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August 30, 2006
This week's management quote

" We should all be concerned about the future because we will have to spend the rest of our lives there "
Charles Kettering, (1876-1958) inventor


  1. 2006 NAEM 14th Annual EHS Management Forum Savannah, GA.

Preliminary Agenda for the 14th Annual EHS Management Forum is now available. Click here to view.

The news


  1. Rules Set for First State CO2 Cap-and-Trade Program
  2. Water Shortage ‘a global problem’
  3. Habits of the busiest acquirers
  4. System Change: The Greatest Challenge and Opportunity Facing Business
  5. Can Industrial Civilization Really Become Sustainable
  6. Pro-Active Risk Management: Avoiding Catastrophe and Driving Down Costs
  7. Job Opportunities

Rules Set for First State CO2 Cap-and-Trade Programarticle
The seven Northeast states participating in the first U.S. multi-state program to reduce harmful climate changing emissions from power plants have released a model set of regulations to be proposed in each state to implement the program. The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) creates a mandatory carbon dioxide emissions cap, combined with a market-based trading system that rewards innovative companies for quick action and lowers overall costs. This is the first mandatory cap-and-trade program for carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in U.S. history. The states participating in RGGI are: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Vermont. The state of Maryland recently adopted legislation requiring Maryland to join RGGI by June 2007.

Water Shortage ‘a global problem’article
For more discussion on global water sustainability be sure to attend the 2006 NAEM Forum.

Rich countries face increasing water shortages, a report by conservation organization WWF warns. A combination of climate change and poor resource management is leading to water shortages in even the most developed countries, it says. It urges water conservation on a global scale and asks rich states to set an example by repairing ageing water infrastructure and tackling pollution. The report was released in Geneva just ahead of World Water Week.

Habits of the busiest acquirersarticle free registration required
A thin line divides the kind of merger that nurtures a company's growth from one that destroys value. No surprise, then, that M&A practitioners go to great lengths to tilt the odds in their favor. They hire world-class M&A teams, modify the organizational design of their companies, or add systems, tools, and processes to smooth integration and to accelerate the capture of synergies. Yet a merger's performance over time is subject to so many variables that it's difficult to analyze whether such moves really work. The markets are more likely to reward companies that focus on their strategic goals and choose acquisitions that complement their distinctive capabilities.

System Change: The Greatest Challenge and Opportunity Facing Business article
Business leaders spend virtually all their time operating in economic and political systems, playing by the “rules of the game” of these systems. Rarely is time spent considering issues such as: Are these the right rules? What are the underlying assumptions guiding our economic and political systems? What is the ultimate goal and purpose of business? Are we achieving it? If not, why? What needs to change? This article discusses how business leaders might address these critical questions, and why it’s important to do so.

Pro-Active Risk Management: Avoiding Catastrophe and Driving Down Costs commentary This article was brought to you by EnvironmentalIQ as a benefit of Platinum sponsorship of the 2006 NAEM Forum
Normal Accident Theory tells us that accidents will happen as a result of the combination of several unplanned events, none of which on its own may be serious. This is why safety conscious companies focus on understanding why incidents and near-misses happen. Learning from past incidents is a critical factor in avoiding business disruption and reducing risk. Taking action to investigate and eliminate such incidents is shown to improve the safety record of a company with consequential benefits of reduced insurance premiums and increased competitive edge; not to mention the positive impact on employee morale and brand reputation.

Can Industrial Civilization Really Become Sustainablearticle
To be, or not to be -- that is the age-old question, and civilization today faces its own dire version of it. As the negative social and ecological effects of 150 years of industrialization are becoming impossible to ignore, people are asking whether we can maintain our standards of living. But very few are asking if we should.

Job Opportunities

Vice President, Environment Health & Safety located in Las Vegas, NV. Our client is a multi-division, multi-state manufacturing O.E.M with corporate headquarters located in Las Vegas, NV, who requires the operations skills and experience of a Fortune 1000 Company EH&S visionary and leader. Reporting directly to the COO, this ground-floor opportunity will have the individual responsibility for the detailed development of the EH&S operations plan, the implementation of its successful operation across the United States, the development of the appropriate staff & metrics and for the day-to-day leadership and management of the EH&S responsibilities of a $1B+ corporation. We are seeking an EH&S professional with the passion and abilities to create and lead an EH&S initiative to assure that the organization will be one of America’s safest companies. A Bachelor’s or Masters Degree in Industrial/Environmental Safety, Environmental Science, Engineering or a related field A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in industrial safety/ industrial hygiene within an industrial/commercial manufacturing organization of $1B or larger. A minimum of 5 years at a senior leadership/management level of a multi-site, multi-state manufacturing division or business. For more information view the NAEM Job Board or Contact: Ryan Roslonek at 1-800-405-1152 x233

Product Environmental Compliance Specialist for Entegris located in Minneapolis, MN. Entegris is offering an exciting opportunity as a Compliance Specialist to manage and execute projects to address key product environmental compliance issues on a global basis. This is a new position to support our growing product environmental compliance team. Qualifications include a Bachelor's Degree in Materials Science, Chemistry or related field; 3 years related environmental compliance experience; expertise in product-related environmental laws and regulations; knowledge of materials composition and chemistry; strong project management, communication and team skills; ability to travel globally. Certified Hazardous Materials Manager certification desired.For more information view the NAEM Job Board or Contact :

EHS Specialist for Wastequip. Immediate entry to intermediate level position opening with multiple manufacturing site company (Wastequip Manufacturing, see Position will require up to 50% travel. Position will provide EH&S related auditing, training, and program development/implementation assistance to facility, division and group level management teams. Contact:

Environment, Health and Safety Specialist for Wastequip. Provides auditing and technical support to facilities, Divisions and groups on environmental, health and safety issues, including employee health and safety, workers compensation, fleet management, asbestos, storm water, underground storage tanks, wastewater, waste management, air permitting. Minimum Qualifications: Associate Degree in Health, Safety, Environmental Engineering or a related field required. Able to travel via automobile, train and or aircraft to sites within North America (travel time will equal 50%). For more information view the NAEM Job Board or send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Bill Haynes, Wastequip Vice President. You must reference Safety Position in your subject line and correspondence. Contact:

Environmental Compliance Professional for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Water Supply in Valhalla, NY. The selected candidate will be responsible for the DEP’s upstate chlorination systems’ Risk Management Program/Process Safety Management (RMP/PSM). Responsibilities to include reviewing, evaluating and auditing the chlorination systems’ operations relative to RMP/PSM; providing technical support, oversight and review of changes to the systems; assisting operations regarding equipment, replacements, controls, safety equipment, etc.; provide training; maintain documentation; and all other related RMP/PSM issues. In addition, selected candidate will also be involved in performing environmental compliance audits, coordinating waste management programs, supervising environmental contractors, responding to environmental emergencies and managing environmental assessment, investigation and remediation projects. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college/university in environmental or related engineering or science discipline, a minimum of five (5) years of directly relevant experience and the ability to obtain 40-hour HAZWOPER certification. Candidate must have working experience in manufacturing, refining, utilities, pharmaceuticals, and/or nuclear operations as they relate to Process Safety Management Risk Management Programs. Contact:

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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