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April 5, 2006
This week's management quote

"The source of all our problems today comes from the gap between how we think and how nature works."
Gregory Bateson anthropologist and social scientist (1904-1980).


  1. Making the Business Case for Corporate Wellness Program – Web Seminar April 20 th 1:00-2:30 PM. Click here to Register.
  2. Exploring Business Risk Principles to Improve EHS Decision Making Hosted by Hewlett Packard San Diego, CA May 10 th-May 11 th, 2006. Click here to register.
  3. Annual Advanced ALI-ABA Course of Study- International Environmental Law April 20 th-21 st, 2006. Washington D.C.

This Week’s Interactive Poll - Giving you the opportunity to consult with your peers! Click here to see past poll results and participate in this week’s poll.

What priority is your organization placing on Pandemic Flu planning right now?

The news


  1. New Texas Instruments Plant Touted as a Model in Energy Efficiency
  2. Strategy & Management: Workplace Health—Employers ignore stress at their peril
  3. Corporate Citizenship in Latin America: New Challenges for Business
  4. New Survey Compares U.S., European Views on Business-NGO Partnerships
  5. Responsible Investment Forum with Steve Schueth
  6. Book Review—Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility Stakeholders in a Global Environment
  7. Job Opportunities

OSHA Issues Final Standard on Hexavalent Chromium news release
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will publish a final standard for occupational exposure to hexavalent chromium in the Feb. 28, 2006, Federal Register. The standard covers occupational exposure to hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) in general industry, construction and shipyards. "OSHA has worked hard to produce a final standard that substantially reduces the significant health risks for employees exposed to hexavalent chromium. Our new standard protects workers to the extent feasible, while providing employers, especially small employers, adequate time to transition to the new requirements," said Jonathan L. Snare, acting assistant secretary for occupational safety and health. The standard will be published in accord with the timetable established by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit which in April 2003 ordered OSHA to promulgate a standard governing workplace exposure to hexavalent chromium.

New Sector Report Helps Investors Assess Corporate Responsibility in Asia-- report
The Association of Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA) has released a new report offering investors guidance on assessing environmental, social, and governance factors in Asian businesses.

IMF Wants More Bird Flu Readiness --Interested in this article? Then we invite you to join us at our "Exploring Business Risk Principles to Improve EHS Decision Making" from May 10th-May 11th in San Diego, CA! Click here for more information.
Many nations are not taking the threat of bird flu seriously enough and are lagging behind in their preparations for a pandemic, the IMF has warned. The International Monetary Fund said that steps needed to be taken to limit the economic and human impact of an outbreak of the H5N1 bird flu strain. It called for greater cooperation so nations that have had problems such as the Sars virus can pass on lessons. Bird flu has killed at least 97 people as it has spread from Asia. The disease recently moved into Europe and Africa, and has forced the slaughter of more than 140 million chickens and ducks across Asia since 2003.

Ceres Releases First-Ever Ranking of 100 Global Companies on Climate Change Strategy -- article
A growing number of leading U.S. companies are confronting the business challenges from global warming, recognizing that greenhouse gas limits are inevitable and that they cannot risk falling behind their international competitors in developing climate-friendly technologies. Some U.S. companies, such as General Electric, are catching up and joining DuPont and Alcoa in leading their industries. But many others are still largely ignoring the climate issue with "business as usual" strategies that may be putting their companies and shareholders at risk.

Sustainability—At the Tipping Point? -- commentary
I'm an optimist by nature, I'll confess. (A nature that sometimes seems hard to express in these times.) With that disclaimer, I told a business leadership conference last month that we're likely to look back on 2005 as the tipping point for "sustainability." Here's why.

Justice in Time -- article
Robert Bullard says he was "drafted" into environmental justice while working as an environmental sociologist in Houston in the late 1970s. His work there on the siting of garbage dumps in black neighborhoods identified systematic patterns of injustice. The book that Bullard eventually wrote about that work, 1990's Dumping in Dixie, is widely regarded as the first to fully articulate the concept of environmental justice.

Job Opportunities

Director Environment, Health, Safety & Business Continuity Planning (EHS-BCP) for MDS Inc. Position based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania . The Director EHS-BCP will lead development & implementation of global risk management initiatives throughout MDS Pharma Services in.  A minimum of 10 years of applicable work experience is required. Prior experience with quality or management systems (e.g. ISO 14000, OHAS 18000) is required.  Contact:  Rosina Felice

Director of Environment, Health, Safety based at company headquarters in the Southeastern U.S. This company produces aircraft for corporate, government, private, and military customers around the world and has a strong reputation for quality products and high performance in their industry. Your skills and knowledge will be put into action as you exercise matrix management over multiple sites and address several key objectives, such as workplace safety, EHS Management System and Certification Processes, Regulatory Compliance, Communication and Coordination with Parent Company, Process Improvements, Employee Development and Remote-Site EHS. Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in engineering or business; master’s degree in engineering or business preferred and 10-15 years of increasingly responsible experience in EHS is required, with a minimum of seven (7) years’ related senior management experience in both Environmental and Health and Safety. For immediate consideration, please specifically describe your management experience in environmental and health and safety when forwarding your resume. Contact: Dan McKeever

HS&E Engineer/Leader for Honeywell Analytics. The HS&E Leader is responsible for coordinating all safety and health related activities for plant and office. Bachelors degree in Health, Safety, Environmental, Business, Engineering or related field. 5 + years HS&E leadership experience in a plant environment preferred. A good understanding of chemical handling regulations, environmental regulations, OSHA compliance and permit requirements; experience in related field. Strong record of safety performance improvement results. Ability to identify potential risks and corrective actions using six sigma approaches. Must be thoroughly conversant with applicable HS&E regulations and company policies. Contact:

Director of Safety, Security, and Training
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is seeking a Director of Safety, Security and Training to manage all programs and activities of this division, including occupational health and safety, transportation system safety, security, and operations training. MTA employs approximately 5,000 people in diverse occupational fields. This senior management position reports to the Executive Director and assumes complete responsibility for the development and implementation of Agency policies, goals and objectives for safety, security and training functions. Desirable qualifications include possession of a Master’s degree in Industrial Safety, Environmental Safety, Safety Management or a closely related field and at least six (6) years of managerial experience in industrial safety or other safety-related professions. Contact:

Engineer/Manager Compliance Group
Global EHS Consulting Firm with over 2000 employees looking for an Engineer to manage the Compliance Group. The best candidate will have extensive knowledge of Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, and USEPA air and water regulations. A P.E. in Louisiana would be a major plus. Position requires a lot of marketing and travel in these areas to the industrial sector for consulting services. Excellent salary and benefit package. Contact: Brian Poucher

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD ) is seeking an Engineer to work as part of the Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Team. The Energy Efficiency and Climate Change (EECC) Team of the EBRD leads the Bank's work to initiate, develop and facilitate activities that enable the Bank to meet its sustainable energy targets, mitigate the climate footprint of the Bank and its projects and develop new products and business activities relating to climate change. With the increasing global focus on climate change and energy security the range of activities of the EECC Team are increasing and the Team is expanding. The Team is now seeking an additional industrial energy efficiency engineer to work alongside the existing specialist engineer. Contact: Please visit the Bank's website at for the full and detailed job description for this position. To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter, quoting reference number web06-504 by email to

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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