
Webinar: The Emergence of Virtual EHS Audits
TODAY: Thursday, March 25, 2021
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (ET)
Free thanks to the support of Cority, Dakota Software, and Trinity Consultants

Join this webinar to hear data on how the auditing landscape is changing and how leading companies are planning for and executing virtual audits.
Using Today’s Pace of Change to Elevate EHS&S In Your Organization
Webinar: Using Today’s Pace of Change to Elevate EHS&S In Your Organization
Thursday, April 8, 2021
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (ET)
Free thanks to the support of EY

Join this webinar to hear how businesses and EHS&S organizations are responding to rapid change and the great opportunities for EHS&S teams to show their value to their organization.
2021 EHS & Sustainability Events
Solve-It Series
Solve-It Groups
Spring 2021 - Register early to reserve your spot!
Virtual Groups

NAEM is offering Solve-It Groups on the below topics to help you find a path forward to solve these pressing issues: Each Solve-It Group will meet 4-5 times over the course of a 5-6 week period. Meetings will range from 1.5-2.5 hours. Each Solve-It group will be limited to 30 in-house corporate EHS & Sustainability leaders.
EHSTECH21  Software, Innovation & Technology Showcase
Software, Innovation & Technology Showcase
May 25 - 27, 2021
Virtual Conference

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
Virtual Conference

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
August 25 - 26, 2021
Virtual Conference

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

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.
EHS&S Job Opportunities
EHS Manager
Nidec Minster Corp.
Minster, Ohio
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Environmental, Health & Safety Director
UCLA Health
Los Angeles, California
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Division EHS Manager
Haddon Heights, New Jersey
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Corporate Head of Quality & EHS
Von Roll USA Inc.
Schenectady, New York
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