NAEM Network E-News

July 12, 2012

This week's management quote

"The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war." - General George S. Patton, (1885 - 1945)

  1. Avoiding the pitfalls of common OSHA compliance mistakes
  2. Apple removes green electronics certification from products
  3. Many Wall Street executives says wrongdoing is necessary: survey
  4. WRI seeks businesses to help pilot SWOT tool for corporate sustainability
  5. Get comfortable with team conflict
  6. Vacation sabotage: Don’t let it happen to you!
  7. Job Opportunities
Upcoming 2012 NAEM Events

Aug. 1-2, 2012
2012 EHS Compliance Excellence Conference
GE, Mars Inc., and DuPont are among the 15+ companies that will share how they manage EHS to ensure compliance, reduce risk and drive business results.
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August 16, 2012: 1 - 2 p.m.
EHS Opportunities and Challenges of Nanotechnology Webinar
Learn the opportunities and challenges associated with nano-scale materials, highlighting the best relevant EHS practices.
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Oct. 17-19, 2012
2012 EHS Management Forum
Be inspired by your peers from 75+ leading companies as they share EHS and sustainability best practices at NAEM’s signature learning event. 
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And now the news

Avoiding the pitfalls of common OSHA compliance mistakes - Article
When attempting to comply with OSHA standards and regulations, there are three common compliance mistakes that even some of the most sophisticated employers often commit. They are the failure to develop and enforce written EHS plans and rules, failure to track and implement corrective actions and failure to review case law, compliance directives and relevant letters of interpretation.

Apple removes green electronics certification from products - Article
Apple asked EPEAT, the electronics standards setting group, to pull its 39 certified desktop computers, monitors and laptops off the list of green products late last month, EPEAT told CIO Journal. EPEAT, created through funding by the federal Environmental Protection Agency and manufacturers, awards products a seal to certify they are recyclable and designed to maximize energy efficiency and minimize environmental harm.

Many Wall Street executives says wrongdoing is necessary: survey - Article
As the number of surveys from investors continues to grow, it is interesting to turn the camera around. In a recent survey, 24 percent of the respondents said they believed financial services professionals may need to engage in unethical or illegal conduct to be successful.

WRI seeks businesses to help pilot SWOT tool for corporate sustainability - Release
Building on the traditional SWOT analysis framework, WRI's Next Practice Collaborative has developed a guide to help corporations find, evaluate, and act on new risks and opportunities as environmental challenges shape tomorrow's markets.

Get comfortable with team conflict - Video
Conflict happens and it can even be used to drive team performance. So gather some co-workers, even the ones you disagree with, for a short video.

Vacation sabotage: Don't let It happen to you! - Article
Is there a way to get the most out of a vacation? Or at least not to ruin it? Can one avoid the seven-day trap: three days impatient to be relaxed already, two days actually being relaxed, and then two final days of dread before going back to work?

Job opportunities

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

Director of Environmental Operations, BNSF Railway, Fort Worth, TX
BNSF is looking for a Director of Environmental Operations. This important position will have responsibility to lead the environmental operations team and in developing and/or implementing applicable environmental systems, policies and practices across our rail network. Areas of responsibility include capital and expense budgeting, compliance management (air, water, waste), environmental permitting, and sustainability. Direct experience in stormwater management and controls, industrial wastewater treatment plants, air permitting (mobile and/or stationary sources), and new facility/site permitting (i.e. NEPA) evaluations is strongly desired. Qualifications are 10+ years of practical leadership experience in environmental compliance and permitting. A minimum of a BS degree in Engineering, Environmental Sciences or similar related programs are required. BNSF is a EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. Please submit resumes by email to

Director, Land Management, Pacific Gas and Electric Co., San Francisco, CA
PG&E Co. is looking for a Land Management Director. The Director will report directly to the Vice President of Environmental and will be responsible for effective, sustainable and compliant land management for PG&E's approximately 160,000 acres of fee title land and all utility rights of way across the service territory.  With a team of approximately 200 staff, the director is expected to provide strategic and operational leadership for all functions within the Land Management Department. The director provides organizational leadership, strategic guidance, risk management oversight, cross-company coordination, and acts as a key regulatory liaison with environmental regulators. This role coordinates at executive levels across PG&E and provides strategic guidance on regulatory, land use and land management strategies. Additionally, this person works closely with environmental policy, law, regulatory affairs, and all major lines of business. This position is responsible for managing a budget of approximately $40 million. BS in land planning, land management or environmental discipline a plus, minimum 10 years' experience leading and managing large, high-functioning, interdisciplinary teams, utilities or land management industry preferred. MS, MA, MBA or equivalent desired, along with California utility experience. To apply (and read full job description), please go to and search for Requisition #: 50449429-E01.

Senior Environmental, Health & Safety Consultant, EBI Consulting, Burlington, MA
EBI Consulting provides environmental risk and compliance management, due diligence, energy efficiency, and engineering services to organizations seeking to improve operations, lower costs, manage risk and exceed stakeholder expectations. The Senior Consultant will be expected to work closely with our prospects and clients to create effective solutions and results. These goals are achieved through rigorous analysis, innovative strategy development, mentoring the project team, and coaching client personnel while managing the project progress. S/he will be required to have a strong technical base, deep industry knowledge and practical management experience, and will be responsible for assisting with business development and the implementation of EBI products for the benefit of our clients within the Life science and other business sectors. The position will be responsible for managing complex project teams, and will be challenged with successfully uniting a diverse team. 5+ years work experience in EHS consulting and project management and familiarity with biological, chemical, radiological, occupational and RF/EME safety practices and guidelines are desired. Related certification and registrations are desired but not required. Required is a Bachelor of Science or preferably Master of Science in a related technical field.

Environmental, Health & Safety Manager, The Sherwin-Williams Co., Fernley, NV
This position is responsible for the development, implementation, and on-going assessment of the site's safety, health, environmental, and property preservation system. The position is responsible for ensuring that the site's EHS system meets the objectives of Sherwin-Williams' Corporate and Divisional policies, procedures, and guidelines. This individual works with the site management team to create a culture which emphasizes employee engagement, is built upon the 5 focus areas of Operational Excellence (safety, people, service, quality and cost), and the 10 elements of SMART, such that all team members embody safety as a core value of the operation. Minimum of 3 years experience in a Safety, Health and Environmental compliance role.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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