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Finding the Right Microbe: Teck, Genome BC and UBC Partner to Improve Water Quality

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Microscopic organisms, or microbes, live in almost every habitat on earth, from arid deserts to arctic tundra to the deep sea. Microbes, which include bacteria and some plants, play an important role in human health and culture, from fermenting food, to producing fuel, and treating water to remove contaminants.

Effective EHS Programs are Integrated Across Functions, Silos

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This year, NAEM redesigned its EHS Operational Excellence conference to emphasize how companies are integrating EHS into business operations. Lissa Aquino, Corporate Compliance Assurance Manager with Stepan Co., has been contributing to the confernece planning committee. She shared insights about the changing role of EHS within companies and what to expect at the conference.

Infographic | Smart Technology for a Safer Workforce

From investments in technology to improvements in employee communication, UPS strives to make our workforce safer.
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From investments in technology to improvements in employee communication, UPS strives to make our workforce safer every day.

These safety tools and techniques help drivers achieve the highest safety award in the company – the UPS Circle of Honor – which recognizes more than 1,400 men and women who have 25 years of accident-free driving.

UPS’s Safest Drivers Log Enough Accident-Free Miles For 200 Round Trips To Mars

UPS Circle of Honor Drivers Log 14 Billion Miles Without an Accident
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March 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ — 14 billion miles. Zero Accidents.

That’s enough miles to make about 200 round trips to Mars, or over nine round trips to Saturn. It’s enough to circle the earth at the equator over half a million times. And it’s the number of miles the drivers who make up UPS’s elite Circle of Honor have collectively driven during their careers, without so much as a fender bender.

NAEM's EHS Operational Excellence Conference to Focus on Business Integration, Strategic Alignment

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February 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Today’s environment, health and safety leaders are involved with more aspects of business operations than ever before as they work to align their programs with corporate strategy and deliver bottom line results. To address this new approach to EHS management, NAEM has designed its May 2019 conference to meet the needs of those shaping business practices well beyond the traditional EHS sphere.

Home Is Where The Heart Is: Tiny Houses and Homelessness

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Shelter is on the first rung of renowned psychologist Abraham Maslow‘s hierarchy of needs. And yet, as a society, we have not cracked the code for how to house people in a way that is equitable and sustainable. While millions consume cubic acres of carbon heating and cooling their McMansions, others combat housing insecurity on a daily basis. This week on Sea Change Radio, we discuss two different facets of the housing puzzle. First we take a look at the tiny homes movement with two builders, Fatih and Deniz Saat.

New Holland Agriculture and Case IH Facilities Achieve Incident-free Milestone of Three Million Work Hours

The facilities in New Holland, Pennsylvania and Fargo, North Dakota celebrate by honoring employees
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New Holland Agriculture and Case IH facilities achieve three million incident-free work hours. The safety milestone is an example of the Company’s overall commitment to sustainability, as the safety and welfare of employees are key components of a sustainable operation.

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New Holland Agriculture and Case IH facilities achieve three million incident-free work hours. The safety milestone is an example of the Company’s overall commitment to sustainability, as the safety and welfare of employees are key components of a sustainable operation.

IWBI Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019

WELL continues meteoric uptake, now boasts more than 300 million square feet of registered and certified space in 48 countries and counting
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NEW YORK, February 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ –The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) has been named to Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies roster, carrying last year’s momentum around WELL full force into 2019. The list honors businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture. IWBI leads the global movement to transform our buildings and communities to help deliver health and wellbeing for all.

How Scotiabank Supported an Employee’s Gender Transition

by Martha Porado
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During an employee’s gender transition, virtually every workplace benefit can come into play, including drug coverage, employee assistance programs, flexible working options, mental-health programs and diversity initiatives. For Tamara Hansen, a delivery manager specialist at Scotiabank, coming out as transgender after more than three decades with her employer has been an emotional journey.

Technology Advancements Boost Traceability in the Food Sector

by Jim Witkin
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This article series is sponsored by General Mills and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

In cases of widespread foodborne illness, like last year’s E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, the next step is to determine where along the food supply chain the contamination occurred. That’s where food traceability—the ability to trace a product through every step in the supply chain, from point of origin to final retail location—comes into play.  

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