NAEM Network E-News

Jan. 10, 2012

This week's management quote

"When placed in command - take charge." - H. Norman Schwarzkopf, (1934 - 2012) , United States Army general.


  1. Obama environmental picks seen focusing on oil boom
  2. Uh-Oh! flu season likely to be worst in a decade
  3. 2013: EHS leaders discuss the year ahead
  4. How to become a master talent wrangler
  5. What the future may bring
  6. Under fire, EPA withdraws Cadmium rule
  7. Job Opportunities
NAEM Benchmarking Report

EHS Staffing, Structure, Budgets and Salaries, Oh my
NAEM’s new report on EHS & Sustainability Staffing and Structure is out. With over 190 respondents, this is the largest and most in-depth report of its kind. Order your copy today and see how your organization’s staffing, structure, salaries and budget compare! The report also documents the scope of EHS responsibilities, including the evolving role of the EHS manager in the execution of corporate sustainability initiatives.
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Benchmark your software system now
Take a moment to complete the 2013 EHS and Sustainability Software Survey survey. In return for your participation, you will be entered to win one of three passes to the EHS and Sustainability Software Conference on Feb. 26 - 27, 2013 in Charlotte, NC.  You will also receive 20 percent off the cost of a future NAEM research report.
Take the 2013 EHS and Sustainability Software Survey

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.
Register today!

NAEM Event
2013 Membership Meeting
Join NAEM for our annual Member Meeting on Monday, Jan. 14 at 1 p.m. EST. This is an opportunity for us to share highlights from the past year as well as our plans for new networking, benchmarking and learning opportunities in the coming year. This is a free, online event for all NAEM members.
Register today!

NAEM Event
NAEM's Member Appreciation Week
Jan. 14 - 18, 2013
NAEM has planned a series of special events to thank you for your contributions to the professional community. Highlights of the week including learning about Upcoming Events and association news at the Annual Member Meeting complementary webinar, benchmarking with your peers with a free webinar on EHS Staffing and Structure and enjoying deep discounts on all 2013 NAEM events.

And now the news

Obama environmental picks seen focusing on oil boom - Article
Four years ago, President Obama said his energy and environmental advisers would work to develop a “new hybrid economy” based on wind, solar, and other renewable energy sources. Lisa Jackson has announced her exit as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, and Energy Secretary Steven Chu, who faced congressional criticism over green-energy programs, could follow. Obama may end up assembling a second- term team for a different task: how to manage the boom in U.S. production of oil and natural gas.

Uh-Oh! Flu season likely to be worst in a decade - Article
Make sure your employees know how to avoid spreading the flu at work.  A decade ago, when the U.S. had widespread circulation of the seasonal flu, there were 70,000 deaths in the U.S. Also, check out Google's Flu Trends tool where you can see where in the world people are searching most for flu-related information, an indication of who's getting hit hardest.

2013: EHS leaders discuss the year ahead - Article
Every year brings with it new challenges and new opportunities for success in EHS. With the 2012 presidential election behind us and 4 more years of the Obama administration ahead of us, some uncertainty we faced last year has been resolved. However, the country's slow economic turnaround, continued uncertainty in Europe and the Middle East and the slow pace of OSHA rulemaking continue to impact EHS in the United States. Read the opinions of nine EHS leaders.

How to become a master talent wrangler - Blog
It's like the Wild Wild West out there for executives who are looking to wrestle up some top talent. Available talent is scarce and will continue to be that way as the economy improves. So what does that mean for companies that are unable to simply rely on their looks? This means that you need to become a master talent wrangler. Here's how to begin.

What the future may bring - Article
In his latest book, sustainable development expert Jorgen Randers offers an analysis of what the world will be like in the year 2052. It's not a pretty picture, but it's avoidable.

Under fire, EPA withdraws Cadmium rule - Article
The EPA has withdrawn a controversial rule governing the reporting of cadmium and cadmium compounds, admitting the regulation had caused serious confusion and uncertainty. The EPA said that since the final rule's issuance, it received a number of letters raising concerns about the regulation's extent. The agency said it believes some of the points raised warrant the EPA's consideration.

Job opportunities

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

Global Safety Manager, General Mills Inc., Minneapolis, MN
General Mills is seeking a Global Safety Manager in Minneapolis who will be responsible for the effective development of standards, programs, and processes in assigned area of expertise. This role will be the Technical Expert for General Mills Global Safety and Regulatory Compliance and OSHA Safety Compliance while developing safety compliance standards and management systems that align and/or improve existing Safety systems. Some of the responsibilities of this position include clearing priorities for injury reduction and compliance, identifying injury reduction opportunities, management systems, and best practices, benchmarking with outside companies on Safety compliance and improvements. A BS is required (preferred degree in Supply Chain/Operations Management, EHS, Occupational Safety, Engineering or Science) along with 7-10 years of experience in Safety related field. CSP preferred. For full description and to apply, visit the General Mills careers page and search job number 51740620.

Senior Health, Safety & Environment Specialist, Energy XXI, Houston, TX
Energy XXI is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company whose growth strategy emphasizes acquisitions, enhanced by its value-added organic drilling program.  They are currently looking to fill the position of Senior Health, Safety & Environment Specialist in our office in Houston, Texas.  This role will support the offshore and inland Gulf of Mexico exploration and production operations and will report to the Director, Health, Safety and Environment. S/he will be responsible for accurate and timely filings of plans, procedures and permit applications required for oil and gas exploration and production. Some responsibilities include planning and managing the HSE compliance function in accordance with established company business plans, maintaining expert knowledge of specific requirements imposed by government agencies through extensive reading of the statutes, regulations, licenses and permits; consultation with peers in other companies; and consulting with engineers and field personnel. Other functions include HSE operational field inspections, Subpart “O” compliance, coordination of HSE field operations training, active participation in required emergency preparedness drills and providing Safety & Environmental Management System leadership. Requirements include a B.S. degree in HSE or a related discipline with a minimum of 10 years of experience; or H.S. diploma/Associate Degree/ technical training along with a minimum of 15 years progressive experience in either safety, environmental or regulatory, Extensive knowledge of BSEE, LDEQ, EPA, USCG, and COE regulations and practices is required. Professional certifications desired.

Division Environmental Manager, Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC, Atlanta, GA.
Georgia-Pacific is looking for an EHS Manager. The ideal candidate will provide leadership/management of the Division's environmental programs, including review and development of policies/procedures as needed and provide both leadership and direct support to chemical facilities to implement and improve environmental programs to achieve 100% compliance. Some responsibilities include maintaining a strong working knowledge of all environmental requirements for both the divisional and facility compliance programs, developing and maintaining chemical division subject matter expertise in regulatory areas, as assigned, and act at the primary owner of those compliance programs for the chemical division.  S/he will also maintain, review and update divisional management systems, policies, procedures and tools, support facility participation in environmental excellence programs and serve in the company's audit program. Basic Qualifications include a BS in a technical field (preferably in Engineering), 5 years minimum multi-disciplined environmental experience, experience in developing and using management systems and transforming regulatory requirements into optimal plant practices. Preferred to have knowledge of working in Waste, Hazardous Waste, Water, and Storm Water compliance.

Corporate Environmental Consultant, Target Corp., Minneapolis, MN
Target is looking for an environmental consultant. The ideal candidate will provide environmental compliance guidance for Target and its subsidiaries by utilizing his or her expertise in RCRA and other environmental regulations. The Environmental Consultant will identify trends and key developments in environmental regulatory issues and helps determine their impact on Target. He/she will also develop and maintain strong working relationships and an understanding of relevant business processes that are affected by environmental compliance issues. The Environmental Consultant will manage and direct responses to regulatory inspections and other enforcement activities. Some responsibilities include developing and enhancing  enterprise-wide hazardous waste compliance programs and other environmental compliance programs, managing and directing responses to regulatory inspections and other enforcement activities.  Requirements include a BA/BS college degree, preferably in Engineering or Law, minimum 10 years relevant experience with a history of environmental compliance within a heavily regulated industry, expert on the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and other hazardous waste compliance requirements.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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