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May 14, 2009
This week's management quote

Inventories can be managed, but people must be led.
- Ross Perot, Businessman and former presidential candidate (b. 1930)


  1. Document Is Critical of E.P.A. on Clean Air
  2. How GE's 'Treasure Hunts' Discovered More than $110M in Energy Savings
  3. Don't Know Your Company's Toxic Footprint? Ignorance Will Not Be Bliss
  4. Dell Spells Out E-Waste Policy: If It's Broken, Don't Export It
  5. Advancing Sustainability: Putting Your Employees to Work
  6. Do Everybody a Favor: Take a Sick Day
  7. Jobs


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The news

Document Is Critical of E.P.A. on Clean Air - Article
An internal government memorandum that came to light on Tuesday challenged the scientific and economic basis of a proposed Environmental Protection Agency finding that climate-altering gases are a threat to human health and welfare. The undated and unsigned government document, marked “Deliberative — Attorney Client Privilege,” was compiled by the White House Office of Management and Budget from comments offered by various agencies.

How GE's 'Treasure Hunts' Discovered More than $110M in Energy Savings - Article
These days blogs and newspapers seem to make a daily reference to climate change, resource scarcity and security, the environment and the economy. It's overwhelming … and with the legions of experts in each of these fields, it is hard to see where one organization, let alone an individual, can make a difference.

Don't Know Your Company's Toxic Footprint? Ignorance Will Not Be Bliss - Article
The noose continues to tighten around toxic chemicals in products and corporate supply chains. Notwithstanding the protestations of some trade associations about their products' safety, it's becoming increasingly clear that if your company has a high profile chemical in your product or your supply chain, the likelihood of your suffering toxic lockout from the marketplace and having your supply chain disrupted is increasing rapidly.

Dell Spells Out E-Waste Policy: If It's Broken, Don't Export It - Article
Dell upped the ante on the information technology industry's efforts to responsibly deal with broken, outdated or discarded technology with a simple but comprehensive company-wide policy on electronic waste. If it's not working, Dell considers it to be electronic waste, and they will not export it to a developing country. Read the original press release.

Advancing Sustainability: Putting Your Employees to Work - Blog
After a brief hiatus, The Green Tie blog returns with a discussion on engaging employees in sustainability. Explore how some EHS and Sustainability managers are putting their employees to work helping push sustainability forward at their companies in this week’s Green Tie blog! Tim Mohin shares his experience and points out some good resources if you’re trying to harness the energy of your workforce!

Do Everybody a Favor: Take a Sick Day - Article
“Stay home just because of a fever and a cough? No way!” Well, although you may hate to admit it, your coworkers can survive without you for a day, and will be glad that you are keeping your germs to yourself.

Energy Efficiency Project Manager, Southern California Edison, Irwindale, CA
The Energy Efficiency Project Manager will oversee the development and implementation of energy efficiency partnerships with cities and counties by following the project management methodology processes: initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing. The successful candidate will be responsible for project development, project management and oversight, project documentation and reporting, project communications, customer relationships and future project planning.

Corporate Health and Safety Director, HydroGeoLogic, Inc., Reston, VA
Will be responsible for managing health and safety programs including industrial hygiene, safety, medical monitoring, and workers’ compensation, developing corporate strategies for integration of HS priorities into business development, identify opportunities for improvements which drive engineering and operation’s practices changes, developing and implementing health and safety policies, and supervising and/or conducting periodic audits of office and selected job sites.

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.

EH&S Manager, Boston Scientific, Quincy, MA
The position will involve managing EH&S activities at both the Quincy, Mass and Coventry, RI facilities. Regular travel between the sites is expected, with 2-3 days presence at each site each week. Both sites contain significant warehouse activities and one site operates EtO sterilization. This position develops, maintains, and reviews the EH&S program to ensure compliance with current and future legal, regulatory and corporate requirements; manages regular strategic review of EH&S in the organization and provides appropriate objectives and programs to improve overall EH&S performance and to defend against future liabilities.

Safety Manager, New Energy Alliance, Marlborough, MA
An exciting opportunity to be part of the New Energy Alliance, a joint venture between M.J. Electric, LLC, a Quanta Services company and Balfour Beatty Infrastructure. This key position plays a critical role in the overall success of their project, which is committed to World Class Safety! A successful EHS Manager will possess Power Industry Transmission and/or Substation experience. Analyze, compile, and recommend proper action to comply with government regulations pertaining to the handling and disposal of hazardous materials and implement the proper programs.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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