NAEM Network E-News

Dec. 14, 2012

Wishing you a happy and safe holidays from NAEM! This is the last issue of E-news for 2012. We look forward to reconnecting with you in 2013.

This week's management quote

"The key to why things change is the key to everything. - James E. Burke, former CEO of Johnson & Johnson (1925-2012)


  1. Managing an unpopular change effort
  2. 6 myths about the end of the IT lifecycle
  3. How the "sSWOT" can help boost corporate sustainability
  4. What you need to know about the FTC'S Green Guide revisions
  5. 'Tis the season for toy safety
  6. What would Bartholomew do?
  7. Job Opportunities
NAEM Benchmarking Report

NAEM’s new Report on EHS & Sustainability Staffing and Structure comes out November 30th. With over 190 respondents, this is the largest and most in-depth report of its kind. Order your copy today and see how your organization’s staffing, structure, salaries and budget compare! The report also documents the scope of EHS responsibilities, including the evolving role of the EHS manager in the execution of corporate sustainability initiatives.

Upcoming 2012 NAEM Events

NAEM Conference
2013 EHS and Sustainability Software conference
Feb. 26-27, 2013
Learn how companies are using data management systems to track compliance metrics, mitigate business risks and report sustainability results externally.  This is the only conference where you will see live software demonstrations by the EHS and sustainability leaders who selected and use these systems on a daily basis.
Register today!

NAEM's Member Appreciation Week
Jan. 14 - 18, 2013
NAEM has planned a series of special events to recognize your contributions to the professional community. Highlights of the week including learning about Upcoming Events and Association News with the Annual Member Meeting complementary webinar, benchmarking with your peers with a free webinar, and enjoying deep discounts on NAEM events.

And now the news

Managing an Unpopular Change Effort - Blog
Are the frontline employees engaged in crafting and implementing solutions? And do they express a sense of ownership about the purpose of the change?  You'd better make sure the answer is yes. Here are some tips for transforming employee resistance and reluctance to change into engagement in driving the change effort.

6 myths about the end of the IT lifecycle - Article
Investing in innovative, new technologies is a must for enterprises looking to retain their competitive edge. It's more important than ever for CIOs to define an end-to-end process for their legacy and end-of-life assets. Unaware of their options, or concerned with the seeming complexity of asset recovery, CIOs may be tempted to recycle or destroy old equipment as a first option. Often, this may not be the most cost-effective or efficient option.

How the "sSWOT" Can Help Boost Corporate Sustainability - Article
The World Resources Institute  released a new tool to help businesses evaluate their sustainability efforts and enable them to translate environmental risks into opportunities for profit. The Sustainability SWOT, or sSWOT, uses the traditional strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats framework to help drive action and interdepartmental collaboration on environmental challenges that create real business risks and opportunities.

What You Need to Know about the FTC's Green Guide Revisions - Article
Ernst & Young's new report, "The 3 S's of Environmental Marketing," provides an overview of what businesses, marketers and advertisers need to know about the Green Guide revisions. The report explains the meaning and importance that environmental claims be specific, straightforward and substantiated, and describes the steps of a process intended to mitigate the risks in making environmental claims. For more information, check out NAEM's Update on the FTC's Green Guide.

'Tis the Season for Toy Safety - Article
The holidays are a time to grab a few cookies, put on an ugly sweater and watch kids rip open their presents. But when you're shopping for toys this year, don't neglect the most important gift at all: safety. This season, medical experts are offering advice on how to give safe, age-appropriate toys.

What would Bartholomew do? - Article
Bartholomew I of Constantinople, the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians, has a commitment to environmental activism that is deeply serious, earning him the nickname the Green Patriarch. He has preached that caring for the environment is a religious imperative, and for more than a decade, he has made a point of bringing together theologians and scientists for debates and briefings.

Job opportunities

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

EHS Manager, Bell Helicopter; Piney Flat, Tennessee
Bell Helicopter is looking for an EHS Manager. This position will be accountable for implementation of and compliance with environmental procedures at the Bell Piney Flats and subsidiary facilities as required by Local, State, Provencal and Federal regulations, and Textron Policies and Procedures. Some responsibilities include supporting new facility development by reviewing drawings, making recommendations on EHS processes to enhance operations, obtaining construction and operating permits from regulatory agencies, establishing  effective EH&S system at PF, AA, Broussard, Lafayette, and future expansion sites, developing procedures, processes and programs including policies and procedures, goals and objectives in order to maintain compliance with all regulatory requirements . A  BS Degree in EHS or related field or equivalent job experience in the EHS field required along with a 10 years of EHS related experience. Professional certification such as CIH, CSP, REM, QEP, PE, etc. a plus. Interested candidates can apply at Bell Helicopter's careers website and search for job #210194.

Advisor, Environmental Health & Safety, Quality and Regulatory Affairs, Cardinal Health Inc.; Charlotte, NC
Cardinal Health is looking for an EHS Advisor. The ideal candidate will demonstrates in-depth knowledge of quality assurance systems and approaches, comply with regulations and standards while evaluating risks, work independently with minimal guidance, acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience and work with cost-effective QA systems and strategies. It is also expected that s/he will work to understand complex functional situations by paying attention to the details of the tasks at hand and by breaking them down into smaller pieces, proactively develop and maintains broad knowledge of the technical disciplines in own functional area(s); applies broad knowledge of trends and best practices in a manner that ensures exceptional performance and results. S/he will also use deep subject matter expertise, influence and process skills to help the enterprise clients and stakeholders identify and meet their high priority needs while considering cultural and diversity implications, and encourage informed risk-taking and acts as a catalyst for innovation at Cardinal Health; generates practical, sustainable and creative options to solve problems and create business opportunities, while maximizing existing resources. Qualifications include a BS in a technical discipline (occupational safety, industrial hygiene, environmental science or engineering or equivalent) but an advanced degree preferred.  4-6 years experience with 3-5 years experience implementing EH&S programs and processes in a manufacturing or distribution setting. To apply for this position, visit Cardinal Health's careers website and search for job # 12010735.

Senior HSE&F Manager, Honeywell International; South Bend, IN.
The HSE&F Manager is responsible for leadership of the Health, Safety, Environmental and Facilities (HSE&F) function at the Honeywell South Bend site. This is a leadership position reporting directly to the Integrated Supply Chain (ISC) Director/Site Leader and matrix reporting to the Wheel and Brake HSE&F Manager. Some responsibilities include ensuring compliance with all applicable Health, Safety and Environmental regulations and Corporate/Aerospace policies, procedures and programs, utilizing the HSE Management System (HSEMS) standards and overall approach to drive site-wide improvements and effectively integrate all aspects of the HSEMS into the operating system (HOS), providing strategic direction for site HSE&F operations and assist in developing the ISC Strategic Plan and Annual Operating Plan (AOP). Basic Qualifications include a BS in Occupational Health, Safety, Environmental or related field.  7+ years progressive Health, Safety, Environmental experience with 3+ years of progressive managerial experience. Preferred qualifications include chemical industry experience, MA in Occupational Health, Safety, Environmental or related field,  HSE Certification (e.g., CIH, CSP, CHMM). Lean manufacturing experience and/or certification a plus, including Green Belt Certification. Knowledge of and experience with Hazardous Waste regulations, RCRA, SPCC, and Air Permits; OSHA General Industry and Construction Regulations; and detailed knowledge of and experience with implementing HSE&F policies, procedures and programs.

Senior Environmental Engineer, Georgia-Pacific LLC, Atlanta, GA
This position is responsible for preparing all components of air quality permitting across all of Georgia-Pacific's domestic manufacturing divisions, including Pulp & Paper, Building Products, and Packaging. Some responsibilities include preparing true minor, synthetic minor, Title V and New Source Review air quality permit applications, preparing detailed emission calculations to support permit application work, using Excel spreadsheets, reviewing and negotiating air permit conditions and advocate favorable permit conditions that are consistent with flexible operational needs and regulatory requirements. The ideal candidate will also be asked to conduct refined air dispersion modeling analyses using AERMOD and/or CALPUFF and latest USEPA modeling guidance, provide on-site consultation to production and environmental staff, review project specifications, gather details necessary to support the air quality permit application process and track the development and implementation of environmental regulations, primarily in the area of air quality, and providing technical support to facilities on a variety of air quality issues. Basic Qualifications include a BS in engineering, meteorology, environmental science, or related scientific field with a minimum of 5 years air quality experience for US manufacturing required to include air quality permitting, minimum of 3 years of refined air dispersion modeling experience for US manufacturing. Preferred Qualifications include Regulatory Agency Interactions for air quality compliance, permitting, and dispersion modelin, Professional Engineer (PE) or qualified to sit for PE exam within 2 years.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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