NAEM Network E-News

Feb. 7, 2012

This week's management quote

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955), Theoretical Physicist

Summary

  1. Obama’s climate team appears primed for action
  2. HP in drive to help car manufacturers reduce waste
  3. The whole lot: What environmental risks lurk in property acquisition?
  4. Steven Chu steps down as US energy secretary
  5. Shape Shifting: Chipotle adds hoodies to menu to boost sales
  6. First down! Super Bowl power outage sheds light on smart grid
  7. Job Opportunities
Upcoming 2012 NAEM Events

NAEM Conference
2013 EHS and Sustainability Software conference
Feb. 26-27, 2013
Learn how companies are using data management systems to track compliance metrics, mitigate business risks and report sustainability results externally. This is the only conference where you will see live software demonstrations by the EHS and sustainability leaders who selected and use these systems on a daily basis.
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NAEM Expert-led Webinar
From Research to Practice: The Story of Actionable Safety Leading Indicator

March 7, 2013
Featuring presentations by IHS Inc.
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NAEM Conference
2013 Corporate Sustainability Management Conference
April 18, 2013
This conference will offer practical insights for EHS and sustainability and managers responsible for leading corporate sustainability efforts in all industries.
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And now the news

Obama's climate team appears primed for action - Article
The president's top climate appointees and the outside advisers best positioned to shape his agenda are a team replete with heavy hitters - including green-minded business leaders, buttoned-down environmental lobbyists and bureaucrats who have spent years wrestling with the minutiae of regulations.  Here's a rundown of the players.

HP in drive to help car manufacturers reduce waste - Article
Hewlett-Packard is getting involved in a shared service to help 34 of the world's leading car manufacturers wipe out harmful substances from the automotive sector supply chain, as the technology giant is set to host the International Material Data System (IMDS) for the next five years. The aim is to help prevent the use of heavy metals such as cadmium, lead and mercury, as well as making sure that reportable substances are declared for recycling.

The whole lot: What environmental risks lurk in property acquisition? - Article
When expanding an existing business or starting a new one, it is rare to locate on a property that did not have a previous use. In most areas of the country, it is also not uncommon for the property to have environmental issues that can create liability for both prior and current owners. Conducting an All Appropriate Inquiry is critical to minimize regulatory risk and establish defense protection against potential lawsuits.

Steven Chu steps down as US energy secretary - Article
The Nobel laureate Steven Chu has announced he is to resign as US energy secretary. In a letter to DOE staff, Chu noted his successes in office, such as funding the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). Yet Chu also became a controversial figure, facing heavy criticism from Republicans, deniers of climate change and some members of the business community. Critics focused on occasional failures of Chu's initiatives, such as Solyndra.

Shape Shifting: Chipotle adds hoodies to menu to boost sales - Article
Abercrombie & Fitch sells sex. Harley-Davidson sells rebellion. Chipotle sells idealism. The burrito chain has long pushed sustainable food in its 1,400 restaurants. Now, Chipotle is creating a lifestyle brand to appeal to consumers who believe in sustainability. While it's an unusual move for a restaurant chain, the likes of Abercrombie and Harley have been doing this kind of thing for years.

First down! Super Bowl power outage sheds light on smart grid - Article
This high-profile "oops" hints at a bigger problem across America's electrical grid. Much of the equipment is old and wasn't designed for the way it's used today. Smart grid management was key to the success of the 2011 Orange Bowl, where a Department of Energy project turned an overloading transformer into a non-issue. The government-backed solution wouldn't work everywhere, so energy managers will likely turn increasingly toward private sector innovations to help them circumvent another blackout.

Job opportunities

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Compliance Services Team Member, Dakota Software, Multiple Locations
Dakota Software is looking for Compliance Services Team Members in the Cleveland area, California, and Texas. While these areas are preferred, consideration will be given to all candidates based on abilities and experience. Responsibilities for this position include assisting clients with full EHS implementation of all products in the Dakota Proactivity Suite, developing profiles, build tasks, develop audit protocols, performing third party audits and reporting, and providing regulatory assistance as required. Comprehensive knowledge of EHS regulations with demonstrated ability to implement tactical EHS compliance systems at operational sites is required. Bachelor’s Degree is a must, advanced degree preferred. 8-12 years of onsite EHS work experience. End user experience with Dakota Proactivity Suite applications is a plus.

Corporate Industrial Hygienist, Undisclosed, Boston, MA
A global manufacturer of specialty chemicals has an immediate need for a Corporate Industrial Hygienist. This position is responsible for providing industrial hygiene and occupational health support to all Company locations. Requires the skills to interface with plant SH&E staff, Operations/Maintenance Managers, front line workers and to assist the corporation manage its’ occupational health risks. Requires BS in Engineering or IH-related science, and a minimum of 6 years of IH experience in the manufacturing sector and general experience with occupational safety and environmental programs and best practices. Email BusheryAssoc@comcast.net for full description.

Health, Safety & Environmental Senior Manager, Dresser-Rand Corp., Houston, TX
Dresser-Rand is looking for a Senior EHS Manager. This manager will implement and manage HS&E policies, plans, procedures and processes to ensure the effective management of hazard identification, assessment of risk and implementation of controls. Some position responsibilities and duties developing, implementing and managing HS&E policies, plans, procedures and processes to ensure the effective management of hazard identification, assessment of risk and implementation of controls, conducting HSE-related compliance audits, inspections, and assessments of company and client job sites and workplaces across the business and ensure that the region is compliant with HSE-related regulatory affairs, company standards, and client requirements, assisting and coaching supervisors with performing root cause analysis of HSE incidents, assist in case management of reported injuries and in the development of effective corrective actions. Required qualifications include a BA in Occupational Safety & Health required, a minimum of 5 years relevant experience within a field service/engineering and machine shop environment  and refinery/chemical plant environment, demonstration knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and its implementation. Preferred qualifications include a Masters and CSP, ASP or other recognized safety certification.

Regional Director EHS Americas, CP Kelco, a JM Huber Co., Atlanta, Georgia
CPKelco, a J. M. Huber company and a leading manufacturer global producer of specialty ingredients used in food, pharmaceutical and consumer products, has an immediate opening for a Regional Director EHS Americas. Some responsibilities with this position include developing and managing EHS strategy for the three CP Kelco America sites, which includes the communicating and facilitating Corporate Environmental, Health and Safety policy and goals, ensuring 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. The role also involves alignment, coordination and management of the Environmental, Health and Safety Programs with CP Kelco corporate and JM Huber including working closely with the Line of business or regional PSM engineers and participates on the EH&S Leadership Team. Requirements include a B.S. degree required preferably in Engineering, Environmental Engineer, Safety Engineer or related fields, a minimum of 8-10years of experience in a manufacturing company as an EHS professional, post graduate EHS qualifications desirable, certifications such as CSP, CIH, CHMM, experience in EHS auditing desirable.

North and East Regional EHS Manager, Ingersoll Rand Co., Nationwide
Ingersoll Rand is looking for EHS Managers. This position will be responsible for leading 19 Customer Centers in North America in EHS (Environmental, Health and Safety) strategy, procedure/programs and campaigns directed at moving towards continuous improvement in World Class Environmental, Safety and Health for the ITS Sales/Service Customer Center and Engineered Products organization. The position may be located in any of the following cities:  Chicago, Cincinnati, Omaha, Detroit, Goshen, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, London, Toronto, Calgary, Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Edison, Philadelphia, Richmond, Syracuse, or York. The work activity for this position will include, but not limited to the following: Implementing all aspects of Ingersoll Rand’s EHS Management System, driving behavioral-based culture practices by closely working with leaders and employees to find and resolve risks, analyzing systemic incident causes and assist in developing and implementing corrective actions, inspecting organization facilities to detect existing or potential safety, health, and/or environmental hazards, determine corrective or preventative measures where indicated, and follow-up to ensure measures have been implemented. Requirements include a Bachelors Degree in industrial safety, safety sciences, safety engineering, environmental science/engineering or related degree with at least 5 years of increasing EHS responsibilities required. Knowledge of Federal and State OSHA and EPA regulations required. One or more safety-related professional certifications desired (i.e. CIH or CSP).

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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