NAEM Network E-News

Jan. 24, 2012

This week's management quote

"It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't." - Martin Van Buren (1782 1862) Eighth President of the United States


  1. Inaugural speech gives climate goals center stage
  2. Transform 2013 by turning goals into questions
  3. Davos 2013: The building blocks for a sustainable future?
  4. 140 countries sign international treaty on mercury emissions
  5. Seven strategies to improve safety for contingent workers
  6. Guess this means it's serious: Jeter concerned about climate change
  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.
Register today!

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.
Register today!

And now the news

Inaugural speech gives climate goals center stage - Article
President Obama made addressing climate change the most prominent policy vow of his second Inaugural Address, setting in motion what Democrats say will be a deliberately paced but aggressive campaign built around the use of his executive powers to sidestep Congressional opposition.

Transform 2013 by turning goals into questions - Article
Transitions are ideal times to create multi-faceted change in our lives. The start of a new year can give equal cause for recalibrating a life. Many of us have set a few goals during the past couple of weeks, and a few of us have set many goals. But we all know that goals set are not necessarily goals met. At best 20 percent of us will succeed at achieving our objectives. To buck those odds, try this trick: Set a question goal instead of a statement goal.

Davos 2013: The building blocks for a sustainable future? - Article
The World Economic Forum's 2013 meeting in Davos kicked off this week amidst ongoing stagnation in the world's economy. This year's theme, Resilient Dynamism, speaks to a more balanced world: one that continues to innovate without creating bubbles and achieves widespread prosperity without consuming more natural resources than the planet has or can regenerate.

140 countries sign international treaty on mercury emissions - Article
After four years of talks, more than 140 countries have signed onto the first legally binding international treaty for controlling mercury emissions. The Minamata Convention takes steps to halt mercury emissions and phases out or restricts many household products that contain mercury.

Seven strategies to improve safety for contingent workers - Article
An increasing number of U.S. employees are employed as contingent workers, an arrangement that can expose them to occupational safety and health risks not experienced by a permanent work force. A new white paper from the Center for Progressive Reform highlights the occupational challenges facing contingent workers in the United States and suggests seven strategies to improve their working conditions.

Guess this means it's serious: Jeter concerned about climate change - Article
As global political and business leaders gather in Davos for the World Economic Forum this week, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter hopes climate change is addressed.

Job opportunities

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

Environmental Specialist, W. R. Grace & Co., Cambridge, MA or Columbia, MD
W. R. Grace & Co. is seeking an Environmental Specialist for its Corporate Environmental Health and Safety Department. The Environmental Specialist will enhance Grace's EHS programs by providing strategic and tactical functional expertise and support to Grace business locations and leadership teams. The position manages and continuously drives global excellence in core EHS management systems and processes and facilitates integration into Grace's overall business operations for compliance assurance, productivity, and growth. Some key responsibilities of the Environmental Specialist are providing leadership and direction to the business and regional EHS personnel on environmental matters while supporting implementation of the Grace EHS Policy and Global EHS Management System, assisting in the development and implementation of comprehensive Environmental, Health and Safety Management Systems and processes and keeping abreast of pending regulatory changes and advise business leadership accordingly, along with a myriad of other responsibilities. Required experience includes a Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent in Environmental Science, Engineering or Chemistry. Minimum of 4 years experience in environmental management in a manufacturing environment, preferably chemical or specialty chemicals.

Environmental Manager, Flint Hills Resources, Fairbank, Iowa
Flint Hills Resources is seeking an Environmental Manager at our Fairbank, Iowa ethanol plant. As an industry leader in regards to environmental responsibility, we are looking to add a team member with a shared commitment to safety and compliance. The Environmental Manager will serve as a member of the Fairbank site leadership team, collaborating with our Renewables employees to fulfill all environmental obligations. Opportunities include the development of innovative solutions for evolving standards. Risk management, air compliance, water management, leak detection and repair, and regulatory reports are also included in our diverse areas of focus. Managers are strongly supported by the expertise of corporate legal counsel and a company-wide commitment to environmental leadership. Work Experience and skills required are a proven background in environmental management with a minimum of 5 years of experience, strong communication, leadership and collaboration skills, ethanol, petrochemical, refinery, or industrial environmental experience, a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a preference for the engineering/EHS field.

Corporate Safety Manager, Integrys Energy Group Inc., Green Bay, WI
Integrys Business Support, a subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group, is currently recruiting for a Manager – Corporate Safety for our office in Green Bay, WI. This position reports to the Director – Safety, Health & Wellness. Some basic responsibilities include being responsible for all elements of the Corporate Safety function across the assigned areas of the organization that help foster the safety of all employees, overseeing and contributing to the development and implementation of safety and industrial hygiene programs, processes, and support systems; in-accordance with a strong safety culture and a Safety Management System approach. Strategize, develop, and maintain effective partnerships with business unit leaders, union leaders, and other Human Resource professionals, leading  and motivating staff in a manner that promotes and models Integrys' Vision, Mission, Values, and Expectations, along with a myriad of other responsibilities. Minimum Qualifications are a bachelors degree in Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Health, Human Resources or related field, a minimum of five years experience developing, implementing and managing safety and/or industrial hygiene related initiatives, programs, compliance, and metrics.

Global Environmental Leader, Hexcel Corp., Salt Lake City, UT
Hexcel is currently seeking a Global Environmental Leader to be located at their Salt Lake City site. The Global Environmental Leader is responsible for designing, implementing, improving, and managing programs, systems, and initiatives that support Hexcel's commitment to environmental excellence. This position is responsible for assuring the environmental regulatory compliance of all Hexcel operations worldwide, and their continuous performance improvement. The position is also accountable for the successful closure of legacy sites, the proactive due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, and the support of litigation challenges as needed. The selected individual will be responsible for the following efforts: assuring that the EMS is relevant to operations and is in conformance to the company's expectations, revising and implementing a more focused and effective environmental auditing program and where appropriate support the implementation of ISO 14000, developing and implementing a corporate program that assures operational compliance with the various environmental reporting obligations, along with a myriad of other relevant responsibilities. Some basic qualifications include a BS degree in environmental engineering or technical degree (Master's preferred), 10 + years of environmental management experience in a chemical and/or manufacturing environment.

Corporate Director of Health & Safety, Valmont Industries Inc., Valley, NE
Valmost Industries Inc. is looking for a Corporate EHS Manager. This position will be responsible for leading corporate initiatives to improve the Health & Safety culture, practices and performance at the Company's nearly 100 facilities on 6 continents.  This position will also be is responsible for: Establishment and communication of the Company's Health and Safety policies and standards, facilitation the sharing of OSHA findings, injury reports etc., and success stories and the identification, development and sharing of training, ensuring Divisions' fulfillment of the Health and Safety responsibilities delegated to them by regular reporting of safety incidences as well as leading indicators and by independent audits. Basic qualifications include 20 or more years of progressive responsibility in work place health & safety in a manufacturing environment, 10 or more years of supervisory experience, an undergraduate degree in Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Operations Management or a related degree. Preferred Qualifications include a graduate degree in Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Operations Management or a related degree.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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