NAEM Network E-News

May 30, 2008
This week's management quote

"In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.”

Thomas Jefferson , (third President of the United States, 1743-1826)


  1. Environmental Defense Fund Innovations Review
  2. Air Quality Board to Fine Bay Area Polluters
  3. Doing Good: Business and the Sustainability Challenge
  4. IBM Launches Supply Chain Carbon Analysis Tool
  5. Nanotubes May Pose Health Risk Similar to Asbestos
  6. How Green is the College? Time the Showers
  7. Job Opportunities


  1. NAEM Workshop : Implementing Best Practices in GHG Management and Energy Efficiency. Hosted by Millipore Corporation. June 3rd-4th, 2008 Boston, MA. SOLD OUT!
  2. NAEM Workshop : Managing Global EHS Programs. Hosted by Rockwell Automation. August 6th-7th, 2008 Milwaukee, WI. Register Now!
  3. NAEM Forum : 16th Annual EHS Management Forum October 22nd-24th, 2008 Memphis, TN. Don’t miss the May Registration $50 discount! Register now!

The news

Environmental Defense Fund Innovations Review - report
With help from NAEM members, the Environmental Defense Fund has created a review of twenty companies that have innovatively used energy efficiency and sustainability to reduce costs and gain competitive advantages. What’s innovative? How about sneakers that are assembled like jigsaw puzzles to use less adhesive and special insurance policies just for certified green buildings. The report is available for download.

Air Quality Board to Fine Bay Area Pollutersarticle
In a move that will surely be watched by companies and municipalities across the nation, the San Francisco Bay Area Air Quality Management District began imposing fees on businesses that emit high levels of carbon dioxide.

Doing Good: Business and the Sustainability Challengebriefing paper
An extensive survey of senior executives by the Economist Intelligence Unit shows that is possible for companies to take a proactive position on social and environmental issues while still delivering robust financial growth. Most respondents agreed that although sustainability is important, they are still figuring out what it means to their business. The report is available for download.

IBM Launches Supply Chain Carbon Analysis Tool - article
IBM has introduced a new supply chain carbon analysis tool which goes beyond just looking at just emissions; quantifying the consequences between alternative actions.

Nanotubes May Pose Health Risk Similar to Asbestos - article
An article published by Nature Nanotechnology suggested nanotubes may cause diseases similar to those caused by asbestos. There may be a risk for those who work with nanotubes, but there is little cause for concern among consumers.

How Green is the College? Time the Showers - article
College students often live in odd circumstances because they have no other choice. At Oberlin College however, 25 environmentally minded students volunteered to live in a house where the thermostat is kept at 60 degrees and the refrigerator is unplugged.

Job Opportunities

EHS Manager (Lancaster, PA area) for a medical device manufacturer. This person will be the site safety person for the PA plant but will also have divisional safety responsibilities for 4 other locations. All locations are non-union with a total employee population of approximately 1000. Extensive travel (50%) will be required. The position reports to the Director of HR and has no direct reports. The candidate should have 5+ years ehs experience from a manufacturing environment and a BS in Safety/Environmental or related. Contact: Paul Shrenker

 Corporate Environmental Health and Safety Manager (Central IL) for a large construction firm that has 125 locations in 40 States and a 1000 Vehicle Fleet. This person will act as a change agent and have 7 direct reports which include the Regional Safety Managers and the Workers Compensation Manager. While this position is heavily weighted toward developing and implementing safety programs, there will be some (approx 10%) environmental responsibilities. This position reports to the Director of HR. Travel will be approximately 20-25%. The ideal candidate should have a BS in Safety, Environmental or related field, supervisory experience, 10+ years of multi-site construction safety experience, certified (CSP, CPCU, ARM or CIH) and proven experience in reducing injuries. Contact: Paul Shrenker

Director – Environmental Health, Safety & Security for Life Fitness located in Franklin Park, IL. This role oversees and implements the strategic direction for safety, health, environmental, worker’s compensation, and security programs at all Life Fitness global facilities. The director is responsible to maintain dotted line relationships with satellite operations leaders to assist and facilitate uniform practices where appropriate and applicable. The position requires 5 + years of EHS experience, 5 + years in industrial administration, safety/security, with background in program development and training. Industrial loss control and environmental compliance reporting with record keeping experience. 3 + years loss control experience. Contact:

Director, EHS for Biogen Idec, a biotechnology company, in Cambridge, MA. The Director of Global EHS oversees and directs the development, and improvement and management of the environment, health and safety programs at all Biogen Idec sites. This individual is responsible for supervising administrative and technical personnel working in this program at all Biogen Idec sites in and outside the US. Requires a minimum of 15 years experience of multi-site EHS management responsibility over complex light to heavy manufacturing operations, and 7-10 years supervisory/managerial experience. Strong interpersonal skills are required in order to interact with people in many cultures at all levels. Contact:

EHS Manager – Global Environment for SPX Cooling Technologies in Overland Park, Kansas. The primary purpose of the Global Environmental EHS Manager position is to ensure compliance with Federal, State, Local and International Environmental regulatory requirements and provides leadership and oversight for implementing Thermal Equipment and Services environmental, health and safety programs. This global position is responsible for carrying out the strategic EH&S direction of the company and directly supervising the work of EHS Manager – Americas Environmental for manufacturing facilities, major construction projects and client service sites. Qualifications include an advanced technical knowledge of Environmental Engineering/Management through a bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering, Environmental, Health and Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or equivalent years of experience. A Master of Science degree preferred with five to eight years experience in a heavy manufacturing or construction environment or in Corporate Environmental Management. Contact:

EH&S Program Manager for Millipore Corporation, a leading provider of products and services that improve productivity in biopharmaceutical manufacturing, in St. Charles, MO. This is a stand-alone position responsible for interpreting, recommending and implementing EHS requirements for 2 manufacturing sites located in Kankakee, IL and St. Charles, MO. The program manager will reside in the St. Charles area and report to the Manager, EHS North America West/ Mid-West. Other responsibilities will include contributing to the development of new EHS concepts, techniques, and standards, and ensuring alignment of EHS solutions with organization objectives. Assist in planning for changes in physical facilities to meet new or revised EHS requirements.

Qualifications include a BS in Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Science, Environmental Health, Occupational Safety, Safety Engineering, or equivalent discipline. Also, 3-6 years experience in an EHS role in a manufacturing setting, experience with all aspects of Process Safety Management and the demonstrated ability to develop and implement proactive EHS programs for continuous improvement. Contact: Heather Chaitin

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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