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Feb. 16, 2011

This week's management quote

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865), 16th President of the United States


  1. Strong leaders know when it's time to change
  2. Environmental Managers and their earning power
  3. Sustainability ‘Embracers’ vs. ‘Cautious Adopters
  4. Energy and carbon software leaders named
  5. GE Is first to join Responsible Appliance Disposal Program
  6. Almost 40 percent of computer users have cursed at their PCs
  7. Job Opportunities

Upcoming 2011 NAEM Events

2011 EHS MIS Conference: Solutions for the Next Generation of Data Management Challenges
March 2-3, 2011, San Antonio, Texas
Register Today
In just two weeks, more than 150 EHS and sustainability professionals will convene to share best practices on tracking and reporting challenges. The conference features 12 user demonstrations of leading software and sessions that discuss common management issues such as: EHS compliance, Carbon accounting, GHG reporting, Incidents and illness tracking, Sustainability metrics management, Using Internally Built Systems, System Maintenence…and much more. Join your peers in San Antonio and Register today. Even if you can’t make the conference, take the survey! All participants will receive a copy of the results.

Save the Date: Measuring Corporate Sustainability: Understanding the Metrics That Matter
May 4, 2011, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Register today!
This timely workshop is designed to give decision makers a better understanding of who the key players are in sustainability reporting and how to develop effective external reporting strategies.

And now the news

Strong leaders know when it's time to change - Blog
Change is never easy, especially for those in charge. When you are on top, the view is pretty good; everyone else is looking up at you. For an autocrat, this is intoxicating. Strong leaders, unlike autocrats, are capable of change because they have the wisdom to see that their leadership needs the support of other strong-minded people. They are open to alternate points of view and are willing to act on those points of view if they believe that change is necessary.

Environmental Managers and their Earning Power - Article
Get a glimpse of some preliminary results in the 2010 Environmental Protection Salary Survey. Last year, environmental managers earned anywhere from $30,000 at a manufacturing facility in Salina, Kan., to $115,000 in a consulting firm based in Rockville, MD.

Sustainability ‘Embracers’ vs. ‘Cautious Adopters - Study
Companies can be divided into two distinct groups based on their sustainability practices, according to a new study. There are “embracers”--those that place sustainability high on their agenda--and “cautious adopters,” who have yet to focus on more than energy cost savings, material efficiency, and risk mitigation. Go directly to the study.

Energy and Carbon Software Leaders Named - Article
A new report on the carbon accounting software vendor landscape finds that vendors offering carbon management products have an increased emphasis on energy management. Also, the report names ten companies as EECA leaders for 2011, including Enablon, IHS and SAP which are sponsoring NAEM’s EHS Software conference.

GE Is First to Join Responsible Appliance Disposal Program - Article
GE Appliances & Lighting is the first appliance manufacturer to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in their Responsible Appliance Disposal Program. The EPA's voluntary program focuses on refrigeration appliance recycling best practices, including the recovery of foam in used refrigerators.

Almost 40 Percent of Computer Users Have Cursed at their PCs - Article
If you’ve cursed at your computer - even thrown something at it - you are not alone. And if you’ve if you taken it further than that, you still have plenty of company.

Job opportunities

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

Head of Health, Environment, and Safety, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Berkeley, CA
This person will be accountable for providing expertise in the areas of Occupational and Process & Plant Safety, and Environmental Control at the Bayer Healthcare’s Berkeley Site, in order to effectively maintain and enhance the site’s HES compliance and management system. The incumbent will be accountable to the Management Team for setting the vision, strategic direction and effective implementation of the safety and environmental program and management system to ensure compliance with all regulatory agencies and Bayer’s internal requirements and guidelines.

Assistant Director of Capital Programs/Environmental Management, Massport, East Boston, MA
The Assistant Director of Capital Programs/Environmental Management develops and implements Massport-wide environmental policies and programs. This position is responsible for the management of the Environmental Management and Safety Units within the Capital Programs & Environmental Affairs Department. Requirements include Bachelors degree in Environmental Science, Engineering or equivalent professional work experience required. 7-10 years experience in environmental management including Massachusetts Contingency Plan remediation and compliance required.

Environmental Project Manager, Massport, East Boston, MA
The Environmental Project Manager in Massport's Capital Programs and Environmental Affairs Department develops, implements and manages environmental compliance programs for air quality, water quality, and hazardous waste management. The Environmental Project Manager also conducts pollution prevention programs to protect Massport from environmental liability. Requires Bachelor's degree in environmental science, environmental engineering, public health, or equivalent professional experience required. 5-7 years of relevant air quality, and environmental regulatory compliance experience required.

Environmental Health and Safety Leader, Multisorb Technologies, Buffalo, NY
As Environmental Health and Safety Leader, you will be responsible for leading safety efforts at all Multisorb facilities to reduce incident rate and maintain the highest safety environment for our associates. Duties include developing, implementing, communicating, and monitoring Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) programs and policies. Ensures compliance to government environmental and safety regulations (OSHA, MSHA, DOT). Develops and conducts employee environmental health and safety training. Responds to EH&S emergencies, investigates accidents, and recommends corrective and preventive action. Interface with federal, state and local agencies on EH&S issues including reports and audits. For more information, visit www.multisorb.com/careers and search job # 56.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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