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January 4, 2006
This week's management quote

Happy New Year!

"If you don't act now while it's fresh in your mind, it will probably join the list of things you were always going to do but never quite got around to. Chances are you'll also miss some opportunities.”
Paul Clitheroe (current) Financial Commentator


  1. Managing Your Transportation Footprint - Web Seminar January 10th, 1:00-2:30 PM
  2. International EHS Mgt. Workshop Hosted by Georgia-Pacific, Atlanta, GA February 22nd-23rd, 2006.

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

In preparation for the upcoming winter months and the expected inclement weather:

What is your office policy in regards to inclement weather?

The news


  1. Combating the Heaps of E-Waste Responsibly
  2. Business Responsibility—The China model
  3. Global Reporting Initiative Launches Web Site for G3 Draft Guidelines
  4. Tsunami-Ravaged Communities Focus on Sustainable Recovery
  5. Employee Motivation—Creating that high performance workplace
  6. Of Management and Morality
  7. Job Opportunities

Combating the Heaps of E-Waste Responsibly -- article
Ah, the smell of bright, shiny new plastic as you unwrap that hot little iPod nano on Christmas morning. Hard to believe that a year from now, when you outgrow it and ask Santa for a new one, it could end up as part of a mountain of stinking castoff electronic gadgets, polluting someone's drinking water on the other side of the world. "People try to recycle, but even well-intentioned efforts are not followed through," said Ted Smith, a senior strategist at Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition, explaining that right now there's no economic incentive to recycle. And even if you recycle, your gizmo may never have the afterlife you expected it to have.

Business Responsibility—The China model –- PDF
As Chinese companies “go global”, campaigners are increasingly concerned about Beijing’s model of international development.

Global Reporting Initiative Launches Web Site for G3 Draft Guidelines –- article
The Global Reporting Initiative has launched a new Web site to host the latest version of its Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, known as G3. The new draft guidelines are the result of nearly a year's worth of research, development, and consensus-seeking by multi-stakeholder working groups, each assigned to focus on different parts of the guidelines. Since the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines were last released in 2002, hundreds of organizations have used the guidelines as the basis for their reporting, and thousands of stakeholders have accessed information in reports issued by the organizations. Based on feedback from practitioners from reporting organizations and from report user groups, GRI designed a process to update and improve the 2002 guidelines. The final result will be the third generation of GRI Guidelines, known as G3.

Tsunami-Ravaged Communities Focus on Sustainable Recovery -- article
A year since the December 26, 2004, Indian Ocean tsunami, aid groups are shifting their focus from immediate relief efforts to helping locals build self-sustaining communities that are better prepared for future disasters. The effort is a delicate balancing act between helping people meet their day-to-day needs and restoring and protecting the ecosystems required to sustain communities for decades to come.

Employee Motivation—Creating that high performance workplace -- article
With innovation in the workplace an increasingly preferred management strategy, attention is shifting towards employee motivation. Does this augur well for corporate attitudes to labour practices?

Of Management and Morality -- article
When it comes to corporate values and social welfare, author and influential social theorist Fredmund Malik swims proudly against the current.

Job Opportunities

Sr. Environmental Health & Safety Specialist
PQ Corporation is a global enterprise operating in 20 countries, with annual revenues in excess of $600 million. PQ is a leading producer of silicate, zeolite, and other performance materials serving the detergent, pulp and paper, chemical, petroleum, catalyst, water treatment, construction, highway safety and beverage markets. Provide EHS consulting services to operations and business units. Obtain or assist in obtaining permits, approvals and licenses. Timely review of new and proposed regulations for applicability to PQ and development of implementation plans. Audits of plants, tollers and disposal sites. Develop/maintain EHS information management systems. BS in ChE, CE, EnvtE, MechE, EnvSci or specialized science degree. Minimum 10 years EHS experience in a manufacturing environment. Excellent knowledge of federal environmental and OSHA regulations and knowledge of state regulations. Certification in one or more of the following: CSP, CIH, PE, CHMM, or similar is desirable. Position requires up to 30% travel. Contact: EHSCareers

Director of Environmental, Safety and Industrial Hygiene for Bristol-Myers Squibb. Develop and implement EHS programs that facilitate and promote the protection and safety of employees. Ensure compliance with regulatory and company standards. Collaborate with business partners to achieve business goals in a productive, cost effective manner. Translate complex EHS regulatory requirements to business leaders to help them leverage that information to make strategic business decisions. Maintain awareness, understanding and technical proficiency of applicable federal and local regulations as they impact operations. Provide vision and leadership to staff by developing departmental goals, objectives and priorities. Demonstrate commitment to the importance of client relations by the meeting and exceeding customer expectations. Develop, cultivate and foster a strong rapport and communications network and high level of department visibility with business leaders, department heads, regulators and community stakeholders. BS degree in science or engineering, master’s degree preferred, with 10 to 15 years experience in the development and administration of comprehensive EHS programs. Professional license certification in an appropriate discipline preferred. Demonstrated management experience. Superior written and verbal communication skills as well as interpersonal skills. Ability to effectively relate to all levels of management. Contact: EHSCareers

Safety Manager for Tyson Foods. This position is responsible for all safety programs within the plant, including training, enforcement, and reporting. These include Lockout/Tagout, Ergonomics, Emergency Action plans and Safety Committees. This individual will create and maintain medical records and files; maintain OSHA logs and records; complete injury and illness reports; and any other duties as assigned. Bachelors degree or equivalent in an academic field directly related and essential to the job being evaluated. 4 to 6 years in general safety and experience working with fire protection equipment, and Hazmat Response.
Contact: EHSCareers

EHS Transportation Safety & Compliance Manager for Weyerhaeuser.
This position will work with Corporate and Business level management and management personnel at facilities company-wide, assisting facilities in meeting their commitments to maintain compliance with transportation regulations and conformance with company policies. Responsibilities include identification of all applicable regulatory requirements, use of compliance assurance mechanisms to meet those requirements, establishing new compliance assurance mechanisms where they are needed and ongoing compliance monitoring including periodic audits and the coordination of corrective actions as needed. Responsibilities also include internal and external reporting, representing the company in interface with regulatory agencies, designing and coordination of studies, and the coordination of regulatory change and response activities. The position is a resource for compliance training of operations Associates at all levels and for maintaining and sharing best practices for transportation performance improvement at all facilities. BS degree in Environmental, Health and Safety; Business Management; or a related field.5 - 10 years of operations experience in modes of transportation regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation or Transport Canada.
Contact: Weyerhaeuser

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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