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December 22, 2009

This week's management quote

"Courage is when a man in a difficult situation acts as if he truly believes he's right."
- Yao Ming (1980-), Professional Basketball Player

Please enjoy this last and lighthearted issue of E-News for 2009!
E-News will be back again in 2010, starting on January 7th.

  1. U.N. climate talks end with bare minimum agreement
  2. What Makes You Roar? He Wants to Know
  3. Trusting Nature as the Climate Referee
  4. Doctors Urge Parents to Preset Volume on Electronic Gifts
  5. The Cutest, Funniest and Most Important Animal Stories of 2009!
  6. Job Opportunities


  • Stay tuned for 2010 Events to be announced soon.

The news

U.N. climate talks end with bare minimum agreement – Article
U.N. climate talks ended with a bare-minimum agreement on Saturday when delegates "noted" an accord struck by the United States, China and other emerging powers that falls far short of the conference's original goals. "Finally we sealed a deal," U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. "The 'Copenhagen Accord' may not be everything everyone had hoped for, but this ... is an important beginning."

What Makes You Roar? He Wants to Know – Management Article
Jeffrey Swartz, the president and C.E.O. of the Timberland Company, says employees should be ready to acknowledge the “human inside the shell.”

Trusting Nature as the Climate Referee – Article
Imagine a planet in which global warming was averted without the periodic need for thousands of people to fly around the world to promise to stop burning fossil fuels. Imagine no international conferences wrangling over the details of climate policy. Imagine entrusting the tough questions to a referee: Mother Earth.

Doctors Urge Parents to Preset Volume on Electronic Gifts - Article
If you’re giving someone an MP3 player or other electronic device with sound this holiday season, give the recipient’s ears a gift as well by pre-setting the maximum decibel level to somewhere between one-half and two-thirds the maximum volume.

The Cutest, Funniest and Most Important Animal Stories of 2009! – Photos
Let's face it, we can all use a laugh this time of year and these folks have supplied them for us. Enjoy these cute animal photos.

Environmental Engineer, Corporate EHS Group, Amcol International Corporation
AMCOL International Corp. is a leading international producer and marketer of value-added, specialty minerals and related products. The Environmental Engineer will support operations with all environmental issues. The Environmental Engineer’s role will include but is not limited to: ensuring environmental programs and procedures address regulatory requirements, corporate policies, and best practices, developing strategies for managing complex/sensitive environmental issues related to specific operations, business, or corporate initiatives in compliance and environmental management areas, counseling and advising senior management in the areas of environmental compliance; environmental management systems; environmental engineering, and environmental management strategies for current operations, divestitures, mergers/acquisitions, capital investments and future regulatory developments, acting as a liaison with regulatory agencies and consultants on environmental issues, providing environmental expertise, guidance, and support to all AMCOL plants to assist in maintaining regulatory compliance and achieving environmental objectives. A B.S. degree in Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering or a closely related field with at least 6 years of proven experience in environmental compliance and permitting is required. EMIS experience along with a working knowledge of CAA, CWA, RCRA, CERCLA/SARA, TSCA preferred. Those interested should email their resume to hr@amcol.com.

Safety and Health Manager, Flint Hills Resources, Port Arthur, TX
Flint Hills Resources is looking for an Safety and Health Manager at its Port Arthur, TX chemical plant. Typical roles and responsibilities include working with operations leaders to apply the needed resources to achieve FHR Health and Safety goals, developing, educating and gaining the support of business leaders for Health and Safety Process, and working with the Joint Labor-Management Health and Safety Committee and Behavior Safety Training to achieve FHR Health and Safety goals. You will also be asked to identify Health and Safety legal and regulatory issues that may apply to our business, assist with development and lead site implementation of FHR Operations standards, policies or guidelines to reflect application of laws and regulations and ensure continuous improvement with the facilities Health and Safety process, among other tasks your job entails. 10+ years of experience as a Safety Professional, At least one year of experience as a Safety Supervisor or Manager, Petroleum or Chemical industry experience, strong safety background, safety program development and implementation, process/program audits, with extensive customer interaction. BS in Safety or Engineering, CSP preferred.

HS&E Manager, Champion Technology Services, Baton Rouge, LA
Champion Technology Services is looking for a full time EHS Manager at its various facilities. This position is for the dynamic individual who is willing to manage major responsibility and oversee the HS&E requirements of 6 office locations throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and Utah. This individual will be responsible for a variety of HS&E tasks, such as, but not limited to: formulating, developing, & coordinating all safety, loss control, and environmental functions of the company, designing and directing a program to reduce accidents, occupational illnesses, and exposure to long-term health hazards, managing PHMSA, DOT requirements, handling new employee indoctrination including topics such as OSHA 29, CFR 1910.119, PSM, Emergency Action and Preparedness, JSA, OSHA 300, PPE, OQ compliance… etc. B.S. Degree in Environmental or Occupational Health Sciences, Occupational Safety & Health, or Industrial Safety is preferred. Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) is preferred. Five years responsibility for industrial environmental, safety and PSM compliance activities, in a chemical or petrochemical environment preferred.

Director, Environmental Health and Safety, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, IL
NorthShore University HealthSystem is currently seeking a Director, Environmental Health and Safety to direct the organizational wide Environmental Safety Program. This position is located at Evanston Hospital, but will require travel to all hospital campuses and off-site locations. In this role, the Director will: Direct the areas of Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Health and Safety and Environment of Care Management Program including Safety, Life Safety, Hazardous Materials/Waste, Security, Medical Equipment and Utilities Management Programs. Review and formulate policies relative to Environmental Safety and recommend for final approval by the governing body. Track, trend, maintain and communicate organizational information in accordance with organizational needs agency requirements. Our ideal candidate will have: A Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree preferred. Minimum of 10 years experience in healthcare required. * Minimum of 5 years in direct report management role. CHSP or CSP highly preferred. Working knowledge of fundamentals of hazard recognition, evaluation and control required. Knowledge of the implementation of engineering, administrative controls, abatement strategies and data interpretation required.

EHS Manager, Santa's Workshop, North Pole
Santa's workshop is one of the leading toy-making factories in the world. Santa is looking for an EHS Manager with 5-8 years experience with making lists and checking them twice. Be prepared for a hectic schedule near the end of December. Santa says CSP designation preferred, experience with Jolly Six Sigma a plus.

Thanks for making NAEM your professional networking organization this year. Have a safe, healthy and environmental holiday season and have a happy new year!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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