Sotomayor: Obama’s Supreme Court Pick and the Cost of Environmental Protection - Blog
Now that Sonia Sotomayor has gone from presumptive front-runner to official nominee for the Supreme Court, what’s that mean for environmental issues? Much of the fireworks surrounding Ms. Sotomayor’s work on the Second Court of Appeals centers on the controversial affirmative-action ruling in Connecticut. But she also wrote the opinion in one big environmental case—one the Supreme Court just overturned.
Handouts And Loopholes - Article
Al Gore calls it “one of the most important pieces of legislation ever introduced in Congress”. Joe Barton, a Republican congressman and global-warming skeptic, says it will put the American economy in a straitjacket. For something that practically no one has read, the American Clean Energy and Security Act provokes heated debate. It would establish a cap-and-trade system for curbing carbon-dioxide emissions, thus transforming the way Americans use energy.
EPA Restores Science to Air Quality Standards - Article
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Thursday announced the agency is reversing controversial changes to how science is used to set air pollution standards. “It’s essential that the best science and the greatest transparency inform air quality standards that prevent illness and save lives,” Jackson said. “These changes will help us bring a greater rigor and openness to our standard-setting process and improve the scientific basis for our standards.”
International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Launched - Article
Joining other signatories from G8 nations, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu has signed on to the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency.
The goal of the group is to promote global energy efficiency and encourage its market implementation.
Practical Sustainability - EHS Professionals in a Sustainability World - Blog
After more than 20 years of working the environmental field, I woke up one day in the "sustainability" world. Of course the change was not sudden at all, but for many professionals in Environment Health and Safety (EHS), the emerging field of sustainability brings up some big challenges and even bigger opportunities.
Workplace Injuries Rise Following Change to Daylight Savings - Article
According to two Michigan State University researchers, workplace accidents spike after daylight saving time changes every March. The doctoral candidates, studying industrial and organizational psychology, found in two separate studies that the March switch to daylight saving time resulted in 40 minutes less sleep for American workers, a 5.7 percent increase in workplace injuries and nearly 68 percent more work days lost to injuries.
Global Head EHS Occupational Health & Safety, Judge, Inc., Bridgewater, NJ
Will have global responsibility for developing proactive environmental, health and safety strategies. Accountable for establishing, harmonizing and maintaining Corporate standards to ensure the health and safety of employees and organization compliance with applicable federal, state, local and corporate health, safety and environmental regulations/requirements. Will be responsible for the EH&S operations for 30 sites worldwide. Will develop and implement EH&S systems and programs, and work closely with the individual sites to manage their implementation and oversee continual compliance and improvements. Will be charged with overhauling and improving EH&S program worldwide. Requires previous multi-site pharmaceutical or chemical industry EH&S oversight responsibilities, Engineering or Environmental degree (advanced degree preferred), 10 or more years of directly relevant experience, and a strong track record of project management skills.
Senior Environmental Safety Engineer, Merck & Co. Inc., Rahway, NY
The Rahway Safety & the Environment Department is seeking a highly motivated individual to join us as we drive transformational change in Rahway's S&E processes, systems and performance. This position will report to the environmental manager, and be responsible for providing environmental guidance, support and expertise to the operating areas at the site (commercialization, shared services and MRL R&D operations). This position will participate in the development and execution of key site and corporate initiatives, and will actively contribute to the development and implementation of environmental program enhancements at the site that will allow Merck to achieve top tier performance.
Sr. Director, Global Environmental, Health & Safety, Catalent Pharma Solutions, Somerset, NJ
This position has global responsibility for developing proactive environmental, health and safety strategies for Catalent. It is accountable for establishing, harmonizing and maintaining CATALENT standards to ensure the health and safety of employees and organization compliance with applicable federal, state, local and corporate health, safety and environmental regulations/requirements. Must have a minimum of 10 years experience in health, safety and environmental program administration.
Director of Environmental Health and Safety, Remy Inc., Pendleton, IN
The Director of Environmental Health and Safety will direct the development, planning, implementation, and maintenance of EHS methods, processes and operations for all Remy facilities. This role ensures the effective use of material, equipment, and personnel in environmental and safety practices. The Director of Environmental Health and Safety will also formulate and recommend policies, procedures, and programs, and will manage and direct all EHS development functions in accordance with Remy International policies and procedures to continuously improve in the areas affected.
Manager, Environmental Affairs, MedImmune, Gaithersburg, MD
Purpose is to manage and coordinate environmental compliance programs and projects for global MedImmune sites. Responsibilities include environmental capital program and project management, coordination with personnel to ensure regulatory compliance, and assist sites with regulatory agency submittals, permitting, and agreements. Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in environmental management, managing environmental projects/programs with demonstrated knowledge of environmental regulations. Candidates with experience in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, or a related field are preferred.
Safety, Health and Environmental Coordinator, BAE Systems, Washington DC area
The selected applicant shall be responsible for implementation and coordination of Company activities pertaining to safety, health and the environment (SHE) for BAE Systems Advanced Technologies (AT) locations in the greater Washington, DC area. The SHE Coordinator’s primary function is to be an advocate for BAE Systems Electronic Solutions (ES) SHE culture by avocation of SHE policies and procedures and fostering support for SHE risk reduction from site management and employees.