NAEM Network E-News

June 14, 2012

This week's management quote

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." -Thomas Edison, Inventor (1847-1931)

  1. Successfully selling your big idea
  2. Bank of America earmarks $50 billion for environmental business improvements
  3. Raytheon, the diversity and ethics pacesetter
  4. GM, US companies lead way on corporate carbon offsets
  5. Steal this idea: Sprint switches to Netflix-like envelopes to save money, trees
  6. Hot enough for you? Protecting workers from heat stress
  7. Job Opportunities
Upcoming 2011 NAEM Events

July 9-11, 2012
2012 Environmental Women's Leadership Roundtable
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Aug. 1-2, 2012
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Oct. 17-19, 2012
2012 EHS Management Forum
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And now the news

Successfully Selling Your Big Idea - Article
A great idea won't do any good if it's stuck in your head.  So, how do you share your big idea in a way that get's the support of others. Here's four quick tips.

Bank of America earmarks $50 billion for environmental business improvements - Article
Looking for financing? Bank of America announced a new 10-year, $50 billion environmental business goal to help address climate change, reduce demands on natural resources and advance lower-carbon economic solutions. The company also introduced significant new goals to reduce the environmental impact of its own operations. The new environmental business initiative will consist primarily of lending, equipment finance, capital markets and advisory activity, carbon finance, and advice and investment solutions for clients.

Raytheon, the diversity and ethics pacesetter - Article
Considering the tangled relationship between government agencies and defense contractors, the company's internal corporate governance practices are a model from which other corporations could learn. Then add the energy efficiency programs that are also ramping up throughout the company's operations. And finally, Raytheon's community involvement not only “does good,” but it is smart business. A flip through the company's 2011 Corporate Responsibility Report serves up a wide range of smart business practices.

GM, US companies lead way on corporate carbon offsets - Report
Recent news that corporations are largely responsible for elevating last year's carbon offset market to a three-year high appears to reverse a long-standing trend.  The US was the world's largest single-country purchaser of voluntary offsets in 2011, and despite the lack of U.S. climate regulations, “the trend has been up on voluntary market action, and shows no signs of abating.”

Steal this idea: Sprint switches to Netflix-like envelopes to save money, trees - Article
Sprint is pushing the new envelope on environmental ethics—and hopefully will pull its competitors along.  It will become the first major phone company in the United States to ditch the traditional envelope in favor of the EcoEnvelope, a two-in-one design that can also be used by the customer for sending checks back to Sprint. The new envelope is expected to save Sprint $500,000 in the first year.

Hot enough for you? Protecting workers from heat stress - Article
Heat stress can strike workers in various jobs and industries, not just construction workers or factory workers in non-air-conditioned spaces. In reality, many types of work environments can put employees at risk of heat stress, especially if it they are not accustomed to the heat.

Job opportunities

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Manager, Product Stewardship, Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Deerfield, IL
As part of the Corporate EHS team, the initial role of this engineering position will be to support the Baxter global Product Stewardship program. The candidate will work with the R&D, Product Development and Marketing groups to perform sustainability/ environmental-based life cycle impact assessments on existing products or therapies and on new products being developed. The candidate should have experience in product life cycle analysis, and ideally with product life cycle impact assessment software such as Simapro or Gabi. The position will also support compliance efforts for Product Stewardship regulations. Therefore the candidate should have strong, or at least reasonable familiarity with these types of regulations including the European Union WEEE, ROHS, and REACH Directives, TSCA in the US, and similar emerging regulations globally. A BS degree in engineering is preferred and an MS is a plus. Ideally, the candidate will have 7 - 10 years of relevant facility, corporate or consulting experience in this field, and must be very strong in forming and successfully coordinating multi-functional teams. For more information about Baxter and to apply for this position, please visit our website at and search for job # 53629BR.

Regional EHS Manager, Cargill Inc., Hopkins, MN
The Regional EHS Manager will be responsible for the development, deployment and continuous improvement of environmental, safety and health management systems across the Cargill Animal Nutrition Platform (CAN) as directed by the Operations Manager and the Global EHS Manager within a specified region/geography. This position will be part of the CAN Operations team and will help to ensure compliance with internal and external regulatory requirements and initiatives for all of CAN's business. Principal Accountabilities include 40%  Leadership (Develop, implement and champion proactive environmental, health & safety management programs), 25%  Continuous Improvement (Maintain awareness of developing environmental, health & safety issues), 15%  Communication (Communicate effectively in the development and implementation of EHS programs), 10% People Development (Develop environmental, health & safety leadership and awareness skills at all levels and roles of the organization within the region), 10% Reporting and Measuring (Produce regular summary reports and analysis on environmental, health & safety activities, performance measurement and results for the region and CAN as directed by the Operations Manager and Global EHS Manager). BS in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Occupational Health, Industrial Hygiene and/or Safety Engineering, 10 years of direct Environmental, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health and/or  Safety experience in a manufacturing environment. Preferred CIH, CSP, CHMM, REM, CPEA, QEP. To apply for this position, visit Cargills careers website and search for job # HOP01193.

Corporate Director, Environmental, Safety & Health, Mechanical Dynamics & Analysis Ltd., Latham, NY
Mechanical Dynamics & Analysis Ltd. (MD&A), one of the largest independent turbine repair organizations in the U.S., is seeking an experienced Safety Professional to be located at its Latham, NY Headquarters. This position will be responsible for providing highly responsive EHS support to the business including eight company facilities as well as customer field locations. Develop and drive implementation of programs and policies that foster compliance with all applicable federal, state and local legislation and codes governing environmental health and safety. Provide counsel to management staff on EHS matters and motivate employees at all levels to develop safe work habits. Conduct on-site reviews and audits of operations and facilities. Interface with regulatory agencies and design and deliver training for all levels of employees.

Director of Health, Safety & Environmental, INOVA Geophysical, Inc., Stafford, TX
Poised to become the land seismic technology company of the 21stcentury, INOVA offers a comprehensive portfolio of rugged and reliable seismic instruments that enable geophysical service providers to efficiently design and execute complex seismic acquisition programs for their E & P customers around the world. INOVA has a career opportunity for an exceptional Director, HSE. This person will plan, develop and implement Environmental, Health and Safety activities and services in an engineering, light manufacturing, warehousing and field service environment. This position enhances the awareness of Environmental, Health and Safety to all INOVA employees, to include contractors/subcontractors, to uphold the quality of production safety throughout the company as a world class leader.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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