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April 28, 2011

This week's management quote

"The world can only be grasped by action, not contemplation… The hand is the cutting edge of the mind." Jacob Bronowski (1908-1974), British mathematician, author, and inventor

  1. Climate Laws Gain Currency in 16 Major World Economies
  2. What Fed Chair's First News Conference Means for Sustainability
  3. How Top CEOs Cope with Constant Stress
  4. Some States Want to Manage Climate Programs on Their Own
  5. Older Workers Benefit from Health Behavior Programs with Personal Coaching
  6. A Green Wedding for Prince William and Kate?
  7. Job Opportunities

Upcoming 2011 NAEM Events

Conference: Measuring Corporate Sustainability: Understanding the Metrics That Matter
May 4, 2011, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - Register today!
This timely workshop will give attendees an understanding of who the key players are in the sustainability analytics arena, offer insights from leading companies on how to develop an effective sustainability reporting strategy, and allow for direct dialogue with prominent members of the Environmental, Social Governance (ESG) research and investor community around ways to stream line 3rd party information requests. To respond to the ‘Green Metrics that Matter’ survey, please visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KeyEHSandSustainabilityAnalytics. All those who respond will receive a copy of the survey results.

Webinar: Ergonomics of an Aging Workforce
May 24, 2011 - Register today!
Explore the dynamics of an aging workforce and the role safety/ergonomics can play in maximizing the potential of your most experienced employees.

Conference: EHS Compliance Excellence & Best Practices
July 27-28, 2011, Minneapolis, Mn. - Hosted at Best Buy Co. - Register today!
Gain a comprehensive look at how leading companies are ensuring global EHS compliance. From implementing an enterprise-wide EHS management system to auditing and corrective action, this workshop will feature a variety of peer case studies on compliance management best practices.

Conference: 19th Annual EHS Management Forum
October 19-20, 2011, Tuscon, Ariz. - Register today!
With over 500 attendees, this conference is the largest gathering of EHS/Sustainability decision makers in the country. Join your peers for two days and 24 sessions of best practice sharing and benchmarking.

And now the news

Climate Laws Gain Currency in 16 Major World Economies - Article
A new study released by GLOBE international -- a coalition of legislators from around the world -- found that "climate change is featuring prominently on the legislative agenda across the 16 major economies." The study documents the kinds of actions that countries are taking at home to reduce their emissions. While it doesn't tell us the impact of those measures, it does show a growing commitment of countries to change their laws, policies, and regulations to address their carbon pollution.

What Fed Chair's First News Conference Means for Sustainability - Article
Ben Bernanke is sticking his neck out for one reason: to provide reassurance. His calm tone and slightly erudite aloofness are intended to make sure that the markets don't actually do anything in response. Executives should take note of this move. Some senior executives do not engage in public discourse regarding their companies' sustainability efforts because it is a really complex subject, they don't have much to say, or they are afraid of the questions. Welcome to Ben's world.

How Top CEOs Cope with Constant Stress - Video
Even if you’re not a CEO, I’m guessing you are no stranger to stress. Watch as Justin Menkes, author of Better Under Pressure, explains why today's leaders need realistic optimism, subservience to purpose, and the ability to find order in chaos.

Some States Want to Manage Climate Programs on Their Own - Article
California, New York, and Minnesota, along with 11 utilities and environmental NGOs, want the US EPA to allow them to meet new federal climate change rules by crafting their own programs, such as the cap-and-trade plans that have been adopted by California and Northeastern states. Rather than following a single set of rules determined by the EPA, those states and utilities would rather experiment with ways to reduce GHG emissions that work best in their region, as long as they meet EPA caps.

Older Workers Benefit from Health Behavior Programs with Personal Coaching - Article
A combination of personal coaching and web-based risk assessments may help engage older employees in health behavior programs. Researchers recently evaluated worksite wellness interventions that assessed older workers’ health behaviors, including physical activity, diet, stress reduction and smoking cessation. Study participants who received a combination of coaching showed significant improvements compared to other participants.

A Green Wedding for Prince William and Kate? - Article
From FSC-certified paper products and carbon offsets to locally grown food, the royal wedding taking place this week in England will follow in Prince Charles's green footsteps. There’s even a rumor that Kate will wear a Fair Trade wedding ring.

Job opportunities

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EHS Manager, Interconnect Devices Inc., Kansas City, Kan.
Interconnect Devices Inc., a division of Smith’s Group, is looking for an EHS Manager in Kansas City. The ideal candidate will be asked to plan and direct a variety of health, safety, environment, and loss prevention programs that will assure the highest possible degree of safety for IDI’s employees, plant facilities, and equipment. S/he will develop methods to identify operational hazards, safety problem areas, and hazardous conditions, then determine and implement best practice solutions. Some of the ideal candidate’s duties will include: assuring that the companies are in compliance with applicable federal and state health, safety and environmental laws, regulations, and standards, reviewing injury and property damage reports and coordinating the implementation of controls from the results of your analysis and developing company hazard controls by formulating and recommending policies, codes, safety, health, and environmental standards and procedures, then implementing changes, along with other duties. To be a good fit for this opportunity, the ideal candidate should have a BA/BS in EHS or related field, 5+ years experience in fire prevention, environmental compliance, health, industrial hygiene, or safety, preferably in a manufacturing environment, technical proficiency and deep knowledge of EPA and OSHA regulations. A chemical background is a plus.

Director of Environmental Affairs, UnivarUSA Inc., Redmond, WA
UnivarUSA Inc. is looking for a Director of Environmental Affairs. This is a national position that establishes company-wide policies and practices and supports regional environmental managers to achieve the highest level of environmental and regulatory compliance. Typical responsibilities include establishing the strategic direction for Univar’s environmental program by designing and implementing a standardized environmental management system and developing and implementing training programs for regional environmental personnel; Developing and implementing an external auditing program, manage budget and relationship with external auditors and develop and implementing an internal environmental auditing program; along with other typical duties relegated to the Director of Environmental Affairs. Qualifications are 10+ years practical experience with environmental compliance, preferably with 3 to 5 years of experience within the chemical, pharmaceutical or related industry. The ideal candidate will also be thoroughly familiar with all major federal environmental regulations and DOT hazmat regulations. Familiarity with OSHA, FDA, Homeland Security and ATF regulations is a plus. BA/BA degree in Environmental Health & Safety, Law, related field, and/or equivalent work experience, Univar prefers Lean/Six Sigma certification and master's degree, ISO certification. Experience with ERP database platform a plus.

Safety, Occupational Health & Environmental Manager, The United States Mint, Department of the Treasury, Denver, Col.
The US Mint is looking for an EHS Manager. The ideal candidate will be responsible for planning, directing and developing the safety and occupational health, industrial hygiene, environmental compliance and workers' compensation programs and will be expected to oversee the administration of the Environmental Management System according to Executive Order 13423 and all its compliance. S/he will also work with division heads and management at other Mint facilities, Headquarters, Union Representatives and other Federal Agencies relative to safety, health and environmental issues. Qualifications required - You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level (BA/BA minimum, plus 5 years experience) in the Federal service and relevant EHS Management information.

Area Environmental Health & Safety Manager, W.W. Grainger, Robbinsville, NJ
W.W. Grainger is looking for an EHS Manager. This position is responsible for implementing environmental, health, and safety initiatives for distribution facilities, branches, and offices in specified area of responsibility. The incumbent will assist in training and educating all employees to ensure compliance with International, Federal, State, and Local regulations, laws, and policies. In addition, the incumbent will provide consultation and guidance to Distribution Center and Branch managers and/or coordinators on all issues related environmental, health and safety. The incumbent will partner with the Security Department to support the needs in the Distribution centers in this area. Requirements include bachelor’s degree a minimum 5 years of EHS experience in distribution, or manufacturing organization. Professional certification preferred (CSP, CIH or equivalent).

EHS Vice President/Director, AREVA Solar, Mountain View, Cali.
AREVA Solar is seeking an EHS VP/Director. This is an ideal opportunity for the candidate who can excel in the challenge of establishing and implementing the AREVA Solar Environmental, Health, and Safety process where they will act as a company health and safety representative using their technical EHS skills to their fullest potential in a hand's on capacity. Basic responsibilities and duties include leading the AHEAD project for AREVA Solar for event reporting in accordance with AREVA Corp, facilitating the Company Safety Committee, implement all environmental compliance requirements for air, water and soil, implementing AREVA Safety Process Goal Plans at all Solar projects and offices, and be Process Owner to include implementing OIR Report, Leading Indicators, Lagging Indicators, CAP Plans, all Core and Life Threatening Programs. Qualifications include a BA/BS with 10+ years of related experience, NASP, BEAC, and/or BCSP (CCHEST) certified, being a trained auditor in ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. Must have at least 5 years working as a Safety Manager or similar title on project installations, manufacturing locations, or plant operations. To apply for this position, visit AREVA’s careers website and search for Requisition ID SAF00096.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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