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September 3, 2009

This week's management quote

“What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.”
Confucius, Chinese philosopher (551 BC - 479 BC)

  1. EPA To Declare Co2 A Dangerous Pollutant
  2. Cap-and-Trade Financial Risk Small for Most, Disaster for Some
  3. 'Green' Bosses Over-Comply With Environmental Rules, Study Says
  4. A Greener View of Corporate ‘Eco’-nomics
  5. USGBC Confronts Challenges of Green Building Performance
  6. Who's the Greenest Generation? New Study Finds Out Who Isn't...
  7. Job Opportunities


The news

EPA To Declare Co2 A Dangerous Pollutant
Carbon dioxide will soon be declared a dangerous pollutant - a move that could help propel slow-moving climate-change legislation on Capitol Hill, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson told reporters that a formal "endangerment finding," which would trigger federal regulations on greenhouse gas emissions, probably would "happen in the next months."

Cap-and-Trade Financial Risk Small for Most, Disaster for Some
The financial risk to companies in the S&P 500 would vary greatly under a cap-and trade program requiring the purchase of carbon emission credits, according to a new report released today by the Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute and Trucost. On a company-by-company basis, financial risk varies widely. Earnings could fall between less than 1% and 117% by company, if carbon costs were incurred. Carbon costs would amount to less than 1% of earnings for 203 companies analyzed, while 71 companies could see earnings fall by 10% or more. The full report is available for download.

'Green' Bosses More Likely To Over-Comply With Environmental Rules, Study Says
A business is more likely to "over-comply" with environmental regulations if its senior management believes in protecting the environment and that it makes financial sense in the long term, according to a new study by an economist at Oregon State University.

A Greener View of Corporate ‘Eco’-nomics
Our country has been transformed by numerous periods of historic and evolutionary change - from the Industrial Revolution to the dot-com bubble and the age of the Internet. Today, we are in the midst of a “green” era. Today’s U.S. consumer is demanding a “call to action” for corporations to be good environmental stewards of our natural resources and to develop more sustainable products with reduced carbon footprints. President Obama has called on the citizens of our nation to “protect our land, wildlife, water and air.”

USGBC Confronts Challenges of Green Building Performance
Ramping up efforts to ensure that green buildings deliver on their promise, the U.S. Green Building Council rolled out a sweeping initiative this week to amass data on all LEED-certified structures and use the information to help close any gaps between expected and actual performance.

Who's the Greenest Generation? New Study Finds Out Who Isn't...
There is plenty of promising news coming out of universities, but a recent survey of young adults in Britain gives pause. The study, commissioned by IBM, found that young adults in Generation Y -- the folks currently aged 18-24 -- had both the highest levels of awareness of environmental issues, and were the biggest wasters of energy and water in the country.

Vice President, Environmental, Health & Safety – North America, Louis Dreyfus, Kansas City, MO
Louis Dreyfus Corporation, a privately held firm engaged in the trading and merchandising of agricultural commodities, is looking for a Vice President, Environmental, Health & Safety – North America to join our regional office in Kansas City, Missouri. As a member of the senior management team of the North America region, this position is responsible for developing, recommending and implementing Environmental, Health and Safety policies, programs, and procedures which optimize the health and safety of the Company’s industrial operations, while ensuring compliance with all federal, state, and local laws, regulations and safety standards. The position requires 10 (plus) years of experience in an industrial compliance and/or Environmental, Health & Safety role, including seven or more years of experience serving in a leadership/managerial capacity. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering or related field (Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering or related field is preferred).

EHS Manager, Southern California Edison, Rosemead, CA
The successful candidate will be responsible for managing, directing, planning and evaluating Environmental Health and Safety risk-based audits and completing consulting engagements conducted by a group of auditors. Responsible for risk assessment evaluations and allocating financial and employee resources to address the audit plan, department goals and KPI's. EH&S audits include evaluating the reliability and effectiveness of the system of internal controls, and for compliance with procedures, policies, laws, rules and regulations. This position will be responsible for providing recommendations and counsel to strengthen internal controls, ensure compliance with laws, regulations and corporate policies and to enhance management processes to meet the Company's business objectives. Perform special projects as assigned by the Director of Operational Audits and Consulting Services. Should possess ten years of auditing experience, including environmental, health and safety (EH&S) auditing with at least three years at a senior level. To apply, go to: http://www.edison.com/careers/job_search.asp and search job#: NB60305689EA.

Senior Regional Manager – HSE, TRW Automotive, Rogersville, TN
Senior Health, Safety and Environmental Regional Manager will provide leadership, oversight and support for HSE systems, processes and activities for multiple facilities; lead development and support of Global HSE Initiatives as assigned and serve as lead development and HSE Point-of-Contact to a regional or global Business Unit. Twelve (12) or more years experience in manufacturing environment with emphasis on safety/environmental management desired. Must have ability to work without direct day-to-day supervision and must be capable of managing/leading all HSE Function activities. Bachelors of Science Degree in Environmental and /or Safety Engineering and Management or closely related field is required. Advanced Degree or HSE related Professional Certification desirable.

Manager, Occupational Safety Program Section, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
PL, an organization of 5000 employees, is a division of California Institute of Technology and a lead Research & Development center for NASA. As NASA’s lead center for deep space robotic exploration, JPL is a professional home for people who enjoy playing a part in the discovery of the universe. If you share our passion, we invite you to do a little exploration of your own and consider this great career opportunity. Be the Manager for the Occupational Safety Program Office, managing a team of 20+ employees. Will report to the Manager of the Environmental, Health and Safety Program Office and support the Office of Safety and Mission Success Directorate. Required Skills: MS/MA in Environmental, Health and Safety, Safety Engineering, Industrial or Chemical Engineering, or equivalent experience with 13+ years experience or BS/BA in similar discipline Environmental Health and Safety with 15+ years experience or equivalent related technical experience. If you'd like to discover new worlds with our innovative team, please apply online at: http://Careerlaunch.jpl.nasa.gov/ (Job ID#8674).

Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Port Authority of NY & NJ, New York, NY
We currently have an opening for a Certified Industrial Hygienist within our Operations Services Department servicing World Trade Center Construction which has overall program management responsibility for the Downtown Restoration Program (DRP), including the planning, design, and construction of new facilities at the WTC site such as the WTC Transportation Hub, Tower 1, and WTC Memorial. As a seasoned and experienced Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) you will be responsible for providing technical support and expertise for the World Trade Center Construction project in downtown Manhattan, NYC. The individual will represent the Agency at external meetings, prepare and submit detailed reports thoroughly discussing results with an assessment of the current industrial hygiene procedures and personal protective equipment. Applicant must be a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) in good standing with the American Board of Industrial Hygiene. Go to: www.JoinThePortAuthority.com. Follow the instructions to View Job Postings and type reference number 10354 in the Keyword Search box.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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