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February 19, 2009
This week's management quote

“Vision without action is a daydream. ;Action without vision is a nightmare."
- Japanese proverb

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  1. IndustryWeek's 2009 Salary Survey
  2. Most Disabling Workplace Injuries Cost $48.6 Billion in 2006
  3. CIOs Shut Out on Green IT Strategy
  4. “Green” Winners: The Performance of Sustainability-Focused Companies During the Financial Crisis
  5. Europe 'Unaware' Of Its Water Footprint
  6. Alaska Is a Frontier for Green Power
  7. Job Opportunities


Are you working harder and accomplishing less? In his most recent Green Tie blog posting, Alex Pollock takes a look at the “fake work” that is congesting schedules and slowing progress in organizations.; Read the blog and post a comment on how you avoid the trivial tasks in your work.

The news

IndustryWeek's 2009 Salary Survey - Article
“The state of manufacturing in the United States in 2009 can be summed up in four words: "It's the economy, stupid." At the risk of beating a dead cliché, there's not much more to it than that, based on the responses to the IndustryWeek 2009 Salary Survey.”

Most Disabling Workplace Injuries Cost $48.6 Billion in 2006 - Article
“Produced annually, the Workplace Safety Index identifies the leading causes of the most disabling U.S. workplace injuries based on data reported from 1998 (the baseline year for Workplace Safety Index data) through the most recent year for which data are available – in this case 2006. The 2008 Index also captures cost trends for the overall and leading causes of the most disabling injuries from 1998 through 2006.”

CIOs Shut Out on Green IT Strategy - Report
“Green IT can help large businesses reduce environmental impact and minimize risk, but the message isn't quite getting from the CIOs to the rest of the C-suite, according to a new survey.” Additionally, you can download the Deloitte report, "The Next Wave of Green IT," here.

“Green” Winners: The Performance of Sustainability-Focused Companies During the Financial Crisis - Report
“As companies cut costs to get through the current global economic slowdown, there is often a temptation to abandon recent forays into sustainability. Yet a new A.T. Kearney analysis finds that companies committed to corporate sustainability practices during this slowdown are achieving above-average performance in the financial markets during this slowdown. So before tossing out those sustainability practices and initiatives, it might be wise to first determine the real value of the efforts—especially the possible rewards for staying the course.” You can also read a summary of the report here.

Europe 'Unaware' of Its Water Footprint - Article
“While Europe may take better care of its water resources than other continents, it in fact uses larger quantities via imports of goods such as cotton, beans or wood, which often come from regions that already suffer from water scarcity, argues a UN expert in an interview with EurActiv.” This article takes a look at the emerging idea of a “water footprint”.

Alaska Is a Frontier for Green Power - Article
From “Drill, baby, drill” to “[wind] turbines are very, very helpful”, the economics of a petroleum and wind power are causing Alaskans to rethink their historically confrontational stance toward environmental projects.

Bi-Lingual Manager of Corporate Environmental Affairs, Sharp Electronics, Mahwah, NJ
Sharp Electronics Corporation has an immediate opportunity in Mahwah, NJ for a bi-lingual Japanese/English Manager of Corporate Environmental Affairs. The position is responsible surveying and implementing proactively, the risk management for environmental regulation and bills and ensuring compliance with federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations for SEC’s North & South American facilities. This position will perform analyses of environmental laws, market situations, trends, competitors, industry changes and provide reports to SEC and Sharp Japan. The Manager of Corporate Environmental Affairs will communicate with outside groups. Candidates must speak, read, write Japanese and English fluently and have ability to communicate and negotiate with management at all levels. Candidates must have knowledge of environmental regulations and ISO14001 Environmental Management System.

EHS Manager, Undisclosed Company, Central PA
Seeking EHS Manager for this manufacturing plant of a Fortune 250 company.; This location has approximately 300 employees.; This position will report to the Group EHS Team Leader and has no direct reports.; The client is looking for someone with 6-12 years of EHS experience in a manufacturing environment and a BS in Safety, Environmental Science or related.; The focus of this job will be safety but the candidate should have some environmental experience. Email Paul Shrenker for more information.

Safety Coordinator, Undisclosed Company, Syracuse, NY area
Seeking Safety Coordinator for this 500 employee paper and packaging manufacturer.; The ideal candidate should have 7+ years safety experience in a manufacturing environment, a BS in Safety or related, and the ability to lead teams. Safety experience should include behavior based safety implementation.; This position reports to the HR Manager and has no direct reports. Email Paul Shrenker for more information.

Environmental, Health and Safety Group Manager, The HON Company, Muscatine, IA
The HON Company is seeking a highly motivated Group Manager for Environmental, Health, and Safety. The individual selected to lead this portion of our journey will utilize his/her strong safety and environmental expertise to drive continuous improvement in environment, health and safety issues at each of The HON Company Muscatine locations. Individuals considered for this lead role will have a strong background in safety in addition to the environment. The ability to drive a strong safety philosophy and implement constructive behavior changes in safety is required. Applicants should have significant experience in safety and the environment and a proven record of results.

Environmental Program Manager, The HEICO Companies, LLC, Downers Grove, IL
The Environmental Program Manager will be responsible for the development of the strategic vision; including: program development, program evaluation, developing/approving performance improvement plans, using scorecards and progress indicators, for the Environmental programs of the HEICO Companies. Although a corporate level role, the position requires direct interface, cooperation and planning with businesses within the HEICO portfolio. The Environmental Program Manager will report directly to the Vice President - Corporate EHS and Security.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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