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September 8, 2016
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"The national parks... are an American idea; it is one thing we have that has not been imported."
J. Horace McFarland (1859 - 1948)
Coca-Cola CEO: Reducing Water Use Inside Our Operations Isn’t Enough
Coke CEO Muhtar Kent says India was the company’s water wakeup call. 12 years ago, Coca-Cola’s operations in India came under fire for misusing water during a drought, and it hurt Coke’s reputation. In response, Coke made water a key business priority and in 2007 committed to replenishing all the water the company used. Read more...

4 Things You Should Know from Top Performing EHS Managers
EHS Managers have a lot on their plates. From developing an organized system for following and complying with environmental regulations, to managing waste and reducing the business’ carbon footprint, there are a growing number of data points to keep track of and systems to optimize. Here are four tips to help you succeed. Read more...
This article is a benefit of Wastebits’ sponsorship of the NAEM EHS Management Forum

Contaminated Site Management: A Strategic Approach That Reduces Time And Cost To Closure
The remediation industry has witnessed an explosion of new technical options in the domain of in-situ and on -site remediation treatment protocols. A sound process respects the core competencies while integrating what is new and relevant in the world of innovative remediation technologies. The RTAC Program seeks to take a strategic approach and looks to offer value to reduce time and cost at each step. Read more...
This article is a benefit of Civil & Environmental Consultants’ sponsorship of the NAEM EHS Management Forum

Your Field Guide To Corporate Renewables Buyers' Groups
In the past two years, a slew of non-profit groups has rushed in to help remove the obstacles to corporate renewable energy purchases. But as well intentioned as they are, the sheer number of the groups, and all their acronyms, can actually obscure the landscape. Here is a field guide to some of the most influential groups out there, which should make your pursuit of renewables that much easier. Read more...

The Performance Management Revolution
From Silicon Valley to New York, and in offices across the world, firms are replacing annual reviews with frequent, informal check-ins between managers and employees. But what drove the change in this direction? Read more...

Multi-Tasking and Working Memory: New Info that Could Reduce Workplace Incidents
A paper recently published describes a correlation between operators’ working memory and their ability to sustain attention and cognitive lock-up, which is when an individual focuses longer on an initial failure event than on subsequent failures, allowing a sequence of events to spiral out of control. Read more...
Upcoming Events
Environmental Remediation: Sustainable and Green Strategies
October 6, 2016 NEW DATE
1:00 -2:00 p.m. (ET)

AWS Water Stewardship Training
October 11-13, 2016
Washington, D.C.

2016 EHS and Sustainability Management Forum
October 26-28, 2016
Denver, Colorado

Regulatory Changes Ahead: Preparing for PSM and RMP Updates
November 17, 2016
1:00 -2:00 p.m. (ET)
Job Opportunities
Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Environmental Surveillance and Policy
City of New York; New York, New York
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene seeks an experienced Health Services Manager in the Bureau of Environmental Surveillance and Policy. The mission of the Bureau is to use data to inform, evaluate and improve environmental health policies and programs. The Bureau’s work addresses a broad range of environmental health issues, but with an emphasis on food safety in restaurants and mobile vending, exposures and health impacts from air pollution and extreme weather, exposures to mercury and pesticides and child care center operations. This position will provide scientific leadership and strategic direction to the core surveillance, analysis and research functions of the bureau including Surveillance of NYC air pollution exposure and health impacts, including the mandated NYC; Community Air Survey, health effects research studies and dissemination of results. The climate-health program, which assesses risks and vulnerabilities from extreme weather events and climate change and informs policies to mitigate those impacts. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and five (5) years of broad, responsible executive or administrative experience involving program management or analysis and evaluation, in a government agency, business firm, civic organization or educational institution is required. Search job id #247058 on the NYC jobs website.

Regional HSE Manager - West Coast
Railworks Corp.; Chehalis, Washington
Regional HSE Manager - Central
Railworks Corp.; Houston, Texas
RailWorks Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides track and transit systems construction and maintenance services to the rail transportation industry in the United States and Canada. They are looking for an HSE Manager. This position monitors and manages systems and procedures to assure the health and safety of personnel working in facilities, in offices and at client /project sites. The ideal candidate will promote compliance with environmental and safety regulations and ensures the company's Health, Safety and Environmental programs meet local, state, provincial, federal regulations as well as client requirements. S/he will work closely with the senior VP of Operations and VP of HSE to support approved programs and initiatives and should have the proven ability to develop and execute strategic plans and influence positive change. Bachelor's degree in Occupational Safety & Health, or equivalent is required along with 8 years of experience in a similar role (will consider 4 additional years of experience in lieu of bachelor's degree). Rail construction experience preferred. Experience with US OSHA, MSHA and Canadian OHS Legislation strongly desired. Accredited HSE certification preferred (ASP, CSP, CRSP, CMIOSH).

Environmental Engineering Manager I
The J. R. Simplot Co.; Pocatello, Idaho
J.R. Simplot is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. They are currently looking for an Environmental Engineering Manager I in their Corporate group, located out of Pocatello, Idaho. The ideal candidate will oversee clean up and remediation projects throughout the Company by planning and initiating projects, determining project phases, assigning duties and priorities, monitoring time lines, managing consultants, and maintaining close communication with agency personnel and facility management. S/he will negotiate and communicate complex environmental issues with Federal, Tribal, State and local government agencies as well as internal company management and provide additional regulatory support as needed. S/he will also monitor, review, comment and incorporate new regulatory requirements that may affect facilities. A Bachelor's degree in environmental, civil or mine engineering is preferred along with ten plus years related experience and/or training preferably related to large-scale mining. Individual must have experience working with agencies to manage clean up/remediation sites. Expert in CERCLA. Working knowledge of most major federal environmental regulations: CAA, CWA, RCRA, ESA, TSCA, NEPA, EPCRA, NEPA and FIFRA.

Regional EHS Manager
Innocor Inc.; Archbald, Pennsylvania
Innocor Inc. designs and manufactures home furnishings. The company offers foam mattresses, pillows, specialty sleep products, furniture, kitchen mats, bathroom mats, utility mats, and memory foam mattress toppers. They are looking for an EHS Manager. The ideal candidate plans, directs, and implements the Regional EHS programs to include air emissions and hazardous waste management. S/he is responsible for communicating and implementing safety and environmental compliance programs to ensure a safe, healthy and compliant work environment. To directly supports the Innocor EH&S program you will be asked to develop and implement environmental programs and policies in compliance with regulation and company policy including all environmental media- air, water, wastewater, storm water, solid and hazardous waste. A Bachelor of Science with emphasis in Occupations Health and Safety or in a complimentary field such as chemistry/environmental is required along with a minimum 10 years of experience as an EH&S Manager/Engineer working in a chemical manufacturing environment. Professional knowledge of federal standards (OSHA, EPA, DOT) for the manufacturing environment a must. Certification (CHMM, CSP, CIH) preferred.
 
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