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January 7, 2015
"You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do."
Henry Ford
(1863 - 1947), American industrialist and the founder of the Ford Motor Co.
The News
New Ozone Rules Could Mean Costly Changes for Companies
While most of us were still focusing on family, food and festivities, the revision to new Ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) became effective on December 28, 2015. As a result of this regulatory action, many new areas will now face more stringent emission control for nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOC). To help you prepare for this sweeping new regulation, here is a quick overview of the new regulatory requirements and the key milestones for its implementation. Read more...

The Number One New Year's Resolution Every Leader Should Make
We're all very comfortable making resolutions in our personal lives, whether it be about weight, smoking, or whatever. Resolutions in business may seem corny, but what's corny about getting your people all fired up about their work lives and the rewards that come with success? Read more...

Practical Insights into the Implementation of GHS Around the Globe
Since its first publication in 2003, over 50 distinct countries have adopted the Globally Harmonized System (GHS). Most recently in the United States, OSHA's adoption of GHS is the first significant change to its Hazard Communication Standard in nearly 30 years. As the GHS wave continues and more countries adopt it, one thing has become clear: each implementation has its own unique flavor. Companies are therefore challenged with understanding the nuances and implications. What is truly harmonized? What is different? What are the implications for Safety Data Sheets and Labels? Read more...
This article is a benefit of IHS's sponsorship of the 2015 NAEM Forum.

Active-shooter Training for Office Workers Used to be About Hiding. Not Anymore.
Spooked by a year of high-profile rampages, hundreds of companies and organizations are racing to train their workers how to react to a shooter in their workplaces. And after decades of telling employees to lock down and shelter in place, they are teaching them to fight back if evacuating is not an option. Read more...

How One Sustainability Pro Broke Out of Her Silo
Sandy Nessing, managing director of sustainability and EHS strategy and design for American Electric Power, explains the keys to breaking out of silos: "Communication. Appreciation. Listening. You need to have all three to break down silos. You need to build trust with people, that they know you have their back. You have to listen to what they are saying and what they are not saying as well. You need to learn about their job." Read more...

Recycled Water In Demand, And Not Just For Parks, Golf Courses
The ongoing drought in California has driven interest in using recycled water instead of drinking-quality water for uses ranging from watering home gardens to helping cool down a power plant. However, availability largely depends on where the "purple pipes" run. The cost of a gallon of recycled water is approximately one-quarter that of a gallon of drinking water. Read more...
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Upcoming Events
Webinar: New Ozone NAAQS - What it means for New and Existing Industrial Facilities
Thursday January 14, 2016
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

2016 Annual Membership Meeting
Thursday January 21, 2016
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

2016 EHS and Sustainability Software and Data Management Conference
March 15-16, 2015
Tampa, Florida

2016 EHS Compliance Excellence Conference
May 11-12, 2016
Cincinnati, Ohio

2016 Corporate Sustainability Management Conference
Aug. 2-3, 2016
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2016 EHS and Sustainability Management Forum
Oct. 26-28, 2016
Denver, Colorado
2016 EHSMIS Conference
Job Opportunities
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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.

Environmental Superintendent
CF Industries Inc.; Sergeant Bluff, Iowa
CF Industries Holdings Inc. is a North American manufacturer and distributor of agricultural fertilizers, based in Deerfield, Illinois. It was founded in 1946 as the Central Farmers Fertilizer Company. They are looking for an EHS Supervisor. This position is responsible for ensuring compliance with applicable environmental regulations and permits. The Environmental Superintendent will review required reports to regulatory agencies, provide oversight to those that track daily environmental compliance, and provide technical support to other departments within the facility. This position will report to the Manager, EHS and will work closely with direct reports and site leaders to develop and improve environmental procedures, standard work and data collection methods. S/he will also provide technical oversight, guidance and communications on issues involving compliance with and interpretation of local, state and where applicable, federal environmental regulations and identify continuous improvement opportunities and develop and execute action plans to improve environmental programs and processes. A Bachelor's degree in Chemical or Environmental Engineering or similar degree with 5 to 10 years of relevant experience is required.

PSM Superintendent
CF Industries Inc.; Sergeant Bluff, Iowa
CF Industries Holdings Inc. is a North American manufacturer and distributor of agricultural fertilizers, based in Deerfield, Illinois. It was founded in 1946 as the Central Farmers Fertilizer Company. They are looking for an PSM Superintendent. The PSM Superintendent leads, oversees and coordinates all program activities associated with Process Safety at the Port Neal Complex. S/he ensures implementation of corporate process safety standards and guidance, compliance with OSHA's Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard and EPA's Risk Management Plan (RMP) regulations. This position will have multiple direct reports. This position will be the process safety site leader that is consulted and creates a culture of process safety excellence and will ensure implementation of corporate process safety standards and guidance, as well as ensures compliance with PSM and RMP regulations. You will work with key site leaders to regularly improve site process safety policies and procedures that incorporate corporate standards, guidance and regulatory requirements and provide advice and guidance on all process safety management elements including, but not limited to MOC, PSSR, Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), Emergency Response, contractor training and operations recertification training. An engineering Degree required, preferably in Chemical Engineering and a minimum of 5 years PSM experience in a chemical environment handling OSHA PSM covered processes with thorough knowledge of compliance requirements.

Senior Specialist EHS
Abbott Laboratories; Des Plaines, Illinois
Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. With a portfolio of leading, science-based offerings in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott serves people in more than 150 countries and employs approximately 73,000 people. Abbott Molecular has an opening for Sr. Specialist EHS. This is a professional who, working with little or no supervision, applies established EHS principles, practices, regulations and internal standards, interacts with customers and is solutions-minded in planning, directing and completing EHS assignments. This Specialist is responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures. As a highly visible member of our team, he/she identifies areas for improvement, recognizes risk and makes recommendations on how to address and implements action plans. Additionally, this Specialist will manage and monitor facility metrics and addresses with leadership. A Technical or Bachelor's Degree in EHS, engineering, science, nursing (Masters or Nursing Degree required) or closely related discipline is desired, or equivalent technical experience plus demonstrated competence. 5+ years of desired EHS and/or operational experience. Demonstrate competencies within the following; Set Vision & Strategy, Anticipate, Innovate, Build and Deliver Results. A post-graduate education / degree are desired, and may contribute towards the desired years of experience. Professional certification(s) desirable.

Senior Manager, Occupational Health & Safety
Amazon.com Inc.; Seattle, Washington
Amazon.com is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington. It is the largest Internet-based retailer in the United States. They are looking for a senior EHS manager. The Senior Manager, Safety will be responsible for partnering with a regional operations team in our Fulfillment Network to execute company safety policies and ensure compliance to all applicable local and regional regulations. By leveraging lean principles and kaizens, this individual will lead continuous improvement initiatives to reduce conditional and ergonomic risk in our processes to ensure a safe and healthful working environment for our Associates. The Senior Manager, Safety must demonstrate the ability to build trust and confidence with the Operations Team and influence change through providing comprehensive risk assessments and safety data analysis. The Senior Manager, Safety will be responsible to lead a team of Safety Managers in their region. This individual must create and execute leadership development plans for their Safety Managers and Safety Associates on their team. 5+ years of increasing responsibilities in safety and/or environmental programs in manufacturing, production, or service operations is required along with experience implementing lean principles and process improvement in an operational environment. BS/BA in safety, environmental, ergonomics or a related field required. Certified Safety Professional preferred, MA preferred.

Senior Manager, Occupational Health & Safety
Layne Christensen Co.; Orleans, Indiana
Layne Christensen Company is a U.S.-based global water management, construction and drilling company, providing responsible solutions for water, mineral and energy resources. The company has six divisions, which are GEO (Bencor, Costa Fortuna, Tecniwell), Water Resources, Energy Services, Mineral Exploration, Heavy Civil and Inliner. They are looking for an EHS Director. The Health Safety Environmental (HSE) Director is responsible for implementation and management of HSE systems, processes, policies and tools for assigned division. S/he will be responsible for driving ownership, responsibility and accountability for divisional HSE function while strategically planning and aligning activities across work crews. You will work in tandem with senior divisional leadership, corporate VP of HSE, and safety coordinators to recommend and implement corporate and divisional safety policy, make leadership aware of safety gaps and areas of concern with recommendations for corrective action, engages in the investigation of personal injury, near miss, first aid, general liability, auto, and environmental incidents ensuring that reporting and analysis is timely, accurate, and within company protocol. You will also trend and measure the HSE leading and lagging indicators, manage and support HSE to continuously drive a zero incident workplace. Bachelor's Degree in Health Safety Environmental filed is required. Must have 10+ years of HSE professional experience in the construction industry, including 5+ years in a leadership role. Proficient knowledge of OSHA, MSHA, DOT, EPA and other applicable government agencies required.
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