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April 29, 2010

This week's management quote

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
- Theodore Roosevelt


  1. AEP publishes first corporate accountability report
  2. Regulators approve first offshore wind farm in U.S.
  3. Supreme Court hears first-ever case on genetically engineered crops
  4. U.S. Military leads fight against climate change
  5. Rash of earth-friendly claims spurs lawsuits and FTC actions
  6. CDP report finds industry off-track to meet 2020 emissions targets
  7. Job Opportunities

greentie blog 2010

Calling all bloggers! NAEM is building a team of bloggers to share their stories from the trenches and lend commentary around the key issues facing EH&S practitioners today. If you're interested in becoming an occasional, part-time or regular blogger, please email Elizabeth Ryan at elizabeth@naem.org.

2010 enews poll

Introducing the e-news poll, a new feature to help you survey your peers and share information about the everyday practice of EH&S. This week's survey is on the topic of "Corporate cell phone policies" and will take 1 minute to complete. Look for the results on our blog in a couple of days. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QZ9WZMD
Have an idea for a survey you'd like us to field? Email Elizabeth Ryan at elizabeth@naem.org.

news from naem

The Forum website is officially up and running! To view the tracks, register for the event or reserve your hotel room, log on to ehsforum2010.naem.org.
Also this week, NAEM introduced a new way to keep you in the loop, when we 'tweeted' live from the NAEM Sustainability Conference in Palo Alto, Calif. To see our Twitter updates from the event, go to our homepage, or simply log on to www.twitter.com and start following NAEM at @thegreentie. Need help starting a Twitter account? Email Elizabeth Ryan at elizabeth@naem.org for directions or an over-the-phone tutorial.

upcoming events

May 4th
WEBINAR: Best Practices in Corporate Energy Reduction and Management
1:00 to 2:30PM ET - Register Today
Join NAEM as we take a look under the hood at Toyota's sustained energy program, including its renowned Energy Treasure Hunts, and get a snapshot of how Fujifilm increased its energy efficiency. Featuring Bruce Bremer from Toyota's Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America and Girish Menon from FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation

May 18th
CONFERENCE: Managing Global EHS Programs: Attendee Developed Agenda
Philadelphia, PA - Register Today
Minneapolis, MN - Register Today
Gain strategies and techniques from leading companies that have deployed mature EHS management systems to meet a complex array of global EHS challenges, including regulatory compliance, auditing and supply chain management.

August 3-4th
CONFERENCE: Corporate Climate Strategies: Measure, Manage, Reduce
Chicago, IL
This day-and-a-half conference will deliver practical, real-world tips for building and improving your GHG Management System. With GHG reporting now a requirement, it’s more important than ever to understand your Climate and GHG risks.
Register Now

October 13-15, 2010
CONFERENCE: 2010 NAEM EHS Management Forum
The Downtown Marriott - Book Your Hotel
Indianapolis, IN - Register for the Forum
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

AEP Publishes first corporate accountability report - Website/Report
American Electric Power has released its first Corporate Accountability Report, presenting information about the company's financial, environmental and social performance together for the first time.

Regulators approve first offshore wind farm in U.S. - Article
After nine years of regulatory review, the federal government gave the green light this week to a 130-turbine offshore wind farm, a highly contested project off the coast of Cape Cod.

Supreme Court hears first-ever case on genetically engineered crops - Article
The Center for Food Safety (CFS) faced off against Monsanto in the U.S. Supreme Court this week in the court's first-ever case involving genetically engineered crops.

U.S. Military leads fight against climate change - Article
The government's largest fuel buyer is investing in a "Great Green Fleet" and other ways of cutting dependence on oil and coal, according to a Pew Charitable Trusts report.

Rash of earth-friendly claims spurs lawsuits and FTC Actions - Article
Consumers and the Federal Trade Commission have begun challenging whether products pitched as "environmentally friendly" live up to their billing.

CDP Report finds industry off track to meet 2020 emissions targets - Article
The latest report by the Carbon Disclosure Project finds that if the S&P 100 companies continue on the current trajectory of greenhouse gas emissions, we will see a 3.66% absolute increase in emissions by 2020, relative to 2009 levels.

Have an open position that you would like to include in the next E-News? Send it to Mike.

EHS Energy & Climate Sr. Manager, Life Technologies, Carlsbad, CA
Life Technologies is looking for an EHS Manager in their Carlsbad, California facilities. The position will entail creating, directing, and implementing environmental programs, procedures and policies across all sites globally to expand and promote a Green culture. You will also be asked to manage Green programs globally and activities to implement those, along with appropriate interfacing with internal Life Technologies personnel and federal, state, county and municipal compliance agencies. This job requires the ideal employee to plan, direct and implement new corporate Environmental & Conservation policies, procedures and regulatory standards at the sites. You will also lead the company in climate change through successful Green program initiatives and be asked to act as the change-agent in the implementation plans. The goal is to create a Green corporate culture. A B.A./B.S. in engineering, the environment, chemistry or comparable field is required. Must have thorough knowledge of federal and local EHS, OSHA, EPA regulations. Prefer LEED or Energy Star certification. 8 years experience with a Global EHS program required along with a demonstrated ability to recognize, evaluate, and recommend new conservation strategies.

Assistant Director, Environmental Health & Safety, Hulcher Services, Denton, TX
Hulcher Services Inc., located in Dallas/Ft. Worth area, a recognized leader in the railroad emergency response and environmental services industry for over 40 years, is looking for an Assistant EHS Director. The Assistant Director of EH&S will provide assistance in managing a diverse and multidisciplinary department responsible for creating a safety-conscious culture throughout the organization. They will be responsible for the development, implementation and success of EH&S programs and training on a national basis. The successful candidate will have a track record of establishing a strategic partnership with Operations through proactive problem resolution and seamless client area support. Qualified candidates will have the following: A B.A (Master's Preferred) in Industrial Hygiene or Occupational Safety and Health, CSP, CIH designations, 10 years EHS management experience, knowledge of NTSB, FRA, OSHA, and EPA regulations, and emergency and environmental remediation experience. Apply online or email your resume to jobs@hulcher.com

Regional EHS Manager, Olin Chlor Alkali Products, Charleston, Tennessee
Olin Chlor Alkali Products has an opportunity for a Regional Environmental, Health, Safety & Security Manager (EHS&S) in their Tennessee manufacturing site. The Regional EHS&S Manager is accountable to develop, implement, and maintain procedures and programs to minimize environmental risks and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements across the Division. This position reports to the Director of Olin Responsible Care. Responsibilities include accountability for multi=site performance and compliance, serving as EHS expert, supporting the ORC EHS team, developing innovative EHS policies and procedures, facilitating and assisting senior EHS managers in maintaining a comprehensive EHS program, evaluating the current and proposed codes, standards, regulations to determine impact on the EHS division, investigating accidents and incidents, etc. Necessary qualifications include a B.A in the related field (MA preferred), extensive knowledge of the federal and state EHS/S regulations, 12 years of experience in the EHS/S field (process or chemical industry experience strongly preferred). Previous experience with VPP, PSM, and Chemical Security also preferred. Must be able to pass a Homeland Security background check to obtain a TWIC. CSP designation or relevant required.

Director of Safety and Environmental Health, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
The Medical College of Wisconsin is looking for an EHS Director. The incumbent will direct all biological safety, chemical safety and environmental health efforts at MCW. Essential Duties include but are not limited to leading the College’s Safety and Environmental Health program and managing the associated activities, budgets and priorities to ensure effective risk assessment and risk management in chemical, biological and general workplace safety; Creating and managing safety curriculum and databases to ensure effective training, support and communication for all faculty and staff and coordination with related programs; Actively inspecting and auditing laboratory activities and facilities and recommend appropriate safety procedures in accordance with established policies and in compliance with federal, state and local regulations; developing and maintaining hazardous material emergency response plans, and respond as appropriate to all biological, chemical and general safety emergencies, along with many other responsibilities. A Master's in microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry, environmental safety or related field is required, along with 8 years of experience, 15 years preferred with 5 in management. ABSA, RBP, CBSP, or CIH strongly preferred.

Environmental, Health and Safety Director, IBA Molecular, Sterling, VA
IBA Molecular is a national manufacturer and distributor of diagnostic and therapeutic radio pharmaceuticals, with superior expertise in PET (Positron Emission Tomography) isotopes.​ As a team of professionals, we are dedicated to endorsing the positive impact of these tools on the Nuclear Medicine community.​ IBA Molecular is looking for an EHS Director to join and lead their team. Requirements include a B.​S.​ Chemistry, Biology, Industrial Hygiene, Safety or closely related field, 7+​ years of experience (prefer some experience with EHS in a pharmaceutical environment, but not necessarily required). The EHS Director will ensure IBA's operations are conducted in accordance with the regulations of OSHA and various other state and federal agencies, perform regulatory audits of facilities, respond to and investigate incidents and events, develop and administer training programs, correspond with regulatory agencies, evaluate occupational risks and exposures, ensure applicable licenses and permits are maintained, ensure proper hazardous material handling and disposal.​ He or she will also be charged with developing and implementing EHS programs at multiple sites

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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