NAEM Network E-News

May 31, 2012

This week's management quote

"The greatness comes not when things go always good for you. But the greatness comes when you're really tested, when you take some knocks, some disappointments, when sadness comes. Because only if you've been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain" - Richard Nixon (1913 - 1994) 37th President of the United States

  1. Why businesses shouldn't ignore Rio+20
  2. Don't sabotage yourself
  3. Safety at 39,000 feet
  4. OSHA sets June 25 state plan meeting
  5. Report examines benefits of life cycle assessments
  6. 5 tips to shield your eyes from the summer sun
  7. Job Opportunities
Upcoming 2011 NAEM Events

Aug. 1-2, 2012
2012 EHS Compliance Excellence Conference
See how leading companies are managing EHS to ensure compliance, reduce risk and drive business results.
Register Today

Oct. 17-19, 2012
2012 EHS Management Forum
With two days of peer-led interactive sessions and keynote presentations, this is the premier event dedicated to showcasing best practices in EHS and sustainability management.
Register Today

New On

As a new opportunity for members, NAEM is publishing case studies of member company programs. For more information about highlighting one of your company's programs, please contact Elizabeth Ryan at

Southern Company's Strategic Approach to Conservation Leadership - Case Study
When NAEM member Leslie Montgomery set out to create an environmental stewardship program for Southern Company, she began with a business strategy.

And now the news

Why businesses shouldn't ignore Rio+20 - Article
While it is awfully tempting to ignore the Rio+20 Earth Summit, it is not in business' best interest to do so. We're in the midst of a tipping of the scales of power, where nation states have less of it, and companies -- and some civil society groups -- have much more. Regardless of how far the power shifts, business must be part of the sustainable development dialogue.

Don't sabotage yourself - Blog
We humans are funny. Often we create beliefs or engage in behaviors that seem to help us in the short term, only to discover they get in the way of the lives we really want to live, or the people we want to become. Going for what you really want takes considerable courage, and it's up to you to decide which is more perilous: the risk of disappointment, or the risk of never reaching your potential.

Safety at 39,000 feet - Blog
The author finds an unexpected example of a strong safety culture being executed in the smallest details. On a long flight, he learns how an airline made it clear that all employees are ‘safety personnel’.

OSHA sets June 25 state plan meeting - Article
The agency seeks comments at the informal stakeholder meeting in Washington DC about how to determine whether state plans are at least as effective as the federal OSHA program. OSHA is working  to monitor the effectiveness of state plans and to address a recommendation by the DOL inspector general for OSHA "to define effectiveness, design measures to quantify impact, establish a baseline for State Plan evaluations, and revise monitoring to include an assessment of effectiveness." Registrations are due by June 11.

Report examines benefits of life cycle assessments - Report
Organizations can create value by conducting Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) of sustainability metrics to better inform business decisions and activities, says a new Deloitte report. The report outlines how LCA can be used to rigorously examine environmental impact across the entire product life cycle from development, sourcing and manufacturing through distribution, marketing, use and disposal. It is available for download.

5 tips to shield your eyes from the summer sun - Article
Work is so much fun, but you've got to go outside at some point. While summertime brings plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities, it also introduces risks – such as sun damage to your eyes. Experts from the New York-Presbyterian Hospital offer five tips to help shield your eyes from the summer sun.

Job opportunities

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

Manager, Health & Safety, Volvo USA, Hagerstown, MD
Volvo is looking for an 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 Volvo 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 Director, Human Resources & EHS for Operations. BS in chemical, environmental engineering, safety or demonstrated equivalent experience, 5-10 years in industrial, manufacturing and commercial environmental and/or health and safety management experience, HS&E CSP  certification preferred. Please visit the Volvo Group website for the complete position outline and search for job requisition #23895BR.

Regional Health and Safety Manager, Field Operations, Coca-Cola Refreshments, Niles, IL
Coca-Cola is looking for an EHS Manager who will be asked to assist in the creation of a Health & Safety Plan and lead the Market Unit Safety Specialists to drive all aspects of on-the-job safety for their area of assigned responsibility including the implementation of safety management system tools to ensure consistent execution of safety programming. S/he will do this through partnership with regional and functional leadership teams identify actions needed to remediate issues to ensure, compliance to Coca-Cola Refreshments policies, Federal, State and Local regulations, related to Health & Safety, and that a consistent Safety message is driven at all levels of the field operations and sales organizations. BS required,  5 - 7 years leadership experience in health and safety supporting warehousing, distribution, and field operations in a multi-unit environment.· Professional safety or risk management designation (e.g. ASP, CSP, ARM) preferred.

Deputy Environmental, Health & Safety Director, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA
The ideal candidate will assist the Director of Environmental Health and Safety by planning, organizing, assigning, directing, and giving oversight to activities of the Office of Environmental Health and Safety, and participating in the planning and implementation of policies and programs of the District at the executive level, and serves as the District’s designated alternate California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) officer. Some typical duties overseeing District-wide programs in the areas of employee health and safety, student health and safety, emergency preparedness and response, safe school planning, traffic safety, and site assessment. S/he will also  assist in the overall administration of Environmental Health and Safety, carries out special projects, and acts for the Director during absence and in the exercise of delegated authority, and serves as the District’s CEQA officer. BS in environmental health, industrial engineering, environmental engineering, industrial hygiene, etc required. MA in environmental health or a closely related field and professional certification are preferable. Three years of experience at or above the managerial level in the field of environmental health and safety, two years of which must be in developing and implementing or coordinating environmental health, accident prevention, site assessment, or hazardous waste programs for a large private or public organization. Two years of supervisory experience in the environmental health and safety field is required.

Senior Environmental Project Manager, CH2M Hill, Houston, TX
CH2M Hill is looking for a senior environmental project manager. The ideal candidate will lead client teams using your knowledge of the environmental industry to build business strategy and solve their toughest issues, serve as the project manager and lead consultant working with oil and gas clients. S/he will also be asked to serve as the lead technical consultant and senior reviewers for a variety of environmental compliance issues that our oil and gas clients, including air, water , wastewater, EMS, GHG, waste management, waste disposal, SPCC, and permitting and to set strategy and lead the development of environmental compliance documents, tools, reviews and audits for multiple projects and clients at the same time. Bachelors degree in Environmental Science or Engineering or other closely related scientific or engineering discipline, along with 15 years experience contributing to project teams that performed air, water , wastewater, EMS, EMIS, GHG, waste mgmt waste disposal, SPCC, and permitting compliance support to clients is required, along with 10 years experience working with the oil and gas industry to prepare environmental compliance documents such as SARA 311/312/313 preparation and reporting; Title V preparation, renewals and reporting; NPDES preparation and reporting, and SPCC preparation, assessment and reporting.

EH&S Compliance Auditor/Consultant, ERM, Cleveland, OH
ERM is seeking an Environmental Health & Safety Compliance Auditor/Consultant to join our Performance & Assurance practice team in Cleveland, OH. The successful candidate will work on a variety of technically challenging projects for clients in the oil & gas, energy, transportation, and manufacturing sectors throughout the Mid-West, with increasing responsibility for task/project management duties.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Green Tie Blog | NAEM Home | YouTube