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January 07, 2010

This week's management quote

"Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it."
- Andre Gide (1869—1951) French author and winner of the Nobel Prize in literature

Happy New Year! Welcome to our first issue of the E-News in 2010.


  1. EPA Plans to List ‘Chemicals of Concern
  2. Remember to Share the Stage
  3. Reflections from Albuquerque
  4. 2010: The Year for a Surge in Energy Efficiency
  5. Who Are The Top Ten “Sustainable” CEOs?
  6. Pope urges lifestyle changes to save environment
  7. Job Opportunities

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The news

EPA Plans to List ‘Chemicals of Concern - Article
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced plans to establish a “Chemicals of Concern” list and is beginning a process that may lead to regulations requiring significant risk-reduction measures to protect human health and the environment. The agency’s actions are being undertaken under its authority of the existing Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), recognizing EPA’s “strong belief” that the 1976 law is both outdated and in need of reform.

Remember to Share the Stage - Article
Gordon M. Bethune , the former chief executive of Continental Airlines, talks about the most important leadership lessons he’s learned, including why you should always share the spotlight with your employees .

Reflections from Albuquerque - Article
Barbara Lemos, a longtime NAEM member and the affiliate council lead for the 2009 NAEM Forum, shares her experiences from the Forum in October 2009. Read about how the sharing and learning that takes place at the Forum makes is so much more than just a conference.

2010: The Year for a Surge in Energy Efficiency - Article
In 2009, awareness about the positive impacts of energy efficiency was raised to new heights. From President Obama's vision of energy efficiency stimulating job growth to U.S. Energy Secretary Chu calling himself "an energy conservation nut," the promise of energy efficiency solving a host of 21st century challenges became widely known. With the new-found awareness of the potential of energy efficiency, 2010 promises to be a year of action. There are three key factors that get people to take action: incentives, funding and solutions that are proven to work.

Who Are The Top Ten “Sustainable” CEOs? - Article
Who are the top ten Sustainable CEOs, achieving both superior shareholder value and leadership results in restoring our environment and addressing social ills? Is yours one of them? Make a suggestion by submitting a comment to this article.

Pope urges lifestyle changes to save environment Article
Pope Benedict used his traditional New Year address to call on people to change their lifestyles to save the planet, saying environmental responsibility was essential for global peace. Recalling that world leaders had gathered in Copenhagen last month for the U.N. climate conference, the pope said action at a personal and community level was just as important to safeguard the environment.

Environmental Engineer, Corporate EHS Group, Amcol International Corporation
AMCOL International Corp. is a leading international producer and marketer of value-added, specialty minerals and related products. The Environmental Engineer will support operations with all environmental issues. The Environmental Engineer’s role will include but is not limited to: ensuring environmental programs and procedures address regulatory requirements, corporate policies, and best practices, developing strategies for managing complex/sensitive environmental issues related to specific operations, business, or corporate initiatives in compliance and environmental management areas, counseling and advising senior management in the areas of environmental compliance; environmental management systems; environmental engineering, and environmental management strategies for current operations, divestitures, mergers/acquisitions, capital investments and future regulatory developments, acting as a liaison with regulatory agencies and consultants on environmental issues, providing environmental expertise, guidance, and support to all AMCOL plants to assist in maintaining regulatory compliance and achieving environmental objectives. A B.S. degree in Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering or a closely related field with at least 6 years of proven experience in environmental compliance and permitting is required. EMIS experience along with a working knowledge of CAA, CWA, RCRA, CERCLA/SARA, TSCA preferred. Those interested should email their resume to hr@amcol.com.

Environmental, Health & Safety Manager, Raytheon Company, Reston, VA
Raytheon Technical Services Company (RTSC) provides technical, scientific and professional services for defense, federal and commercial customers worldwide. RTSC is currently seeking an Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Manager to support several programs. As the assigned EHS Manager, you will be responsible for initiating and maintaining EHS training and injury and pollution prevention programs, along with supporting other facility and operations efforts, as required. You will take direction from the RTSC EHS Division Manager. Your responsibilities will include developing program-specific written Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Plans and required site- and/or program-specific documentation, to comply with federal, state, local, and customer regulatory and other requirements; ensuring employees receive required EHS training and that it is tracked appropriately, developing and/or implementing EHS programs and projects, developing and implementing EHS management systems to integrate EHS into the business operations, among other responsibilities. A minimum of 6 years of experience in EHS related work with working knowledge if EPA and OSHA standards. A B.A. in EHS or Engineering is required. This position will require the candidate to either already possess a SECRET clearance or the ability to gain a clearance (US citizenship is required.

Environmental Health & Safety Manager, GE Technology Infrastructure, Schenectady, NY
The Environmental Health & Safety Manager will demonstrate accountability for functional, business, and broad company objectives. In this role, you will integrate and develop processes that meet business needs across the organization, manage complex issues within functional area(s) of expertise, be involved in long-term planning, and contribute to the overall business strategy. Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to; serving as site EHS Leader for the new plant startup on the GE Energy campus in Schenectady, NY to produce hybrid sodium metal halide batteries, driving 100% environmental compliance throughout the plant site, driving error-proof processes for environmental compliance and safety, driving effective health and safety programs for injury and illness reduction, promoting continuous improvement and standardization of existing health and safety programs, procedures, and tools to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and GE best practices, driving risk reduction projects by identifying, prioritizing, and implementing appropriate corrective actions, developing and implementing effective safety communication plans utilizing various multi-media methods
· Interact daily with hourly and salaried employees to promote safety programs , accident prevention and environmental compliance, providing safety expertise and guidance to site operational teams (e.g. VPP, NPI, Lean)… Required qualifications include a B.S. in Safety/ IH/ Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical or Civil Engineering with at least 3 years of experience in the EHS field. Experience with state and federal OSHA regulations as well as familiarity with ANSI, NIOSH, NFPA, NEC.

Senior EHS Consultant / Manager, Occuhealth, Inc., Mansfield, MA
OccuHealth is strategically hiring a Senior Consultant / Manager for our Mansfield, Massachusetts office. This is a highly visible position that is tasked with maintaining our existing client base, building on our broad range of services, expanding our market sectors, and fostering the development of junior staff. The position involves management of both personnel and client accounts. Ideal candidate must be able to provide and manage a full range of industrial hygiene, health, safety, and/ or environmental related services. Examples include: IH sampling, IAQ and mold investigations, H&S training, noise surveys, job hazard analysis, personal protective equipment assessments, EHS compliance auditing, and ventilation evaluations. The candidate must also ensure deliverables are provided on time and within budget by effectively tracking / maintaining multiple accounts, coordinating with staff, providing peer-review & technical support, and effectively managing work-in-progress and accruals. ​ The requirements for this position are a B. S. in IH, Safety, or relevant science/ engineering discipline. An M. S. or MBA preferred. ​ 10 + years of Safety / IH / Environmental Experience is necessary. CIH / CSP. To apply for this position or for more information, contact Jeff Kaminsky.

EHS Compliance Program Director, ERM, California
ERM is seeking an experienced EHS Compliance Program Director, with significant consulting experience and private-sector client relationships, to play a key role in growing our Performance & Assurance practice in Northern and/or Southern California. This is an excellent opportunity for a senior-level professional looking to advance their career to the next level with a global environmental leader. As a senior leader, you will be fully accountable for successfully selling and consulting on a range of EHS compliance projects to build a sustainable business locally, while networking with ERM's global Performance & Assurance practice team to share best practices across the industry. Your responsibilities will include developing and implementing a strategic business/action plan, provide leadership, and deliver performance results to expand ERM's Performance & Assurance and client base in California. You will be expected to serve as a key member of the “core” practice team to drive double-digit profitable growth across the EHS compliance service line [e.g., corporate EHS programs, compliance auditing, management systems, health and safety, process safety, social/supply chain management, training, permitting and general compliance support]. Develop and manage strategic EHS compliance and management programs for a variety of industrial clients with complex technical/regulatory issues. Design and direct large programs/projects and multi-person project teams. Achieve client’s expectations for scope, budget, schedule, and quality . Some basic requirements are a BS/MS in engineering (environmental, chemical, civil), environmental science, or related degree with 15+ years relevant consulting experience in working with significant industrial clients on regulatory compliance and sustainable EHS compliance programs, recognized technical expertise, and PE, CSP, CHMM certifications

Director of Environmental Health and Safety, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, TX
This is the top level Environmental Health & Safety position in the organization and maintains full responsibility for the EHS Office. Plans, implements, and manages safety, health, and environmental programs. Reviews, evaluates, and analyzes work environments and designs programs and procedures to control, eliminate, and prevent disease or injury caused by chemical, physical, and biological agents or ergonomic factors. Complies with and enforces adherence to existing and developing standards and regulations issued by federal, state, and local agencies such as the CDC, DHS, NIH, and OSHA. May serve as the Responsible Official for the Select Agent program and will serve as the Radiation Safety Officer. A Bachelor's degree is required, a Masters degree is preferred. 5+ years experience in a mid to senior level position in the field. Familiarity with Workers' Compensation, hazardous materials, radiation safety, OSHA guidelines and regulations, biocontainment principles, the CDC BMBL requirements, NIH IBC Guidelines, and Select Agent Programs. Must be literate in MS Office, database systems, and internet access functions. Requires meticulous attention to detail, superior organizational skills, and excellent verbal/written communication skills. In addition to the necessary qualifications, prefer two year’s experience in the biosafety field and research lab experience working in molecular biology, biomedical, or microbiological research. Security Clearance required (or ability to gain one required). Your resume and application must be provided electronically. Please go to the SFBR website and download the application.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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