NAEM Network E-News

July 26, 2012

This week's management quote

"All adventures, especially into new territory, are scary. - Sally Ride, Astronaut (1951-2012)

  1. Are you in or out? Apple jumps back into EPEAT
  2. Welcome home: Manufacturing shifts back to U.S. from China
  3. BRIC: New geographies of corporate sustainability
  4. It's a small world
  5. EPA fines violators for failure to report chemical data
  6. GHG sensors to scan skies of London Olympics
  7. Job Opportunities
Upcoming 2012 NAEM Events

Aug. 1-2, 2012 - SOLD OUT
2012 EHS Compliance Excellence Conference

August 16, 2012: 1 - 2 p.m.
EHS Opportunities and Challenges of Nanotechnology Webinar
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Oct. 17-19, 2012
2012 EHS Management Forum
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And now the news

Are you in or out? Apple jumps back into EPEAT - Article
Apple has been forced into an embarrassing about-face, announcing that it would rejoin the EPEAT environmental ratings system for electronic products just days after leaving it. The reversal of the announcement, described by a senior Apple executive as a "mistake", was apparently forced on the company by government agencies, schools and scientists which use EPEAT – the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool – to certify the environmental credentials of computers they are considering purchasing.

Welcome Home: Manufacturing shifts back to U.S. from China - Article
By offering subsidies, cheap labor, and lax regulations and rigging its currency, China was able to seduce American companies to relocate their manufacturing operations there. But rising labor costs, concerns over government-sponsored I.P. theft, and production time lags are already causing companies such as Dow Chemicals, Caterpillar, GE, and Ford to start moving some manufacturing back to the U.S. from China.

BRIC: New geographies of corporate sustainability - Article
For the past 20 years, corporate sustainability largely has been defined by people and institutions in the West, but with the current global shift in economic balance, countries like Brazil, India, and China are redefining the landscape of sustainability. These emerging markets are facing the most fundamental economic, environmental, and social questions of our generation, making them laboratories for sustainability solutions that will shape our world for a long time to come.

It's a small world - Sponsored Article
For environmental professionals, gone are the days of just knowing your region's regulations. Now, to be successful, you need to know the regulations around the globe. So how does an environmental professional deal with the dichotomy of our world getting smaller and our knowledge base having to expand?
This article is a benefit of Antea Group's sponsorship of NAEM conferences.

EPA fines violators for failure to report chemical data - Article
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued complaints seeking civil penalties against three companies for alleged violations of the reporting and recordkeeping requirements under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The alleged violations involved the companies' failure to comply with EPA's TSCA section 8 Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) regulations, which require companies to submit accurate data about the production and use of chemical substances manufactured or imported during a calendar year. Under TSCA, penalties can be assessed up to $37,500 per day, per violation.

GHG sensors to scan skies of London Olympics - Article
Instead of relying on huge spreadsheets to calculate greenhouse gas emissions of cities, why not actually measure the city's air itself. As for how many sensors it takes to capture London's entire worth of atmosphere and its real-time carbon load during the 2012 Olympic Games, six is enough as long as at least one of them is on a plane and another on a bus.  

Job opportunities

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Corporate Health and Safety Manager, Entegric Inc., Colorado Springs, CO.
Entegric Inc. is looking for an Corporate EHS Manager. The ideal candidate for the position will be asked to identify, develop, implement, and manage H&S health and safety programs and initiatives consistent with the company's business plans and in compliance with federal, state, local, and Entegris requirements. S/he will be tasked to provide leadership to the organization in health, safety, company issues, practices, and procedures. This position will report directly to the Global Director Environmental Health, Safety and Security. Master's degree is preferred, but not required if sufficient experience is demonstrated. 7-12 years in related industry/discipline desired along with CIH/CSP. S/he will also be asked to work with Site EHS&S representatives to analyze regulatory changes, evaluate impacts on safety programs and the Company business strategy, and communicate the Safety management system structure and strategy to all groups within the company. To view full description and apply visit and search job #2012-1828.

Senior Environmental Health and Safety Specialist, Joy Global, Longview, TX
Joy Global is looking for a Senior EHS Specialist. Provide safety leadership to an assigned factory in Longview manufacturing operations and to respond to and resolve internal customer safety system, regulatory and technical issues and to coordinate site safety program development and implementation. S/he will also be asked to develop and implement and maintains measurement and assessment methodologies to evaluate progress, performance and compliance, along with other EHS duties. Qualifications include a Bachelors Degree, preferably in Safety and Occupational Health along with  5+ years mining, heavy equipment construction, or project site experience. Certified Safety Professional (CSP) highly desired.

Environmental Manager, Taconic, Petersburgh, NY
Taconic, a global leader in the manufacturing of PTFE coated fiberglass fabric, belts, tapes and laminates is seeking an Environmental Manager for our corporate office in Petersburgh, NY. The ideal candidate will be asked to provide oversight and management of EHS activities. Responsibilities will include coordinating and performing all duties necessary to ensure compliance with all federal, state and local laws in managing air, ground and water discharges as well as storage of hazardous chemicals and materials.  Provide guidance and management control of Safety Manager and Wastewater Operator's activities. Bachelor's degree in related discipline and five years experience required. To read full description, visit Resumes should be directed to the Human Resources Manager at P.O. Box 69 Petersburgh, NY 12138 or email:

Area HSE Manager, Jacobs Engineering Group, San Francisco, CA
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of professional technical services. With annual revenues exceeding $11 billion, we offer full-spectrum support to industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets. Services include scientific and specialty consulting as well as all aspects of engineering and construction, and operations and maintenance. We are seeking an Area HSE Manager with over 10 years of experience to provide oversight and support to multiple construction projects including hospitals, schools, government installations, energy facilities, tunnel, bridges, road widening and highway extensions.

Director of Safety & Environmental Health Service, John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, located in southeast Baltimore, is part of one of the oldest, continuous health care institutions on the east coast. We are currently recruiting for a Director of Safety and Environmental Health Service to join our management team. The Director will plan, develop and direct all activities related to safety, fire protection, accident prevention, incident investigations and emergency management. The Director is responsible for ensuring compliance with all regulatory agencies such as the Joint Commission, NRC, OHSA and MOSH.

Director of Occupational Health, Safety & Emergency Management, TransCanada, Calgary, Alberta
TransCanada is a leader in the responsible development and reliable operation of North American energy infrastructure. Our network of more than 59,000 kilometers (36,500 miles) of pipeline taps into virtually all major gas supply basins in North America. TransCanada is one of the continent's largest providers of gas storage and related services with approximately 370 billion cubic feet of storage capacity. Reporting to the Vice President, Community, Safety & Environment, this position is responsible for the strategic management of the Occupational Safety, Health, Hygiene, and Emergency Response portfolio across Canada, the United States and Mexico which includes approximately $49 Billion in assets.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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