NAEM Network E-News

Oct. 4, 2012

This week's management quote

"Tough times never last, but tough people do." - Robert H. Schuller (1926-), Motivational Speaker and Author


  1. FTC says: If you say a product is green, be able to prove It
  2. A twenty year sustainability journey
  3. Big lessons from a little water heater
  4. Know what toxics are in your product? Your customer's do.
  5. Can you take your strengths too far?
  6. Electronics manufacturers and retailers accept EPA's recycling challenge
  7. Job Opportunities
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And now the news

FTC says: If you say a product is green, be able to prove It - Article
When a product says it's good for the environment, how does a consumer know if that's true? For the first time since 1998, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is trying to clarify that with its updated Green Guides.  The guidelines are designed to help marketers ensure the claims they make about the environmental attributes of their products are truthful and non-deceptive.

A twenty year sustainability journey - Article
Through the lens of Peter Senge's five stages of sustainability, Forum sponsor KMI reflects on the parallel evolution of corporate EHS and sustainability programs and the alongside the NAEM Forum.
This article is benefit of KMI's sponsorship of the 2012 EHS Management Forum.

Big lessons from a little water heater - Article
Whether evaluating a large industrial motor or a home water heater, you can save money and electricity by considering replacement options before they are needed.

Know what toxics are in your product? Your customer's do. - Article
The new iPhone5 received a favorable rating in a toxicity study almost immediately after it was released.  While that is not big news by itself, it demonstrates the rising level of awareness in individual consumers and corporate purchasers that manufacturers need to be aware of.

Can you take your strengths too far? - Blog
For the past decade, leaders have been encouraged to focus on developing their strengths rather than improve upon a weakness. But is this too much of a good thing? Lately, a number of business thinkers have suggested so.

Electronics manufacturers and retailers accept EPA's recycling challenge - Article
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has launched its Sustainable Materials Management (SMM ) Electronics Challenge, an initiative to make protective electronics refurbishing and recycling practices the industry standard. By participating in the SMM Electronics Challenge, companies are committing to send 100% of the used electronics that they collect to third-party certified refurbishers and recyclers and to increase the amount of used electronics they collect.

Job opportunities

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Health and Safety Manager, Tradebe Treatment and Recycling LLC; East Chicago, IN
Tradebe is looking for an EHS Manager. This Manager will be responsible for the implementation and monitoring of all aspects of the Health and Safety Program at a designated facility or project. Some basic responsibilities include implementing and managing the Health and Safety and Emergency Response/Contingency plans at a designated facility, administrating the Workers' Compensation program, performing facility Health and Safety audits and recommend corrective action, along with several other duties. Qualifications include a BS in science, industrial hygiene or a related field, CSP/CIH designation. PSM, DISA, ISN, PICS, OSHA/DOT/EPA knowledge preferred. 5 plus years of experience, 2+ years of supervisory experience.

Environmental Health and Safety Manager, Stepan Co.; Elwood, IL
Stepan Co. is looking for an EHS Manager. The ideal candidate will track and communicate federal, state and local regulations, identifies impacts to the site and develops and implements actions to comply within the published deadlines. S/he will also be asked to provide guidance and technical expertise on requirements of EHS & S regulations, keeping local management informed of legislative updates and the necessary actions to remain compliant including potential impacts of pending rules. You will also maintain and improve the EHS&S Management System that drives performance including reduction of risks, injuries, spills, releases, compliance events, natural resource and cost efficiencies. Required Experience - BS degree in Health & Safety, Environmental or a related-engineering discipline, 5-10 years minimum of managing a staff of professionals, strong understanding and experience (minimum 10 years) of working in industrial chemical process operations, with PSM-covered processes. To apply for this job please visit Stepan Co.'s careers website and search for job # 1869BR.

EH&S Center of Excellence Manager, Johnson & Johnson/McNeil, Fort Washington, PA
McNeil, a member of Johnson & Johnson Family of companies is currently recruiting a EH&S Center of Excellence Manager for OTC North America. The EH&S COE Manager will execute and direct projects and programs designed to ensure the attainment of the company's goals relative to EHS outcomes. The ideal candidate will manage a team for single and multiple internal, management system & external manufacturing facilities and will partner with Site EHS managers to develop and deploy an integrated Environmental Health & Safety Strategy that achieves stated goals for employee safety and wellness across OTC. S/he will also be asked drive, monitor, report/metrics progress against these strategies, EH&S performance of external Contractor/ Manufacturing and goals. BA is required, preferably in an EHS related discipline, with 10+ years of experience (6 in a supervisory role). ISO and BCP/EHS experience required. 50% travel.

Environmental Team Leader, Flint Hills Resources, Port Arthur, TX
Flint Hills Resources is currently looking for an Environmental Team Leader to join our team in Port Arthur, Texas. The Environmental Team Leader will be a key member of the plant leadership team, collaborating with our employees to fulfill environmental obligations. We are looking for someone who has leadership skills and a commitment to safety and compliance. The individual we seek will be highly motivated, self-driven, and have the willingness to take on new challenges in Port Arthur and potentially in other parts of the country as well. Responsibilities will include serving as a leader within the environmental team and set the tone and expectation for other environmental staff, communicating and driving environmental priorities and vision to the organization. Required Work Experience and Education - 3+ years of experience in environmental compliance programs, Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Environmental Science or related discipline, TWIC credentialing. 2+ years of experience in an environmental supervisory position within the chemical/petrochemical or refining industry.

Environmental, Health & Safety Director, Uretek LLC, New Haven, CT
Uretek LLC is a worldwide Leader of Engineered Heat-Sealable Polyurethane Coated Fabrics and Composites. They are seeking an Environmental, Health & Safety Director to plan and direct environmental, safety and health (EH&S) activities to eliminate safety and environmental hazards and maintain sustainable compliance

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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