August 8, 2013
"I always feel ignorant when I get up in the morning; there's always something new to learn."

Bill Clinton
42nd President of the United States
The News

Investors 'Ignoring Climate Risks'

According to a new report, infrastructure investors aren't considering climate risk when building business models in areas that have yet to experience the affect of climate change and severe weather - but they should. The findings are backed up by a recent United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative briefing. Read more...


Study shows link between sustainability goal-setting and financial performance

According to the report, companies that set measurable sustainability goals and aligned them with their strategic priorities were not only more effective in improving environmental performance but also sent a strong, positive message to their stakeholders. Read more...


For Best Savings, add water and energy policies together

According to the author, the best way to conserve energy is to conserve water. Each resource is used to obtain, secure and deliver the other. Energy is used to secure, deliver, treat and distribute water, while water is used to develop, process and deliver energy. Read more...


Bill Clinton on leadership: Embrace tomorrow

The former president discusses the leadership lessons he has learned since his first job at age 13. He believes that successful leadership starts by asking the right questions, and continues by building creative networks of cooperation. Read more...


7 Things Really Persuasive People Do

While many people don't like to sell, most find themselves having to persuade someone at some point. Persuasion is not just for salespeople and their prospects. You may try to persuade an employee to perform better, or perhaps you want to persuade your boss to take on your brilliant idea. Read more...


Smoker's Impact on the Bottom Line is $5,816

A smoker costs a private employer in the United States an extra $5,816 per year compared with a nonsmoker, according to an analysis of data collected from earlier studies on the costs of smoking. The cost is a mix of reduced productivity from smoking breaks, health care expenses and absenteeism. Read more...


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Job Opportunities

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VP, EHS Remediation and Real Estate

Allegion, Carmel, IN

Allegion, a leading global provider of electronic and mechanical security products and services, will be spun off from Ingersoll Rand late in the fourth quarter. The Vice President, Environmental, Health and Safety, Remediation and Real Estate, will report directly to the Senior Vice President, Global Operations and Integrated Supply Chain and provide leadership for the Environmental, Health and Safety strategy and operational improvement for the global organization. This individual will work collaboratively across all business segments and functional teams to lead Allegion's strategy and plans to achieve world class performance. This position will also be responsible for the development and management of all regulatory programs to ensure maximum compliance. Requires a minimum of 15 years Environmental Health Safety experience with at least three or more years of experience in a global leadership capacity.


Regulatory Analyst

Dakota Software, Cleveland, OH

Apply your knowledge and investigative skills to research and analyze complex EHS regulatory issues, implement content updates and improvements, and function as a technical resource for your colleagues, all in a team-oriented atmosphere. Responsibiltiies include researching assigned environmental, health and safety regulations and industry initiatives using various hardcopy, electronic, and online resources, including the Federal Register and Code of Federal Regulations and applying knowledge and investigative skills to analyze complex issues, consistently and correctly identify critical elements and opportunities for product improvement, and suggest solutions. BS degree required, (MS/JD preferred).


Senior Health, Safety & Environmental Manager

CBRE Corp., Creve Coeur, MO

The purpose of this position is to implement and manage HSE (Health, Environmental and Safety) programs relative to a large national/international corporate account, market area or geographical region. Characteristics of responsible programs include monitoring injury, illness, and incident related performance within the geographical / contractual area of responsibility, monitoring performance for trends or other indicators of improving or degrading incident performance, and developing and implement strategic solutions that will improve the performance results as required. You will also be expected to act as a resource to staff and internal customers as the HSE (Health, Safety and Environmental) Subject Matter Expert and provide direct and timely advice and information to the management responsible for the account, market area, or geographical region of responsibility in all matters related to HSE (Health, Safety and Environmental) performance, compliance, trends, and concerns. BA/BS required. 8 years of experience required. Demonstrated knowledge of federal, state and local health and safety, and environmental regulations is essential. Direct experience dealing with regulatory agencies and / or compliance officers is required. Experience working in any one or multiples of the following is essential: Chemical processing and refining environments, manufacturing, food processing, pharmaceutical / biotechnology, construction, heavy industry, and facility maintenance and management. As required by local authority (if required). Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Hazardous Material Manager (CHMM), Occupational Health and Safety Technician (OHST).


Senior EH&S Auditor

Ashland, Inc., Dublin, OH

The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Director is responsible for all components of the University's environmental health and safety program which includes overseeing the Department of Environmental Health and Safety and workers' compensation management. The EHS Director reports to the Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs. As a leader within Business and Financial Affairs (BFA), the EHS Director is expected to share the division's vision to serve Western with best in class services and with BFA values which include: integrity; serving our University; communicating effectively; innovative thinking; competence; professionalism; respect for self, people and place; diversity; and partnerships. The BFA division is committed to Western's strategic goal of recruiting and retaining a diverse work force and welcomes applications from diverse candidates. Primary position responsibilities include coordinating and managing all activities related to handing of chemical, biological, and radioactive waste; organizing and directing response to releases or spills; supports on-going compliance with radioactive materials regulations and state license requirements; developing and implementing campus safety and training programs; acting as consultant in all environmental health and safety activities. Baccalaureate Degree in environmental health or science, chemistry, engineering or related field is required (MS preferred) along with five years of relevant experience in safety, health or industrial hygiene. Comprehensive knowledge of relevant federal statutes and regulations governing environmental health and safety is required. CSP/CIH preferred.


Director of Environmental, Health & Safety

Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

The Senior EH&S Auditor plans and conducts EH&S audits and is in on-going communications with management at all levels to report and follow-up on audit results. The position involves leading domestic and international EH&S audits at Ashland facilities. EH&S Audit is a technical specialty within Ashland's Internal Audit Department (IAD), ultimately reporting to the company's Vice President - Internal Audit. This position reports to the Global EH&S Audit Manager, who is located in Dublin, Ohio. Key accountabilities of this position include: Proactively maintaining a broad knowledge of current and emerging federal, state, and local EH&S regulatory requirements affecting Company operations, demonstrating a breadth and depth of understanding of multiple EH&S subject areas, applying subject matter expertise and excellent communication skills to independently and objectively help stakeholders identify and meet EH&S compliance requirements and assisting and maintaining compliance audit protocols and effectively applying them during fieldwork. Bachelor's degree in engineering, environmental management, environmental science, occupational safety, industrial hygiene, safety or related major is required but relevant advanced degree preferred. Comprehensive professional experience in EH&S disciplines with minimum of 6 - 8 years experience in EH&S program development and/or regulatory audits required. Experience in both site and corporate EH&S job functions is preferred. Prior regulatory compliance audit fieldwork experience preferred. International fieldwork experience preferred. One or more of the following professional certifications is required: Board of Environmental, Health & Safety Auditor Certification (BEAC); Registered Environmental Engineer (REM); Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM); Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP); Certified Safety Professional (CSP); Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).


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