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August 05, 2010

This week's management quote

"Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do."
Bruce Lee, Chinese-American actor and martial artist (1940-1973)


  1. ‘Radical greening’ seen as top 10 business risk
  2. How to sell sustainability reporting to your CEO
  3. Local governments push for product stewardship
  4. Overseas frustration grows over U.S. domestic impasse on climate policy
  5. Feds feed $100M to CO2 recycling projects
  6. Oil spill cleanup workers include many very small ones
  7. Job Opportunities

member profile

NAEM’s members are its greatest asset. This month we introduce you to Kym Fawcett, Manager of Health, Safety, Environment, Regulatory and Stakeholder Relations, at Enerplus Resources, one of the members who helps make our network so unique.

upcoming events

August 11, 2010
NAEM New England chapter Networking Event
Cost: Members - $45, Non-members - $55 - Register Today!

Join NAEM’s New England chapter on Wednesday, August 11th for a cocktail reception at one of the Boston area's true hidden gems. We have full reign to explore the many eye-opening exhibits including Climate Change: Our Global Experiment where you can view simulations of climate policies and the Hall of Mammals. Attendees will be entered in a drawing to win a FREE registration to NAEM's Forum, October 13-15th in Indianapolis, IN. Contact New England chapter President Johanna Jobin for more information.

news from naem

We are proud to announce that coming this fall, NAEM will introduce a new Website, featuring new EHS management resources, enhanced decision-making tools and a private social networking area for you to connect to your peers. Keep an eye out for updates as we prepare to launch NAEM into the future!

2010 forum

Check out our list of confirmed speakers!
October 13-15, 2010

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

The news

‘Radical greening’ seen as top 10 business risk - Article
Radical Greening and corporate social responsibility both appeared on the top ten risks facing businesses, according to Ernst & Young’s recently released 2010 Business Risk Report. The report finds companies must take proactive measures to maintain their corporate image and reduce environmental impact. Go to the Business Risk Report.

How to sell sustainability reporting to your CEO - Article
Last year, nearly 1,400 global companies filed reports with the Global Reporting Initiative, a 29 percent increase over the prior year. As more and more companies produce sustainability reports, why are so many CEOs still reluctant to do so? What’s holding back that last third of the S&P 500?

Local governments push for product stewardship - Article
The City of Roseville, Calif. became the 100th local government, agency or association to adopt a local resolution for product stewardship. The movement is beginning to grow, with local resolutions calling for state legislatures to pass legislation that shifts financial responsibility for recycling product waste from local governments to producers and consumers.

Overseas frustration grows over U.S. domestic impasse on climate policy - Article
Top climate change leaders from Europe to Africa are wondering if it's time to give up on the United States. Frustrated by the U.S. Senate's recent abandonment of climate legislation and baffled by Congress' seeming inability to cut emissions, several officials said the global community is left with two options: Either continue doing what they were doing before, or accept the collapse of the multilateral system.

Feds feed $100M to CO2 recycling projects - Article
The U.S. government is funneling more than $100 million to six projects that will turn carbon dioxide (CO2) into fuel, plastics, cement and more. The projects, which are funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, received a previous round of funding from the U.S. Department of Energy in 2009 as part of an initiative to advance technologies and processes that can capture CO2 for storage or conversion to beneficial products.

Oil spill cleanup workers include many very small ones - Article
Among the hidden stars of the gulf cleanup is an oil-hungry bacterium Dr. Seuss could have named — Alcanivorax. It and fellow microbes are breaking down a significant amount of the oil that gushed into the environment from BP’s runaway well, scientists say.

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

Business Group Director, EHS, Avery Dennison, Brea, CA
Avery Dennison is looking for a senior EHS executive for the Office Products Business Group. The position reports directly to the Vice President of EHS with dual responsibility to the Vice President Operations. The EHS Director will guide and promote employee safety performance by developing safety systems, policies and procedures, safety campaigns, and programs to eliminate, prevent or control injurious hazards, acts or behaviors and creating a safety culture. S/he will be expected to develop, integrate and execute strategies, policies, programs, procedures, standards, training, processes and actions throughout the business organization to ensure regulatory and permit compliance, along with identifying, tracking, monitoring and reporting performances, key issues and activities to relevant levels of management, operations, customers, suppliers, and business partners. A BS in engineering or related technical discipline with 10+ years of experience in manufacturing in required. Advanced certification also required.

HSE Lead, Honeywell Electronics, Santa Clara, California
Honeywell Electronic is a global business defining interconnect solutions provider with chemistry and metallurgy expertise second to none. They have an immediate opening for a Health, Safety & Environmental Lead at their Santa Clara, California facility. This position will support implementation of new HSE governmental or SM regulations. The HSE Manager will be required to articulate a clear vision for site occupational safety excellence driving towards creating an injury free workplace while assuring full regulatory compliance. S/he will monitor plant operations to ensure capture of relevant data for monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports as required by site permits for air, water, hazardous waste, solid waste, etc., and develop short and long-term strategies to achieve a total compliance management system. Is able to lead staff and site in the brainstorming, planning, and implementation of aspects to identify and reduce risks, improve compliance and ensure continual improvement of the management system. The HSE Manager will also be asked to establish and maintain systems that support site HSE inspections, self-assessments and audits. Required qualifications include a BA in safety management/EHS/Industrial Hygiene or a related technical field, 10+ years of HSE experience, 5+ years of supervisory experience, 6 years as an HSE lead. CSP or CIH certification, ISO 14001, OHSA 18001 or VPP experience preferred.

Global Environmental Program Manager, GE Consumer & Industrial Products, Cleveland, OH
The Global Environmental Program Manager will be a key leader in the EHS organization with responsibility for leading the global environmental team and ensuring compliance. S/he will work closely with the Lighting manufacturing facilities and leadership to strengthen compliance with environmental regulations, develop and implement environmental programs and drive sustainability metrics. Essential responsibilities will include leading the global environmental team in developing and implementing environmental management systems such as E Framework, waste vendor qualification program, new product regulations, green house gas reduction program, permit management, and remediation projects, and leading the setting of business environmental priorities, metrics, goals and requirements; actively participate in the budgeting process as it relates to environmental compliance and other established goals. The Manager will also directly manage the global environmental team and provide coaching and training to site EHS resources. Requirements include a BS degree in Environmental, Civil or Chemical Engineering or related discipline, 10+ years of environmental compliance and program experience, including at least 5 years industry experience. Significant experience interpreting and applying regulations across all environmental media and a deep understanding of air pollution regulation is preferred.

Environmental Engineer, 3M, Nevada, MO
3M in Nevada, MO has a current need for an Environmental Engineer, this is the lead environmental position for the site, which requires knowledge and experience in the following areas: environmental permitting; sampling; reporting and recordkeeping; emission and other types of engineering calculations; hazardous and solid waste management; ISO 14001; environmental monitoring; incident investigation and corrective action follow-up; continuous improvement project management and emergency preparedness planning. Some of the duties and responsibilities include site environmental representative for internal and external regulatory audits, maintaining plant systems to comply with 3M environmental requirements, updating and maintaining site regulatory plans (RCRA, SPCC, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan, and Site Emergency Plan), coordinating environmental sampling, documentation and/or reporting associated with all 3M and regulatory requirements and assisting and leading the development and delivery of required EHS training to plant personnel and contractors. A BS in Environmental Engineering with a MA in EHS preferred, along with 5+ years in an environmental engineering role within a manufacturing plant environment. Certifications such as P.E. a plus. Qualified professionals should email a resume to Vince Laquidara at vdlaquidara@mmm.com

EHS Manager, Confidential, Houston, TX
Third Coast Staffing has been retained by a client who is seeking a professional, skilled individual for our EHS Manager. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to development and implementation of corporate EH&S Procedures, Policies, and Training Programs, Maintenance of OSHA Compliance Records, Environmental compliance and reporting requirements, Facility EHS Inspections and follow up corrective actions, MSDS documentation, EHS Management System development, management of the EHS and Security personnel. If you meet the qualifications listed below, then please email your resume and contact information to wayne@thirdcoaststaffing.com EH&S Manager. Qualifications include a BA/BA in the related technical discipline, 10-15 years of EHS experience, knowledge of OSHA, EPA and other regulatory requirements along with relevant OHSA, EPA and EHS certifications such as CSP, ASP, OHST. Train the trainer certification a plus. Please email any questions to wayne@thirdcoaststaffing.com or your MS Word formatted resume and contact information.

Safety & Occupational Health Manager, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Fort Defiance, AZ
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is the lead agency for the United States in carrying on a government-to-government relationship with the tribal nations. The Safety & Occupational Health Manager will plan and develop an Agency wide safety program for review and approval by the Regional Director for the protection of human health and safety in accordance with Federal, Tribal and Departmental codes, regulations and manuals. S/he will conducts evaluation of facilities to determine fire hazards, adequacy of fire suppression and alarm systems, and identify Life Safety Code violations. The incumbent will assist the Facility Manager in conducting training in fire prevention, suppression and Life Safety classes. Qualifications depend on the grade – at least an MA in Health/Safety/or a related technical field for the GS-7 grade, to a Ph.D for the GS-11 grade.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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