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February 18, 2016
"The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism."

Norman Vincent Peale
(1898 - 1993), American minister and author
The News
The Zika Virus: Answers to Employers' FAQs
On Feb. 1, the World Health Organization declared Zika a global public health emergency. Attorneys specializing in labor and employment law explain what this could mean for employers. Read more...

Morgan Stanley Introduces New Tool Kit to Effectively Integrate Investing with Climate Change Goals
'Responsible' investing is going mainstream. Investors who are interested in proactively seeking opportunities to enhance environmental impact without sacrificing potential financial return now have access to a new framework to transform the dialogue around climate change into an actionable plan for investing. Read more...

The Future of Compliance: Consumer Engagement and Regulatory Growth
Customer behavior online suggests a desire for a whole new degree of access to business data. The rise of the internet, smartphones and social media have empowered consumers to do their own research and even to advocate for the kind of regulation they'd like to see. This new level of consumer engagement has the potential to disrupt any number of industries. Read more...
This article is a benefit of Intelex's sponsorship of NAEM's EHS Management Forum.

10 Principles of Organizational Culture
Companies can tap their natural advantage when they focus on changing a few important behaviors, enlist informal leaders, and harness the power of employees' emotions. Read more...

Not Even Justice Scalia's Replacement Can Postpone the Trend to Cleaner Energy
The sad and surprising passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia this weekend will certainly change the balance of the high court. And while his replacement will be a determining vote in many legal matters, the court is still likely to favor many of the Obama administration's environmental policies. Read more...

Skid in Oil Prices Pulls down Recycled Material prices
Low oil prices have led to big losses for recycling firms, but also cheap supplies for manufacturers seeking recycled materials. Read more...
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Supervisor, Environmental Health & Safety
Baxalta Inc.; Round Lake, Illinois
Baxalta is a $6 billion global biopharmaceutical leader developing, manufacturing and commercializing therapies for rare and chronic conditions in hematology, oncology and immunology. They are looking for an EHS Supervisor. The ideal candidate will assist in the overall development, evaluation, administration and implementation of EHS policies and programs. Through collaboration with EHS Manager, s/he will assist in the management of site activities, which impact areas of EHS regulatory compliance with federal, state and local regulations and provide regulatory guidance and administration support on all EHS regulations to impacted groups. S/he will also provide non-routine problem solving for engineering, R&D and manufacturing groups and provide management assistance in maintaining IS) 14000 certified status and setting goals and targets for all EHS programs having significant impact. BS degree in Environmental Health, Safety or related field is required along with a minimum of 8-10 years of experience in the Environmental, Health and Safety or Industrial Hygiene fields with specific concentration in EPA, OSHA and DOT regulations. MS preferred. CSP, CIH, REM, CHMM preferred. Must be able to lift, push, pull and carry up to 50 lbs. Must not be allergic to Cephalosporins.

Director, Environmental Health & Safety
Great Dane Trailers; Chicago, Illinois
Great Dane manufactures dry vans, refrigerated vans and platform trailers that are widely recognized throughout the marketplace as No. 1 in quality and durability. They are looking for an EHS Director. The EHS Director will be responsible for managing and directing Environmental, Health, & Safety (EH&S) functions to serve the company's strategic and tactical needs while mitigating related risks and liabilities. Principal responsibilities include the oversight of the development and delivery of strategic, leading edge EH&S programs within the company, including managing core EH&S metrics, and providing influential consultative assistance to functional leadership to improve EH&S compliance and business performance. Some key responsibilities include providing oversight of EH&S policies, procedures and basic governance including corporate auditing, to ensure compliance consistent with safety and environmental management policies and procedures and be responsible for assessment of current company EH&S maturity; identify, develop, and implement strategic and tactical plan of required EH&S programs. A Bachelor's Degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in EHS or Engineering Sciences or related discipline is required along with 10 years related experience in corporate EH&S management and systems development. MS or MBA preferred. Certified Safety Professional (CSP) preferred.

Senior Manager, Corporate EHSS
Carus Corp.; LaSalle, Illinois
Carus is a dynamic and rapidly growing environmental services company - a world leader in supplying products and services to the markets of water, air, and soil remediation. They are leader in permanganate chemistries, manganese oxidation, catalyst and blended phosphate technologies. They are looking for a Senior EHS Manager. The Senior Manager, Corporate EHSS is responsible for providing strategic oversight in the development, implementation and management of all Carus Group EHSS corporate policies and standards. The position is accountable for recommending appropriate EHSS goals and budgets along with appropriate metrics associated with monitoring performance across Carus Group. The ideal candidate will champion the PSM policies and provide training at all levels of the organization to encourage employee participation and culture change as it relates to process safety and be responsible for directing, executing and/or supervising safety and health programs at Carus Group locations utilizing an engaging behavioral based approach. BS in engineering, preferably chemical, environmental or mechanical. Must have 10 or more years of experience in a chemical/petrochemical setting with at least 5 years overseeing multiple locations. Prefer a strong knowledge and experience base in job hazard analysis and worker safety program development, implementation, training. Demonstrated experience in OSHA PSM and/or EPA RMP regulation.

Corporate Sustainability Representative
The Pacific Gas and Electric Co.; San Francisco, California
Based in San Francisco, PG&E is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. They are looking for an EHS rep in their Sustainability team. The Corporate Sustainability team, which is part of the External Affairs and Public Policy department, works to demonstrate leadership and elevate PG&E's sustainability commitment across the environmental, economic, and social dimensions of our business to enable a better quality of life for our customers and communities. The Corporate Sustainability Representative will work collaboratively to tell our story and support continuous improvement of PG&E's corporate sustainability performance. This includes researching, writing, and managing data for various corporate sustainability reporting and communication activities. It also includes assisting in implementing best practices and supporting relationships with a range of stakeholders. Key Responsibilities include leading research, writing, and overall project management for PG&E's annual Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report, leading annual Dow Jones Sustainability Index submission and engagement with other third-party ratings and rankings of PG&E's sustainability performance. You will also support PG&E's internal sustainability governance and coordination by working with employees from a variety of departments on cross-cutting, complex issues that have a sustainability component and implement best practice programs and initiatives. A Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience is required along with 3 years of relevant work experience with at least one year of professional writing experience. MA preferred.

Director - Environmental, Health & Safety
Viceroy Inc.; Pasadena, Texas
Viceroy (est 1990 as a subsidiary of GE) provides heavy construction services in the power and industrial sectors. They are looking for an EHS Director. The Director - Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) is a key member of the Leadership Team. The EHS Director is responsible for creating a best-in-class safety culture; developing, implementing, and executing the company safety program to increase safety excellence; and reducing injuries and other safety events. The ideal candidate will drive the safety culture across the APM Organization, including concepts such as No Harm, Target ZERO, STOP Work, etc., and provide direction to APM Divisions / Regions to ensure all work sites adhere to Company EHS culture and policies, including cooperation and coordination with Operations. S/he will also face to customer's upper management (e.g., GE PS EHS Leaders) and end customer (e.g., site utility) upper management for EHS matters and lead team of APM EHS Managers to develop and implement EHS training, programs, practices, and standards to ensure compliance with all applicable regulatory agency requirements (e.g. OSHA), along with establishing priorities, challenges, goals, and plans to APM EHS Management, including financial and non-financial criteria against which performance will be measured. Bachelor's Degree in Health and Safety Management (or Business or Engineering with equivalent experience and/or training combination) is required along with fifteen (15) years' experience in an EHS leadership position, either in an industrial capacity or as part of a consulting firm. Strong knowledge of U.S. regulatory agencies (e.g., OSHA) and Canada equivalents required. Experience in the industrial construction or maintenance business, especially union labor, is preferred.
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