If you're having trouble viewing this e-mail, please enter http://naem.org/e-newsletter/2010/august19.php into your browser.

NAEM Header for Enews 2010

August 19, 2010

This week's management quote

"Amateurs practice until they get it right. Professionals practice until they can't get it wrong." - Anonymous


  1. Will California mid-terms decide the future of climate change laws?
  2. EPA proposes improvements to chemical reporting
  3. In weather chaos, a case for global warming
  4. 62 companies road test GHG standards
  5. Global CO2 emissions off 1.3 percent in 2009
  6. Belgium considers a greener alternative to cremation
  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.

upcoming events

September 16, 2010
NAEM Webinar: EHS Salaries, Skills and Staffing - Staying competitive in today's economy
Cost: $149 - Register Today!

Is your organization's EHS compensation and staffing in-line with today's marketplace? Join NAEM as we explore the findings of the 2010 joint NAEM/BNA EHS Benchmark Report, as well as the Foushée Group’s annual EHS compensation survey, and ensure your company is staying competitive in EHS staffing. You'll get the latest information on EHS Salary and compensation levels, Staffing ratios, EHS expenditures, hot jobs, and the future of green jobs.

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

Will California mid-terms decide the future of climate change laws? - Article
One of the biggest political battles over climate is set for California's mid-term elections this fall. The outcome likely will have a major impact on the future of efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

EPA proposes improvements to chemical reporting - Article
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing several actions to improve reporting on chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The Inventory Update Reporting Rule enables EPA to collect information on chemical production and how the chemicals are used, helping the agency determine whether chemicals may pose risks to people or the environment. More information about the TSCA Inventory Update Reporting program and the proposed IUR modifications can be found at http://www.epa.gov/iur.

In weather chaos, a case for global warming - Article
From a deluge in Pakistan to heat waves in the eastern United States, climate-related disasters are reviving the question of whether global warming is causing more weather extremes. The collective answer of the scientific community can be boiled down to a single word: probably.

62 companies road test GHG standards - Article
More than 60 companies have completed the road testing new global standards designed to help measure the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of their products and supply chains. The two new GHG Protocol standards provide methods to account for a corporation’s emissions across their value chains as well as the entire life cycle of a product. A summary of the feedback is posted on the GHG Protocol website.

Global CO2 emissions off 1.3 percent in 2009 - Article
Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2009 fell 1.3 percent to 31.3 billion tons in the first year-on-year decline in this decade, German renewable energy institute IWR said on Friday. The Muenster-based institute, which advises German ministries, cited the global economic crisis and rising investments in renewable energies for the fall in emissions.

Belgium considers a greener alternative to cremation - Article
Belgium is considering whether to allow a new method of disposing of human remains that some argue is a greener alternative to cremation. Funeral directors in northern Belgium want the country to permit resomation, a water and alkali-based process that turns bodies into a mix of liquid and minerals.

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

Safety Manager, Burt’s Bees, Morrisville, NC
This is a typical safety role supporting three sites around Durham, NC (administrative, manufacturing, and distribution) and around 425 people in a non-union environment. The position reports through the HR department and duties do not include workers comp at this time. Limited travel (<10%) expected to other Clorox-owned facilities for peer safety audits, best practice sharing, etc. Requirements include 10-15 years of direct manufacturing experience plus at least a BA/BS in a related field. Any interested candidates should contact Steve Walker, Manager of Environmental Sustainability, at swalker@burtsbees.com.

Vice President, Environmental, Health, Safety & Sustainability, Invensys, Plano, TX
The Vice President, Environmental, Health, Safety & Sustainability is a high-visibility, high-impact role as part of Invensys' senior management team as this function is critical to the success of the company's goal of being "world-class" in every regard. This role will have worldwide stewardship responsibility for all Invensys strategies, policies, standards, compliance and management initiatives related to Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability, including a substantial legacy, environmental and Real Estate portfolios. While the safety profile and sustainability needs of this multinational are already understood and managed effectively at the operating level, this position will provide direction and leadership in positioning the company in terms of its responsibilities as a global corporate citizen appropriately concerned with safety, sustainable growth and environmentally-responsible operation and development.

Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) Manager in Training, GE Energy, Salisbury, NC
This is a development program to train EHS professionals on how to successfully manage EHS programs within GE. This candidate will spend 50% of their time in the Salisbury, NC location and 50%of their time in the Mebane, NC location. The candidate must be open to relocation after 18-24 months. Essential responsibilities include assisting and supporting ongoing EHS programs within the facility, complete EHS inspections across the facility, assisting in the implementation of GE's Environmental and H&S Frameworks, assisting in the completion of self-assessments, and assisting and supporting site EHS Mgr's in the data collection and achieving Ecomagination goals such as GHG reduction projects, water reduction, waste minimization and recycling programs. Qualifications include a B.S. degree in Environmental Health, Safety Sciences or other technical degree, Green Belt certification preferred.

Environment, Health & Safety Manager, Schwan’s Food Company, Pasadena, TX
Currently, Schwan's Global Supply Chain, Inc. a subsidiary of The Schwan Food Company, is expanding our Safety department. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following areas: Safety, Environmental and Risk. The EHS Manager will maintains all safety reports, logs and other documentation to ensure compliance with federal, state and local agencies, facilitate all government safety inspections for designated location(s) and respond in a timely manner in coordination with facility management to inquiries/inspections by loss control service provider and government agencies (OSHA, EPA, Insurance Carrier, etc.), develop and maintain and implements safety/environmental procedures, programs, incentive programs and awareness material to reduce, control and eliminate occupational safety/ environmental and health hazards. The EHS Manager will also be asked to develop and provide direction for Safety Committees. Performs accident investigations, conducts safety audits to ensure compliance with company & governmental regulations, ensures understanding and enforcement of plant safety rules. The Manager will also provide special training programs, including Supervisor safety training and special employee safety training programs, maintains accident records and supporting documentation, along with a variety of other tasks. Qualifications include a BA/BA in the relevant field, 7-9 years of related work experience. Professional certification in safety, hazardous materials management, or industrial hygiene desirable.

HSE Manager, PepsiCo, Kissimmee, FL
The individual selected for this position will assist in developing, managing, and administering all activities that facilitate implementation of ongoing effective H/S/E programs that assure compliance with corporate and regulatory requirements. The list of essential functions below covers the fill range of HSE leadership responsibilities at a manufacturing facility: The ideal employee will be expected to stay current on HSE regulatory requirements and technical issues, and use relevant information to implement programs, achieve compliance, and minimize risks and to provide consultative guidance and information to the management team on HSE priorities and risks, associated costs, performance, major issues, and interpretation of regulatory requirements. The HSE Manager is in charge of assuring the development of annual HSE compliance goals, HSE performance targets, an HSE budget, and a workers' compensation budget, along with a variety of other HSE relevant tasks and goals. Requirements include a BS in the HSE or similar discipline, CSP/CIH, 7+ years of experience. A solid knowledge of HSE regulatory requirements is expected.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

Check out our website www.naem.org for up-to-date information about NAEM's Forum, EHS management workshops and training seminars!

If you do not want to receive NAEM Network E-News, Unsubscribe