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March 3, 2011

This week's management quote

"Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon." - Paul Brandt (1972-), Singer-songwriter


  1. Top 8 OSHA plans companies should watch out for
  2. EPA Delays Deadline for GHG Reporting
  3. SustainAbility Think Tank says Corporate Ratings Must Improve
  4. China Issues Warning on Climate and Growth
  5. Seven Hallmarks of a Great Workplace
  6. Spurring the Feds to Pursue Green from Data Centers to Cafeterias
  7. Job Opportunities

Upcoming 2010 NAEM Events

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.

Save the Date: Enterprise Compliance Excellence & Best Practices
July 27-28, 2011, Minneapolis, Mn.
Register today!
This workshop will feature a variety of peer case study presentations on compliance management best practices. From implementing an enterprise wide EHS management system to auditing and corrective action, this workshop will offer a comprehensive look at how leading companies are ensuring global EHS compliance.

And now the news

Top 8 OSHA plans companies should watch out for - Article
A lot of debate will occur between this week’s announcement of President Obama’s proposed budget, including funding for OSHA, and the start of the new federal fiscal year on Oct. 1. Forget about that debate for now. Instead, take a look at what OSHA plans to do with its funding, especially if you own a small business.

EPA Delays Deadline for GHG Reporting - Article
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the reporting deadline for greenhouse gas emissions from large emitters and fuel suppliers, originally set for March 31. It did not specifically mention the date of the new deadline, but said that the final tool for companies to upload their data will be available this summer.

SustainAbility Think Tank says Corporate Ratings Must Improve - Article
Think tank and consultant group SustainAbility released a white paper highlighting a number of ways in which corporate responsibility ratings must improve. Their research has identified a number of good practices which every rater should consider, and offers specific recommendations on how to improve ratings in the future. Download the white paper.

China Issues Warning on Climate and Growth - Article
China’s environment minister on Monday issued an unusually stark warning about the effects of unbridled development on the country’s air, water and soil, saying the nation’s current path could stifle long-term economic growth and feed ocial instability. Will this put pressure on the US government?.

Seven Hallmarks of a Great Workplace - Article
What exactly makes a workplace "great?" What are the specific characteristics common to those very special workplaces that are universally recognized as the indisputable signs of a superior operation?

Spurring the Feds to Pursue Green from Data Centers to Cafeterias - Blog
The U.S. government isn't known for efficiency, but this could change if President Obama's sustainability initiative takes root. The Green Gov Challenge was launched by executive order in October 2009 to establish a strategy for energy conservation while setting an example of environmental leadership.

Job opportunities

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Director of Safety, Silgan Containers, Oconomowoc, Wis.
The Director of Safety is responsible for the development, implementation, administration and continuous improvement of the Company's safety strategies and programs. This position will be the primary interface in our relationship with State and Federal OSHA, workers' comp claim management and safety focused industry groups. Essential job functions will include developing, implementing and managing the various components of the company's safety program, policies and procedures. You will also be expected to lead and direct the safety department personnel to the successful execution of the safety initiatives and actively manage the workers' compensation for the company, including interfacing with senior management, all manufacturing facilities and the company's workers' compensation claim management company. A BA in Occupational Safety or related field along with 6+ years of developing/implementing/managing a safety program in a manufacturing environment, management of other safety professionals, negotiations with regulatory and industry organizations. Experience with OSHA and ability to travel required.

Head of Global Environmental Health & Safety, Anonymous
Major responsibilities include analyzing the direction of the regulatory requirements globally so company is proactive versus reactive in maintaining compliance and ensure the viability of each facility to support the business direction, ensuring the company will be viewed as a positive community citizen, providing a safe work environment for our employees and our neighbors and developing a sustainable business plan, auditing effectiveness of policies and regulatory compliance at all locations and collaborating on continuous improvement actions. You will also be expected to establish and coordinate a centralized system of communicating information and best practices globally to ensure continuous improvement and track and monitor key standard EH&S metrics globally. Must have strong multinational exposure, especially in Europe and Asia. If you’re interested in this position, please e-mail Caroline Jachura.

Senior Safety Leader, Owens Corning Inc., Kansas City, Kan.
 Owens Corning is looking for a Senior Safety Leader who will be responsible for building a plant culture with an unconditional stance on safety.  S/he will lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of critical safety & health processes/programs/procedures in order to achieve a zero-injury environment. The successful candidate will provide leadership and apply technical abilities to engage employees at all levels of the organization in order to sustain a world-class safety process. The position reports directly to the Plant Leader, has functional reporting to the Divisional Safety Network, and serves as a member of the Plants Senior Leadership Team. Responsibilities include living the Safety stand, adhere to the safety responsibilities, developing safety leadership capabilities in our people. overseeing legal compliance and adherence to OC policies and processes. Experience required is a BA in a field related to EH&S, such as industrial hygiene, engineering, science or equivalent, CSP, 5+ years of hands-on safety leadership experience in a manufacturing environment required. To apply for this position, visit Owens Corning's careers website and search for job # 2121.

Assistant Director for Occupational Safety & Health, University of Maryland, College Park, Md.
This position serves as an Assistant Director for the Department of Environmental Safety, and is responsible for the management of campus-wide Occupational Health & Safety programs utilizing a professional staff. This position serves as the lead in establishing programs that address local, state and federal occupational health and safety regulatory requirements for the University as well as instituting programs that protect the health & safety of University employees, students and visitors. The incumbent must work with all levels of administration and operations in order to achieve effective program development, coordination and implementation. In addition, the incumbent serves to represent the Director and the University on communications with external agencies such as OSHA and MOSH and may serve as Acting Director in the absence of the Director and Associate Director. The incumbent is responsible for managing a unit operating budget, professional staff and establishment of strategic program goals/priorities.  BA  in safety, industrial hygiene, chemistry or related field, MA preferred, CIH/CSP preferred. 10+ years of progressive technical experience in occupational safety, industrial hygiene and/or laboratory safety management is required.

Senior Director of Global SHE, Harsco Corp., Camp Hill, Pa.
Harsco Corporation is looking for a Senior Director of Global SHE. The Director will be asked to formulate Global Safety, Health and Environmental strategy for Harsco Corporation with the guidance of the Global EHSS Council, establish the Global Minimum EHS Expectations to prevent fatalities and manage our risk through policy development and implementation guides and training, oversee Divisional EHS programs to ensure they are consistent and in harmony with the global vision of the Corporation, lead in the development and maintenance of a global compliance assurance program, monitor and measure EHS performance via the collection of metrics and other performance indicators aimed at fostering a culture of continuous improvement. A BA in either Health/Safety sciences/engineering, Environmental sciences/engineering (MA preferred), 15+ years EH&S experience in either the construction, steel, metals reclamation, and/or manufacturing industries, recognized certification such as CSP, CIH, IOSH, etc.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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