May 5, 2016
"What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered."

Ralph Waldo Emerson
(1803 - 1882), American essayist, lecturer, and poet who led the Transcendentalist movement

A 5-Step Guide for a Safety Conversation
The prevailing communication style of managers and supervisors in an organization is a barometer of the safety culture. Occasional, one-way safety conversations are telltale signs of a culture of compliance. Frequent, interactive safety conversations are indicative of a culture of commitment. Read more...

Climate Action 2016 Summit: What Role Will Business Play?
Beginning today, more than 700 corporate executives, government officials, academics and philanthropists will converge on Washington, DC, for the Climate Action 2016 Summit. Like COP21, the Climate Action Summit brings together policy makers and private companies, which will be directly affected by climate policies in the transition to a low-carbon economy. In other words, it's a good idea for executives to get involved at the summit, or at least pay close attention from the sidelines. Read more...

How Energizer Is Taking On The Holy Grail Of E-Waste
Batteries are really hard to recycle, but beginning in 2008 Energizer embarked on a journey to begin upcycling currently wasted materials. Read how they tackled materials and logistics issues, as well as regulatory challenges. Read more...

The Sustainability Consortium Releases Landmark Report To Drive More Sustainable Consumer Products
Titled 'Greening Global Supply Chains: From Blind Spots to Hotspots to Action', the report offers a practical pathway for both manufacturers and retailers to reduce social and environmental impacts while also uncovering new market opportunities. Read more...

The Real Value Of EHS Software
Read about how an effective EHS software management solution delivers greater productivity and efficiency for companies in the manufacturing sector by controlling risk, providing visibility and improving performance. Read more...

Texting and Driving? Watch Out for the Textalyzer
A new device, known as a Textalyzer, can tap into the operating system of a phone to check for recent activity. It is being introduced as a tool for law enforcement, but may have applications for fleets. Read more...
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Director, Corporate EHS
Flextronics International Ltd.; Austin, Texas
Flex, also known as Flextronics International Ltd., is an American international supply chain solutions company that offers design, manufacturing, distribution and aftermarket services to OEM's. It is headquartered in Singapore. It is the second largest global electronics manufacturing services original design manufacturer company by revenue, behind only Taiwan's Foxconn. They are looking for an EHS Director. The flex Corporate Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Director reports to the VP, Corporate Real Estate and Facilities (CREF) and is responsible for mentoring, coaching and directing site EHS Professionals to implement Corporate EHS programs created to ensure that all operations around the world comply with regulatory and corporate policies; also to drive cultural change with a high degree of employee engagement. The Corporate EHS Director must provide leadership and work closely with the Regional CREF Directors (to whom the site EHS personnel report) and the CSER Leadership on the creation, implementation and maintenance of best in class Corporate EHS Standards and Programs.

Senior Educational Program Manager
NAEM; Washington, D.C.
The Senior Program Manager is responsible for leading the development and implementation of NAEM's three issue specific conferences which address a range of corporate environmental, health, safety and sustainability management issues. Specifically, this requires the candidate to determine relevant program topics, convene and manage program development committees, develop event agendas and schedules, write all program copy, identify and invite speakers and moderators, and ensure the highest quality learning content is delivered at the event. This role also requires the candidate coordinates with the Marketing Manager and Communications Manager to help develop related marketing and communication materials, and to conduct outreach for the events.

IT Project Manager & EHS SME
Huco Consulting; Flexible Work from Home
Huco Consulting is an EHS consulting firm founded in 2008 in Houston, Texas. They are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic manager with an ability to work from home and lead a team of virtual colleagues and clients on system implementation and support projects. This is a hybrid Project Management and EHS Subject Matter Expertise role. You will direct and lead a cross-functional team of subject matter experts and ensure project completion according timeline, budget and deliverable requirements. In addition, and based on project need, you will be responsible for the technical leadership, review and execution of EHS IT projects. Bachelor's and or Master's degree in Science/Engineering. Environmental focus preferred, along with 5-10 years of work experience with top Management/IT Consulting firm (PWC, Accenture, etc.) or Environmental IT consulting firm. Skilled with a variety of tech tools (e.g. Excel/Word, PowerPoint, Access, SQL, Crystal Reports, SQL, Oracle).

Director, EH&S
Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.; Houston, Texas
The Environmental, Health, and Safety Director is the primary point of contact for EHS requirements and activities for the account, and communicates EHS needs and results to the Account Central Leadership Team. S/he plays a lead role in the continued development and refinement of JLL's EHS culture and training programs on the account and provides technical expertise, strategic leadership, and support for all various JLL facilities, (including all acquisitions) on regulatory compliance issues in Environmental Health and Safety. The ideal candidate also provides oversight and alignment for training/presentations as needed on specific topics applicable to the account employees and supports the Sr. VP, National Dir. EHS Americas in rolling out new compliance and best management practices programs across the account (and occasionally support JLL-wide EHS activities). Bachelor's Degree or relevant field experience is required (MA preferred) along with 8 years prior experience in comparable EH&S program (10 preferred). OSHA/CHM/CSHM/CIH/CSM/CEP preferred. Lean Six Sigma preferred. Must know Microsoft Office.

EHS Lead
Cargill Inc.; Minneapolis, Minnesota
Cargill is an American privately held global corporation based in Minnesota. Founded in 1865, it is now the largest privately held corporation in the United States in terms of revenue. Some of Cargill's major businesses are trading, purchasing and distributing grain and other agricultural commodities, such as palm oil; trading in energy, steel and transport; the raising of livestock and production of feed; producing food ingredients such as starch and glucose syrup, vegetable oils and fats for application in processed foods and industrial use. This position deals with Cargill Dressings, Sauces & Oils refines vegetable and tropical oils and animal fat for a wide range of food and nonfood manufacturers. This position provides strategic leadership and direction for the Dressing, Sauces and Oils business in the following areas of focus: Development and implementation of EHS strategy, maintenance and continuous improvement of EHS results, shaping of the internal EHS culture, management of the external EHS brand and leadership of talent management practices. In addition to leading EHS for DSO, this position will also provide EHS leadership for the Fats & Oils Group globally, and will be a member of the Corporate EHS Leadership Team. The position will require strong technical, interpersonal, intercultural, collaboration and negotiation skills, as well as deep understanding of environmental, health and safety opportunities and challenges in the agribusiness and food sector. A Bachelor's degree or higher (technical or EHS related field) is required along with a minimum of 5 years of experience in EHS leadership with increasing levels of leadership responsibility and demonstrated success in developing proactive EHS strategy, processes and procedures in a multiple facility setting. MA preferred, CEM/CHMM/PE/QEP preferred.

Corporate Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Manager
H.O.Penn Machinery Company Inc. (Caterpillar); Poughkeepsie, New York
H.O. Penn Machinery, the CATERPILLAR dealer for lower NY and all of CT is currently looking for a Corporate Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Manager to join their team! This position covers all 5 of our locations within our territory (Poughkeepsie NY, Bloomingburg NY, Bronx NY, Holtsville NY and Newington CT). Reporting to the Vice President of Product Support, you will be responsible for providing safety leadership, compliance with established safety standards, as well as safety programs that promote a safe and accident free work environment, ensuring compliance with all federal, state and local regulatory agencies such as OSHA, MSHA, DOT, etc., and ensuring appropriate (and applicable to our industry) safety programs are in place such as quarterly safety meetings, weekly safety topics, safety glasses, respiratory protection, lock out/tag out, lift truck certification, etc. Five plus years of experience in an environmental, health, or safety position is required along with the following certifications: Board certified safety professional (CSP) / HAZWOPER 40 hour certified / OSHA 10 or 30 construction certified. A Bachelor's degree in any of the natural sciences, engineering, public health is a plus. Knowledge/experience with heavy construction activities a plus.

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