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January 26, 2012

This week's management quote

"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." - John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963), 35th President of the United States


  1. VP EHS: Endangered species or emerging hybrid?
  2. How to empower passionate employees
  3. Panel urges more study of nanomaterials' risks
  4. Ten areas to examine on an annual energy review
  5. There's nothing polite about spreading the flu
  6. A second life for number two
  7. Job Opportunities
Upcoming 2011 NAEM Events

Online Event: NAEM's 2012 Member Appreciation Week
Jan. 30 - Feb. 3, 2012 - Register for the free webinar!
Next week is NAEM's annual thank you to all members!  Mark your calendars for the FREE webinar on EHS Auditing, deep discounts on 2012 programs, and a member raffle for valuable prizes.

Webinar: Positive Declaration: Getting Accurate Supplier Data - from Guess to Yes
Feb. 16, 2012 - Register today!
Maintain an effective Compliance Assurance program by developing a consistent source of supplier compliance data across your business.

Webinar: Persuasive Communication - How to Become an Effective Advocate
Feb. 21, 2012, 1-2 p.m. (ET) - Register today for free!
From writing emails to persuading others to get engaged, EHS and sustainability leaders need to communicate effectively. Come sharpen your communication skills during this one-hour webinar.

Conference: 2012 Corporate Sustainability Management Conference
March 7-8, 2012 - Register today!
Gain a behind-the-scenes look at how companies across industry built successful enterprise-wide sustainability programs.

And now the news

VP EHS: Endangered species or emerging hybrid? - Blog
It's not comfortable being an environmental, health, and safety vice president in an American company any more. But it can be a great opportunity for EHS leaders who are willing to move beyond their traditional comfort zones.

How to Empower Passionate Employees - Article
Experts in leadership are plentiful, but some management experts are turning their attention to the other extreme of the organization chart: what matters to followers. The author argues that a big organization's fate can be surprisingly dependent on how well it understands thousands of low-ranking employees, and makes them more effective.

Panel urges more study of nanomaterials' risks - Article
Nanomaterials have moved into the marketplace over the last decade, but not enough is known about their potential health and environmental risks, an expert panel of the National Academy of Sciences said on Wednesday. Nanoscale forms of substances like silver, carbon, zinc and aluminum have many useful properties. Nano zinc oxide sunscreen goes on smoothly, for example, and nano carbon is lighter and stronger than its everyday or “bulk” form. But researchers say these products and others can also be ingested, inhaled or possibly absorbed through the skin. And they can seep into the environment during manufacturing or disposal.

Ten Areas to Examine on an Annual Energy Review - Article
Once a year, review your basic energy systems to see how well they do against accepted industry practices, your goals, last year and five years ago. For some who have Energy Management System software, this job is relatively easy, but it doesn't hurt to also do a field check to confirm that things are up to date. So, here's a quick review of what to look for in your energy system.

There's Nothing Polite About Spreading the Flu - Article
The "Are You That Guy?" education campaign reminds Americans to do the responsible thing during flu season and practice behavior that will help limit the spread of influenza, a highly contagious virus. Flu is a serious infection and is associated, on average, with more than 200,000 hospitalizations, thousands of deaths every year in the United States and substantial medical costs.  A recent survey showed that nearly two-thirds of Americans who have had the flu admitted to continuing to go about daily activities even after experiencing symptoms

A second life for number two - Article
As young parents know, dirty diapers abound. Here are two articles showing how disposable baby diapers are finding new life. Kimberly-Clark composts diapers, and TerraCycle plans to turn diapers in outdoor furniture.

Job opportunities

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

Health, Safety, and Environmental Manager, Valspar Corp., High Point, NC
We are currently seeking an experienced Health, Safety, and Environmental Manager (HSE) to join our North America Wood Coatings division located in High Point, NC. The HSE Manager roles report to the divisional Manufacturing Director. This position is responsible for the direction, management and implementation of regulatory compliance, injury prevention, and fire prevention initiatives for our Wood Group operations in the High Point area including: manufacturing, warehousing, and color/design studios. For full description and to apply, visit Valspar's careers page and search for job # 415-007-12.

Director Environmental, Safety & Health, Calgon Carbon Corp., Pittsburgh, PA
Director level position requiring in depth knowledge & experience in regulatory & environmental as well as safety, approximately 8-10 years. Heavy manufacturing/chemical plant and supervisory experience required. BS in Environmental Science, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related technical field required, Master's Degree preferred. International environmental experience preferred. Applicants should email their resumes to NAlbert@calgoncarbon-us.com and sliller@calgoncarbon-us.com.

Assistant Commissioner of Waste Prevention, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Boston, Mass.
The Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of Waste Prevention (BWP) works under the general supervision of the Deputy Commissioner of Policy and Planning. The AC manages, plans and directs the Commonwealth's programs for the Department's Bureau of Waste Prevention organized in several business units at Headquarters and across DEP's 4 Regional Offices. The AC furthers MassDEP's mission by administering air, industrial wastewater, solid and hazardous waste, and land protection, and toxics use reduction programs as prescribed by federal and state laws. The Bureau uses environmental monitoring, planning, education, compliance assistance, grants and loans, permitting, reporting, certifications, inspections, sampling, enforcement to ensure protection of the environment. Application deadline is tomorrow, January 27th!

Plant Environmental Manager, Cabot Corp., Pampa, TX
Cabot Corp. is looking for an experienced environmental manager to provide leadership and overall direction on environmental compliance at a manufacturing plant. Responsibilities include working with the local management team to assure compliance with all applicable plant, company, and government policies, procedures, regulations, and legislation; supporting the Plant Management Team and Regional/Corporate SH&E to ensure environmental issues are identified and managed. Other responsibilities include leading and facilitating the development and implementation of cost-effective programs and procedures that continuously increase overall awareness of environmental procedures. Successful candidates will have a Bachelor/University degree in engineering, environmental sciences or related field, a minimum of five years of experience in a relevant area of specialization and strong skills in communications, planning and problem solving.

Environmental, Health & Safety Manager, Menasha Corp., Yukon, Pa.
Menasha Packaging is currently looking to fill the position of EHS/Quality Coordinator at our plant in Ruffs Dale, PA. This position is responsible for assuring compliance with all federal, state and local environmental, health and safety regulations and administering an effective safety program. The position will also assist the Quality department in resolving quality issues, conducting audits, testing materials or other related duties as may be assigned. Key responsibilities include preparing and submitting monthly EHS reports to Management, conducting safety training, investigating and reporting workplace injuries and managing WC claims, conducting workplace inspections and taking corrective actions, assuring all OSHA requirements are met, maintaining facility emergency and disaster plans, assuring compliance with state, federal and local environmental laws, and maintaining all required EHS documentation and files quality complaints and reports finding and or corrective actions. Requirements include a Bachelor Degree, preferably in a related Safety curriculum, or equivalent experience in depth knowledge of safety and environmental regulations

Manager, Environmental Regulatory Strategy, The Mosaic Co. FishHawk, Fla.
The Mosaic Co. is seeking a Manager, Environmental Regulatory Strategy, for their FishHawk location in Florida. The ideal candidate will expected to be the company expert on US environmental regulatory policy analysis and strategy development across all media including air, water and waste. S/he will be given global responsibility for issues like Climate Change and work closely with US Environmental Affairs, Public Affairs, and Law Department. The Manager is a senior leader within the US Environmental Affairs Team. A Bachelor's degree required along with a Professional Engineer, or environmental certification a plus 10 - 15 years progressive experience developing and managing public policy strategies for environmental issues. Government experience is a strong plus, particularly federal government. To apply for this position visit Mosaic's careers website and search for requisition id # 4693.

Global Safety Manager, Keystone Foods, Conshohocken, PA
Keystone Foods is looking for a Global Safety Manager. The ideal hire will work closely with executive/senior management and facility management/staff to serve as a corporate safety resource for all of the business units of Keystone Foods. Under the direction of the Global Director Safety & Enterprise Risk Management, you will be expected to provide leadership and support the efforts of our operating units to achieve safety excellence and a culture that perpetuates a positive safety atmosphere. Your primary responsibilities are continuously improving our health and safety performance to world class standards while driving compliance to applicable regulatory standards. Finally, you will partner to continuously build/enhance the company a safety culture and values and demonstrate the ability to lead a progressive organization including assessing health and safety risks; devising and implementing programs, safety systems, and processes that drive constant improvement in occupational health and safety. Bachelor's degree required; candidates with a degree in Occupational Health & Safety or related discipline, preferred. At least 10 years Health and Safety compliance and program experience across multiple sites for a large corporation or consulting firm, along with at least 3 years of leadership experience within emergency response/crisis management organizations of an enterprise. Candidates with fluency in Portuguese and/or Mandarin a plus. Technical H&S certification (CIH, CSP, CPE) and/or experience leading and coaching quality/process improvement projects, ideally through the Six Sigma DMAIC process and methodology preferred.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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