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June 7, 2006
This week's management quote

" When you have to reach large numbers of people, you can't possibly overcommunicate and overclarify."
Andrew Grove (1936- present), Co-founder and chairman of Intel Corporation


  1. Innovative Strategies for Managing Your Business in an Energy Restrictive Environment. July 26 th-27 th White Plains, NY.
  2. NAEM presents: The 2006 Business and Sustainable Development Conference—Managing for Economic, Environmental and Social Value in the Global Marketplace. June 21-22 nd, 2006 Washington, D.C.
  3. 2006 NAEM 14 th Annual EHS Management Forum Savannah, GA

NAEM Avian Influenza Pandemic Survey Results Now Available!

In April 2006, NAEM conducted a membership benchmarking survey on Avian Influenza planning prepardeness. Click here to view a summary of the survey results.

The news


  1. Ship It, Ship It Good
  2. EPA Green Power Partners Challenged to Do More
  3. Investors Seek Meeting with ExxonMobil Execs over Climate Policy
  4. Survey: American Consumers’ Definition of the Socially Responsible Company Runs Counter to Established Beliefs
  5. Remembering Rachel Carson
  6. Bird Flu: Public Health and Pandemics
  7. Job Opportunitie

Ship It, Ship It Good -- article
We all know that planes, trains, and automobiles use gobs of fuel and spew mega-gobs of greenhouse gases and other pollutants into the atmosphere -- and that makes freight transport a particularly dirty business. The environmental impacts of shipping goods hither and yon are significant but relatively obscure, the true costs hidden amid complex shipping tariffs and product price tags. Businesses that rely on products being moved from one place to another have been able to do little to change the performance of truck, rail, and marine cargo companies. Moreover, cargo companies haven't been on most environmental activists' radar screens.

EPA Green Power Partners Challenged to Do Morearticle

Attend the NAEM July Workshop to learn more about this and related corporate strategies and strategic positioning for energy management and conservation.
Due to increasing demand for large-scale green power purchases, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership members will raise the bar to maximize environmental benefits of purchasing green power from renewable sources of energy. The program will now require partners to purchase 100% "new renewables" in meeting their minimum purchase requirements for membership.

Investors Seek Meeting with ExxonMobil Execs over Climate Policy -- article
Seventeen leading U.S. pension fund and other institutional investors controlling $658 billion in assets are pushing for a face-to-face meeting with independent members of the ExxonMobil board of directors as a result of growing financial world concerns that ExxonMobil is "a company that fails to acknowledge the potential for climate change to have a profound impact on global energy markets, and which lags far behind its competitors in developing a strategy to plan for and manage these impacts."

Survey: American Consumers’ Definition of the Socially Responsible Company Runs Counter to Established Beliefs -- survey
More than environmental stewardship and philanthropy, nearly one in two Americans believe the most important proof of corporate social responsibility is treating employees well. A national opinion survey commissioned by the National Consumers League and Fleishman-Hillard International Communications found that American consumers have their own views on corporate social responsibility that run counter to established beliefs.

Remembering Rachel Carson -- article
May 27th marked what would have been Rachel Carson's 99th birthday. What Rachel Carson noted 44 years ago in Silent Spring holds true today.

Bird Flu: Public Health and Pandemics web seminar
This is a free audio visual recording of the web seminar “Bird Flu: Public Health and Pandemics”. In this seminar, Barry R. Bloom, Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health and Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson II Professor of Public Health, explains what is known about the threat of a bird flu pandemic and the role of public health in addressing this problem.

Job Opportunities

Environmental, Health & Safety Officer for Mylan Technologies in St. Albans, VT. Reporting directly to the EH&S Manager, the selected candidate will be responsible for providing a safe, healthy work environment by developing and complying with programs governed by VOSHA and the EPA. Performs job functions in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines. Ensures compliance with the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). The qualified candidate must have an Associate Degree in safety related field and/or five (5) or (7) years related experience. BS preferred. 40 hours of Hazardous Materials certification, specialized training in VOSHA and EPA Regulations, and in hazardous waste management. The incumbent must possess knowledge of Measurement test equipment (gas meters, air sampling pump, noise level meter), fork lift, computers and computer systems. Contact:

National Environmental Health & Safety Manager for White Cap Construction Supply a subsidiary of The Home Depot Company located in Irvine, CA. Responsible for the direction, implementation and follow-up of all safety policies and procedures throughout the company in conjunction with HD Supply regional safety leadership. Responsible for building and maintaining strong relationships with regional management to ensure all locations are compliant. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience, 5 plus years related experience in the Environmental Health and Safety field, must have extensive multi-site and multi-state EH&S scope and responsibilities, practical knowledge and application skills related to General Liability law, Workers Compensation law, Environmental and OSHA regulations, 40% - 50% travel is required for this position. Contact:

EHS Specialist in Washington, D.C. Responsible for assisting in the overall success of the Chem Stewards program. This program will support and further the commitment to high standards of environmental, health, safety and security performance. Incumbent will assist in the development, implementation and adherence of a strategic plan and goals for the Performance Improvement program. Candidate must have a strong understanding of technical management systems and certification processes and programs. ISO14000, ISO9000. Strong organizational, project management and planning skills, ability to develop numerous end products under pre-set deadlines with attention to detail. Strong business writing, editing, and oral communication skills. Must have a strong customer service focus with the ability to build strong consensus. Ability to exercise moderate judgment in analyzing, appraising, evaluating and solving problems of up to somewhat complex procedural, organizational, administrative or technical nature. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Chemistry, Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Policy Management, Engineering or related field. MS Degree preferred. Minimum five years experience working with environmental, health, or safety issues in a chemical industry environment or related. Contact:

Plant Safety Specialist in Beaumont, TX. Reporting to the Safety Manager, this position is the #2 safety professional for the plant. Responsible for assisting with all of the health and safety issues for the plant, including program improvements, OSHA compliance and auditing, safety inspections, Process Safety Management (PSM), safety training, accident rate improvement, industrial hygiene, emergency response, mentoring less-experience safety professionals in the department, filling-in for the Manager when not available, assist with leading the plant in the future to OSHA VPP status. To be considered for this opportunity, the following criteria must be met: • BS Safety degree or related, prefer CSP or Masters but not required • 5+ years of Safety experience from oil refineries or chemical plants • OSHA compliance, program improvement, PSM, training • IH, emergency response, staff mentoring, leadership qualities • OSHA VPP experience is preferred but not required. Contact:

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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