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June 30, 2016
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"The man on top of the mountain didn't fall there."

Vince Lombardi (1913 – 1970)
American football player and coach
U.S., Mexico, Canada Pledge 50 Percent Clean Power by 2025
President Obama, Justin Trudeau of Canada and Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico have agreed to produce half of their power by 2025 from hydropower, nuclear, wind, solar and energy storage, while the coal plants would count if they employ carbon capture. Collectively, the countries are now at 37 percent. Read more...

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Take the EHS&S Software Customer Satisfaction Survey to contribute your knowledge and experience with your current software provider(s). Your customer feedback will be used to create a benchmark that will assist EHS&S professionals with the software selection process, drive the improvement of products and services, and advance the community of practice.

TSCA Reform Finally Signed Into Law
The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act updates the Toxic Substances Control Act, which had not been reauthorized since the mid-1970s. The new law gives the Environmental Protection Agency more oversight and stronger tools to monitor chemicals that in some cases could cause cancer and other health problems in adults and children. Download NAEM's webinar on the new law. Read more...

Minnesota Companies Embrace A 'Circular Economy' To Boost Recycling, Reduce Waste
Some of Minnesota's biggest company names - 3M, Best Buy, Cargill, General Mills, Medtronic, Target, and Ecolab - are taking place in the Minnesota Sustainable Growth Coalition, which promotes aspects of a circular economy. The group is initially focusing energy, water and organic recycling. Read more...

HP Commits to Zero Deforestation by 2020, among other New Goals
HP Inc. announced several new commitments with the release of its latest Sustainability Report. The company met the 20 percent emissions reduction targets it set for its operations and supply chain five years early, and set three new goals for 2020: a new zero deforestation commitment, 40% renewable electricity and to reduce GHG intensity by 25%. Read more...

Here's How U.S. Groundwater Travels the Globe Via Food
Freshwater in the United States is really on the move. Much of the water pulled from underground reservoirs, called aquifers, gets incorporated into crops and other foodstuffs, which are then are shuttled around the country or transferred as far away as Israel and Japan, according to a new study. Read more...
Job Opportunities
EHS Principal Specialist
Abbot Laboratories; Abbott Park, Illinois
Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. Abbott serves people in more than 150 countries and employs approximately 73,000 people. They are looking for an EHS Specialist. As part of the Corporate Governance team, the ideal candidate will have proven ability to manage and implement environmental programs to ensure regulatory compliance globally as well as monitor and analyze trending and emerging issues to ensure the company is positioned to comply with changing regulations and stakeholder expectations. The candidate must have demonstrated ability to translate past performance and future expectations into actionable, focused strategic plans that result in improved performance, reputation and reduced risk. The candidate will have a solid understanding of external stakeholder expectations for environmental and sustainability performance and how to effectively communicate it externally. Experience with creating content for company Citizenship Reports as well as reporting performance through other external groups like DJSI and CDP is a must. The candidate will be able to provide guidance in establishing company targets to drive improved performance that adds business value while leveraging environmentally preferred technologies. Strong database, spreadsheet and other IT skills is needed for successful job execution. A Technical or Bachelor’s Degree in EHS or engineering, with focus on environmental or closely related discipline is required with a post-graduate education / degree are desired, and may contribute towards the desired years of experience. 8+ years of significant EHS and / or operational experienced is required. Professional certification highly desirable.

Associate Director, Environmental Health & Safety
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited; Cranbury, New Jersey
Sun Pharmaceutical is an Indian multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra that manufactures and sells pharmaceutical formulations and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) primarily in India and the United States. It has over 50,000 employees worldwide. They are looking for an EHS Director. The ideal candidate will work with site management team to coordinate and deliver EHS Training, communication and awareness promotion, liaise with relevant authorities on EHS matters, such as Environmental Protection Agency, Occupational Health and Safety Administration, Local and State Fire authorities, coordinate and lead incident investigation, root cause identification, corrective and preventive action development with other responsible personnel. Administrate the processing of worker’s compensation claims and coordinate the implementation of Sun Pharma USA safety procedures. S/he will also coordinate industrial hygiene projects, work with Plant Managers to organize plant EHS Committee meeting and activities, and drive the establishment of total safety culture and work with Safety Marshalls and committees to conduct EHS self-assessment and evaluation, internal audits, identify gaps and develop action plans to continually improve EHS management systems. A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Safety and Health, Industrial Hygiene or related sciences is required along with a 15 years practical experience in occupational health and safety in a manufacturing environment, preferably a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.

Corporate Safety (EH&S) Manager
J. J. Keller & Associates Inc.; Neenah, Wisconsin
As a privately held, family-owned company since 1953, J. J. Keller & Associates has grown to more than 1,400 associates serving 505,000+ customers, including 90% of the Fortune 1000. They are looking for an EHS Manager. This position is responsible for leading Environmental, Safety & Security to consistently align with and support business results and to ensure that internal/external customer/client service expectations are fulfilled. The position shares ownership with all the associates to ensure a safe and secure environment is in place and the appropriate security, safety and environmental concerns are being addressed at our corporate campus and local remote offices. The position is also responsible for developing and implementing safety programs, administering the corporate ISO Environmental program and ensuring the corporate campus and off-site facilities are properly secured. Strong communication and collaboration with all associates and leaders within the Company to ensure the environmental and safety needs are met. A Bachelor's Degree in an Industrial Safety field is required along with 5+ years of experience in a corporate safety management role. Certified Safety Professional (CSP) desirable. OSHA/EPA familiarity a plus.

Manager Environmental Health & Safety
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford (LPCH); Palo Alto; California
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is the heart and soul of Stanford Children’s Health. Nationally ranked and internationally recognized, our 311-bed hospital is devoted entirely to pediatrics and obstetrics. Our six centers of excellence provide comprehensive services and deep expertise in key obstetric and pediatric areas: brain & behavior, cancer, heart, pregnancy & newborn, pulmonary and transplant. We also provide an additional, wide range of services for babies, kids and pregnant moms. They are looking for an EHS Manager. The Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Manager is responsible for the planning, administration and management of safety, health and life safety programs throughout the hospital and all LPCH of-site facilities to ensure compliance with all applicable local, state and federal laws, regulations and standards as well as applicable standards set forth by The Joint Commission. The major functions of this position are: managing the team responsible for ensuring specific, daily compliance with regulations, performing regular performance assessments, managing regulatory compliance audits, ensure effective recordkeeping, coordinate leadership reporting, and act in the role of LPCH Hospital Safety Officer. A Bachelor’s degree in a work-related field is required along with five (5) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience, including one (1) year in the specialty area to which assigned. Knowledge of Federal, State, Local Agency Standards, OSHA, Toxic Waste Disposal Requirements and Environmental Health & Safety Standards is a must along with knowledge of Safety Plan development and General EH&S theory and practice and the knowledge of 7 functional areas of Joint Commission Environment of Care, Emergency Management, Utilities Management, Medical Equipment Management, NFPA, EPA and Security Management.
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