NAEM Network E-News

June 21, 2006
This week's management quote

"The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today"
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), 32nd President of the United States


  1. Innovative Strategies for Managing Your Business in an Energy Restrictive Environment. July 26th-27th 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. Product Re-X: Product Re-X (Recovery, Recycling, Remanufacturing, Reuse): Innovations in Business Models, Product Design and Economic Development" June 21, 2006 Atlanta, GA Sponsored by NAEM Atlanta Chapter
  4. 2006 NAEM 14 th Annual EHS Management Forum Savannah, GA.

The news


  1. HP Initiates EH&S Program for Supplier Factories in China
  2. Bank of NY Spawns Voluntary CO2 Registry
  3. Investors Ask SEC to Make Companies Disclose Global Warming Costs
  4. Persistence Starts to Pay Off for Chicago Emissions Market
  5. Can Government Go Green?
  6. Book Review: Managing the Business Case for Sustainability: The Integration of Social, Environmental and Economic Performance
  7. Job Opportunities

HP Initiates EH&S Program for Supplier Factories in China
Hewlett-Packard has unveiled a year-long training program aimed at providing the management staff of its suppliers in China with the knowledge to improve social and environmental responsibility practices in their factories. The Focused Improvement Supplier Initiative (FISI) provides clear and measurable benefits for supplier factories, including increased productivity and quality and reduced worker turnover, injuries and illnesses.

Bank of NY Spawns Voluntary CO2 Registry
The Bank of New York Co. has created a registry it hopes will ease and increase trade in the growing global market for voluntary greenhouse gas credits, sources at the company said on Friday.

Investors Ask SEC to Make Companies Disclose Global Warming Costs
A group of 27 investors who together manage more than $1 trillion in assets yesterday asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to require that companies disclose how financially vulnerable they are to the effects of climate change. In a letter to SEC chairman Christopher Cox, the investors asked that climate change issues be addressed in routine corporate financial reports. The letter, also signed by several New York officials and environmental groups, defines risk broadly.

Persistence Starts to Pay Off for Chicago Emissions Market
Economist Richard Sandor has been trying for many years to convince executives that curbing their companies' unregulated greenhouse gas emissions was smart business as well as a good deed for the planet. It's been a tough sell.

Can Government Go Green?
If the “mission accomplished” photo-op was the defining moment of the Bush administration’s foreign policy, the president’s recent visit to the National Renewal Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado, defined its energy policy. One week after he embraced alternative energy in his State of the Union address, Bush’s budget axed 32 employees at the nation’s premier alternative energy lab, a facility that developed key technologies for hybrid cars and photovoltaic cells. His political operatives didn’t even know what they had done until a few hours before his visit, triggering a mad scramble to restore the jobs to avoid embarrassing the president.

Book Review: Managing the Business Case for Sustainability: The Integration of Social, Environmental, and Economic Performance
The book presents a wide breadth of academic and practitioner perspectives on corporate social and environmental sustainability.

Job Opportunities

Corporate Senior Environmental Specialist in Green Bay, Wisconsin. This is a corporate level position working for a leading global manufacturer that ensures environmental compliance and proper risk management for the corporation. Degree or commensurate work experience in the area of specialization. - Licensure, Registration or Certification as required by area of specialization. - 3-5 years experience in the area of specialization. - A strong understanding of the regulations. - Computer skills in Word, Excel, Visio, and Internet based systems. - Employee must be self-motivated with the ability to work independently or in a team environment, which requires working with a variety of people within different levels of the organization. - An understanding of the manufacturing process, excellent organizational skills, strong communication skills, and the ability to work on various tasks at one time is necessary. - The ability to conduct training is important, as well as the ability to work on various projects with numerous staff members at one time. Contact:

Sr. EHS Specialist in Santa Rosa, CA. This position is for an EHS generalist with an emphasis in the Environmental/Cal-EPA regulatory areas as well as in certain traditional Cal-OSHA and California Fire Code regulatory areas. Major areas of emphasis will include Hazardous Waste management, Air Permitting, Industrial waste / stormwater regulations, recycling programs, DOT / IATA compliance, Electrical Safety, Fall Protection, Machine Guarding, Forklift / Powered Industrial Truck programs, Fire Prevention Plans / Hot Work, and Chemical Spill Response. Involvement in other occupational Health & Safety programs will also be required. Contact:

Senior EH&S Specialist in Raleigh-Durham, NC. Newly-created position with a well-established, multi-billion manufacturing company! This is a highly-visible role and is an excellent opportunity for someone who enjoys working in a corporate support role. The Corporate Senior EH&S Specialist will be responsible for overseeing & coordinating a comprehensive EH&S program for ten manufacturing plants – seven in the United States and three international sites. Primary responsibilities include program, process & systems development, regulatory compliance, auditing, strategic planning and acting as an internal & external liaison. This person will report to the Corporate Director of EH&S and will require approximately 30% travel. Requires degree and 7-12 years of EH&S experience working with manufacturing operations to include a strong environmental background. Contact:

Product Safety Specialist for Invitrogen Corporation. This position may be located in Carlsbad, CA, Camarillo, CA, Eugene, OR, Madison, WI, Branford, CT, Frederick, MD, Rockville, MD or Grand Island, NY. Support all elements for Global Product Safety and Compliance. Requires a bachelor’s degree in safety engineering, environmental or industrial hygiene or comparable field; or the equivalent knowledge and experience. The applicant will have a minimum of 5 years leading Product Safety programs. They will be result oriented with advanced technical skills in analytical problem solving. Team and consensus building abilities are also mandatory. Additionally, the applicant will: •Possess proven strategic planning, program development and project management skills. •Have demonstrated competence in working with complex MSDS authoring software packages, eg. WERCS, Ariel, etc. •Be driven to perfection and maintain the highest level of professional integrity. •IATA, ADR and DOT certified for hazardous transportation. •Possess a strong Chemical and/or Toxicological background •Have experience with TSCA and other country inventories. Have excellent verbal, written, and computer skills •(Standard MS Office) with demonstrated ability to effectively communicate concepts and analytical solutions using a variety of methods. •Use time effectively through establishing courses of action for self and others to ensure work is completed efficiently. Contact:

EH&S Manager in Fresno, CA. Manages and implements environmental health and safety (EH&S) programs for the Area which include hazard identification evaluation and control, accident/injury prevention, hazardous materials/waste management, emergency preparedness, fire/life safety, ergonomics, industrial hygiene, and environmental regulatory compliance. Responsible for the management of the daily Area operations. Education/License/Certification: Bachelors degree in EH&S, Natural Science, Engineering or related curriculum, or equivalent years of experience required. Associate Safety Professional or Industrial Hygienist in Training certificate preferred. Qualifications: Substantial EH&S experience (usually 5 - 7 years). Previous supervisory experience in an union environment. Demonstrated knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations required. Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment. Preferred Qualifications. Contact:

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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