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October 30, 2008
This week's management quote

"You have to be fast on your feet and adaptive or else a strategy is useless."
Charles de Gaulle, French General, Writer and Statesman, 1890-1970


  1. The Most Potent Unknown Greenhouse Gas Revealed
  2. Number of U.S. Companies Reporting Sustainability Data Has Doubled Since 2005
  3. Get Rid of the Performance Review
  4. Arm & Hammer Sells Cost Benefit of Green Cleaners
  5. 70% of IT Managers Say "Green" Is Still Top Priority
  6. From a Strip of Scotch Tape, X-Rays
  7. Job Opportunities


  1. NAEM Conference: Driving Performance and Cost Savings through EHS Management Information Systems, February 19th-20th, 2009 Tampa, FL.

  1. How to Cope with the Coming Budget Fights: Steve Ramsey shares his thoughts and tactics in this week's entry, "Getting Ready for What's Next?" on NAEM’s The Green Tie blog.

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The news

The Most Potent Unknown Greenhouse Gas Revealed - Article
Nitrogen trifluoride, NF3 , “a gas used in manufacture of flat panel televisions, computer displays, microcircuits, and thin-film solar panels is 17,000 times more potent a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, and it is far more prevalent in the atmosphere than previously estimated. ” Although not covered under the Kyoto protocol, it may be added to future regulations.

Number of U.S. Companies Reporting Sustainability Data Has Doubled Since 2005 – Press Release
“Of the top 100 U.S. companies by revenue, 74 percent published corporate responsibility information in 2008 either as part of their annual financial report or as a separate document, up from 37 percent in KPMG International’s 2005 research. Globally, 80 percent of the Global Fortune 250 companies now release CR data, up from 64 percent in the last KPMG International analysis in 2005.”

Get Rid of the Performance Review - Article
“It destroys morale, kills teamwork and hurts the bottom line. And that's just for starters.” The author of this article sees performance reviews as one-sided intimidation tactics used to preserve authority, instead of enlightening employees. So what to do? Try a two-sided performance pre-view.

Arm & Hammer Sells Cost Benefit of Green Cleaners - Article
“Arm & Hammer's new line of environmentally preferable household cleaners is being touted not just as a greener version of Mr. Clean; the products come in refillable containers that cut costs for consumers, the company says - a boon during the economic bust. The new line sports biodegradable packaging that contains 85% less plastic and cost up to 25% less than traditional cleaning bottles.”

70% of IT Managers Say "Green" Is Still Top Priority - Article
“Tightening IT budgets are making greener computing practices more important than ever - because efficiencies help cut costs, according to a new survey of IT professionals.”

From a Strip of Scotch Tape, X-Rays - Article
Ever wonder what people are up to when you see them playing with office supplies? Nothing major, probably just creating x-rays. No need to worry though; the tiny emissions don’t require you to fill out any federal compliance forms.

Quality Assurance & Food Safety Manager, Sara Lee, Multiple Locations
This position will lead food safety and quality programs at designated fresh bakery facilities.  This includes leading implementation and on-going program management/oversight of Safe Quality Foods (SQF) certification, compliance to Sara Lee corporate quality assurance/food safety requirements and other related initiatives. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in food safety, microbiology, chemistry, food science or other science-related field. Six or more years of progressive food process experience, with at least four years in a management capacity within a manufacturing environment under HACCP, USDA and/or FDA. HACCP certification from a nationally/internationally recognized and accredited HACCP training firm. For more information, contact Mike Pisarcik at 630-881-1099.

Environmental (Compliance) Health & Safety Manager, Sara Lee, Multiple Locations
Implement and monitor programs and processes necessary to ensure the facility remains in compliance with all corporate, federal, state and local product quality, sanitation, food safety, safety and environmental requirements. Requirements: BA or BS required with a concentration in Occupational Safety, Environmental and/or Food Safety preferred. Five to seven years experience in quality, safety, sanitation or environmental management — food-manufacturing industry preferred with at least two years of supervisory experience. Familiarity with OSHA, EPA, FDA, USDA, and AIB regulatory requirements. Professional certifications preferred:  Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Professional Health and Safety Auditor (CPHSA), Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA). For more information, contact Mike Pisarcik at 630-881-1099.

EHS Team Leader, BASF, The Chemical Company, Florham Park, NJ
The EHS Product Regulations Team Leader supervises, develops and directs team members both on site and remotely to ensure regulatory compliance in a global environment for different North American business units and their product lines. The position manages the team workload, projects and other core activities; provides guidance to team members to address regulatory issues for different chemistries to meet legal or BASF policy requirements. The team leader is responsible for the quality of data, maintained within the EHS Master Data SAP system. The team leader is also responsible for interpretation of regulations to meet EHS specific domestic, import & export restrictions. Participation in global and regional business or functional meetings is required with a close working relationship to colleagues in Europe and other regions as applicable. Qualifications: BS in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or chemistry related field. Experience in project management or leading a team of professionals would be an asset. Knowledge of Canadian and US regulatory requirements for Material Safety Data Sheets & Labels Knowledge of the following regulations is a plus: Chemical Inventories (TSCA/CEPA), FIFRA, OSHA/WHMIS, DEA, CWC, FDA. Experience & familiarity with SAP modules, specifically EHS and Trade controls a plus. For more information, go to

Corporate EH&S Manager, Howden Buffalo Inc., New Philadelphia, OH
Primary Responsibilities: Develop and implement corporate environmental, health and safety strategies, programs and initiatives. Implements corporate EH&S Level I, II, and III policies and procedures. Ensure compliance with EH&S requirements of ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and all federal, state and local legislation. Conduct risk assessments and advise facilities how risks should be eliminated. Develop safe operating procedures which identify and take account of all relevant hazards. Provide guidance, direction and training to HBI facility EH&S personnel. Conduct regular site audits to ensure policies and procedures are being properly followed. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Health and Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Engineering or related field is required. A minimum of 5 years direct environmental, health and safety experience in a manufacturing environment is required. Ability to travel on a frequent basis. For more information, go to

EHS Manager, Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc., Blaine, MN
Responsibilities include: Managing permitting and regulatory compliance activities. Managing health and safety related activities. Managing and preparing the submittal of required reports and systems management. Qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree and Course Work and Certification. Science or Engineering required with minimum of 2 years direct experience in Regulatory Affairs in the hazardous waste field. 5-7 years previous experience. Professional Engineer's license (Chemical or Civil) preferred. Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) certification at the ‘masters' level. For more information, go to

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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