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September 15 , 2011

This week's management quote

"Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you." - Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States

  1. NTSB urges cell phone ban for all commercial drivers
  2. Be ready: Preparing your business for a disaster
  3. Don't confuse a scorecard with a scoreboard
  4. Big Changes on Dow Jones Sustainability Index
  5. Uncle Sam is checking for green before awarding contracts
  6. Is green NASCAR an oxymoron?
  7. Job Opportunities
Upcoming 2011 NAEM Events

NAEM Forum: 19th Annual EHS Management Forum
Oct. 19-20, 2011, Tucson, Ariz. - Register today! (Early Bird Rate ends Friday, Sept. 16)
Join more than 500 attendees at the largest gathering of EHS and Sustainability managers, directors and vice presidents in the country.

Webinar: Third Party Assurance of Sustainability Reports
Dec. 6, 2011 - Register today!
Hear the most effective approaches to third-party verification and how these parties conduct assurance activities.

And now the news

NTSB urges cell phone ban for all commercial drivers - Article
In the wake of a truck crash, top federal safety investigators vastly broadened their recommendations on cell phones on Tuesday and said all commercial drivers should be forbidden to use them, whether hand-held or not, except in emergencies. The Transportation Department already proposed a ban last December, and is considering public comments on its draft rule. Additionally, the transportation secretary favors a federal law that would ban cell phone use by all drivers.

Be ready: preparing your business for a disaster - Article

As part of National Preparedness Month this September, the American Red Cross offers some tips to help ensure businesses are ready to respond to an emergency event or disaster. An American Red Cross survey found that nearly 60 percent of Americans are not prepared for a disaster of any kind. And according to FEMA, 40 percent of businesses struck by a disaster never reopen.

Don't confuse a scorecard with a scoreboard - Blog
You either achieve your goals or you don't. Energy, creativity, and activity are all good things - but they don't create value unless results are achieved. Most organizations take the same stance. They put a great deal of emphasis on reporting and celebrating results - with the assumption that there is a huge upside to being perceived as a winning company. After all, positive results attract investors, raise stock prices, reinforce customers, draw talent, and more. But only athletic events produce clear winners and losers in the short-term.

Big changes on Dow Jones Sustainability Index - Article
Following a corporate sustainability assessment by sustainable investing boutique SAM, 41 companies will be added to, and 23 firms will deleted from, the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. The changes will become effective with the opening of trading on September 19, 2011. Download a PDF of notable additions and deletions from the index.

Uncle Sam is checking for green before awarding contracts - Article
Businesses bidding on federal contracts should begin evaluating and making plans to reduce their greenhouse gas footprint as federal agencies move to implement an executive order on sustainability, experts advised. Executive Order 13514, issued in 2009, requires agencies to meet a series of targets for cutting energy and water use and reducing waste and pollution. It also requires 95 percent of new contracts to qualify as energy-efficient, water-efficient, or otherwise be environmentally beneficial. See the press release on Executive Order 13514.

Is green NASCAR an oxymoron? - Article
After all, the sport is all about watching gas guzzlers drive at high speeds in circles for hours. Until 2007, race cars used leaded fuel. But more than any other American sport, NASCAR is also a for-profit business, and like many companies these days, it is focused on cutting costs by recycling, conserving and generating its own energy. While the core of the sport remains unchanged, NASCAR, its teams, track operators and sponsors are employing an ambitious set of green initiatives that includes collecting used fuel, planting trees to offset carbon emissions, and deploying sheep to keep the infield grass short.

Job opportunities

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

Advisor, EH&S, Cardinal Health Inc., New York, NY
Cardinal Health Inc., a Fortune 20 healthcare company, is looking to hire an EHS Advisor for a business in the New York area that they acquired in January 2011. They are looking to integrate this operation into Cardinal Health. This is a newly created position and while this professional would be responsible for implementing EHS compliance programs, more importantly s/he would be responsible for driving the implementation of the Cardinal Health EHS Management System. Click here for a full description or to apply. If you have any questions before applying, contact Jim Cline.

Senior Director Safety Services, Tyson Foods Inc., Springdale, AR
Tyson’s Food is looking for a Senior Safety Director. This Senior Director will be expected to collaborate with operations, workers compensation, risk management and legal groups to identify, analyze and track risk exposures related to Team Members, properties and operations. Some essential function of this position include: corporate program and policy development/implementation; development of strategic injury/illness and ergonomic improvement strategies using engineering technology controls and administrative controls to reduce potential risk exposures and hazards; developing safety performance improvements, best safety practices and facilitating senior leadership approval of safety goals and initiatives. A BS in a study related to risk management along with 15+ years experience is required. For a more detailed job description, requirements and on-line application, please visit our website www.tyson.com/careers and search for keyword 11006007.

Manager of Environment, Health & Safety, The Aluminum Association, Arlington, VA
The Aluminum Association is seeking an EH&S Manager. The successful candidate will manage and direct, under the supervision of the Vice-President of EH&S, select EH&S programs for the North American Aluminum Industry. S/he will have a proven record of collaboration with state and/or federal EPA regulatory personnel, the ability to work on a broad spectrum of EH&S regulatory issues, and will serve as the point of contact between various federal agencies and US aluminum manufacturers. An MS in environmental science or engineering is required along with 5-10 years of experience.

Environment, Health & Safety Director, Republic Engineered Products Inc., Canton, OH
Republic Engineered Products Inc. is looking for an EH&S Director. The ideal candidate will be responsible for assuring that operations and activities are conducted in compliance with applicable regulations, permits, licenses, and / or consent orders and within the framework of Republic's EH&S management system. Some basic responsibilities include directing and leading the EH&S staff for all Republic facilities, managing the department budget, identifying resources needs; and directing the ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 processes and ensuring certifications. A BS in engineering or environmental sciences is required along with 12-15 years related experience in steel industry or heavy manufacturing.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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