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June 10, 2010

This week's management quote

"Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought."
- Henri Bergson, 1859 - 1941, French philosopher


  1. Years of internal BP probes warned that neglect could lead to accidents
  2. Eight top managers convicted over Bhopal disaster
  3. Burt's Bees, Whole Foods perceived as greenest U.S. brands
  4. The 50 most influential EHS leaders
  5. Worldcup, 2012 Olympics face environmental challenges
  6. Amish farmers draw rare EPA scrutiny
  7. Job Opportunities

greentie blog 2010

It's career management week on the Green Tie blog! Stop by today to read Alex Pollock's post about the role career satisfaction plays in your overall well-being and comment on Stephen Evanoff's call for ideas about grooming the next generation of EHS & Sustainability leaders.

Have a story of your own you'd like to tell? NAEM is building a team of member bloggers to share their stories from the trenches and lend commentary around the key issues facing EHS & Sustainability practitioners today. Contact Elizabeth Ryan at elizabeth@naem.org for more information.

news from naem

- Looking for a waste remediation contractor? How about a software consultant to help with GHG reporting? Look no further. The 2010 Affiliates Guide e-book makes browsing for an EHS & Sustainability consultant quick and easy. Click here to get started today.

- NAEMís Forum committee is in full swing. If you are an in-house EHS or Sustainability manager interesting in speaking about some of the great work you are doing, visit the Forum Website to submit an abstract.

- NAEM Executive Director Carol Singer Neuvelt will be speaking on a panel on "Green Jobs" at the Conference Boardís Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability conference on June 17th in New York. Look for her live tweets from the conference!


Join NAEM's social networks to access the learning from our live events, get updates from The Green Tie blog and stay on top of the latest conversations about EHS & Sustainability management:

- Twitter: Twitter gives you access to key learning from NAEM's events, relevant EHS & Sustainability news and insight into what other thought leaders in the environmental business world are talking about. To join NAEM on Twitter, simply log on to http://twitter.com and search for us at @thegreentie . Need help starting a Twitter account? Contact Elizabeth Ryan at elizabeth@naem.org for directions or an over-the-phone tutorial.

- LinkedIn: Not sure you're ready for Twitter, but want to connect to other EHS & Sustainability professionals? Create an account on LinkedIn and join NAEM's members-only discussion group. You'll receive regular updates from our blog and plenty of opportunities to connect. Need help? Contact Elizabeth Ryan at elizabeth@naem.org today.

- Facebook: Look for NAEM on Facebook for member photos from our live events, news about upcoming events and updates from the Green Tie blog .

upcoming events

June 15, 2010
WEBINAR: Green Remediation: An Innovative Tool to Drive Sustainability
1:00 - 2:15PM, ET
How can green remediation help your bottom-line? This emerging area offers new opportunities for helping your company achieve its sustainability goals. Join three of the leading experts in this emerging field for Green Remediation: An Innovative Tool to Drive Sustainability on Tuesday, June 15th to learn how to use this specialized technique to drive business value. Register today.

August 3-4, 2010
CONFERENCE: Corporate GHG Strategies: Measure, Manage, Reduce
Chicago, IL - Register Now
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.

2010 forum

October 13-15, 2010
CONFERENCE: 2010 NAEM EHS Management Forum
The Downtown Marriott - Book Your Hotel
Indianapolis, IN - Register for the Forum
If you haven't yet registered for this year's Forum, why wait? Click here to check out the session topics, view the schedule of events and book your hotel room. With 24 interactive breakout sessions and three keynote presentations, the NAEM Forum will leave you with the right mix of inspiration and actionable information to help you lead.

The news

Years of internal BP probes warned that neglect could lead to accidents - Article
A series of internal investigations over the past decade warned senior BP managers that the company repeatedly disregarded safety and environmental rules and risked a serious accident if it did not change its ways.

Eight Top Managers Convicted Over Bhopal Disaster - Article
Twenty-six years after the accident, a local court on Monday convicted one of India’s top industrialists and seven other people of criminal negligence over the gas leak at a Union Carbide plant that killed more than 8,000 people.

Burt's Bees, Whole Foods perceived as greenest U.S. brands - Article
The top ten U.S. brands perceived to be the greenest in this year’s ImagePower Green Brands Survey includes: Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Google, Aveeno, Publix and Microsoft. Dropped from the 2009 list are Clorox Green Works, Toyota, P&G, Wal-Mart, Disney and Dove.

The 50 most influential EHS leaders - Article
EHS Today releases their list of the 50 people they believe have the greatest influence on EHS.

Worldcup, 2012 Olympics face environmental challenges - Article
Five years ago, when London won the Olympic bid for the 2012 Olympics, the UK government vowed to make the Olympic Park a “blueprint for sustainable living” and make London’ the greenest city in the world, but since that time there have been plenty of failures including a lack of a comprehensive plan for new waste management in east London or for Olympic Park’s “blueprint for sustainable living”.

Amish farmers draw rare EPA scrutiny - Article
Amish farmers are facing growing scrutiny for agricultural practices that the federal government sees as environmentally destructive. And the Environmental Protection Agency is determined to crack down. The farmers have a choice: change the way they farm or face stiff penalties.

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

EHS/Compliance Lab Manager , Cleveland/Columbus Lab Support & Engineering, Ohio
Cleveland/Columbus Lab Support & Engineering, a division of On Assignment, is looking for an EHS Manager for their Ohio facilities. The job consists of three components - EHS, Compliance, Project Management. The employee will be asked to help plan, train, implement and enforce EHS regulations. The EHS manager hired will also be in charge of understanding and managing all of EPA, OSHA, REACH, NIOSH, DOT, TSCA compliance regulations and rules. Finally, as the lab supervisor, the EHS manager will ensure safe practices within the facilities' labs. This EHS Manager is expected to be in the lab for a significant period of time. Experience with carbon nano tube's a plus. For more information, see the full job ad or contact Alicia Ramm.

Corporate Environmental Manager, Ashland Inc., Wilmington, DE
Ashland Inc, one of the leading specialty chemical companies is looking for a corporate environmental manager to add their corporate EHS team. The EHS manager will be in charge of global projects related to air, water, waste compliance, permitting, and emissions reporting. The successful candidate will have experience in overseeing complex projects involving site resources, agency interactions, and interfacing with key groups such as Manufacturing, Engineering, customers, outside contracting resources. Travel to sites both domestically and internationally is approximately 30%. Must have a BS in Chemical Engineering, 10+ years of environmental engineering experience preferred, and able to work in the United States. To apply for this position, visit the Ashland jobs website and enter the job number ENV00012.

Corporate Safety Manager, Ashland, Inc., Wilmington, DE, Columbus, OH or Lexington, KY.
Ashland Inc. is looking for a Corporate Safety Manager. The position is available at several of Ashland's chemical facilities. This individual will be responsible for Process safety management program development, compliance strategy, compliance tool creation, training, implementation of process safety fundamentals with sites throughout our four wholly owned divisions. This includes working with union employees, plant management teams with strong employee involvement to build effective and sustainable process safety programs. The ideal candidate will have experience in auditing the effectiveness of process safety management systems and experience with Contractor Safety and other related basic safe work practices. Must need a BS, 7+ years of Chemical Industry Safety Engineering, able to work in the United States. To apply for this position, visit the Ashland jobs website and enter the job number ENV00014.

EHS Manager, National Standard, Stillwater, OK
National Standard, a leading manufacturer of wire and wire related products, has an immediate opening for an EHS Manager at its Stillwater, Oklahoma facility. This position is responsible for leading the Environmental, Health and Safety programs for this location. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local agency requirements, and implementing EHS Management systems aligning to the HEICO EHS strategic plan. The candidate will report to the General Manager, with a dotted line reporting to the Corporate EHS Manager. Specific responsibilities involve ensuring compliance with existing air, water and waste permits, leading the Site Safety Committee, conduct inspections, training, and enforcement of OSHA Requirements, lead Incident Investigations and conduct Root Cause Analysis, among others. Qualifications include 5+ years of experience, BS in Environmental Engineering, , ISO 14001, WWN, VPP Certifications. Knowledge of lead exposure programs a plus. For immediate consideration, please email your resume to rgrooms@nationalstandard.com.

Director, Global EHS/S and Continuous Improvement, Invensys, Plano, TX.
Invensys is looking for a Global EHS Director at their Plano, Texas location. As part of the corporate EHS&S function, the EHS Director will lead the global efforts, manage and direct strategic projects and tactical Continuous Improvement process across all the businesses. He or she will also work with EHS&S leaders and key function leaders to identify risks and influence outcomes across global locations utilizing Continuous Improvement tools. You will be asked to facilitate the EHS/S STRAP and EHS/S AOP processes and train your team in CI concepts and techniques. The Director will provide detailed progress reports and analysis to EHS&S Business leaders and to the EVP EHS&S and establish actions to address key issues through the implementation of improvement events such Kaizen events, 5S, Materials Flow/Pull, Value Stream Mapping, and Problem Solving. Qualifications include 10+ years of EHS and/or CI responsibilities, MA in EHS or engineering field is desired, Six Sigma certification is a plus, full knowledge of EPA and OHSA regulations. Multilingualism is a plus.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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