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July 21 , 2011

This week's management quote

"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas A. Edison, American Inventor (1847 - 1931)

  1. Outdoor workers at risk as heat wave blankets much of country
  2. This should be interesting... Australia unveils carbon tax
  3. Robbing compliance to pay sustainability
  4. HP interview: Carl Eckersley, Environmental Product Stewardship Director
  5. Ten ways to diversify an inbred network
  6. So sue me. Please!
  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 15+ leading companies are ensuring global EHS compliance through a variety of peer case studies.
Registration closes on Monday, July 25. 

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.

And now the news

Outdoor workers at risk as heat wave blankets much of country - Article
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service, as many as 13 fatalities potentially related to the heat wave have occurred in the Midwest. While relief is expected soon from a cold front currently moving across Montana, locations across the central and southern Plains and parts of the Midwest will not see much change from the extended period of heat. The heat wave also has begun to expand eastward. Outdoor workers and their employers are being asked to take precautions to prevent heat-related illness and death.

This should be interesting... Australia unveils carbon tax - Article
The Australian government has unveiled its long-awaited carbon tax plan, immediately sparking a row over the economic impact of the controversial carbon levy. As widely anticipated, the Prime Minister confirmed that the new tax will come into effect in July 2012, hitting Australia's top 500 emitters with a Aus$23 (US$24.74) carbon tax per ton. The government also provided fresh details of the compensation package it is putting together to protect households and carbon-intensive industries from the impact of the new tax.

Robbing compliance to pay sustainability - Article (PDF)
Take a close look at your corporate policies and programs to find out if you are guilty of Greenwashing Corporate Programs? Do you collect metrics and produce a beautiful sustainability report but have facilities continually receiving NOVs? Have you diverted funds from your corporate auditing program to create your eco-website? Read this article to learn the key elements of a Global Assurance Program and how to avoid Greenwashing Corporate Programs.
This article is a benefit of Antea Group’s sponsorship of NAEM’s EHS Compliance Excellence & Best Practices Conference.

HP Interview: Carl Eckersley, Environmental Product Stewardship Director - Article
Read an interview with Carl Eckersley as he provides insight not only on designing for environmental sustainability at HP by taking account the entire life cycle of the product, but also how the electronics industry has joined forces to push forward the human dimension of sustainability. HP has a lot of experience in this, as they have had a take-back program since 1987.

Ten ways to diversify an inbred network - Blog
Is your network an artifact of your past work history, or an opening to your future? Check out the list of 10 ways to expand your network’s collaborative potential.

So sue me. Please! - Article
When the Environmental Protection Agency said in late June that it would force Western coal-fired power plants to install haze-reducing pollution-control equipment at a cost of $1.5 billion a year, it said it had to in order to settle a lawsuit by environmental groups. However, the EPA encourages such suits, going so far as to pay for and promote a "Citizen's Guide" that, among other things, explains how to sue the agency under "citizen suit" provisions in environmental laws.

Job opportunities

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Associate Director, Global Safety and Environmental, Alcon Inc., Fort Worth, TX
Alcon is looking for a Global EHS Director. This position is accountable for implementing company's global safety and environmental vision and developing a business specific roadmap for achieving this vision. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the development and roll-out of global policies/programs and enhancing management systems and auditing programs to ensure manufacturing facilities and affiliates are in compliance with local, state, federal and country regulatory mandates. A BS degree in an EHS related field and 15+ years of experience is required. Relevant certifications preferred. To learn more about this position and to apply contact David Smat at david.smat@alconlabs.com.

Director of Environmental and External Affairs - Americas Region, 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. 15+ 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. Knowledge of ISO 14001 (EMS), ISO 9000 and ISO 19001 is a plus. To learn more about this position and to apply, e-mail Peter Olmsted.

EHS Manager, Sara Lee Corp., St. Joseph, Miss.
Sara Lee is looking for an EHS Manager. The person hired will be expected to designs, direct and administer the occupational health and safety function in compliance with all federal and state laws.  S/he will also be expected to direct safety programs to provide a safe working environment for employees and visitors and develop safety programs and policies. Other essential responsibilities will include manage the training of plant personnel in all areas of safety, ensure compliance with OSHA regulations, OSHA/Sara Lee Ergonomics agreement and federal, state and local environmental regulations. A BS in Occupational Safety or related field (EHS)  with 5+ years experience is required.  Prior involvement in OSHA safety inspections, accident investigations and knowledge of state and federal safety codes required. Knowledge of environmental regulations under SARA Title III, RCRA, Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act required. To learn more about this job and to apply please visit Sara Lee’s careers website and search for job # 11804.

EHS Manager, Catalent Inc., Somerset, NJ
Catalent is looking for an EHS Manager, This position will be accountable for the planning and administration of activities directed at ensuring the health and safety of employees and division compliance with applicable federal, state, local and corporate health, safety and environmental regulations/requirements. The EHS Manager will also be responsible for driving site wide engagement in EH&S. Some specific duties include developing and implementing EHS programs to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies and corporate policies and leading the EHS management system modules throughout the organization. A BS in the relevant field is required (MA preferred) along with 4+ years industry experience required. Knowledge of OSHA and EPA regulations also required. To apply for this position, please visit Catalent’s careers website and search for job # 2610.

Regional EHS Manager, Tyco Flow Controls Inc., Houston, Tex.
Tyco Flow Control is looking for a Regional EHS Coordinator to drive the implementation and refinement of their safety initiatives and be the driving force in the continuous improvement of their EHS performance. The EHS Manager will balance time in handling EHS issues with all levels of management and hourly employees at various manufacturing and distribution sites as well as managing the development, implementation, and documentation of all required elements of our overall program. Qualifications include a BS in a field related to EHS/Engineering, 2-4 years experience in a dynamic industrial setting. SCP, CHWM required. To learn more about this job and to apply please visit Tyco Flow Control’s careers website and search for job # 1115201.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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