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October 29, 2009

This week's management quote

"The expert at anything was once a beginner."
Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th President of the United States (1822–1893)

  1. China, the United States, and the Climate Change Challenge
  2. Administration Steps up Efforts on Climate Bill
  3. EPA to Regulate Mercury in 2011
  4. Missteps managers often make in an uncertain economy
  5. Study Uncovers Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Risk Factors
  6. Nudging Recycling From Less Waste to None
  7. Jobs


The news

China, the United States, and the Climate Change Challenge - Report
As December’s climate change talks approach, a new WRI report discusses the successes and challenges to effective regulation in China. As the two largest current global emitters of greenhouse gases, it is imperative that these two nations work together to support effective domestic energy and climate change programs and an effective international climate regime.

Administration Steps up Efforts on Climate Bill - Article
The Obama administration and some Senate Democrats expressed fresh urgency about the need to address climate change and refashion the nation’s energy economy. But they faced determined opposition from Republicans, new concerns from some Democrats and reminders of the financial, technological and political hurdles in remaking the way the nation produces and consumes power.

EPA to Regulate Mercury in 2011 - Article
The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to implement mercury emissions standards by Nov. 16th, 2011, ending a lawsuit intended to curb toxic substance leakage from coal and oil burning power plants. Other toxins that will fall under the new regulation include arsenic, cadmium and dioxins.

Missteps managers often make in an uncertain economy - Article
The way companies treat their employees during tough times plays a key role in how well the business is able to weather the storm and emerge ready to take advantage of improving conditions. When the stakes are high, some managers feel they have little time to spend outside of accomplishing their own personal objectives. The truth is, it’s more critical than ever for managers to maintain a high profile and communicate openly, honestly and often with employees.

Study Uncovers Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Risk Factors - Article
A recent study suggests that individual risk factors such as body mass index, wrist dimension ratio, steroid use, menopause and more may influence the likelihood of developing carpal tunnel syndrome, according to the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

Nudging Recycling From Less Waste to None - Article
Across the nation, an anti-garbage strategy known as “zero waste” is moving from the fringes to the mainstream, taking hold in school cafeterias, national parks, restaurants, stadiums and corporations.
The movement is simple in concept if not always in execution: Produce less waste. Shun polystyrene foam containers or any other packaging that is not biodegradable. Recycle or compost whatever you can.

Vice President, Sustainability & Energy, Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, OH
In this leadership role, the Vice President provides executive guidance and strategic direction for the Sustainability and Energy initiatives working through the College's Workforce and Economic Development and Academic Affairs divisions. Qualification include: Master's degree in a scientific or engineering discipline; Doctorate preferred, 5 years of work experience at an administrative/senior level position, Intimate knowledge of the sustainability community, green building, and alternative energy sectors.

Director, S&ES - Praxair Asia, Praxair, Inc, Shanghai, China
The Director, S&ES - Praxair Asia position is based in Shanghai and reports to the President, Praxair Asia. This is a hands-on position with no direct reports (field safety personnel report to their respective country managers). Provide for the management, guidance, training, development and support to line management and safety professionals in India, Thailand, Korea and China in all aspects of Safety, Health and Environmental Management. Travel for this position is 50-70%. Qualifications include 10+ years Safety/Environment experience in one of the process industries, including a heavy logistics component. Masters degree preferred.

VP Environmental, Health & Safety, Confidential, Dallas, TX
Direct and coordinate the activities of EH&S staff related to environmental, health and safety compliance for the Corporation’s locations. Responsibilities include ensuring facilities have all the necessary environmental operating permits, necessary compliance reports and testing is conducted appropriately. Ensure scheduled and unscheduled EH&S audits are conducted both internally and by qualified third parties to identify noncompliance with applicable laws, regulations, standards, permits, Corporate policy, and Agency agreements. Ensures appropriate corrective measures are selected to resolve any findings of noncompliance and monitors and reports on the progress of the implementation of those measures. Qualifications include 15+ years EH&S experience within a similar industry including 5+ years managerial experience.

HES Professional, Marathon Oil Corporation, Cody, Wyoming
The successful candidate will be primarily charged with providing environmental support to assist the Rocky Mountain Oil Operations (Cody, Wyoming) in complying with federal, state and local air quality regulations. The primary areas of responsibility will include Title V and minor source facilities located in the Big Horn and Wind River Basins of Wyoming. Additional responsibilities may include specialized air quality engineering support to other Marathon operations in Wyoming. The candidate will work closely with management, operations and other HES professionals to clearly define environmental issues, provide engineering analysis, perform dispersion modeling, and develop cost-effective solutions for air quality concerns. The HES professional must be able to effectively interact with agency representatives to secure permits, negotiate operating conditions, meet reporting obligations, and resolve compliance issues. In addition to having air quality engineering expertise, broad experience with produced water treatment / management systems, emergency response, SPCC, and remediation will also be relevant. Qualifications required include a B.S. (M.S. preferred) in the Engineering or Environmental Sciences related fields, with 5+ years experience. Professional Registration preferred.

Safety Manager, PepsiCo Bottling Group, Tampa, FL
The Market Unit Safety Manager contributes to The Pepsi Bottling Group's success through ensuring regulatory compliance, accident prevention and after injury management. This person is responsible for leading the safety agenda, throughout a specific territory, by supporting the Senior Management team with integration of Safety, prevention, workers' compensation and regulatory compliance into everyday work life. The Market Unit Safety Manager has responsibility to analyze accident data, develop and implement actionable safety solutions. The ideal candidate is a subject matter expert in Safety and can clearly articulate, develop and implement actionable plans. Responsibilities include but are not limited to implementing, executing, and ensuring compliance with The Pepsi Bottling Group Safety policies and procedures, managing the safety budget, leading the development and implementation of the Safety Annual Operating Plans and Safety Action Plans for the Market Unit... Qualifications include a B.A./ B.S., 5+ years experience in a related industry, certifications preferred.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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