NAEM Network E-News

March 7, 2012

This week's management quote

"Tone can be as important as text." - Ed Koch, (1924 - 2013) Three-term New York City Mayor


  1. Obama Cabinet picks could take on climate policy
  2. How to preserve institutional knowledge
  3. How transparent is your supply chain?
  4. Coca-Cola, Duke Energy, Chrysler will offer EV charging at work
  5. Mandatory water recycling proposed
  6. How green was the 'Green Pope'?
  7. Job Opportunities
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Upcoming 2012 NAEM Events

NAEM Expert-led Webinar
Using Sustainability to Drive Supply Chain Performance
March 28, 2013
Learn how manufacturers manage complex international supply chains and increase the performance and business value from their supply chains while reducing risk and sustainability impacts.
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.
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And now the news

Obama Cabinet picks could take on climate policy - Article
President Obama on Monday named two people to his cabinet who will be charged with making good on his threat to use the powers of the executive branch to tackle climate change and energy policy if Congress does not act quickly.

How to preserve institutional knowledge - Blog
Most large organizations regularly experience dynamics that leak knowledge. The result is that the informal, people-based institutional knowledge that is so critical to organizational effectiveness seems to have a shorter and shorter shelf life. So what can you do to overcome the rapidly accelerating loss of institutional knowledge?

How transparent is your supply chain? - Article
For manufacturers wanting to be in compliance with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act, the devil is in the 'where-to-disclose' details. Although the California Act's basic goals and mechanics are now generally understood by supply chain and compliance professionals, there is a surprising level of confusion over a basic requirement, namely, where the disclosure must be announced.

Coca-Cola, Duke Energy, Chrysler will offer EV charging at work - Article
Last month, 13 major US corporations signed on as charter members to the Department of Energy's Workplace Charging Challenge, which commits them to installing EV charging infrastructure at the workplace.

Mandatory water recycling proposed - Article
The government of India's second most populous state and home to over 100 million people is planning to make it compulsory for companies to adopt measures such as water recycling and rain water harvesting.  Will mandatory actions be implemented elsewhere?

How green was the 'Green Pope'? - Article
Among the many titles Benedict was given over his eight-year reign, the "Green Pope" is certainly one of the most unexpected. But to Vatican observers, Green Pope is entirely appropriate, as the pontiff has made environmental awareness a key tenant of his tenure.

Job opportunities

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Director of Environmental, Health & Safety, Viterra Corp., Regina, CN
Viterra has an opportunity for an experienced Health, Safety and Environment leader for our North American operations. The successful applicant will oversee a team committed to continuous improvement of business practices that demonstrate commitment to a healthy, safe and environmentally conscious workplace. As an expert resource in Canadian and U.S. legislation and regulations you will assume a lead role in strategic business planning across business units to ensure a coordinated approach to program and service delivery. Utilizing your industry knowledge you will lead your team in the development of training and action plans aimed at best practices. Ideal candidates will have a combination of education, experience and leadership typically gained obtained through a university degree in Engineering along with progressively responsible roles in health, safety, regulatory affairs and/or the environment within an industrial setting along with a CRSP designation.

Vice President, EH&S, Confidential Company, Houston, TX
A Confidential company is looking for an EHS VP. This position will report directly to the CEO. The ideal candidate is expected to live and breathe EH&S and is expected to drive the “Safety First" culture. S/he will act as a consultant to management and employees on the principles and concepts of EH&S management and direct the operating and compliance aspects of the EH&S programs. Some other responsibilities include providing functional (day to day) management of the EH&S department, managing the implementation of Process Safety Management in compliance with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.119, and make sure certain Safety Management processes are developed and complied with (PHA, Project Review, etc.), along with a myriad of other responsibilities. A Bachelor's degree in safety management/engineering and 15+ years related experience; professional designation as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) is required, along with a strong knowledge of Safety Management systems a plus. Experience in process safety management (PSM) system implementation and change management is a plus.

Corporate EH&S Manager, Dover Chemical Corp., Dover, OH
Dover Chemical Corp. has an opening for a salary exempt position of Corporate Environmental, Health and Safety Manager based at its Dover, OH manufacturing facility. The ideal person will also oversee second location in Hammond, IN.  Dover Chemical Corporation is a global leader in lubricants, plastic additives, and other specialty chemicals used in a variety of industries and construction. Some responsibilities include developing and managing EHS strategy for two sites, which includes the communicating and facilitating of Corporate Environmental, Health, Safety, and Security policy and goals, designing, developing and implementing corporate and facility-level EHS management systems and ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations and applicable company requirements (e.g., Lockout/Tagout; Haz Com; SARA; TSCA RCRA; DOT; Responsible Care®). Other responsibilities include leading projects related to overall EHS strategy development, organizational design, external reporting, key performance indicators, benchmarking, business process redesign, and corporate EHS policies and standards, along with a myriad of other responsibilities. A minimum of a B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering preferred, Chemistry, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Health & Safety, or related field. A minimum of 7-10 years of results-oriented experience in strategic planning and environmental management systems in manufacturing.  Experience in a chemical manufacturing facility or refinery a plus. Must have in-depth knowledge of applicable EHS regulations (e.g., EPA, OSHA, and DOT) along with the ability to establish relationships and a positive reputation within the industry as well as the legal and regulatory communities and outside consultants. CSP, CIH, CHMM with experience in EHS auditing desirable.

Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt
NAEM Executive Director

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