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NAEM Network E-News

December 8, 2011

This week's management quote

"Good is the enemy of great." - Jim Collins (1958 - ), Management Author


  1. An Insider's overview of ISO 50001
  2. The Race to decide who's greenest
  3. Software helps manufacturer meet producer compliance
  4. COP 17 Press Briefing - End of week one
  5. Carbon emissions have biggest jump ever recorded
  6. New poll shows many think millennials aren't hard workers
  7. Job Opportunities
Upcoming 2011 NAEM Events

Chapter Meeting: Bringing the EHS Management Forum back to New England!
Dec. 14, 2011 - Register today!
Please join the New England Chapter for a snapshot of some of the many panel sessions of the Forum.

Webinar: Behind the Scenes of CR Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens List
Jan. 24, 2011 - Register today!
Whether your company is included in the top 100, aspires to make the list, or is just looking to benchmark with industry leaders, this event will help you understand the factors that go into the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List.

And now the news

An insider's overview of ISO 50001 - Article
Among the standards that the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has issued, ISO 50001: 2011, Energy management systems casts a wide shadow. Energy, or more specifically, its consumption, is a key subject in today's global society. Here's an overview along with some explanations of key elements for the new standard.

The race to decide who's greenest - Article
As investors and the public are demanding increasingly detailed information on nonfinancial metrics that define sustainability, companies are buried in requests for data. In response, scores of data analysis and rating outfits have sprung up, vying to be the arbiter of who's really green. So, are all these raters helping the public, or is the plethora of rankings just causing confusion?

Software helps manufacturer meet producer compliance - Sponsored Link
Panasonic is using software from SAP AG to help it comply with rapidly expanding end-of-life regulations and retailer mandates around the world. According to SAP, manufacturers are seeing the scope of regulations around product and packaging recycling - such as the European Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive - widen. SAP claims that in addition to compliance, its Recycling Administration application is helping Panasonic to be more efficient and reduce both recycling and operational costs.

COP 17 Press Briefing – End of Week One - Video
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres briefs the press on the status of negotiations at the end of the first week of the Durban Climate Change Conference.

Carbon emissions have biggest jump ever recorded - Article
Global emissions of carbon dioxide resulting from burning fossil-fuels jumped by the largest amount on record last year. This upends the notion that the brief decline during the recession might persist through the recovery. The increase of a half-billion extra tons of carbon pumped into the air was almost certainly the largest absolute jump in any year since the Industrial Revolution, and the largest percentage increase since 2003.

New poll shows many think millennials aren't hard workers - Article
The co-workers of 20-somethings are less than amazed with the younger generation's work ethic, according to a new poll. 68 percent of respondents said they think millennial workers are less motivated to take on responsibility and produce quality work. Respondents in the millennial generation didn't grade themselves much better, with 54 percent saying their peers are less motivated to take on responsibility. On the flip side, 78 percent of respondents said millennials have an advantage with technology.

Job opportunities

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

Environmental Manager, NewPage Corp., Biron, WI
NewPage Corp. is looking for an EHS Manager. The ideal candidate will be expected to evaluate, plan, advise, and support mill environmental programs including air quality, water quality, solid and hazardous waste in a manner that will ensure the mill is in compliance with all state and federal environmental laws, regulations and permit requirements, corporate policies and pollution prevention opportunities. This position requires a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Science, or related field plus three years of mill environmental experience (or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience).

Regional Safety Officer, Undisclosed Company, Two openings in TX and IN
A large oil and gas client has two open regional safety positions. One position is located in west Texas and the other in Indiana. Both of these permanent positions offer great benefits, company vehicle, competitive salary, and relocation packages. Responsibilities include applying, implementing and maintaining safety and health programs and providing safety training and awareness as well as contractor project oversight. S/he will also be expected to manage incident reporting and incident investigations and participate in Process Hazard Analysis. Qualifications include a bachelor's degree in Safety or other relevant technical field with a minimum5-10 years in the coordination and oversight of safety programs. Experience in natural gas, natural gas liquids, crude oil, or petro-chemicals is is required. For additional information, please contact Amanda at amanda@xeroxsds.com.

Senior Specialist, Environmental Health & Safety, Cardinal Health Inc., Waukegan, Ill.
Cardinal Health is looking for an EHS Specialist. The ideal candidate is expected to demonstrate a working knowledge of department quality assurance systems and approaches and comply with regulations and standards. S/he is also expected to develop, implement and ensure maintenance of company and facility-specific EHS policies, programs and procedures, and review proposed facility process, layout and equipment changes; make necessary recommendations to facility management to minimize adverse EHS impacts. Qualifications include a Bachelor's degree preferred in Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Chemistry, Biology, Physical sciences, or Environmental/Civil/Chemical Engineering. To apply for this job, visit Cardinal Health's careers website and search for Requisition ID: 11009625.

Systems Engineer 4\5 MRAP System Safety \ EHS Specialist, Stafford, VA, Boeing Co.
Boeing Co. is looking for a EHS Systems Engineer (the position is contract contingent). This position will assist MRAP APMs and functional managers to ensure that programs adhere to regulations and best practices, and provide expert advisory assistance in executing their ESOH responsibilities. This position is responsible for ensuring testing and fielding of only safe equipment, supporting the MRAP Lead Engineer, managing documentation (e.g., safety releases, risk acceptances, regulatory guidance) and ensuring the DoD programs adhere to regulations and best practices. This position will be responsible for coordinating these objectives with subject matter expertise and engineering analyses of program requirements, documenting technical findings and providing recommendations, providing Principles for Environment, Safety and Occupational Health for MRAP family of vehicles. And this position will provide critical engineering and program management assistance to the Principal for Safety (PFS) for the Safety Support Program (SSP) at requisite milestones. Qualifications for the Level 4 position include either a Bachelor's and 9 or more years' experience or a Master's with 7 or more years' experience or a PhD with 4 or more years' experience. Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry. ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard. Qualifications for the Level 5 position include a Bachelor's 14 or more years' experience or a Master's with 12 or more years' experience or a PhD with 9 or more years' experience.

Safety and Environmental Supervisor, Concord, NC, Corning Inc.
Corning Inc. is looking for a Safety Supervisor. This role carries several responsibilities: to provide management and guidance for all safety programs, training, teams, and metrics within the plant, consult with other plants in the division as well as corporate resources to ensure sharing of best practices, and provide oversight and enforcement of all applicable safety regulations and laws, provide leadership, technical support, program auditing, and strategy development for safety programs and initiatives, provide management and guidance for all environmental programs and processes, maintain plant in compliance with all governmental regulations and corporate requirements, develop and maintain network of contacts in corporate and regulatory positions to ensure the plant maintains high environmental standards and provide leadership, technical support, program auditing, and strategy development for environmental programs and initiatives. A Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering, Industrial Safety or related field of study is required along with 5+ years of experience. Desired skills include EPA regulatory requirements knowledge, Safety Professional Certification, and Title V Knowledge. To apply for this position, please visit Corning's careers website and search for job number 168528.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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