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January 21, 2016
"If You Are The Smartest Person In The Room, Then You Are In The Wrong Room."
Michael Dell
(1965-), American business magnate as founder and CEO of Dell Inc.
The News
2015 Was Hottest Year in Historical Record, Scientists Say
Scientists reported Wednesday that 2015 was the hottest year in the historical record by far, breaking a mark set only the year before - a burst of heat that has continued into the new year and is roiling weather patterns all over the world. Read more...

What Does COP21 Mean for the Future Of Business?
The COP21 Paris Climate Conference demonstrated that addressing emission reductions will be a necessary step for governments and businesses alike. Sustainable development is no longer just an aspiration as global leaders are demonstrating that they can be profitable while reducing emissions, minimizing waste, and increasing the bottom line. Processes that produce no waste and pollution have attracted significant investment and may become the norm in the future. Learn more about how COP21 may impact your business from a Red-on-Line EHS expert. Read more...
This article is a benefit of Red-on-Line's sponsorship of the 2015 NAEM Forum.

NAEM Member Perspectives: EHS Success Depends on Internal Engagement
While there is general agreement that developing a workplace culture to support environmental and safety performance is crucial, effective tactics to build engagement can be difficult to articulate. Learn how three NAEM members tackled this challenge in their organizations in this free publication. Read more...

U.S. Companies Pay $62 Billion Per Year for Workplace Injuries
Overexertion, the No. 1 cause of serious or disabling workplace injuries, accounted for nearly 25% of the total cost, and the top 10 causes collectively were responsible for 82%. Read more...

A 10-Year Study Reveals What Great Executives Know and Do
Despite the huge impact executives can have on their organizations, failure rates remain high. Prescriptions for what to do continue to fall short. If we closely studied the executives who succeed in top jobs once appointed, could we identify distinguishing features that set them apart and defined their success? Read more...

RobecoSAM Publishes the Annual Sustainability Yearbook 2016
RobecoSAM, the firm that powers the DJSI, announced the publication of The Sustainability Yearbook 2016. The Yearbook looks back at companies' sustainability performance in 2015 and includes the best 15% per industry awarding them gold, silver or bronze medals. Industry Leaders and gold medal winners include Coca-Cola, Abbott Laboratories, Agilent Technologies, Alcoa, Ball Corp, Biogen, and Owens Corning. In February, NAEM is holding a webinar for how those interested in learning more about how to participate in the DJSI evaluation and selection process. Stay tuned for more information. Read more...

By 2050, There Will Be More Plastic Than Fish In The World's Oceans, Study Says
According to a report by the World Economic Forum, if current production rates and disposal practices continue, plastics in the ocean will outweigh fish by 2050. More than 70% of the plastic we produce is either put in a landfill or lost to the world's waterways and other infrastructure, resulting in $13B in economic damage. Read more...
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Communications Representative Staff- Environmental Remediation
Lockheed Martin Corp.; Bethesda, Maryland
Reporting to the Director of Media Relations, The Communications Staff position requires strong stakeholder engagement, community relations and communications skills to manage environmental remediation topics for the Corporation. This role also supports the Corporation's Communications team on other emerging topics as needed. The major responsibilities of this position include representing & protecting the Lockheed Martin brand through transparent and open communications with community residents, media, and government agencies, managing a national community outreach program that helps the Corporation work with local communities impacted by operations at former Lockheed Martin sites, developing and executing plans to manage communications related to 60+ environmental remediation projects, supporting a multi-function team including Environment, Safety & Health, Government Affairs, and Legal, as well as public relations agencies hired to supplement the Corporation's communications capabilities, establishing effective relationships with community organizations and individuals and handling media relations for issues in each of the communities with active remediation sites. Salary is negotiable. Any questions, contact Justen Baxter at Justen.baxter@lmco.com

EHS Manager
WhiteWave Foods Co.; City of Industry, California
WhiteWave Foods Company mission is to be the Earth's favorite food company, by creating nutritious, innovative, responsibly-produced foods that nurture people and the planet. Becoming the Earth's favorite food company means more than making food responsibly. It takes inventiveness, consistency and quality, and a dedication to doing better. Most of all, it takes people who love food. We are looking for an EHS Manager to help us succeed in City of Industry, CA Plant. This position is responsible for the development and execution of programs to ensure that the Company provides a safe workplace for employees and minimizes impacts to the environment. This position will lead compliance with all federal, state, and local environmental, health, and safety regulations. The incumbent will implement a sustainable environmental, health and safety management system at a plant level and drive EHS performance improvement and efficiency. This position will participate in the Whitewave EHS Leadership Network. The incumbent is successful through strong leadership, vision, and effective management and ensure these goals in a professional atmosphere that enhances Company economic viability. You will be asked to build proactive safety culture at plant and create environment where employees and supervision are engaged in working safely. Must have a Bachelor's or Master's in Safety, Environmental Health, Chemistry, or related field. Must be knowledgeable with OSHA and EPA regulations, California state requirements is a plus. Must have 7+ years of plant and manufacturing experience. HAZMAT experience a plus. MSDS a plus.

Corporate EHS Manager
Wade Palmer & Associates Inc.; Small town in southern Illinois
An anonymous company in Southern Illinois is looking for a Corporate EHS Manager. This company is a top U.S food manufacturing company and the position is located in small town in Illinois. This company is seeking a motivated and experienced Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) professional to lead their corporate EHS efforts across an 18 plant network. The EHS Manager will report to the VP Risk Management and is responsible for oversight and direction of all compliance with Federal, State and Local regulatory agencies, including OSHA and EPA. The EHS Director will work with Division, Plant, and Branch Managers to ensure Safety is a top priority and implement appropriate programs and training. A Bachelor's Degree in safety-related field is required along with 7+ years' experience working in Occupational Safety. Expertise in OSHA regulations and standards a plus along with a strong knowledge of Ammonia Refrigeration Management and Process Safety Management required.

Safety & Environmental Director
IES Infrastructure Solutions; Chicago, Illinois
IES Infrastructure Solutions is seeking full-time Safety & Environmental Director based in Chicago, IL or the Canton/Massillon, OH area. Said Safety Director is responsible for implementing, administering and monitoring all pertinent safety and environmental policies, procedures and programs for the locations, departments and projects within their assigned responsibility. S/he will also ensure compliance with company safety policies, procedures, programs and all federal, state WC, OSHA, EPA and DOT standards and regulations and will also perform and instruct in proper techniques to proactively identify, analyze, evaluate, and address work place hazards and incidents. Current authorized OSHA OTI 501 Construction Outreach Trainer status required; Working knowledge of environmental compliance and the NFPA 70E to include application required; Experience in safety as it relates to the electrical /mechanical apparatus and equipment field service industry required; Experience with motor / machine shops safety required. Assignment of a company vehicle applies to this position.
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