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December 10, 2009

This week's management quote

“If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied.”
Alfred Bernhard Nobel, Swedish Chemist, Engineer and Inventor of dynamite, who used his enormous fortune to institute the Nobel Prizes (1833-1896)

  1. EPA - Greenhouse Gases Do Threaten Public Health
  2. WRI/WBCSD Seeks Stakeholder Feedback
  3. A Whistleblower at the Deutsche Bank Building Is Now an Outcast
  4. David Michaels Confirmed as OSHA Administrator
  5. The Art of the Idea: 8 Ways to Light the Bulb Above Your Head
  6. Live Holiday Trees Make Mulch, Not Landfill Clutter
  7. Job Opportunities


The news

EPA - Greenhouse Gases Do Threaten Public Health - Article
After a thorough examination of the scientific evidence and on the heels of the Copenhagen Conference, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that greenhouse gases threaten the public health and welfare of the American people. EPA also finds that GHG emissions from on-road vehicles contribute to that threat.

WRI/WBCSD Seeks Stakeholder Feedback - Article
The first drafts of the GHG Protocol Product and Scope 3 Accounting and Reporting Standards were released for stakeholder review on November 11th 2009. The draft standards, which were developed over a nine month period between January and October 2009, are now open for public comment until December 21 st. Follow the link above to view draft standards and comment templates. Here is a summary of feedback received during recent stakeholder workshops, as well as the slides presented.

A Whistleblower at the Deutsche Bank Building Is Now an Outcast - Article
In a cautionary tale about the culture of workplace safety, Marshal Greenberg has been lauded by some as a hero but harassed by others. According to him, “Everybody has a right to work in a safe environment.”

David Michaels Confirmed as OSHA Administrator- Article
President Barack Obama nominated Michaels, an epidemiologist and research professor at the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, to head OSHA on July 28. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee approved Michaels’ nomination on Nov. 18, and the nomination was then turned to the full Senate. On Dec. 3, the Senate voted to confirm David Michaels as the assistant secretary of labor for OSHA.

The Art of the Idea: 8 Ways to Light the Bulb Above Your Head - Article
Have you ever felt like you are stuck in a rut in your life? Check out these illustrated book excerpts that are meant to encourage original thinking which can break you out of the daily grind.

Live Holiday Trees Make Mulch, Not Landfill Clutter - Article
Although some people consider farm-raised trees wasteful and potentially harmful to the environment, given that they are enjoyed for a brief time before a trip to the curb for trash pick-up after the festivities, the opposite is true. For the sustainable consumer, a live Christmas tree is preferable to artificial.

Health and Safety Manager, Cargill, Hammond, IN
Cargill, one of the leading international producers and marketers of food, argiculture, financial and industrial products and services, is looking for a Health and Safety Manager who will be responsible for the leadership and management of all facility health and safety (H&S) issues including but not limited to: safety and education/training, creating a Zero Injury Culture vision and a plan to achieve that vision, development of direct reports for future leadership roles, conducting routine plant safety inspections/audits, ensuring hazards identified are corrected in a timely manner, contracting safety coordination data analysis to identify injury trends and create aggressive risk reduction plans to eliminate injuries and property damage, setting the direction for overall facility H&S strategic and tactical plans, among many others. A Bachelors or Masters degree in Occupational Safety and Health/related technical area with 5+ years of safety experience OR 10+ years of safety leadership/industrial manufacturing experience. Demonstrated working knowledge of OSHA 1910 General Industry Standards and OSHA 1926 Construction Standards. Ability to apply standards in a practical manner. Desired Associate Safety Professional (ASP) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP). Successfully completed both the 30 hour OSHA General Industry and 30 hour OSHA Construction Standards courses within the past five years. For information visit Cargill's careers website.

Safety & Occupational Health Specialist, Department of the Army, Army Corp of Engineers, Baltimore, MD
In this position you will oversee the safety and occupational health program for civil and military works operations and construction activities in the Baltimore District. You will develop and/or evaluate the safety program content, standards, procedures, etc., for construction sites, recreation facilities, locks and dams, flood control structures and dredging work. This will include conducting field surveys of construction and operations activities; reviewing contractor safety program proposals for conformance with standards; and providing specific control measures to project representatives for the purpose of mitigating existing or potential hazards. A large percentage of duties consist of overseeing of dredging operations and you will serve as the office Diving Coordinator, responsible for the District's contracted dive program which will include coordinating with dive contractors and reviewing dive safety plans for adherence to regulations.
In order to be found qualified for this position, your resume must show one year of experience demonstrating a knowledge and application of construction processes and procedures and implementation of general industry occupational safety standards. GS-11: One year of experience directly related to the occupation equivalent to at least the next lower grade level; or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related; or equivalent combinations of experience and education.

EHS Specialist, Boston, MA, Stantec
Stantec is seeking an individual to support and coordinate Stantec’s Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) implementation within the United States. You will provide a full range of health and safety duties including but not limited to: providing support to Stantec’s operations and support staff relating to HSE issues and initiatives, monitoring HSE legislation, compliance status, workplace hazards, incident trends, program efficiencies, and internal staff and external client requirements to identify changes that may impact the HSE Program, reviewing HSE Program objectives and initiatives and provide recommendations to Leadership, conducting Root Cause Analysis on incidents and follow-up lessons learned, working with the HSE Manager to develop, implement and support policies, rules, practices, procedures and forms as required based on appropriate industry and legislative standards
To succeed in this role you will require a degree or certificate in Occupational Health and Safety or related field with a minimum of 5 years experience in the health and safety profession, preferably in the consulting engineering field. CSP designation preferred.

Program Director, Sustainability Studies, University of California, Berkeley
The Department of Engineering and Technology invites applications for the full-time position of Program Director to manage courses, contracts and curricula in the engineering and technology fields, a portfolio which offers approximately 200 courses to 2300 enrollments annually. May also include energy, environmental and civil engineering areas. The candidate must possess a graduate degree in either Engineering, Information Systems or Technology or the equivalent; at least three years of recent experience working in engineering, IS or technology (either in college-level education or in the industry); experience preferred in engineering/ technology education program assessment, development, implementation and management.

EHS Program Manager, Millipore Corporation, Kankakee, IL
Millipore is looking for an EHS Program Manager in the Kankakee (directly south of Chicago). This position is a stand-alone position responsible for interpreting, recommending and implementing EHS requirements for sites located in Kankakee, IL. Responsibilities include contributing to the development of new EHS concepts, techniques, and standards, ensuring alignment of EHS solutions with organization objectives, assisting in planning for changes in physical facilities to meet new or revised EHS requirements, developing and implementing workplace injury/illness prevention programs which will include health and safety procedures, incident investigation and training, coordinating activities associated with job hazard analysis, industrial hygiene monitoring, hazardous waste identification, collection and disposal, wastewater treatment, spill control and emergency planning, contractor safety, and safety engineering reviews, and developing EHS training for all employees. Need a BS in Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Science, Environmental Health, Occupational Safety, Safety Engineering, or equivalent discipline with at least 3-6 years experience in an EHS role in a manufacturing setting. Exposure to Six Sigma is a plus and experience with Process Safety Management and Bloodborne Pathogens is preferred.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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