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November 29, 2006
This week's management quote

"Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.”

Confucius (551 BC- 479 BC)


  1. Demonstrating Performance Through EHS Management Information Systems(EMIS). March 7-8th, 2007, Atlanta, GA.

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The news


  1. DuPont Receives Government Procurement Green Award
  2. Better Manufacturing in China: An interview with two of PLP’s top executives
  3. Business Must Adapt to Realities of Earth’s ecosystems, warns new publication
  4. Extended Producer Responsibility: Making Green from Green
  5. Live and Let Give
  6. Job Opportunities

DuPont Receives Government Procurement Green Awardarticle
DuPont has been recognized by the Coalition for Government Procurement for its overall commitment to the environment. The Green Contractor Award is given annually to the government contractor that has made the strongest overall commitment to the environment by either offering environmentally friendly products and services or adhering to environmentally sound manufacturing and/or operating procedures.

Better Manufacturing in China: An interview with two of PLP’s top executives --interview
Bill Haag and Wu Yu explain the lessons of a lean transformation at the Chinese factory of a manufacturer based in Cleveland. With so many manufacturers now operating in China, the low-cost labor advantage that domestic and global companies enjoy there has dwindled. As a result, the race is on among manufacturers in China to find other ways to reduce their operating costs or to improve the quality and delivery times of their products. But as this interview with two executives of Cleveland-based Preformed Line Products (PLP) makes clear, companies in China must address unique challenges to adopt lean techniques.

Business Must Adapt to Realities of Earth’s ecosystems, warns new publication report
Ecosystem Challenges and Business Implications, published on 21 November by Earthwatch Institute, WBCSD and WRI, warns that companies must transform business models and operations if they are to avoid major economic losses caused by the current degradation of ecosystems and the vital services they provide.

Extended Producer Responsibility: Making Green from Greencommentary
Product take-back is part of the larger concept of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), where manufacturers are held responsible for the impacts of their products throughout their lifecycle. EPR has several business benefits that can provide a significant competitive advantage.

Live and Let Give article
Gift ideas and holiday cheer from Grist readers and staff.

Job Opportunities

Senior Scientist for Con Edison in New York. As a member of Environment, Health and Safety’s corporate organization, this position provides general expertise on environmental issues and specifically serves as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) expertise on air permitting and associated reporting as well as other projects within the air section of the Environmental and Chemical Management Group. Supports all Company operating departments on related project work and provides leadership on air permitting and emissions issues, including providing oversight and guidance for the various operating organizations on management of their Title V air permits to achieve environmental compliance, promoting environmental excellence and continuous improvement. Bachelor’s Degree in related discipline (Engineering, Physical Science, Chemistry, Physics or Biological Science) plus 5 years in an EH&S position is required or a Bachelor’s Degree in non-related field (Business or Social Sciences) and 8 years in an EH&S position. Contact: Click here to apply.

Health & Safety Representative for Baxter Healthcare in Round Lake, IL. This position is responsible for overseeing the waste disposal management program for Baxter’s Round Lake, IL. facility. The Health and Safety Representative will have the responsibility for the collection, inventory, storage and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste materials. In addition this position, under the direction of the Environmental, Health and Safety Manager, is responsible for completing regulatory reports for submission to the State and Federal Agencies as well as performing various safety program tasks as needed to support the business function. B.S. Degree in Environmental, Safety or related field. 1-3 years in Environmental, Safety, or Industrial Hygiene fields with specific knowledge on OSHA, EPA and DOT regulations. Must have a strong working knowledge of chemistry and biology. Contact: Click here to apply.

EH&S Specialist for Genentech, Inc. in San Francisco, CA. The candidate will report to the South San Francisco (SSF) environmental protection Program Manager and assist with the day-to-day implementation and continuous improvement of environmental management programs and compliance matters for the Genentech SSF site. The scope of the job will include potential involvement with medical wastes, radioactive wastes, other hazardous and non-hazardous wastes, air emissions, community noise limitations, wastewater and storm water. Under the direction of the engineer managing the site environmental programs, the incumbent will coordinate the site-wide waste collection and interface with waste disposal contractors’ representatives. Graduation from an accredited 4-year engineering college or university curriculum with a major in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Civil Engineering and experience in process engineering are required. A minimum of five years of environmental experience, directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified in this job description, in a process industry manufacturing plant (chemicals, pharmaceuticals, electronics materials, oil and gas industry) is a must. Work experience in an FDA regulated work environment (pharmaceuticals, medical devices) is preferred. Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California, or the ability to become registered within a 24-month period, and a working knowledge of general environmental and safety regulations, such as Cal/OSHA, NFPA and Building Codes are desired. Contact:

Manager of Environmental Health and Safety for New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York. The incumbent will ensure that our health and safety programs effectively address the needs of all staff, patients and visitors. In this position of great authority, you will be relied on in the event of an emergency - controlling affected sites and making decisions to address urgent concerns. The highly organized leader we are in search of must have a Bachelor’s degree and five to seven years of proven experience. Contact: email your resume to: or apply online.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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