NAEM Network E-News

November 13, 2008
This week's management quote

"Never let the fear of striking out get in your way"
— Babe Ruth (1895 - 1948), Major League Baseball Hall of Famer


  1. New Guidelines Encourage Responsible Recycling of Electronics
  2. Generating Controversy: Employers Must Manage Intergenerational Workplace Issues
  3. How Green Is the Deal? The Growing Role of Sustainability in M&A
  4. Changing Perspectives - Sustainability in Hard Times
  5. Sharp Announces Nationwide Television and Consumer Electronics Recycling Initiative
  6. The 2008 Smart List: 15 People the Next President Should Listen To
  7. Job Opportunities


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  1. Industrial Hygienists Heading for Extinction? Alex Pollock discusses the reshaping of EHS organizations that is leading to the apparent demise of the IH function. Add your two cents on how to reverse this trend by visiting NAEM’s The Green Tie blog.

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The news

New Guidelines Encourage Responsible Recycling of Electronics - Article
“EPA, as part of a group of recycling stakeholders, developed the new guide “Responsible Recycling (R2) Practices for Use in Accredited Certification Programs for Electronics Recyclers” to promote better environmental, worker safety and public health practices for electronics recyclers. The R2 guide lists 13 principles to help electronics recyclers ensure their material is handled safely and legally in the U.S. and foreign countries.” The article includes a link to the EPA guidelines

Generating Controversy: Employers Must Manage Intergenerational Workplace Issues - Article
With three generations in the work force, there are a myriad of challenges and opportunities for employers. Although the law treats a 20-year old and 60-year old the same, there are distinct differences in how the two groups view themselves and their positions in the workplace.

How Green Is the Deal? The Growing Role of Sustainability in M&AWhite Paper
A new white paper by Deloitte explores the rewards that companies with corporate responsibility and sustainability programs receive during negotiations in mergers and acquisitions. The paper provides an “outline of six key areas of focus for executives, and discusses how greater consideration of sustainability related issues, when evaluating potential M&A transactions, can help to improve deal success. “ The white paper is available for download.

Changing Perspectives - Sustainability in Hard TimesArticle
Over the course of the last few weeks, many EHS professionals have felt like helpless spectators in this financial debacle. Although we had no control over what got us into it, we as EHS professionals have some measure of control about how we get out of this mess. Moving sustainability initiatives along when times are hard may be just what the pundits ordered.
This article is a benefit of Sponsorship of the NAEM Forum.

Sharp Announces Nationwide Television and Consumer Electronics Recycling Initiative - Article
“Sharp Electronics Corporation announced … that it is creating a nationwide electronics recycling program to provide free, convenient consumer recycling of Sharp Electronics televisions and other consumer audio and video products. The program will kick off in several states in November, and is slated to expand to all 50 states with many hundreds more sites, over next three years. Panasonic and Toshiba products will also be accepted at these locations.”

The 2008 Smart List: 15 People the Next President Should Listen To - Article
To help shape Obama’s thinking; Wired Magazine has come up with “a Smart List of 15 Wired people with big ideas about how to fix the things that need fixing. Hail to the new chief — and please listen up.” Caution: the ideas in this article may cause you to think harder than you want to while at work.

Senior Environmental Scientist, MHA Environmental Consulting, San Mateo, CA
The Senior Environmental Scientist will have the responsibility of serving as project manager or project director for a wide range of renewable energy, traditional energy, water, and development projects. She/he will prepare proposals, define scopes of work and lead the preparation of all types of CEQA and NEPA documents. The Senior Environmental Scientist will supervise interdisciplinary team members, including subcontractors. For more information, visit

Senior Industrial Hygienist/EHS Specialist, The Port Authority of NY & NJ, New York, NY
Responsibilities include: Evaluating and monitoring occupational and environmental health conditions at Port Authority facilities. Identifying and characterizing potential chemical, biological, and physical hazards. Establishing controls using instruments, reference information, and experience. Reviewing and interpreting applicable environmental and occupational health regulations. Qualifications include: Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Health related field. Demonstrated experience in industrial hygiene/environmental health including OSHA Environmental and Public Health regulations, investigation and analysis, and industrial hygiene monitoring techniques. For more information, visit

Director of Corporate Environmental Services, Avery Dennison, Mentor, OH
Corporate staff leadership role with primary responsibility to analyze, interpret and convert global environmental laws, regulations, risks, liabilities and initiatives to Company policies, programs, procedures, standards, training, processes and actions to be developed, implemented and integrated across business organizations. Directs the company efforts to: effectively sustain regulatory and permit compliance, and optimize environmental performances while facilitating business value. This position is responsible for maintaining processes to ensure that the impact of Company operations and products are effectively managed to protect or minimize risks to the business, environment, community and our customers. For more information, visit

National Industrial Hygiene Program Manager, Apex Companies, Manassas, VA
Apex Companies, LLC, a national provider of environmental, health, safety, and engineering services, is seeking a self-motivated, multi-faceted professional to develop industrial hygiene and safety consulting business throughout the United States. This position is ideal for professionals who thrive in a dynamic, energetic, and entrepreneurial work environment. This position requires 8 years of industrial hygiene and/or safety consulting and business development experience, as well as a minimum of a BA/BS in related field. Professional certifications (CIH, CSP, CHMM, etc.) are preferred. We are looking for senior-level environmental seller/doers with strong client national client management experience. For more information, visit

Director of Environmental Business Development, General Dynamics Information Technology, San Diego, CA
Develops and maintains customer business relationships in domestic and/or international government markets; works under limited supervision; Specific objectives include, identifying and pursuing new business and customers, capture planning, expanding existing business, identifying and tracking short and long term opportunities, and developing written and oral proposals. Requires 10-12 years of related experience in marketing and sales, preferably in the government contracting industry. Advanced knowledge of DoD Environmental and/or Training Ranges Sustainability programs. Direct experience and relationships with Government/military personnel supporting the U.S. Navy, Army, and/or Air Force environmental and training ranges programs at HQ, Command, and Installation levels. For more information, visit

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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