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NAEM Network E-News

July 7 , 2011

This week's management quote

"Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold." - Maurice Setters, English footballer and manager

  1. New OSHA corporate settlement guide expands potential use of agreements
  2. How to become a Great Finisher
  3. SC Johnson launches Windex refill, admits consumer 'hesitation'
  4. Bill Ford is worried about traffic, talks to TED about it
  5. Atop TV sets, a power drain that runs nonstop
  6. How to dig out after a long weekend
  7. Job Opportunities

Upcoming 2011 NAEM Events

Conference: EHS Compliance Excellence & Best Practices
July 27-28, 2011, Minneapolis, Minn. - Hosted at Best Buy Co. - Register today!
Gain a comprehensive look at how leading companies are ensuring global EHS compliance through a variety of peer case studies.

Webinar: Capitalizing on Energy Savings Incentive Programs for Industry
Aug. 9, 2011 - Register today!
Learn how strategic approaches to energy management can create savings not only for an industry but for society as a whole.

Conference: 19th Annual EHS Management Forum
October 19-20, 2011, Tucson, Ariz. - Register today!
With over 500 attendees, this conference is the largest gathering of EHS and Sustainability decision-makers in the country.

The news from NAEM

Member Spotlight: Allen Stegman, General Director Environmental and Hazardous Materials, BNSF Railway Co.

Job Board: Good news - NAEM members now receive a 10% discount off the standard rates on both single and multi-month subscriptions. If you have questions or would like to subscribe you can go directly to the job board at http://naem.ehscareers.com or feel free to call Randy Williams at (855) 769-7177x1.

Conference: National R4 Sustainability Conference
July 18-20, 2011, Las Vegas, NV - Registration
R4 has created a special registration rate for NAEM members. Promote environmental innovation, share information and identify ways to work together to achieve sustainability goals. This event is hosted by the Business Civic Leadership Center. NAEM members receive $100 off registration fee (enter code discount23).

And now the news

New OSHA Corporate Settlement Guide Expands Potential Use of Agreements - Article
New criteria will be used to determine whether employers qualify for “corporate-wide settlement agreements” with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration under a directive issued June 23 that expands the types and scope of violations eligible for the program. The new directive, which is the first major overhaul of the program in 20 years, expands the guidelines and lowers the penalty threshold for violations.

How to become a Great Finisher - Article
Take a good look at the people you work with, and you'll find lots of Good Starters — individuals who want to succeed, and have promising ideas for how to make that happen. And then something happens. Much harder to find are the Great Finishers. Find out how to join their ranks.

SC Johnson launches Windex refill, admits consumer 'hesitation' - Article
Americans say they want more sustainable products, but are they willing to change their routines? SC Johnson is testing out a Windex refill pouch to sample consumer reactions. Hopefully this product will fare better than the SunChips bag.

Bill Ford is worried about traffic, talks to TED about it - Video
Most of us are aware of Bill Ford, Jr.'s obsession with green technology that will help conserve fossil fuels while at the same time preserving the environment, but what you may not know that the Ford family scion is also very much interested in the future of gridlock. Considering there may be five times as many cars on the road by midcentury, it is a topic worth studying.

Atop TV sets, a power drain that runs nonstop - Article
Those little boxes that usher cable signals and digital recording capacity into televisions have become the single largest electricity drain in many American homes, with some typical home entertainment configurations eating more power than a new refrigerator and even some central air-conditioning systems. More than an interesting article, this story offers lessons about what drives product and organizational change up and down the supply chain.

How to dig out after a long weekend - Article
The BBQ and fireworks were a summer treat on Monday, July 4th, but for many, the chaos of returning to work on Tuesday felt like it out-weighed the benefits of the long weekend. Here are a few tips to help you avoid emergencies when you get back to the office.

Job opportunities

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

Regional Director of Environmental, Health & Safety, Cooper Industries, Highland, IL
Cooper Industries is looking for an EHS Director. The Regional Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Director is a highly visible corporate level position, reporting directly to the Vice-President, Environment, Health, & Safety for Cooper Industries. This position actively participates in the development, implementation, and execution of the strategic Corporate EHS Plan. The Regional EHS Director is assigned responsibility for directing EHS Programs at one or more of Cooper Industries Divisions, to be in compliance with local, state and federal EHS requirements, as well as Cooper Industries’ internal EHS requirements. The goal is for the EHS Program to be at world class level. The Regional EHS Director has strong dotted-line reporting responsibilities to the division president(s) and staff members (typically the Operations VP’s) of the division(s) to which he is assigned. This position is responsible for the EHS performance of assigned division(s). The Regional EHS Director works with the VP of EHS, as well as the other Regional EHS Directors, in the ongoing evaluation of the Corporate EHS Program. Opportunities for improvement in the program are identified, with corrective actions being developed and implemented across the entire company. The Regional EHS Director actively participates in the Corporate EHS Audit Program as a Lead Auditor, leading and/or participating in at least four audits annually. Talent development is a key responsibility. This position is responsible for the development and progression of all EHS personnel working in the assigned division(s). A BS in a technical field, preferably engineering, chemistry, or EHS management along with 10+ years of relevant experience is required.

EHS Manager, Bristol-Myers Squibb, New Brunswick, NJ
Bristol-Myers Squibb is looking for an EHS Manager. This position resides within R&D EHS and is responsible for identifying and managing bio-safety risks across R&D. The position will develop and lead programs to assess and control risks associated with the handling of infectious/biological materials as well as small molecules, across Research & Development. Responsibilities include implementation of the BAR (Biological Assessment of Risk) program and providing leadership to the R&D Bio-Safety Committee. The manager will develop and review all H&S procedural documents relating to the safe handling of biological materials and manage control guidance for lab scale large and small molecule handling across R&D. This position will also support R&D based EHS initiatives including role-based training, exposure assessment, hazard communication, and third party contractor review in a matrix environment. Qualifications include 10+ years of directly related experience in the EHS field with a strong knowledge of bio-safety risks and related regulatory requirements. (i.e. OSHA blood borne pathogens Std.). Strong knowledge of industrial hygiene strategy to control exposure to both large and small molecule handling activities in an R&D environment. Excellent communication skills with the ability interact with a wide range of technical and managerial clients. Ability to work in a peer review/matrix environment is essential. To apply for this position, go to Bristol-Myers careers website and search for job # 1102001.

EHS Director, Merck & Co., Inc., Elkton, VA
The new EHS Director will be responsible for environmental, health, and safety (EHS) programs and compliance for the Elkton, VA site (750 employees conducting diverse manufacturing, utilities/support and administrative activities in 78 buildings). S/he will direct EHS programs and influences site leadership to assure regulatory compliance, achieve continuous performance improvement, and integrate EHS performance objectives into standard work processes and develops strategies to achieve these goals in alignment with Merck and site business goals and values. Qualifications include a BS with a concentration in Environmental or Safety related technical discipline, MA preferred. Relevant professional certification(s) and green belt preferred. Lean/Six Sigma experience desirable. Experience with VPP and/or ISO 14001 desirable. To apply for this position, please visit www.merck.com/careers to create a profile and submit your resume for requisition # ENV000174.

Director of Environmental and External Affairs - Region Americas, Confidential, Cincinnati, OH
A global mining and manufacturing firm with more than 100 global sites and 5,000 employees is looking for an EHS Director. Some basic functions include providing technical and regulatory leadership to ensure that the company's facilities in North and South America meet or exceed regulatory and business-driven environmental performance standards, supporting External Affairs and ensuring that the company is well positioned with respect to its standing with stakeholders. The ideal candidate will lead environmental and regulatory compliance team, promote communication between facilities to maximize outcomes and promote learning and represent the region in global best practice meetings and group Sustainability Meetings. 15 plus years of successful work experience in environmental and regulatory compliance and leadership along with a BS (MS preferred) in natural, physical or environmental sciences is required. Also required is a solid technical skills and working knowledge of ISO 14001 (EMS), ISO 9000 and ISO 19001 (a plus). To apply for this position e-mail Peter Olmsted.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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