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NAEM Network E-News

June 23, 2011

This week's management quote

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.” - Vince Lombardi (1913-1970), American football coach

  1. The Silver Tsunami vs. the Green Wave
  2. Global Initiative Aims for Standardized Sustainability Ratings
  3. FDA Issues Draft Guidance on When Use of Nanomaterials Might Prompt Regulation
  4. Jail Time for Clean Air Act Violator
  5. Make your slide presentation ‘Wow!’ your peers. 4 Persuasive Presentation Preparation Tips
  6. The 1847 lecture that predicted human-induced climate change
  7. Job Opportunities

Upcoming 2010 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

And now the news

The Silver Tsunami vs. the Green Wave - Article
The "silver tsunami," as it has been cleverly named, is the projected mass exodus of knowledge, leadership, and experience that will leave the workforce as millions of Baby Boomers retire. As these leaders transition out of their formal careers, will the US lose momentum behind the "green wave" that has grown throughout government, industry, research, and innovation?

Global Initiative Aims for Standardized Sustainability Ratings - Article
The recent proliferation of sustainability ratings providers has spawned inconsistent and often opaque approaches to gauging social equity and environmental stewardship of companies. As a result, Ceres and Tellus Institute have launched an initiative to create and bring to widespread adoption a single standard for rating the sustainability performance of companies. Such a system, they say, will unleash the full power of ratings to drive sustainability deep into capital, procurement and consumer markets.

FDA Issues Draft Guidance on When Use of Nanomaterials Might Prompt Regulation - Article
Draft guidance to inform industries developing nanoengineered products about the approach the Food and Drug Administration will take in regulating those goods was published June 14 in the Federal Register (76 Fed. Reg. 34,715). FDA is seeking comment on the guidance, which "is intended to help industry and others identify when they should consider potential implications for regulatory status, effectiveness, or public heath impact that may arise with the application of nanotechnology in FDA-registered products."

Jail Time for Clean Air Act Violator - Article
The Clean Air Act is an environmental law but it is a law nonetheless. An Iowa resident was sentenced by a US District Judge to 41 months of prison, followed by two years of supervised release, 300 hours of community service, a $12,500 fine, and an addition $200 fine for each victim of his crime. The charge against him was conspiracy to violate Clean Air Act asbestos work practice standards during the renovation over 10-story building in Des Moines.

Make your slide presentation ‘Wow!’ your peers. 4 Persuasive Presentation Preparation Tips - Article
Find out how vaccinate yourself against PPD (Pathetic Presentation Disorder). In a world filled with competing media platforms and over-stimulated professionals, it's time for everyone to take elegant, simple presentation design seriously.

The 1847 lecture that predicted human-induced climate change - Article
More than 160 years on after George Perkins Marsh delivered this speech, it still remarkably prescient today. It shows that he was decades ahead of most other thinkers on this subject, as it was delivered a decade or more before John Tyndall began to explore the thesis that slight changes in the atmosphere's composition could cause climatic variations.

Job opportunities

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EHS Compliance Specialist, GeoInsight Inc., Littleton, Mass.
Geoinsight is looking for an EHS specialist. The ideal candidate should have 4+ years of experience in environmental consulting, including project management experience. Experience requirements include: compliance audits, Tier II and Form R reporting under EPCRA, Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasure (SPCC) plans, storm water experience, air permits and source registration, wastewater discharge permits, hazardous waste reports, and OSHA compliance reporting and planning. Educational and Position requirements include a BA in Civil/Environmental/Chemical Engineering, Environmental Science, Geology, or a related field along with knowledge of federal and state (New England Region) environmental permit regulations. EHS experience a definite plus. Forward your resume to careers@geoinc.com .

Director of Global EHS, Confidential, Cleveland, OH
The Director of Global Environmental, Health, and Safety will be responsible for directing, leading, and managing the implementation of activities and policies of the company to improve environmental, health, and safety performance consistent with corporate goals. The corporate Director of Global Environmental, Health, and Safety is also responsible for overseeing global product stewardship initiatives. While promoting a safe, healthy, and accident-free work environment, the Director must direct environmental strategies aimed at promoting sound environmental principles and practices worldwide and provide continuous improvement of the company’s environmental, health, and safety programs. The ideal candidate for this position will have a minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in a manufacturing company, including extensive experience in developing and implementing EHS management systems, risk management strategies, and auditing experience for manufacturing operations. Contact Bob Foley at (816) 244-2074 or bob@howardobrien.com for more information.

Director Sustainability, Safety, Health, and Environment, MillerCoors, Milwaukee, Wisc.
MillerCoors is looking for an EHS Director. The ideal candidate will have overall responsibility for compliance with all environmental, safety and security laws, regulations and related issues at all Miller facilities. S/he will be expected to ensure that required utilities for brewery operations are delivered in an efficient, dependable and economic manner (refrigeration, steam, CO2, electricity, compressed air, water, water treatment, waste water treatment) and ensure that environmental and safety compliance is maintained at all MillerCoors facilities. A BS in Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical or Industrial Engineering is required (MA is preferred) along with 12+ years of experience in process, packaging and or beverage industries with oversight and support to environmental, safety and sustainability management. To apply for this position, visit MillerCoors’ careers website and search for job # 1302BR.

Air Program Leader, SABIC Innovative Plastics, Pittsfield, MA
SABIC is looking for an Air Program Leader. S/he will be expected to assist in the development and provide leadership in the execution of Environmental policies, standards, and strategy in the areas of Air emissions and Air programs for SABIC to ensure Environmental compliance with government regulatory requirements, ISO 14001 international standards. Some of the responsibilities related to this position include lead air permitting, auditing and compliance assurance programs for all manufacturing facilities in the region and developing air compliance management systems, best management practices and DFSS reviews for new air pollution control infrastructure in the region along with a variety of other EHS related tasks. Educational requirements include a BS in Environmental Science, Engineering or related discipline, relevant professional affiliations and certifications, 10+ years of professional experience in Petroleum or Chemical Industry operations or other diversified, multi-national manufacturing operation, along with a Deep technical knowledge of State & Federal Clean Air Act regulatory and permitting requirements.

Senior Assistant Director, Health & Safety, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt.
UVM is looking for a Senior AD EHS. The ideal candidate will be expected to administer the development, management, implementation and integration of policies and programs involving workplace health and safety and campus compliance with OSHA and EPA regulations. S/he will also provide oversight of laboratory safety operations consisting of chemical & biological safety, as well as occupational, fire and life safety for the entire campus. Minimum qualifications include a BS in physical, engineering, or health science and six years health and safety experience required. Experience working in a multi-faceted health and safety program is required along with a working knowledge of OSHA and EPA regulations. To apply for this position, visit UVM’s careers website and search for job # 0040005.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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