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  • April 28-29: Washington Fly-In
  • June 8-10: Central Region Meeting
  • Aug. 11-12: Responsible Distribution Workshop
  • Aug. 11-14: ChemEdge 2015
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    Video Games, Pizza and... Hazcom?
    Concerned about the upcoming Hazcom 2012 deadline? At the 2015 Central Region Meeting on June 8-10 at the Eaglewood Resort in Itasca, Illinois, ICC Compliance Center's Emily Walter will review the three major deadlines for compliance with the new Hazcom 2012 requirements. A discussion as to what each deadline includes and who needs to comply will be included. An examination of OSHA's recently published enforcement guidance and how it impacts the deadlines is included. Understanding the deadlines and enforcement guidance will help companies stay compliant every step of the way. Register now!
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    Recommended Browsers When Accessing the NACD Website
    It has been brought to our attention that some members have trouble accessing our website with certain browsers, particularly Internet Explorer. When accessing the NACD website, NACD recommends using the Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers. If you use Internet Explorer, please be sure you are using the latest version.
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    In Case You Missed It: Webinar Recordings Now Available
    Did your busy schedule cause you to miss a webinar you wanted to attend? All NACD members have access to past webinar recordings on our website. Listed below are a few of our most recent webinars. Please click the links to download the webinars of interest to you or visit the Regulatory Compliance Resources and Responsible Distribution Resources Web pages to view additional resources.
  • Preparing for June 1: OSHA's Hazard Communication Enforcement for Distributors (slides only) – April 2015
  • Key Points of Carrier Selection – April 2015

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    Showcase Your Company at ChemEdge in St. Louis
    Meet us in St. Louis on Aug. 11-14 and exhibit at NACD's ChemEdge Conference! With record-breaking attendance two years running, there is no better venue to connect with current and potential customers than our ChemEdge Conference exhibit hall, this year in the St. Louis Union Station Hotel. Key decision makers in NACD member companies walk the hall throughout the conference, providing the opportunity for you to connect and showcase your wares and services. Reserve your booth today!
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    PRODUCT SHOWCASE
      GHS Compliant Labeling Solutions

    NeuraLabel 500e is an SAP Partner, GLM integrated solution for GHS/DOT/WHIMS compliant drum labels. With NeuraLabel 500e’s 4-color, on-demand labeling and global label management integration, you can ensure you properly label materials, increase your operational flexibility and eliminate inventories. www.drumlabelprinter.com
     


    Save the Date: 2015 Northeast Region Meeting
    Mark your calendars and pack your kilt — the Northeast Region is heading to Scotland! The 2015 Northeast Region Meeting will be held on Sept. 16-19 at the Radisson Blu in Edinburgh, Scotland. The meeting agenda is still being finalized, but the hotel is already accepting reservations. Book early, as it is high season in Scotland! Learn more by visiting the Northeast Region website.
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    CHEMICAL EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (CEF)


    Michigan Teacher Wins CEF Earth Day Challenge!
    Second grade teacher Dawn Chartier at Midland, MI's Bullock Creek Elementary submitted the winning entry to CEF's 2015 Earth Day Challenge video contest, a competition for K-8 classes that encourages students to explore their world using chemistry. Chartier's class created a video titled "Chemistry Is Not a Mystery," in which they filmed themselves performing a variety of hands-on activities in the classroom to learn how chemistry is everywhere! You can view the winning video on CEF's website!

    With the $1,000 prize money from the competition, Chartier plans to purchase technology and iPad apps that will enable her to connect science concepts and activities with the second grade reading, writing and math curricula.

    For more ways to make chemistry come alive for K-8 students in your community, check out the You Be The Chemist® Activity Guides.

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    Don't Forget STEM Education At the Washington Fly-In!
    If you're attending NACD's Washington Fly-In, you'll have the opportunity to meet CEF staff members and distribute information about CEF's free educational programs during visits with your Members of Congress. STEM education is a hot topic on Capitol Hill right now, so along with NACD's legislative agenda, make sure to let your Congressional representatives know what the industry is doing to support STEM education in communities nationwide.

    For more information about the Chemical Educational Foundation® and the You Be The Chemist® programs, visit www.chemed.org.

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      PRODUCT SHOWCASES
    No Spills. No Waste.

    Banjo’s 2” and 3” Poly Dry-Mates® are safe and easy connections to move liquid without risk of costly or hazardous spillage. The 2” & 3” Poly Dry-Mates® use the same precision quality and design you’ve come to expect in all Banjo valves. MORE
    New Challenges. New Risks. New Science.

    For more than two decades UL has provided ANSI accredited certification services for drinking water treatment chemicals. UL’s experience, knowledge and dedicated staff provides municipalities’ the confidence that UL Classified treatment chemicals will meet the health effects requirements of NSF Standard 60.
    Focus Systems

    This innovative and interactive new software is our solution to assist mid-sized chemical compounders, blenders and formulators in easily implementing OSHA’s new GHS HazCom standards. ChemScribe™ allows for the transferal into and population of GHS-compliant safety data sheets and packaging labels within an easy-to-use software product that businesses can afford.

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    GENERAL BUSINESS INTEREST


    The High Cost of Hiding Your Personality at Work
    Inc.
    Pretending to be someone you're not at work not only reduces job satisfaction, but also harms your health, according to new research.
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    How to Establish a Vision Statement Employees Will Get Behind
    Entrepreneur
    A company's vision statement should aim to do more than just inform — that's what the mission statement is for. A vision statement is intended to inspire, motivate and align employees. Ours focuses on both the current and future benefits of our product, allowing employees to stay engaged with both what we do now and where we're headed. Here are four tips to keep in mind when trying to develop a vision statement employees will get behind.
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    Managing the Negatives: 5 Tips for Handling Customer Complaints on Social
    Business 2 Community
    When you've worked hard to build and maintain your brand, it's easy to become emotionally attached to your work. However, it's also incredibly important to leave that emotion at the door when dealing with customer complaints, especially when left on social media channels like Facebook. Over the years, social media platforms such as Facebook have become the primary source of customer service for consumers. In fact, 67 percent of consumers have admitted to using a company's social media site for servicing. That's not too surprising considering that 33 percent of users prefer to contact brands using social media rather than the telephone or email.
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    4 Questions to Get Candidates Out of Performance Mode
    ERE
    Job interviews have become nothing more than an audition for a part. Costumes are laid out the night before. Friends are recruited to judge a dress rehearsal of lines candidates have memorized and prepared in anticipation of the typical questions. Straying from comfort-zone questions is a great way to get candidates out of performance mode so that you can genuinely get to know them
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    The Secrets to Getting More Done? Strategic Slacking Off
    Fast Company
    We all know trying to be the best at everything is a strategy that often results in failure. While cutting certain tasks out of our lives completely may not be an option, Christine Carter, sociologist and author of "The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove At Home And Work" says we can not only find more hours in the day but can improve our effectiveness in the tasks on our plate by following what those in the pharmaceutical industry call the "minimum effective dose."
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