NAEM Network E-News

Oct. 18, 2012

This week's management quote

"A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at." - Bruce Lee (1940 1973), Martial Artist


  1. The best debater may not be the best leader
  2. Checking your blind spots
  3. How AT&T found 3 ways to reduce its water use
  4. Mars uses Facebook app for CSR reporting
  5. A grand experiment to rein in climate change
  6. Flu in the workplace: Why should you care?
  7. Job Opportunities
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And now the news

The best debater may not be the best leader
With two presidential debates done and one to go, there are many people who assume that the winner of the debates will be the superior leader. But, is the ability and willingness to debate a leadership asset or liability.

Checking your blind spots
How can we identify our own blind spots and help our direct reports do the same? We must look at ourselves honestly, invite others we respect to give us feedback, and be willing to make changes. It's also an opportunity to uncover hidden strengths you've never recognized but your colleagues have noticed and appreciate.

How AT&T found 3 ways to reduce its water use
AT&T teamed up with Environmental Defense Fund to find innovative solutions for reducing the overall water consumption at cooling towers, which use a surprising amount of water to keep buildings cool. Here is an overview of their three-pronged approach.

Mars uses Facebook app for CSR reporting
Continuing with a history of innovation, Mars is one of the first companies to launch their CSR report in a Facebook Reader. The company did it last week, enabling Facebook users to easily read and share the highlights of the report while on the social network.

A grand experiment to rein in climate change
On Jan. 1, California will become the first state in the nation to charge industries across the economy for the greenhouse gases they emit, when the law known as A.B. 32 goes into effect.

Flu in the workplace: Why should you care?
Lost time due employees coming down with the flu may cost the economy nearly $20 billion.  Worse, employees who come work while sick exacerbate the problem.

Job opportunities

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Associate Manager of EH&S, Mattel Inc., El Segundo, CA
Mattel Inc is looking for an Associate EHS Manager. The ideal candidate will be asked to manage and coordinate activities related to EHS compliance for their corporate headquarters campus in El Segundo, CA, including a warehouse, design center, workshop, child development center, photo studio, retail store, and an office complex. This candidate will be responsible for implementing, and ensuring compliance with, all internal EHS standards, policies, and procedures as well as all applicable local regulations and requirements. S/he will serve as a subject matter expert for EHS issues, concerns, and risks associated with our business as part of the Corporate EHS and Social Compliance group. Requires bachelors degree and a minimum of five years of experience. Relevant OSHA knowledge required, EHS professional board certification (CSP, CIH, CHMM) and Master's degree preferred.

Vice President of EH&S, Comcast Corp., Philadelphia, PA
Comcast Corp. is looking for a VP of EHS. The ideal candidate hired be responsible for all worker and environmental safety issues for the employees of Comcast Cable. S/he will work closely with Comcast University, Corporate Communications, Corporate Legal and Risk and Operations VPs to develop and implement a new culture of safety and customer care quality for Comcast. Major tasks include developing plans to meet unexpected situations, new developments and changes in the business environment; preparing for emergencies, along with understanding the factors and conditions affecting the
organization and responding appropriately when these change. You will be asked to ensure corporate compliance with applicable laws and regulations dealing with occupational safety, industrial hygiene matters. Requires a bachelors degree and 15+ years related experience, with 10+ years in supervisory EHS roles.

Plant Environmental Manager, Confidential, Chicago, IL
The ideal candidate for this position will be asked to lead environmental science functions for a plant near Chicago, IL. You will be asked to lead and faciliate the development and implementation of cost-effective programs and procedures that continuously increase overall awareness in the environmental area to eliminate undesired incidents at the site. You will also work with local management team to assure local compliance with all applicable plant, company, and governmental policies, procedures, regulations, and legislation, along with supporting the plant management team and regional/corporate SH&E to ensure environmental science concerns are identified and managed. Requires a BS Environmental Sciences or Engineering, along with 5+ years relevant experience from chemical manufacturing. For full listing, contact Dave Bushery.

Environmental Manager, Confidential, Baltimore, MD
The ideal candidate for Environmental Manager will be asked to manage overall environmental department in compliance and implement, coordinate and perform routine plant environmental support functions. S/he will also be asked to coordinate, direct and monitor all environmental compliance and protection programs and remain current and understanding new regulatory requirements and identify and evaluate compliance trends and recommend corrective actions or system improvements as needed to ensure that environmental requirements are met and effective support is provided on an ongoing basis. You will also need to provide counsel and training to management and employees on both existing and emerging environmental requirements and assist in the development, monitoring and implementation of initiatives, programs and procedures to ensure the safe, environmentally compliant and legal operation and maintenance of company facilities. This position requires 10+ years experience successfully managing environmental compliance programs for operating facilities or similar level of responsibilities. For full listing, contact Dave Bushery.

Director of Environmental, Health & Safety, Iberdrola USA, Rochester, NY
Iberdrola USA is looking for an EHS Director. The ideal candidate will be asked to formulate health & safety and environmental policies, programs, and management systems and provide advice on safety/environmental procedures to support compliance with Federal, State, & Local regulations as well as Company policies. S/he will also be tasked with performing audits to ensure that organization is compliant and risk is mitigated, designing, developing and implementing methods and procedures to reduce or eliminate risk to individuals and the environment. BS required, MA preferred. At least 8 years of related compliance experience required. CSP, CHMM, CIH, P.E. preferred.

Regional Director of EHS Americas, CP Kelco - A JM Huber Company, Atlanta, GA
CPKelco, has an immediate opening for a Regional Director EHS Americas. The ideal candidates principal responsibility will be to develop and manage EHS strategy for the three CP Kelco America sites, which includes the communicating and facilitating Corporate Environmental, Health and Safety policy and goals and to ensure that all CP Kelco America manufacturing sites have Environmental, Health and Safety Management systems which strive to achieve and maintain the environmental, health and safety strategy, World Class Safety performance, Environmental Excellence (compliance, risk and change management) and continual improvement. A minimum of a B.S. degree required preferably in Engineering, Environmental Engineer, Safety Engineer or related fields is required along with 8-10 years of experience in a manufacturing company as an EHS professional. MA preferred, CSP, CIH, CHMM desirable.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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