February 18, 2010
"Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes."
Oscar Wilde, Writer, 1854 – 1900
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce Petitions Federal Court to Review EPA GHG Ruling
- Pilot Study from U.N. Environment Program Seeks Participants to Test Sustainable Value Chains
- IndustryWeek's 2010 Salary Survey: Down But Not Out
- UN Climate Secretary Resigning
- Green logistics: More shippers are going green and expect suppliers to follow
- Sustainability at Vancouver Games
- Job Opportunities
MEMBER APRECIATION WEEK: February 22-26, 2010
In appreciation of you, NAEM is planning a week full of member recognition activities, program discounts, and online learning, highlighted by a free Webinar, "Predicting the Future: What Will the EHS Profession Look Like?" Sign up today!
WEBINAR: March 16th,
1:00 to 2:30 pm ET - Best Practices in Corporate Energy Reduction and Management
Featuring FujiFilm and an inside look at Toyota's Energy Hunts.
CONFERENCE: Palo Alto, CA - April 28th, 2010 - Essential Steps for Building a Sustainability Program and Benchmarking Best Practices
Attend this conference and come away with an A to Z understanding of how to develop a best in class corporate sustainability program!
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Petitions Federal Court to Review EPA GHG Ruling - Article
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the country’s largest business-lobbying group, is asking a federal court to review the Obama administration’s decision to declare greenhouse gases a health risk under the Clean Air Act. The Chamber’s petition, filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, challenges the Environmental Protection Agency’s ruling made in December, said Abram Olmstead, a spokesman for the Washington-based group.
Pilot Study from U.N. Environment Program Seeks Participants to Test Sustainable Value Chains - Article
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and The Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) are soliciting pilot participants in a new project to develop and test a capability framework for sustainable value chains. The ‘capability’ approach shifts the focus from driving performance on certain sustainability metrics to building the capacity of organizations in a supply chain to identify and meet priorities tailored to their business strategy and local resources. This customized decision-making process is expected to better balance the tension between the economic logic of global value chains and the localized logic of sustainability.
IndustryWeek's 2010 Salary Survey: Down But Not Out - Article
The U.S. economy took a bite out of manufacturing management's earnings, reveals IndustryWeek's 2010 Salary Survey. Still, cautious optimism exists for salary increases this year. 49% of respondents reported having their base salaries frozen over the past year.
UN Climate Secretary Resigning - Article
Top U.N. climate change official Yvo de Boer told The Associated Press that he was resigning after nearly four years, a period when governments struggled without success to agree on a new global warming deal. His departure takes effect July 1, five months before 193 nations are due to reconvene in Mexico for another attempt to reach a binding worldwide accord on controlling greenhouse gases. De Boer's resignation adds to the uncertainty that a full treaty can be finalized there.
Green logistics: More shippers are going green and expect suppliers to follow - Report
Not only are corporations getting on the green bandwagon, but they are beginning to demand the same from their suppliers, to the point of cutting loose any suppliers that don't have carbon management plans of their own, according to a new report from the Carbon Disclosure Project. The report can be downloaded from CDP website.
Sustainability at Vancouver Games - Article
From the gold, silver and bronze medals, which are the first ever to include a small percentage of recovered metals, to the beautifully designed Richmond Olympic Oval, Vancouver has put environmental awareness on the podium.
Director of Environmental Health and Safety, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
Reporting to the Vice President for Human Resources, the Director of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) will work in a collaborative partnership with the campus staff, faculty and students to ensure a healthy and safe working and learning environment. The Director is expected to support a culture of environmental stewardship and sustainability that includes energy security, climate change, pollution and waste management, remediation, food production, biodiversity, water use, land use, transportation and environmental health. The Director will develop and implement a comprehensive short and long range strategic plan for the EH&S Department, and provide direction to professional and support staff to support the achievement of EH&S performance plan initiatives. The Director is also expected to have hands on experience in order to design, coordinate, manage, oversee and implement comprehensive EH&S and sustainability programs.
Corporate Environmental, Health & Safety Manager, Thermo Fluids Inc, Scottsdale, AZ
The EHS manager must understand the environmental, health and safety risks associated with characterizing, handling, transporting and processing hazardous materials. Expertise required includes knowledge of material treatment technology, implementing safe work practices, promoting safe fleet operation, competent trainer, and vast knowledge of Federal, state and local environmental regulations. The Corporate Environmental, Health & Safety Manager will be tasked with quickly developing an understanding for the business. The candidate will be required to leverage knowledge of the various regulatory requirements and the needs of our business to form practical solutions to serve our operations staff and clients. This position interacts significantly with the operations and sales teams across the states we serve.
Senior Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Program Manager, Genentech, San Francisco, CA
The Senior EHS Program Manager is responsible for managing assigned industrial hygiene programs and associated compliance assurance activities at the South San Francisco (SSF) Site and will contribute to developing a world-class industrial hygiene program with strong technical capabilities that is closely integrated with site operating groups. This position may also function as a Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for a defined client group comprised of one or more business units to provide technical leadership and functional guidance to clients on the prevention of releases, accidents and the elimi¬nation of hazards. The senior professional selected for this position will provide technical support and consultation for assigned industrial hygiene programs related to anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of workplace hazards related to chemical/physical agent exposures at the SSF site. Responsibilities include but are not limited to overseeing and/or assisting with development and/or implementation of IH programs, such as Lead Management, Asbestos Management, Respiratory Protection, Hearing Conservation, Indoor Air Quality, and Workplace Health Risk Assessment programs; providing technical support and guidance on potent compound safety, and recommend control strategies for products and isolated intermediates to eliminate or reduce exposure risks, along with other requirements. Required are a BS degree, 8+ years of EHS work experience, knowledge of chemical regulations, experience with Material Safety Data Sheets, CIH certification. To apply, go to the Genentech Careers Website and search for position # 10-1000031092.
Global Director, Environmental Health & Safety, Tyco Electronics, Winston-Salem, NC
Tyco Electronics is an industry leader with an entrepreneurial spirit, fueled by innovation and collaboration. Our emphasis on forward thinking has attracted the brightest industry minds, allowing them to thrive and create breakthrough solutions that deliver a competitive advantage to our customers. The Global Director, Environmental Health & Safety, will be responsible for implementing the Tyco Electronics global EHS philosophy and programs to ensure that the Automotive division provides a safe and healthy work environment for all employees. This position may be located in Winston-Salem, NC, or Bensheim, Germany, based on candidate location. Responsibilities include implementing TE global policies and systems to support the direction of the business and be compliant with all applicable regulatory environments, providing leadership and direction to EH&S teams for the global business unit including identification of development needs for EH&S team members and closing the working to address the skill gap(s), creating and coordinating communications systems and processes to facilitate EH&S best practices sharing globally and ensure continuous improvement... A B.A. or B.S. in Environmental Sciences/Engineering or or field Related to Environmental Discipline. MS degree preferred with 15+ years of EHS experience.
EHS Manager, Precision Castparts Corp., Garden Grove, CA
This position has direct accountability for leading all aspects of Air Industries’ Environmental, Health and Safety programs and compliance activities. The EHS Manager is responsible for developing, implementing, executing, monitoring, and auditing a of all EHS initiatives to ensure EHS compliance and continuously improve EHS performance. This position works directly with corporate and division personnel, managers, supervisors, leads and employees across all production and office departments. The position reports to both the Director of HR and the Facilities Manager. You will be responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining all written EH&S programs and policies in accordance with OSHA, Cal OSHA, USEPA and/or corporate standards and in compliance with applicable laws, providing technical EH&S support and information to required personnel, managing and maintaining PPE requirements, leading the EHS committees, managing OSH, CAL OSHA and USEPA required reports, auditing the facilities, etc... A BS in Safety Science or related field with 5+ years of EHS experience/10+ years of specialized training. Knowledge of OSHA/CALOSHA/USEPA regulations required as well as strong root cause investigation skills.
Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!
Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director
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