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April 1, 2010

This week's management quote

"Never take counsel of your fears."
Andrew Jackson (1767 - 1845) 7th American President

  1. EPA Delays Greenhouse Gas Regulation Until 2011
  2. ‘Cap and Trade' Loses Its Standing as Energy Policy of Choice
  3. Maine Passes First-In-Nation Product Stewardship Bill
  4. Audit Finds Vulnerability of EnergyStar Program
  5. In Search of the Elusive Chief Sustainability Officer
  6. N.Y. Labor Department Commemorates Anniversary of Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Tragedy
  7. Job Opportunities

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April 28th
CONFERENCE: Essential Steps for Building a Sustainability Program and Benchmarking Best Practices
Palo Alto, CA

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May 18th
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CONFERENCE: Managing Global EHS Programs: Attendee Developed Agenda
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October 13-15, 2010
CONFERENCE: 2010 NAEM EHS Management Forum
The Downtown Marriott
Indianapolis, IN

In its 18th year, the NAEM EHS Management Forum remains the biggest and best professional development event in the EHS and Corporate Sustainability community. With the largest group of in-house managers sharing their lessons learned and strategies for success this conference remains the "can't miss event of the year!

The news

EPA Delays Greenhouse Gas Regulation Until 2011 - Article
The U.S. EPA issued a statement Monday outlining an updated approach to regulating greenhouse gases emitted from stationary sources. Power plants, industrial plants and similar facilities will not be required to obtain Clean Air Act permits by the EPA until January 2nd, 2011, the same day new vehicle emissions rules take effect.

‘Cap and Trade' Loses Its Standing as Energy Policy of Choice - Article
Less than a year ago, cap and trade was the policy of choice for tackling climate change. Environmental groups and their foes in industry joined hands to embrace the approach, a market-driven system that sets a ceiling on global warming pollution while allowing companies to trade permits to meet it. Today, the concept is in wide disrepute, with opponents effectively branding it "cap and tax," and Tea Party followers using it as a symbol of much of what they say is wrong with Washington.

Maine Passes First-In-Nation Product Stewardship Bill - Article
As a beacon of what may be coming in states across the nation, Maine passed a new product stewardship law requiring manufacturers to be responsible for the recycling or disposal of certain types of products at the end of their lifecycles. The new law, passed with overwhelming bi-partisan support, establishes a first-in-the-nation framework to systematically identify troublesome products in the waste stream for new "product stewardship" programs.

Audit Finds Vulnerability of EnergyStar Program - Article
Does a "gasoline-powered alarm clock" qualify for the EnergyStar label, the government stamp of approval for an energy-saving product? Like more than a dozen other bogus products submitted for approval since last June by Congressional auditors posing as companies, it easily secured the label, according to a Congressional report to be issued Friday. So did an "air purifier" that was essentially an electric space heater with a feather duster pasted on top, the Government Accountability Office said.

In Search of the Elusive Chief Sustainability Officer - Article
Since 2006, there has been increase in senior-level CSR positions - those with VP and Director titles. But, why stop at Vice President? How high can the title go? What about a Chief Sustainability Officer? Can CSR find a place in the C-Suite? The author, a sustainability recruiter with 13 years experience, has never met one and wants to find out why.

N.Y. Labor Department Commemorates Anniversary of Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Tragedy - Article
Looking back at event that prompted the development of worker protections, March 25 marked the 99th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire, which led to the tragic death of 146 garment workers. On March 25, 1911, fire swept through the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City, trapping workers on the top three floors of a 10-story building, where exits were locked and fire escapes were defective. The public outcry that followed led New York State to enact many of the first significant worker protection laws in the nation. Read more about the history of this tragedy.

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Global Lighting EHS Leader, GE Consumer & Industrial Products, Cleveland, OH
The Global Lighting EHS Leader provides functional leadership for all aspects of Environmental Health and Safety for all GE Lighting facilities, warehouses, and business offices. This individual will work closely with the Corporate Environmental Programs Team to meet the G&O's of the company. Lead the development and implementation of assigned corporate global EHS programs to drive continuous improvement. Qualifications include Bachelors Degree in H&S, Engineering or related field, ability to effectively work in a matrix organization, minimum 10 years EHS experience and willingness to travel at least 30-40%.

Director, Health Safety and Security – Phosphates, The Mosaic Company, FishHawk, FL
The successful candidate must have a passion for safety, a deep understanding of safety enabling systems, and a track record of delivering results. The Director provides leadership for health, safety, and security activities across the Phosphates business unit, Distribution, and International operations and is Mosaic's senior chemical safety professional. All health, safety, and security personnel within these areas report to the Director, with dotted-line reporting to their local organization. This position is responsible for coordinating the effective implementation of policies, procedures, systems, and tools in support of safety excellence across their area of responsibility. Requirements include: Bachelor's Degree with a major in Safety, Environmental or Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or related field of study and 10 - 15 years progressive professional experience in EH&S. This must include supervisory experience.

Environmental Engineering Program/Staff Manager, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC
We are currently seeking an Environmental Engineering Program Manager/Staff Manager to work in our Environment, Health and Economics Division. Candidate will provide technical program support for government and commercial clients as well as staff management responsibilities for a portion of the Air Quality Engineering group. The successful candidate will report directly to the Director of the Air Quality Engineering group. Administrative responsibility for technical group of 8 - 10 engineers and scientists with project and program responsibilities for multiple clients in the areas of climate change and air quality. Qualifications include BS (or higher) in Environmental or Chemical Engineering or technical discipline (related engineering or science degree) with 10-20 years related project/program management experience and strong experience with air quality and climate change (GHG) issues.

Environmental, Health & Safety Manager I, Anheuser-Busch, Houston, TX
There is an opening for the Manager I, EHS position at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Houston, Texas. Responsibilities for the position include development of EHS improvement initiatives and the daily management of on-going EHS operations, providing leadership to senior management team regarding the EHS strategic objectives and regulatory compliance issues, directing activities to conduct investigations, and identifying root cause and recommend corrective measures. Bachelor's degree required as well as proficiency with environmental and or safety regulations. This posting will be open from 3/30/10 to 4/11/10 on www.buschjobs.com with Job ID RJ-2010-188-3 .

Environmental, Health & Safety Manager II, Anheuser-Busch, Houston, TX
Responsibilities for the position include managing selected EHS&S regulatory and VPO excellence programs; Assisting with setting standards for and acting as a resource for various brewery EHS&S groups and committees and managing emergency response teams, assisting with Environmental and Safety audits and project reviews. Bachelor's degree required as well as proficiency with environmental and or safety regulations. Minimum 2 years experience preferred. This posting will be open from 3/31/10 to 4/15/10 on www.buschjobs.com with Job ID: RJ-2010-268 .

Corporate Safety Specialist, Toyota Tsusho America, Georgetown, KY
Duties will include, but are not limited to assisting with program development, providing necessary training to management and team members, monitoring reports on safety performance, providing technical expertise in facility/process design, performing audits, accident investigation and root cause analysis, developing and implementing countermeasures, employee monitoring and testing, and ensuring compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Minimum requirements include: a Bachelors Degree in an Industrial / Safety program from an accredited college or university and 3-7 years related experience.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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