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NAEM Network E-News

February 23, 2012

This week's management quote

"To whom much is given, of him much will be expected." - Luke 12:48

  1. Highlights from U.S. EPA proposed 2013 budget
  2. The most important question you can ask
  3. Cardinal Health thinks inside the box to improve packaging
  4. U.S. pushes to cut emissions of some pollutants that hasten climate change
  5. Water planning drenched in uncertainty
  6. How U.S. pro sports teams rank on environmental disclosure
  7. Job Opportunities

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Conference: 2012 Corporate Sustainability Management Conference
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And now the news

Highlights From U.S. EPA proposed 2013 budget - Article
The administration's proposed FY 2013 budget of $8.344 billion for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reflects a government-wide effort to reduce spending and find cost savings, and is $105 million below the EPA"s enacted level for FY 2012. Here is a list of nine key FY 2013 budget highlights.

The most important question you can ask - Blog
The question is simple, but the answer is more challenging. "Why are you here?"

Cardinal Health thinks inside the box to improve packaging - Article
Cardinal Health says it has made its surgical glove packaging at least 30 percent smaller than competitors" tall packaging configurations, and used at least 15 percent less cardboard, by folding the gloves in half. The packaging has received a green leaf icon designation from the Premier healthcare alliance, which identifies environmentally preferred products.

U.S. pushes to cut emissions of some pollutants that hasten climate change - Article
Impatient with the slow pace of international climate change negotiations, a small group of countries led by the United States is starting a program to reduce emissions of common pollutants that contribute to rapid climate change and widespread health problems.

Water planning drenched in uncertainty - Article
While Central Texas has a more urgent need for water planning, it provides a good example of how to react and be proactive in the face of changing environmental, social and financial conditions.

How U.S. pro sports teams rank on environmental disclosure - Article
Anywhere you look these days, sustainability considerations are playing an increasingly visible role in our lives and businesses. But what about in professional sports?  Get a glimpse of how much information was disclosed by various teams and leagues.

Job opportunities

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Global SH&E Program Manager, Nalco Corp., Naperville, Ill.
Nalco Corp. is looking for a global EHS manager. Essential duties and responsibilities include ensuring SHE is part of Corporate strategic plan, determining in concert with Division leadership, the SH&E performance targets of the division in context of overall corporate goals and coordinating the identification and implementation of best practices across divisions. The ideal candidate will also be expected to work with SHE leadership team to assure divisional needs are understood and incorporated into strategy development plans, among other tasks. Basic qualifications include a BS in EHS/engineering or related safety degree, along with 10-15 years of safety experience with field employees.

EHS Sub-Regional Manager, Eaton Corp., Irvine, Ca.
Eaton Corp. is looking for an EHS Manager. This position provides environmental, health, safety, and security leadership to an assigned Sub-Region. The ideal candidate will be accountable for the following within the sub-region: identifying and managing significant environmental aspects and health and safety hazards; assuring accurate and complete EHS reporting of metrics; assuring that MESH self-assessments are thoroughly completed on a timely basis; completion of required training; managing interfaces with governmental authorities; supporting actions during and following crises; and supporting medical case management. S/he also will be responsible for providing technical and tactical support within the sub-region including: defining objectives and targets; investigation of incidents and establishment of corrective and preventive action plans; communication of regulatory requirements; identifying and sharing transferrable practices, evaluating and developing EHS talent, and providing necessary support for site EHS programs. Basic qualifications include a BS in EHS/engineering or related safety degree (MS preferred), and 7+ years of experience with an emphasis in environmental, health and safety program management and employee training. CSP/CIH/CHMM preferred. To apply for this position, visit Eaton's careers' website and search for requisition id #46506BR.

Director of Environmental Health and Safety, Dean Foods Co., Franklin Park, Ill. (travel required)
Dean Foods Co. is looking for an EHS Director. The ideal candidate for the Director position will be expected to deploy the EHS programs within Dean Foods through ensuring compliance with all federal, state and local regulations, standards, codes, and company policies while driving continuous improvement in EHS KPI's within the midwest region, which contains 27 manufacturing locations. The Director of EHS will also be expected to support and lead certain enterprise wide goals and initiatives. Requires a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years EHS experience, including three years with multi-plant responsibility. The position requires frequent travel.

Lead EH&S Product Stewardship Manager, The Dow Chemical Company, Marlborough, Mass.

The Dow Advanced Materials, a division of The Dow Chemical Co. has an exciting growth opportunity for an Lead EH&S Product Stewardship Manager in its rapidly growing Electronic Materials business. This position, under the direction of the Global EH&S Product Leader, is responsible for achieving the business' product EH&S plan and financial objectives. The successful candidate will provide product safety, regulatory compliance and sustainability leadership within the business to commercial, marketing, research and development and technical services functions. This position requires a bachelors degree in related field and at least seven years relevant experience. To apply for this position, visit Dow Chemical's careers' website and search for job # 1200387.

Manager, EHS Sustainability, SKF USA Inc., Lansdale, Pa.
A key component of SKF USA's overall strategy is the important part that Environment, Health and Safety, contributes to the development of the organization and the company's commitment to SKF Care. The holder of this position will immediately become an integral part of the SKF USA Environmental Affairs team and will be responsible for driving the company's Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) compliance and EMS Management System auditing program within the United States, Mexico and Canada. Requires 7-10 years experience in environmental compliance. Travel is expected to be up to 70%.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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