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April 26, 2006
This week's management quote

“Not only does a clear decision save time, eliminate unnecessary actions, and release energy into acting, but it also enables a leader to project commitment to a vision and allows the whole team to focus on execution, which is paramount to a successful implementation.”

Luda Kopeikina (author).


  1. 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.

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The news


  1. HP Wants Your Old Computers Back
  2. US EPA Applauds UPS for Transportation Efficiency Innovations
  3. Pollution Fueling Social Unrest- Chinese Official
  4. Top Business Schools Partner on Environmental, Health, and Safety Award
  5. Giving Sacramento Good Reason to Have New Orleans on Its Mind
  6. A Billion Cars
  7. Job Opportunities

HP Wants Your Old Computers Back -- article
It's pushing states to force recycling of TVs, computers, and other e-gear. Here's why. A few years ago, when environmentalists in Washington State began agitating to rid local dumps of toxic old computers and televisions, they found an unexpected ally: Hewlett-Packard Co. Teaming up with greens and retailers, HP took on IBM, Apple Computer, and several major TV manufacturers, which were resisting recycling programs because of the costs.

US EPA Applauds UPS for Transportation Efficiency Innovations --article
Citing UPS's alternative fuel program and fuel conservation initiatives, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has honored the company with its distinguished Clean Air Excellence Award. The annual award recognizes organizations that improve air quality through innovative environmental programs.

Top Business Schools Partner on Environmental, Health, and Safety Award --article
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, McAfee School of Business in Jackson, Tenn., and Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire have partnered to sponsor a new international business award for environmental, health, and safety (EH&S) management.

Giving Sacramento Good Reason to Have New Orleans on Its Mindarticle (NY Times Free Online Subscription Required)
Like many Californians, Jeffrey Mount, a geologist, has done a lot of thinking about water. He grew up in Los Angeles and remembers trying to save neighbors' homes with sandbags during winter floods in 1969. As a young professor at the University of California, Davis, he watched a severe 1986 storm inundate Yuba City and Marysville. "The surface of the earth is shaped by flood events," Dr. Mount, 51, said in an interview at this year's meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in St. Louis. "However, it's mighty inconvenient when that water comes rushing through your backyard." Avoidance of such calamities has been a central focus for Dr. Mount. In 1995, the University of the California Press published a textbook highly critical of river management practices in his state. Five years later, Dr. Mount became a maverick member of California State Reclamation Board, which oversees parts of the state levee system.

Pollution Fuelling Social Unrest- Chinese Official --article
China 's environment chief has made a rare official admission that serious water and air pollution is fuelling social tensions, protests and riots. "The environment has become a focal issue that triggers social contradictions," Thursday's edition of the Beijing News quoted Zhou Shengxian, head of the State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA), as saying.

A Billion Carsarticle
One billion. By 2020 or sooner, that's how many cars and light trucks there will be on the road around the world. That's one for every 6 1/2 people on the planet -- and over 25 percent more vehicles than we have today. So begins a piece in yesterday's Wall Street Journal, which, I know, you can't access without a subscription. The story continues a paragraph later, setting up the general premise: What does that one billion figure mean for the future of cars?

Job Opportunities

EHS Safety Manager
Provide a safe and healthy workplace to employees through hazard identification, analysis and elimination. Emphasis is placed on the preventative approach by providing proper training, conducting regular inspections, and interacting with supervisors/employees. Bachelors of Science degree in Occupational Safety and 5 years minimum experience. Knowledge of current OSHA, ACGIH, and NFPA regulations. Contact: Mark Udoni,

Environmental Manager/Engineer
This position is located in Festus, Missouri, near St. Louis and will be responsible for all environmental activities at the manufacturing site and related quarry. The newly created environmental position will be responsible for tracking compliance with all media requirements and permits, obtaining environmental permits, developing required planning documents, training the workforce in permit and plan requirements, monitoring conformance with all plans and permits, and completing required environmental reports. The position reports to Plant Manager. Please e-mail your resume and salary requirements to

Safety Specialist for Abbott Laboratories
This position is responsible for managing site security, identifying and managing project work, managing the site emergency response team, developing and conducting safety training, and consulting and communicating knowledge regarding Cal/OSHA, NFPA and EPA standards and regulations. Minimum three years experience in industrial safety required. Excellent working knowledge of OSHA, EPA and NFPA regulatory standards required. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to translate regulatory requirements into policies and procedures, good project management skills, consulting/influencing skills, and the ability to interact with all levels of employees. Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Safety, other related disciplines or equivalent. Contact:

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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