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October 27, 2011
- Firms implementing new voluntary recycling labels to help both consumers and companies
- GHG Protocol Launches New Product Life Cycle and Corporate Value Chain Standards
- Now Is a Good Time to be in EHS, Demand High for Safety Professionals
- What Every EHS Manager Needs in the Toolbox
- Searching for Missing Supply-Chain Links
- BAE Systems' Bid to Design a Greener, Next-Gen 'Tank'
- Job Opportunities
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Firms implementing new voluntary recycling labels to help both consumers and companies - Article
Five companies (Microsoft Corp., REI, Seventh Generation Inc., ConAgra Foods and Costco Wholesale) will use new voluntary recycling labels developed by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition on some of their products starting in January. The goal of the labels is to "create a harmonized system that will help consumers and companies contribute to more effective resource recovery", and reduce "the confusion of consumers about recycling."
GHG Protocol Launches New Product Life Cycle and Corporate Value Chain Standards - Article
The new standards aim to empower businesses to better measure, manage, and report their greenhouse gas emissions. For the first time, companies can use a standardized methodology to measure emissions throughout value chains and products. Check out the new Corporate Value Chain Standard and Product Life Cycle Standard.
Now Is a Good Time to be in EHS, Demand High for Safety Professionals - Article
A NIOSH-commissioned survey has found that employers plan to hire 25,000 EHS professionals over the next 5 years, but only 12,000 students are expected to graduate from academic programs related to occupational safety and health. Some of the positions are expected to be filled by employees who don't have EHS training.
What Every EHS Manager Needs in the Toolbox - Article
So many professions have their go-to tools. For the carpenter, it's a favorite hammer; for the doctor, a trusted stethoscope. But what about our profession? What tools are a must for the EHS professional? Take some advice from someone who had seen what works and what doesn't with this list of the top five tools that every EHS professional needs
This article is a benefit of the Antea Group's sponsorship of the 2011 NAEM Forum.
Searching for Missing Supply-Chain Links - Article
At the NAEM Forum last week, most of the attendees who participated in the conflict minerals session were from the electronics and manufacturing sectors. No one was expecting attendees from the food industry - but they should have. Here how Kraft became influenced by the issue, and why your company may be too.
BAE Systems' Bid to Design a Greener, Next-Gen 'Tank' - Article
Although a Prius and a combat vehicle with mounted guns are near polar opposites, BAE's new designs combine the best of both worlds. The next generation of combat vehicles will use less fuel, have better performance and help keep troops safer. But, can you order one in red with leather seats?
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Director, EHS Compliance Assurance, Confidential, Location: TBD
Location is to be determined, but Chicago is preferred. Responsibilities include building upon and improving a corporate global EHS audit program along with improving and expanding the EHS risk assessment process. The ideal candidate will also be asked to lead the EHS performance metrics process, drive deployment of the EHS policy, respond to outside information requests, and develop EHS communications. BS in engineering or science required but an MA with the relevant professional certifications is preferred. A minimum of ten to fifteen years total experience, including work in manufacturing operations, EHS auditing, and EHS management; international is preferred. Contact Stephen Evanoff for more information or to apply.
Manager, Health & Safety, Confidential, Location: TBD
Location is to be determined, but Chicago is preferred. Responsibilities include to Lead program to achieve a 50% company-wide reduction in injuries; Support Operating Companies; Assist with management of corporate EHS Audit Program; Assist with management of EHS metrics; and monitor legislation and regulations. Requires a minimum of a BS degree in safety engineering or related engineering or science discipline. Minimum ten years experience in a manufacturing setting performing workplace safety management activities, developing EHS policies and programs, collecting and analyzing accident, injury and “near miss” data, auditing, training, and conducting accident investigations; international experience desirable. Contact Stephen Evanoff for more information or to apply.
Industrial Hygiene & Safety Specialist Manager Level K, The Boeing Co., Tukwila, WA
The Boeing Company is looking for an Industrial hygienist and safety specialist. This position will lead the Advanced Developmental Composites, (ADC,) Safety & Health Program. The focus will be on leading a safety culture and implementing Boeing Commercial Airplane (BCA) safety improvement initiatives and designing in safety and ergonomics to new manufacturing processes. The ideal candidate will manage employees performing activities to plan, implement and monitor occupational health and safety programs, processes, training and risk-management control technologies. S/he will also be asked to develop and execute project and process plans, implement policies and procedures and set operational goals. A technical bachelor's degree is required along with 9 or more years' related work experience or an MA with 7 or more years' or a PhD with 4 or more years' related work experience is required.
Environmental Health & Safety Specialist, Leica Biosystems, Richmond, VA
This role will ensure Leica Biosystems has scalable compliance programs to support their growing business. Primary responsibilities include developing and maintaining the EHS program for Leica North America, including OSHA, HAZMAT, EPA, and DOT compliance. Requires 10+ years experience and skills in investigating and analyzing accidents and root cause countermeasures. Contact Stephen Evanoff for more information or to apply.
Senior Environmental Engineer, Gilbarco/Veeder-Root, Greensboro, NC, USA
The senior environmental engineer will be responsible for establishing environmental procedures and programs in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations. This position serves as a technical resource to the facility as well as to managers who have factory responsibility that could impact environmental compliance. The position requires the individual for this position to be tactical and strategic. Requires a B.S. degree in Environmental Engineering or any other environmental, technical, or safety related field, and 7 - 10 years of experience working in a manufacturing environment with responsibilities for the day-to-day involving environmental issues and initiatives preferred. Contact Stephen Evanoff for more information or to apply.
Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!
Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director
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