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September 2 , 2010

This week's management quote

Honor lies in honest toil. - Grover Cleveland, (1837 – 1908), 22nd and 24th President of the United States, and signer of legislation creating Labor Day


  1. Banks Grow Wary of Environmental Risks
  2. The Biggest Mistake a Leader Can Make
  3. Obama administration sides with utilities in Supreme Court case about climate change
  4. Major U.S. Brands Boycotting Alberta Oilsands
  5. Outspoken Climate Naysayer Bjørn Lomborg's call for $100bn climate fund
  6. Safe Driving Tips for Labor Day Weekend
  7. Job Opportunities

member profile

NAEM’s members are its greatest asset. This month we introduce you to Mario Varela, Director of corporate EHS at APP Pharmaceuticals, LLC;

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.

September 15, 2010
NorCal Chapter Event - 4:30 to 6:30
Bocce, Beers, and Benchmarking! Join EHS and Sustainability professionals for casual networking about what is working for you and what areas of our world you would like to learn more about.  There is a limit on the number of attendees so please register for this event ASAP.

October 7, 2010
2010 Security Seminar & VBIED Exercise
October 7th 2010, State Capitol Building, Harrisburg, PA
Join the Pennsylvania Chemical Industry Council and Homeland Security for an exercise on what to do if you discover a ‘car bomb’ at your facility.

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

Banks Grow Wary of Environmental Risks - Article
After years of legal entanglements arising from environmental messes and increased scrutiny of banks that finance the dirtiest industries, several large commercial lenders are taking a stand on industry practices that they regard as risky to their reputations and bottom lines. In the most recent example, the banking giant Wells Fargo noted last month what it called “considerable attention and controversy” surrounding mountaintop removal mining, and said that its involvement with companies engaged in it was “limited and declining.”

The Biggest Mistake a Leader Can Make - Video
Through Imagining the Future of Leadership, a symposium at the Harvard Business School and accompanying blog series, expert thinkers gathered to investigate what is necessary today to develop the leaders we need for tomorrow. Take stock of your own leadership style during this seven-minute video.

Obama administration sides with utilities in Supreme Court case about climate changeArticle
The Obama administration sided with major utility companies in a Supreme Court case about climate change on Thursday, angering environmentalists who say that the administration's broad argument could hurt their ability to force reductions in greenhouse gas emissions or even to bring other lawsuits. Administration officials said the Environmental Protection Agency's regulatory moves to restrain carbon dioxide emissions made the lawsuit unnecessary, and the acting solicitor general asked the Supreme Court to return the case to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.

Major U.S. Brands Boycotting Alberta Oilsands - Article
In response to growing concerns over the environmental impact of creating fuel from the oilsands in Alberta, specifically the negative effects of the manufacturer’s tailing ponds, 4 major U.S. corporations have joined the movement to either avoid or boycott entirely fuels derived from the sands. The Gap, Timberland and Levi Strauss have all committed to giving preference to fuel suppliers who do not source product derived from oilsands, and have also asked their suppliers to outline what they are doing to eliminate those fuels.

Outspoken Climate Naysayer Bjørn Lomborg's call for $100bn climate fund - Article
This 'sceptical environmentalist' had previously argued that countering climate change should be a low priority for governments, but his recent call for a $100bn a year global fund for research into climate change solutions was given a cautious welcome by some leading green groups and think tanks, but was dismissed by others as politically naive.

Safe Driving Tips for Labor Day Weekend - Article
This Labor Day weekend, millions of drivers will take to the highway for one final summer getaway, making it one of the busiest holiday travel weekends of the year. The National Safety Council estimates that 368 traffic fatalities and an additional 19,900 nonfatal disabling injuries will occur from 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3 through Monday, Sept. 6.

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

Senior Manager – Environment, GE Consumer & Industrial Products, East 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. The Global Environmental Programs Manager 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 Responsibility: Lead 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. Qualifications: BS degree in Environmental, Civil or Chemical Engineering or related discipline. Minimum 10 years environmental compliance and program experience, including at least 5 years industry experience.

Environmental, Health & Safety Director, University of California, Riverside, CA
The Director is responsible for the operational management of the Environmental Health & Safety department (19 career staff, $2.6M operating budget), consisting of the following functional units (1) Fire & Life Safety; (2) Laboratory/Research Safety; (3) Industrial Safety/Hygiene; and (4) Environmental Programs. As a "hands-on" administrator, this position establishes specific, measurable departmental and individual operational plans and goals for each unit and monitors progress against these plans. Serves as the key campus administrator responsible for addressing the environmental, health, and safety issues the campus faces. Addresses key program issues and risks and develops appropriate plans and procedures, ensures adherence to legislative and regulatory requirements, handle various issues related to research and instructional support, and promotes the use of safe work practices and tools/equipment throughout the campus.

HSE Compliance Director, Honeywell, Morristown, NJ
The Director, Compliance will focus on independently assessing site level regulatory compliance with special emphasis on US site compliance with EPA, NRC, OSHA and State regulatory agency requirements. To ensure compliance, this position will audit and assess aspects of the operations and provide regular feedback and best practices sharing to the Integrated Supply Chain (ISC) Leadership Team. As a member of the ISC Leadership Team, provide SM leadership with direct visibility to regulatory compliance status and challenges to ensure proper leadership engagement and rapid response to HSE regulatory compliance needs, resources and actions. Basic Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in safety management, environmental sciences, engineering, or related technical field. 10 years of Health, Safety, and Environmental experience.

Regional Safety Manager, Suddenlink Communications, Tyler, TX
Under general supervision the Suddenlink safety manager ensures a safe, healthful working environment for all employees by designing, presenting, and coordinating safety programs; performing periodic field visits and audits, and investigating accidents. Supports regional field and office operations and corporate risk management to identify safety training needs, develop curriculum, provide support to regional training teams, and facilitate safety training.

Environmental Health and Safety Manager, Ecolab, Joliet, IL
The Environmental Health and Safety Manager develops and leads safety and environmental initiative in this Lean Six Sigma chemical manufacturing plant. S/he provides environmental, health, and safety support by monitoring compliance with EHS regulations; overseeing response to EHS compliance audits; working on the design/implementation of EHS systems; supporting company policies adhering to local, state, and federal environmental, health, and safety (EHS) regulations; and managing compliance projects to remediate known areas of concern.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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