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March 3, 2016
"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."

Walter Bagehot
(1826 - 1877), British journalist, businessman and essayist
The News
What the Waters of the US Rule Means for Business
A federal appeals court this week ruled it will hear challenges to the Waters of the US Rule, also known as the Clean Water Rule. EPA administrator Gina McCarthy says the new rule only expands the Clean Water Act's reach by about 3 percent. Here are a few points to be aware of. Read more...

Energy Star Certified Plants cut $476 million in Energy Costs
70 manufacturing plants have achieved ENERGY STAR certification for their superior energy performance in 2015, designating that they have reached the top 25 percent of energy performance for their industries nationwide. Several certified plants are offering the opportunity to visit their facilities. Read more...

Prepare to Engage when Introducing New EHS&S Software
As those who have selected and implemented a new EHS&S management information system will attest, success often has as much to do with how the platform is marketed internally, as the technical capabilities it offers. Read this for some ideas on how to measure and drive user engagement with a new software system. Read more...

Your Business Needs a Human Rights Program
Human rights is a global issue with real business risks and real business consequences. Yes, it is a program to protect people - especially the most vulnerable people. Protecting vulnerable people is entirely consistent with protecting your business. There is no conflict in doing both. Read more...

A Modest Proposal: Eliminate Email
This story highlights a common misunderstanding about our current tempestuous relationship with email. Most knowledge workers believe that email is a passive tool they choose to use to make their real work easier. But as IBM engineers discovered three decades ago, this technology is not passive; it instead actively changes what we mean by "real work." Read more...

Connect Your Lights to the Cloud and Save Money
A new collaboration between Cree and Cisco enables LEDs to be connected through the internet and customized for each building to create more productive spaces while saving energy and money. In addition to claiming a savings of 70% over standard LED lighting, the lights can be programmed to emit a range of colors for different emergency situations. Read more...
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Communications Officer
World Resources Institute; Washington, District of Columbia
The World Resources Institute seeks a Communications Officer to support the Business Center's mission to advance sustainable business strategies by developing and implementing communications strategies and supporting multiple communications channels (such as online, social media, blog, print publications, media relations, and events). The role will deliver increased impact by building awareness, understanding and engagement across WRI's programmatic areas for the private sector and will enhance WRI's value to corporate partners by ensuring the Institute's outputs are communicated in a manner and through channels fit for the business community. The Communications Officer will sit within the Business Center, and engage across all private sector-focused work at WRI, in close collaboration with WRI's global Communications Department. A Bachelor's degree required in journalism or other related field (ex: communications, public relations, business, economics, or environmental studies) along with a minimum 3-5 years full time relevant professional experience working in public relations, journalism, or communications with salient link to private sector interests. MS preferred. Experience getting stories and quotes placed in major media outlets a plus. Second language such as Spanish, Portuguese, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Mandarin a plus.

Divisional EHS Manager - Latin America
Ecolab Inc.; St. Paul, Minnesota
Ecolab is looking for an experienced SH&E Manager for our Institutional division supporting our Latin America region. This SH&E Manager will set the direction and drive the execution of a safety culture within the Institutional business in collaboration with the senior leaders of the business, the region and the corporate SH&E leaders. Main responsibilities include planning, directing and managing the environmental, health and safety (EH&S) programs cascaded from the business and Corporate SH&E in collaboration with the region and market SH&E partners and providing direction and sets and executes strategy with the Institutional associates, with a strong focus on the Field Sales. You will also investigate accidents and promotes safety conscious work performance and training programs and collect and analyze safety performance measures to determine insight and action necessary. Undergraduate College or University degree or local equivalent in Occupational or Environmental Health/Safety or related field is required along with a recognized professional qualification in occupational SH&E or a related field with 8 or more years' experience, in a multinational company or a company with a large sales organization, MA preferred, Spanish/Portuguese preferred.

Environmental Health & Safety Supervisor
Trinchero Family Estates; Saint Helena, California
Trinchero Family Estates, one of the leading producers of fine wines in the world, based out of Napa Valley is looking for an EHS Manager. You will develop safety and health procedures, policies and training to assure compliance with governmental regulations. Assists in the development of EH&S course, schedules and tracks employee training and does a wide range of EH&S training. As the ideal candidate, you will also manage and implement the required training of team and ensures adherence to all policies, procedures and governmental regulations, and manage and implement career planning and personal development of staff. You will also be responsible for the Hearing Conservation Program - arranging for annual Audiometric testing, training and maintaining records and being responsible for follow-up. Bachelors preferred in Industrial Hygiene or Occupational Safety & Health is required along with 3-5 years' experience in similar role in an industrial/winery environment and two or more years supervising experience required. Bi-lingual English/Spanish required. Extensive walking and lifting of up to 55 pounds is needed.

HSE Consultant
ESIS® Inc. (ACE Group); Work at home near any major US Airport
ACE Group is one of the world's largest multiline property and casualty insurers. Organized in 1953, ESIS®, Inc. (ESIS) provides customized risk management services. The role of the HSE Consultant is integral in ensuring customer satisfaction and the profitable growth of ESIS HSE. This role regularly interfaces with all levels of HSE operations, ESIS Sales and Marketing, ACE Insurance. You will help with underwriting, broker partners and client personnel and will provide Health, Safety, and Environmental consultative services to assigned clients in a specific territory. There may be some travel required to support other ESIS HSE clients occasionally elsewhere in the US. Key responsibilities include broad expertise in safety and health compliance, practices, problem solving and verification, possessing an understanding and application of risk control principles and techniques as it relates to Hazard/Exposure Identification, Analysis, Control, Risk Assessment and Management and assisting clients in the development and implementation of written HSE policies, programs and practices. 5 -10 years of comprehensive Health, Safety, Environmental and risk control consulting experience supporting customers across multiple industries is required as well as a BS degree in safety related sciences, engineering, related field, or equivalent. Certifications like ASP, CSP, ARM, ALCM etc., or willingness to work towards obtaining them within twelve months are required.
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