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NACD Requests Administrative Stay on OSHA HCS Rule
Today, NACD sent a letter and supplemental information to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration asking for an immediate, short-term administrative stay through Dec. 1 regarding the agency's enforcement of its Hazard Communication Standard rulemaking for companies' chemical products previously labeled and stored in their existing inventory. The current deadline for complying is June 1. For a complete list of NACD's HCS compliance resources, click here.
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Upcoming Events
Learn more about and register for these upcoming events!
  • June 8-10: Central Region Meeting
  • Aug. 11-12: Responsible Distribution Workshop
  • Aug. 11-14: ChemEdge 2015
  • Sept. 13-16: Duke Management Program
  • Sept. 16-19: Northeast Region Meeting
  • Oct. 11-16: Duke Leadership Program

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    ChemEdge Keynote Announced: Time Management for the Operations Professional
    Looking to be more efficient at work? Time management expert Steve McClatchy will kick off our 2015 ChemEdge conference with his presentation Time Management for the Operations Professional. Learn how the criteria you use for making decisions impacts your performance and effectiveness as a leader in the workplace by joining us on Aug. 11-14 at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. View the full agenda and register now!
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    New Blog Post: Sitting Down with the Governor of Texas
    Earlier this week, NACD President Eric Byer met with Gov. Abbott, R-Texas, to introduce him and his staff to NACD and the Responsible Distribution program. Additionally, they discussed NACD's membership in the Lone Star state and the importance of ensuring Texas communities are kept safe through stewardship and adhering to best practices in the chemical distribution industry.
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    Become a Better Leader and Manager This Fall with Duke University
    Whether you're a new manager just starting out, a division head ready to lead a business unit or a CEO expanding globally, there is always room to hone your leadership and management skills further. In collaboration with Duke University, NACD is offering two robust educational programs in 2015: the Duke Leadership Program and the Duke Management Program. These multi-day courses, featuring lecture, discussion and experiential exercises, are designed to tap into your intuitive leadership and management skills to further your company's strategic goals. Each program has dates available this fall. Select the dates that work best for you and register today! For more information on these programs, please contact Matt Glaser at
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      GHS Compliant Labeling Solutions

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    Understand the Hazcom Deadlines at the Central Region Meeting
    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 of what each deadline includes and who needs to comply, and an examination of OSHA's recently published enforcement guidance and how it impacts the deadlines will be included. Understanding the deadlines and enforcement guidance will help companies stay compliant every step of the way. Register now!
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    Save the Date – UID 2016
    Save the date! The 2016 University of Innovative Distribution conference will be held at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, on March 6-9, 2016. Make sure to sign up for this great conference when registration opens in October 2015 — this event experienced record attendance in 2015 and is widely attended by NACD members. Visit for details.
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    August Responsible Distribution Workshop Agenda Announced
    The agenda for the August Responsible Distribution Workshop is nearly complete and will feature more exercises and small group discussions. These practical learning experiences will not only help you in your Responsible Distribution program, but you will also learn how to maximize your organization's operational efficiencies. The workshop will be held on Aug. 11-12, preceding ChemEdge. Register now!
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    Hotel Deadline: 2015 National You Be The Chemist Challenge®
    Come see the future of the industry at the 2015 National You Be The Chemist Challenge® & Celebration Dinner in Philadelphia on June 22. Register today — the deadline for booking a room through CEF's reserved block is May 22!

    This year's National Challenge features 36 middle school students from across the country who will come together under the bright lights of The Kimmel Center to compete for college scholarships and the prestigious title of National Challenge Champion! Following the competition, CEF invites you to celebrate science education at a Celebration Dinner & Award Ceremony at the National Constitution Center.

    Registration for both events is available online. If you would like to book a room at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown, please contact Molly Snyder immediately!

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    NACD Members Invited to Chemical Industry Outreach Workshop
    The Philadelphia Division of the FBI and the Pennsylvania Governor's Office of Homeland Security has extended an invitation to NACD members to an improvised explosive workshop at Ursinus College on Wednesday, May 20, or Monday, June 8, for the region's first responders, law enforcement, chemical industry and academia personnel. This workshop is part of the FBI's National Improvised Explosive Familiarization initiative designed to raise the awareness of the use of common chemicals to produce improvised explosives. Attendees may register for either date. Click here for more information on how to register.
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    Small Business Marketing: Social Media Basics
    Business 2 Community
    There is no doubt that Social Media is an important marketing tool for any small and medium sized business. It can be a key component in branding and even deliver leads and customer conversions. Social Media is still growing and it’s just starting to hit its potential for providing real value to SMBs. As this aspect of marketing continues to change and adapt, below is a list of social media basics that small to medium size business owners can use for the foreseeable future.
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    How to Surround Yourself with the Right Talent
    By Betty Boyd
    Maintaining the level of talent in an organization is a continuous battle. How do you keep and attract the right kind of talent? Surrounding yourself with talented employees takes commitment, understanding and time. No organization can grow without stepping up and being aware of what potential is available. You can start by looking around and seeing what is already right in front of you. Here are some tips that will help.
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    Meet the Boss of the Future
    Fast Company
    We work in an ever-changing, hyperconnected, world-scattered workplace. As the way we work changes, so too will the boss's role need to shift to meet those demands. Take, for example, the very makeup of the United States workforce. One in every three Americans is a freelancer of some sort, according to a 2014 survey by Freelancers Union and Elance. This includes independent contractors, moonlighters, people working temporary or multiple jobs, and freelance business owners. Many expect this figure will increase to up to 50 percent by 2020, filling half the workforce with free agents. What does this mean for the boss of the future?
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    More Employers Checking Out Candidates on Social Media
    The Hiring Site
    Reviewing a candidate's social media presence may soon become standard operating procedure. According to CareerBuilder's annual social media recruitment study, the number of employers taking to the Web to research applicants has steadily risen over the past few years — from 39 percent of employers in 2013 to 43 percent last year to this year's 52 percent.
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