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October 2, 2008
This week's management quote

“As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.”

— Donald Trump, (1946- ) Real Estate Titan


  1. A Universal Model for Safety Excellence
  2. EPA Releases Energy Star @ Work
  3. Everyone Concerned with Buildings has to Change the Way They Think About Energy
  4. Creating Level Pull in the Office
  5. Green Supply Chain: Thinking Outside the (Cardboard) Box
  6. Ecuador Gives Nature Legal Rights
  7. Last Chance For NAEM Member-get-a-Member Campaign
  8. Job Opportunities


  1. NAEM Forum: 16th Annual EHS Management Forum October 22nd-24th, 2008 Memphis, TN. Register Now!
  2. NAEM Webinar: Business Continuity Planning for EHS Managers, November 18th, 2008. Coming Soon!
  3. NAEM Conference: EHS Management Information Systems, February 18th - 19th, 2009 Tampa, FL. Save the Date!
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The news

A Universal Model for Safety Excellence - Article
Looking to answer the question, “What makes great safety companies great?” the article takes a look at the past and present history of safety management. Then, by identifying the likely reasons for poor safety performance, the best practices are derived and studied at leading companies.

EPA releases Energy Star @ WorkOnline Resource Guide
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency revealed Energy Star @ Work, a new online tool to provide American workers with tips and information on how to save energy and protect the environment in the workplace. The new tool has quick tips and links that employees can use on a daily basis.

Everyone Concerned with Buildings has to Change the Way they Think About Energy - Report
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development released the “Energy Efficiency in Buildings Facts and Trends Full Report.” The culmination of analyzing data representing over 100 billion m2 of floor space, it gives an in-depth view of the current building sector as well as real-world recommendations for reducing green house gas emissions.

Creating Level Pull in the Office - Article
With the goal of maximizing the output of each employee and minimizing bottlenecks, this article lobbies for pulling work instead of pushing it. Just as a pushed rope or chain creates a mess, the same is true with many business processes.

Green Supply Chain: Thinking Outside the (Cardboard) Box - Article
Items such as cardboard boxes have small individual costs, but are responsible for staggering expenses when used in large scale operations. Now, many companies are re-thinking the role of limited-use transport packaging and switching to reusable boxes and pallets.

Ecuador Gives Nature Legal Rights - Article
“Ecuador scored a victory yesterday for Mother Nature by becoming the first country in the world to establish a Bill of Rights for the environment. Initial results say that 65 percent of Ecuadorians voted to approve a new constitution that includes a bill to grant inalienable rights to nature, blending Western modes of legal thought with native Ecuadorian respect for the natural world.”

Member-get-a-Member Campaign Coming to an End

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Help us reach the goal of 60 new members before October 10th by participating TODAY in NAEM’s Member-Get-A-Member Campaign! This your chance to grow your professional network and make a difference by sharing the value of NAEM membership with your peers and colleagues . The referral program ends NEXT FRIDAY October 10, 2008 so start referring now!

Job Opportunities

Sr. Specialist, Environment, Health & Safety, Cardinal Health, Dublin, OH
The Sr. Specialist, EH&S is responsible for the implementation, operation, and output of all EH&S electronic data management and reporting systems used by the Department and function. Acting as the Department’s webmaster, the Sr. Specialist, EH&S will develop, maintain and enhance the Department’s intranet workspace to ensure an effective information and knowledge transfer medium. This position be the EH&S site leader for Cardinal Health’s Dublin, Ohio campus and surrounding operations ensuring conformance with government and company EH&S requirements. For more information, contact: Frank Macielak

VP, Health and Safety, Georgia Pacific LLC, Atlanta, GA
This position is responsible for leading the health and safety effort across the wood products organization. This includes Structural Panels, Lumber, Engineered Lumber, and Specialty Lumber Business (approximately 60 facilities). Position reports directly to the G-P Wood Products Senior VP Operations, interacts daily with business operations leaders and safety leaders to develop, refine and implement risk based strategies that will provide for continuous improvement in management systems that reliably lead to attainment of safety goals. Requirements include: BS Degree required with Certified Safety Professional (CSP) preferred. 10 yrs Management experience with a large manufacturing organization and 5 years experience in Health and Safety Management. For more information, visit

Director, Field Safety, Sears Holdings Management Corporation, Hoffman Estates, IL
The Director of Field Safety is responsible for the development, implementation, execution and effectiveness of all Health and Safety core accident prevention initiatives designed to ensure the achievement of the organization’s annual safety expense goals. Directs the field safety group for SHC including Retail, Home Services and Logistics organizations. Responsible for accident prevention program development and implementation for field locations. Maintains and leverages positive relationships with key cross-functional business partners • Provides training and coaching to direct reports to achieve goals in support of strategic corporate safety objectives. For more information, visit

Senior Safety Specialist, Toyota Tsusho America, Inc, Georgetown, KY
The position will be an integral member of Corporate Safety Team administering Safety and Health policies and procedures to operations throughout North America. Directs program development, provides necessary training to management and team members and monitors reports on safety performance of operations. Provides technical expertise in facility/process layout and design, audits, accident investigation and analysis, and developing and implementing countermeasures, employee monitoring and testing and ensures compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Requirements include a B.S. in Industrial/Safety program from a 4 year college or university and 7-10 years related experience and training in manufacturing; or equivalent combination of education and experience. For more information, visit

Environmental Director, Corporate, First Solar Inc., Perrysburg, OH
This senior level position will report to the VP of EHS, and will be located in Perrysburg, Ohio. This position will be directly responsible for managing the global Environmental functional team and for providing leadership, direction and support to First Solar in the following key areas: Defining, maintaining, & communicating core Environmental program requirements & expectations, Helping mentor, coach and train global EHS operational teams to strengthen our Environmental capability and competency to meet requirements, Ensure that compliance/ risk assurance processes within the environmental arena are robust (e.g. self identifying/ self correcting issues) and that we’re effectively sharing Best Practices globally. Requirements include: Bachelors degree in technical area – preferably chemical or environmental engineering, with a MS preferred, and at least 15 years of EHS experience with progressively increasing scope and responsibility. For more information, visit

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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