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August 11, 2016
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"Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines."

Robert H. Schuller (1926-2015)
American Televangelist

Why Should Companies Set Science-Based Targets?
Sometimes when there is an uncertain business case, good leaders need to make brave decisions based on principles. The more and more leading companies set science-based targets, the easier it will become for others to follow them. This will help to normalize the approach and create a critical mass that can help drive forward the move to a sustainable, low-carbon economy. Read more

Why Wal-Mart Doesn’t Talk About Being A Sustainability Leader
Wal-Mart primarily lets the numbers do the talking, painting its sustainability efforts as more of a business choice than a move fueled by concern over climate change and global warming. Experts say this is likely a calculated move, one the company uses to avoid judgment from critics and customers alike. Read more

Building Responsible And Resilient Supply Chains
Supply chains have become global and highly complex. Building and maintaining a resilient supply chain is a key success factor for businesses operating in a fast-changing world. EY has released a report that explores how companies are embedding sustainability in their supply chains by managing risks and adopting new commitments around human rights, the environment and the well-being of communities in which they operate. Read more

EPA Waste Tracking Feature Helps Building Managers Save Money
The EPA has launched a waste and materials tracking feature in its Energy Star Portfolio Manager, which is a free benchmarking and tracking tool for commercial building owners and managers. Building managers will be able to benchmark 29 types of waste across four different management metrics. Read more

Toxic Chemicals In Drinking Water For Six Million Americans
Drinking water supplies for more than six million Americans contain unsafe levels of industrial chemicals, known as PFASs, that have been linked to cancer and other serious health problems, a U.S. study suggests.  Additionally, the problem may be much more widespread than the current study findings suggest because researchers lacked data on drinking water from smaller public water systems and private wells that serve about one-third of the U.S. population – about 100 million people. Read more

Olympic Athletes Challenged by New Opponent: Global Warming
Warm temperatures have already caught out athletes. Several athletes in the test events for the Rio Olympics had heat-related injuries. Eleven of the 18 race walkers succumbed to the heat and one fainted, according to the report. Read more

Upcoming Events
Webinar: What it Takes to Succeed in a Corporate Sustainability Career
August 17, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Chicago Area EHS MIS User Group Event
August 18, 2016
Chicago, Illinois

Webinar: Enterprise-wide Ergonomics: Lessons Learned from a Global Implementation
August 25, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Boston Area EHS MIS User Group Event
August 25, 2016
Boston, Massachusetts

2016 EHS and Sustainability Management Forum
October 26-28, 2016
Denver, Colorado
 
Job Opportunities
EHS Manager
JELD-WEN Inc.; Hawkins, Wisconsin
JELD-WEN is an American corporation with over 100 divisions and 20,000 employees in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. The business manufactures building products, including windows, interior and exterior doors, and related building products. They are looking for an EHS Manager. The EHS Manager eliminates or controls hazardous conditions resulting from human error and/or associated with the machinery, tools, equipment, and production of JELD-WEN products. S/he develops safety policies and programs including training programs, processes and procedures and maintains, files, analyzes and processes safety records, manages or assists in directing and coordinating all safety and health related activities for the facility to prevent occupational injury/illness related losses, and minimize future liabilities by evaluating risks and establishing appropriate loss control/reduction activities. S/he also designs or assists in the design of protective equipment or safety devices for workers, machines and other plant equipment to eliminate occupational hazards, lead and manage Safety Team meetings and inspections, manages and assists outside regulatory visits and informs management on any issues that may exist and takes corrective actions on same to stay in conformance with regulations. You will also be asked to conduct New Hire Safety Orientation program including providing the required training for newly hired employees and teammates. Contact Jonathan Cudney directly at jcudney@jeldwen.com.

Environmental, Health & Safety Director
Shockey Precast Group; Winchester, Virginia
The Shockey Precast Group is a precast subcontractor who manufactures parts and pieces. They have established itself as a leader in the construction of parking structures, data centers, sports facilities, and office buildings. They are looking for an EHS Director. This person will conduct and/or coordinate periodic inspections and audits to ensure the environmental, health, and safety program is being implemented and is in compliance with Company programs and local, state, and federal safety and health regulations. S/he will participate with SPG supervisors in pre-job safety planning to ensure safety is adequately planned for and addressed and act as the primary Company resource for environmental, health, and safety matters and provide guidance and direction as needed. S/he will also direct environmental compliance programs related to hazardous waste, air permitting, water pollution control, and community right-to-know programs and perform/manage industrial hygiene monitoring as required. A Bachelor’s degree in occupational safety and health or related field preferred. Candidates must have 5 years’ experience in an EHS position. OHST/CHST and/or CSP preferred. Comprehensive knowledge of OSHA 29 CFR 1926 and 1910, and working knowledge of DOT and EPA/DEQ regulations for plant operations. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required. Competitive salary and benefits.

Environmental Compliance Manager
Heritage-Crystal Clean; Elgin, Illinois
Heritage-Crystal Clean is a leading provider of parts cleaning, used oil, re-refining, and hazardous and non-hazardous waste services as well as other products and services pertaining to the environmental services market. They are looking for an EHS Manager. The Environmental Compliance Manager will function with a dynamic team who aspire to deliver solutions and provide support to our team of 1,200+ employees in more than 80 locations in the United States and Canada. The successful candidate will work closely with other HCC leaders to drive improvement in the supply chain management process by assessing and documenting vendor compliance with regulatory and internal standards. In addition, this person will interface with State and Federal Agencies, provide internal guidance on regulatory issues, assist in managing the regulatory compliance of HCC facilities, and effectively manage and remediate internal spill incidents. A Bachelor’s Degree in the Sciences is required along with 10+ years direct work experience minimum. A strong working knowledge of Supply Chain Management practices is a plus, as well a solid understanding of RCRA hazardous waste, RCRA used oil regulations and DOT regulations. Up to 50% travel.

Corporate Manager - EHS
Techmer PM LLC; Batavia, Illinois
Techmer Polymer Modifiers (PM) is a leader in producing value-added master batch and engineered compounds for the plastics and fiber industries. They are looking for an EHS Manager. This person will provide strategic direction and leadership for Techmer PM's EH&S initiatives such that Techmer PM maintains and builds upon its reputation to be a proactive best-in-class corporate citizen. A Bachelor's degree in Occupational Safety, Health, Environment, Environmental Sciences, or closely related field is required along with a minimum of ten years of experience in a multi-site EHS management role.
 
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