NAEM Network E-News

April 19, 2012

This week's management quote

"If you fall down, get up and walk again. If you can't walk, crawl. If that idea fails, have another one. There really is a lot to learn there. I have failed a lot in my life... It doesn't happen by accident. It takes a lot of hard work." - Dick Clark (1929 –2012) American radio and television personality

  1. Another Buffett Rule: No Shortcuts on the Environment
  2. An Engineer Learns To Flex His Leadership Muscles
  3. How to avoid finding toxic ingredients in your green products
  4. 10 Tips for Improving Your Public Speaking
  5. Honda Recycling Rare Earths, Starts Green Dealer Program
  6. Obesity Surpasses Smoking in Employee Health Care Costs
  7. Job Opportunities

Upcoming 2011 NAEM Events

Webinar: Preparing for OSHA's Globally Harmonized Hazard Communication Standard
April 24, 2012, 1 - 2 p.m. - Register today!
How will the new Global Hazard Communication Standard impact your operation?

2012 Product Stewardship Conference
Boston, Mass. - May 9-10, 2012 - Register today!
From product compliance to managing requests for material disclosures, discover how leading companies have advanced their product stewardship program through the EHS function.

Conference: 2012 EHS Compliance Excellence Workshop
Chicago, Ill. - Aug 1-2, 2012 - Register today!
See how leading companies are managing EHS to ensure compliance, reduce risk and drive business results.

Conference: 2012 EHS Management Forum
Naples, Fla. - Oct. 17-19, 2012 - Register today!
With two days of peer-led interactive sessions and keynote presentations, this is the premier event dedicated to showcasing best practices in EHS and sustainability management. 

And now the news

Another Buffett Rule: No Shortcuts on the Environment - Article
While the Senate attempts to deal with the so called Buffett Rule, which would force rich folks to pay taxes at least at the same rate as their secretaries, the rule's namesake, the billionaire investor Warren Buffett, has also spoken out on the environment in financial terms.  Simply put, respecting the environment is crucial to a company's bottom line he says.

An Engineer Learns To Flex His Leadership Muscles - Article
Leadership and management are not mutually exclusive by any means. Instead, they each require both muscle groups applied in the right mix--and understanding how they are distinct makes managers better leaders and leaders better managers.

How to avoid finding toxic ingredients in your green products - Article
Surprise parties are good.  Surprise ingredients in your products are bad. The California Environmental Protection Agency's Department of Toxic Substances Control found that cosmetic nail products marketed as being free of chemicals of concern still contained the chemicals. In fact, in many cases, products labeled as being free of these chemicals contained higher concentrations of them than those that made no such claims.

10 Tips for Improving Your Public Speaking - Article
Whether you are delivering a presentation at NAEM's annual Forum, or pitching an idea to a committee, here are 10 quick tips to help you add polish at the podium, enjoy your public speaking experience and influence your listeners.

Honda Recycling Rare Earths, Starts Green Dealer Program - Press Release
Honda Motor and Japan Metals & Chemicals announced they have developed a process to recycle earth metals and are starting mass production at a recycling plant. Today, 97% of the world's rare earth supply comes from China, which has restricted exports purportedly to prevent depletion and due of environmental concerns.

Obesity Surpasses Smoking in Employee Health Care Costs - Study
A study of more than 30,000 employees suggests that when it comes to racking up additional health care costs, obesity surpasses smoking.  Smokers carried average health costs that were $1,275 higher than those for non-smokers, while the incremental costs associated with obesity were even higher: $1,850 more than for normal-weight individuals.

Job opportunities

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Director of Global Environmental Compliance, Johnson Controls, Milwaukee, WI
Are you ready for your next step up? Johnson Controls, a Fortune 100 company, is looking for a Director of Global Environmental Compliance for its Power Solutions division in Milwaukee, WI. This division's 13,000+ global employees are hungry for the climb beyond $5.8b and management is looking for a strong leader to drive global environmental programs through this growth phase. The Power Solutions division of Johnson Controls is the leading supplier of lead acid batteries for virtually every type of passenger car, light truck or utility vehicle as well as the leading independent supplier of hybrid systems. View the full job profile and apply at Johnson Controls' careers website by searching for job #75478. For questions about applying, contact Daniel Lichter.

Manager, Health, Safety, Environment and Security, Eastman Chemical Co., Jefferson, PA
This position will lead and manage all health, safety, environmental, security and quality programs at the Jefferson, Pennsylvania Site location along with the HSES programs at Franklin, VA and Uruapan Mexico assisting the sites in achieving zero injuries, zero environmental incidents and zero non-conformances. A Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or related technical degree from an accredited university with experience as a Health, Safety, and/or Environmental professional in an industrial setting.  HSE certifications (CSP, CIH) or a Professional Engineer License is considered a plus. Five+ years of experience is desired but not required. For more information and to apply visit Eastman's career's website and apply.

Senior EH&S Audit Specialist, BASF, The Chemical Co., Flexible on Location
This position can be located at any BASF site or as a virtual office location. The position provides environmental, industrial hygiene and safety (EHS) auditing for manufacturing and R&D locations throughout North and Central America. Also the position may occasionally participate in international audits with the BASF Global RC Audit group. Audits conducted include EHS Responsible Care (RC) audits, PSM/RMP audits and Responsible Care Management System (RCMS) audits.

Director Environment & Process Safety, American Chemistry Council, Washington, D.C.
The American Chemistry Council (ACC), a national trade association representing the world's leading chemical and plastics manufacturers, currently has an opportunity for a Director, Environment & Process Safety for its Regulatory and Technical Affairs division. ACC represents its members on public policy issues; coordinates the industry's research and testing programs; and administers Responsible Care®, the industry's environment, health, safety and security performance improvement initiative.

Senior Health & Safety Business Consultant, Environmental Resources Management (ERM), Houston, TX
ERM is seeking a Senior Health & Safety Business Consultant, with significant consulting experience and private-sector client relationships, to play a key role in growing the health and safety (H&S) segment of our Performance & Assurance practice in Houston, TX. The ideal candidate will bring a wealth of H&S technical capability and deep understanding of business processes to help our clients proactively address their EHS risks and challenges.

Safety Director, DRI Companies, Irvine, CA
At DRI Companies, our Absolute Commitment to Safety goes beyond our pledge to protect the welfare of our employees – it's an attitude that must be embraced by ALL employees and reflected in a work culture that puts it ahead of anything else! At DRI an Absolute Commitment to Safety is our #1 Core Value. We seek a self-motivated, results-driven Director of Safety to lead a proactive safety team and collaborate with field operations management so that DRI's priority focus on every one of its projects is an Absolute Commitment Safety.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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