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April 10, 2008
This week's management quote

"I'm slowly becoming a convert to the principle that you can't motivate people to do things, you can only demotivate them. The primary job of the manager is not to empower but to remove obstacles. "
Scott Adams, (1957-present), American Cartoonist


  1. EPA Delays Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  2. A Costly Thirst
  3. CFOs See Value in Sustainability, But Question Metrics
  4. Economic and Hiring Outlook: First Quarter 2008
  5. Supply Chains Maturing toward Social and Environmental Sustainability
  6. It's Not Easy Being Green…Or Is It? How Software Advances are Advancing EH&S Compliance
  7. Job Opportunities


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The news

EPA Delays Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions - Article
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is taking its time in starting the regulatory process for greenhouse gas emissions, as instructed to do by the Supreme Court a year ago. Last week EPA administrator Stephen Johnson said the agency will issue proposed rules "later in the spring" on "the specific effects of climate change and potential regulation of greenhouse gas emissions from stationary and mobile sources."

A Costly Thirst - Article
Proper pricing of water could ease shortages. It may fall as rain but the life-giving liquid is difficult to distribute fairly once on the ground, so the case is being made for quotas coupled with a trading system similar to that for carbon emissions.

CFOs See Value in Sustainability, But Question Metrics - Survey results
More than half of finance executives believe sustainability can help their companies increase revenue, reduce operating costs, build shareholder value, and improve employee retention, according to a new survey from Jones Lang LaSalle. The catch? Many companies are hesitant to incorporate sustainability into financial strategy without concrete metrics for evaluating these prospective benefits.

Economic and Hiring Outlook: First Quarter 2008 A McKinsey Global Survey - Survey (free registration required)
A strong majority of executives around the world expect a slowdown in the United States to have a negative effect on their national economies, according to the latest McKinsey Global Survey on economic conditions. And nearly 90 percent report at least a moderate linkage between those economies and the US economy. Outside China, India, and other developing markets, far more executives say that the linkage between their national economies and the US economy has loosened rather than tightened over the past three years. Overall, respondents expect economic conditions in their countries and industries to deteriorate in the near term: inflation fears have risen, and hiring prospects are creeping downward.

Supply Chains Maturing toward Social and Environmental Sustainability - Article
Supply chain sustainability is maturing. The traditional focus on social factors - such as forced labor and child labor, factory working conditions, overtime and sexual harassment - rightly continues to deepen in sophistication while simultaneously enhancing the focus on "green" considerations. And on top of this, supply chain sustainability is notching up to the next level of effectiveness by creating efficiencies through collaboration and connection.

It's Not Easy Being Green…Or Is It? How Software Advances are Enhancing EH&S Compliance - Tool
You invest resources into improving operations to drive EH&S compliance. You build a corporate culture that values safety. You proudly promote yourself as a green company, emphasizing your focus on sustainability and compliance. And then the unthinkable happens -- a spill, an explosion, a deadly fire - something that negates your hard work and shakes the confidence of your entire organization.

Director, EHS Audit & Management Systems for Chemtura located in Middlebury, CT.
Lead EHS compliance audit function assign/schedule/perform/track audits and corrective actions, RC14001 internal audits, toller audit program, assign/schedule/perform/track audits and corrective actions, management systems certification for RC14001/ISO14001/OSHAS 18001, maintain ACC and RCMS metrics databases and actt as a Responsible Care Coordinator and as primary contact for ACC on RCMS. Minimum 10 years' related experience, In depth knowledge of EHS regulations, In depth knowledge of Responsible Care and other EHS management systems, Strong experience in EHS auditing, Knowledgeable in chemical plant operations. Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (chemical/environmental) Safety, Chemistry or other similar degree. Master's Degree is a plus. Contact: Christine Adonetti

Principal Specialist, Process Safety for Abbott Laboratories located in Abbott Park, IL.
This position will work within a group of EHS professionals to execute and support a wide variety of process safety and safety projects either solely or as a project team member, to share knowledge and efforts within the group and with other engineering or EHS professionals, and to lead projects in the field. Will lead multi-disciplinary teams in process hazard analyzes, process hazard audits, and will provide detailed process safety and safety technical and regulatory support to projects from the design phase into the construction and operations phases. Will work collaboratively with EHS and engineering professionals to define and implement practical and cost effective process safety and safety design solutions and management programs. 10+ years technical expertise in Process Safety Management (PSM) and Safety; plant level process safety experience preferred. Familiar and knowledgeable of batch-process chemical manufacturing and processing. Bachelors or higher chemical engineering, chemistry, or related engineering or science degree preferred. Contact:

Corporate Environmental Engineer for Alcon Laboratories located in Fort Worth, TX.
Position will support environmental compliance programs for Alcon's domestic and international facilities and affiliates. Bachelor's degree in engineering desired with at least 5 years of industry experience with primary responsibility for environmental compliance (Masters Degree a plus); Strong knowledge in environmental regulations (experience with European Union environmental regulations, a plus).
Contact:David Smat

Safety/Security Manager for Miller Brewing Company located in Southern California.
Miller Brewing Company has an immediate opening at its Irwindale brewery for a Safety/Security Manager. This high profile opportunity is responsible for implementation and management of safety and health programs. The Safety/Security Manager will supervise the Health Services Manager. In addition, the individual will supervise the preparation of the various safety, security, and health services reports and conduct surveys and audits of Brewery for identification of safety and security issues. In depth knowledge of non-discriminatory work practices, OSHA regulations, Workers' Compensation, accident investigation and analysis. Industrial hygiene knowledge also preferred. Have a general understanding of manufacturing environment and the type of production equipment, processes, and systems typically present in such an environment. Proficiency in the use of various security, safety and health measurement equipment, i.e., reading and monitoring equipment and security devices. Strong written and oral communication, presentation and training skills. Contact: Melissa Flores

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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