NAEM Network E-News

March 16, 2007
This week's management quote

"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."

Charles Darwin, English naturalist 1809-1882


  1. U.S. EPA Announces the Availability of the final “Nanotechnology White Paper”
  2. With Coal Plans Cut Back, Texas Faces Energy Gap
  3. The B2B sector—Getting the message right for business customers
  4. Citigroup, Lehman Brothers, and UBS Report on Climate Risks and Opportunities for Investing
  5. The Green Way to Keep Trucking
  6. Generating Leaders GE Style
  7. Job Opportunities


  1. NAEM Workshop: Advancing EHS Using Lean and Six Sigma May 22-23, 2007. Minneapolis, MN.

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The news

U.S. EPA Announces the Availability of the final “Nanotechnology White Paper”—report
EPA’s Science Policy Council has issued the Nanotechnology White Paper. The purpose of the White Paper is to inform EPA management of the science issues and needs associated with nanotechnology, to support related EPA program office needs, and to communicate these nanotechnology science issues to stakeholders and the public.

With Coal Plans Cut Back, Texas Faces Energy Gap—article
Texas, as everyone knows, does everything big. Its giant oil and gas fields dominate America’s energy patch. It is now the nation’s largest wind power producer, with more than 2,000 turbines gathering some of the country’s strongest currents. It gets the booby prize for being the biggest producer of greenhouse gases. And now Texas faces a big hole in its electricity production, since the country’s second-most-populous state also happens to be one of the fastest growing because of immigration and the rise in riches from the recent increase in oil and gas prices. That hole just got bigger as the TXU Corporation, the state’s biggest utility, scrapped plans for eight new coal-fired plants under a deal it has agreed to with potential new owners. The deal has delighted many environmentalists, but it has also stoked one Texas-sized problem.

The B2B sector—Getting the message right for business customerscommentary
Columnist Solitaire Townsend explains how to woo business clients with your sustainability programmes. Consumers’ concerns are hot news right now, with wave upon wave of new corporate responsibility announcements targeting the public. Never before have so many marketers, advertisers, copywriters and designers been frantically debating how to reach the audience.

Citigroup, Lehman Brothers, and UBS Report on Climate Risks and Opportunities for Investingarticle
A graph charting the number of pages discussing climate change in reports by investment analysts from traditional brokerages would resemble the renowned "hockey stick" graph of temperatures over the last 1,000 years. The graph would be essentially flat at zero until about three years ago, when the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) request for analyst research on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues sparked a sudden spike in coverage.

The Green Way to Keep Trucking—article
Transport companies are using route-planning software to reduce emissions and internet matching systems to fill empty vehicles. A family in Oregon recently embarked on an unusual experiment. Using the package-flow technology developed by UPS, the global transportation company, the family saved $3.69 a day on fuel – almost $1,000 over the course of the year. When such savings are translated to UPS's fleet of almost 92,000 cars, vans, tractors and motorcycles, the results satisfy not only finance executives but also those trying to cut the company's carbon footprint. While e-commerce is a fact of life, goods bought in the virtual world still have to be moved around using oldworld, physical transportation systems. And, with rising oil prices and growing fears over climate change, transport – once considered a necessary evil by retailers and shippers – is now the focus of attention.

Generating Leaders GE Style—article
For more than one hundred years General Electric (GE) has been quietly transforming the world one invention at a time. And it’s also been transforming the way corporate America thinks about training and developing its executive talent. Harry Elsinga, Manager of Executive Development at GE, reveals to HRM how leadership skills and a fusion of talent and imagination has built one of the most widely renowned executive teams in business today.

Job Opportunities

VP of EH&S in Atlanta, GA. Responsibility for all the company’s strategies, policies, standards, compliance, and management initiatives related to the HS&E function. Provide broad oversight, direction, and leadership in positioning the company in terms of its responsibilities as a corporate citizen. Staffed with up to five professionals and will be augmented by technical and legal consultants from inside and outside the company. Principal responsibilities are Compliance, Issues Identification & Continuous Improvement, and Policy Development and Communication. The candidate will have proven experience as a high-level thought leader and strategist with a broad business perspective.

Director, Environmental Health & Safety for the University of Nevada, Reno. The primary purpose of this position is to direct programs that positively affect and assure the safety and health of employees, students, and visitors of the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), while minimizing the environmental impacts of campus operations. The position is responsible for laboratory safety, biosafety, hazardous waste management, radiation safety, industrial hygiene, occupational health and safety, environmental affairs, campus safety and security, EH&S training, emergency planning and operations, and information management related to the administration of EH&S programs. Required Qualifications: Master's Degree from a regionally accredited institution in a discipline directly applicable to environmental health and safety, i.e. environmental sciences, science (biology, chemistry, physics), engineering, public health, or human or veterinary medicine. Master's Degree and five years or a Doctorate Degree and three years of management experience in a multi-component, complex, environmental health and safety program at an academic, government, or industrial institution with scientific and technical research programs.

Safety Manager for General Mills in Carson, CA. Yoplait, a division of General Mills, has an immediate opening for a Safety Manager in its Carson, California facility. (Carson is located in the Los Angeles area.) Lead the development and implementation of a strong occupational health and safety management program to create an “injury-free” environment. Facilitate the transition to employee-led safety processes and ensure the plant meets all corporate and regulatory requirements. Accountable for site security and management of security guards. Manage loss control through clear performance expectations of security staff. Manage the facility access system. Qualifications: BS degree in a technical or safety-related field(preferably an MS in Occupational Safety) Minimum of 5 years comprehensive safety and self insured workers compensation experience in a manufacturing environment.

Environmental Health & Safety Manager for a manufacturing company located in Jonesboro, AR. The EHS Manager will be responsible for the Environmental and Safety improvement programs at the facility and be accountable for ensuring the plant is in compliance with all federal, state, local, environmental, occupational safety and health regulations. BS in Occupational Health and Safety Environmental Engineering, or Manufacturing. At least 5 years experience, 5-8 years preferred.
Contact: Lynda Ferren

ESH&S Manager for The W.M. Wrigley Company as an Environmental, Safety & Health Manager the position holder identifies ESH&S issues that are essential for full compliance and conform to existing and planned business development. Leads and directs local personnel with ESH&S responsibilities to ensure a standard approach to the implementation of ESH&S programs and procedures. Provides in house expertise and resources to all Gainesville Factory departments to maintain a standard approach to problem solving and the introduction of ESH&S safeguards. Qualifications: BA/BS Degree 9+ years progressive ESH&S experience including management, Strong ESH&S technical knowledge, Appropriate qualifications and certifications in ESH&S.
Contact: Click here for more information.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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