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Sens. Lautenberg and Vitter jointly release bipartisan TSCA Reform Bill
Yesterday, Sens. Frank Lautenberg, D-NJ and David Vitter, R-LA introduced the Chemical Safety Improvement Act of 2013, a bipartisan bill to modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Co-sponsored by an additional seven Republicans and seven Democrats, this bill could break the deadlock on TSCA reform since 2009. "While there is still much to review, we are hopeful that the provisions of the bill will enhance safety, while maintaining America's ability to compete in today's global marketplace," stated Chris Jahn, President, NACD.
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Upcoming Webinar: TSCA — More than 'Toxic' Chemicals, More than Manufacturing Regulations
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recently increased its frequency of Toxic Substances Control Act compliance audits on industry, including NACD members. To help members stay compliant with TSCA requirements and to be prepared for an EPA audit, NACD will host a webinar, "TSCA – More Than 'Toxic' Chemicals, More Than Manufacturing Regulations," on Thursday, June 6, at noon Eastern. During this webinar, Lynn Bergeson and Kathleen Roberts of NACD Environmental Regulatory Partner Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., will review the various TSCA sections and provide an analysis of how the regulations apply not only to chemical manufacturers, but also to chemical distributors who use, store, repackage, formulate, process, dispose of and/or import chemical products. If you have questions on whether your operations are subject to TSCA regulations or on the specific requirements of the law, you will not want to miss this timely webinar. Click here to register today.
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Notice: Beware of housing companies contacting you directly to book your ChemEdge hotel room through them!
It has come to our attention that multiple members and Affiliates have been contacted by call center representatives attempting to confirm/make hotel arrangements for our attendees at ChemEdge 2013 in Dallas on Aug. 20-23. The callers claim to be representing NACD and offering better rates — THIS IS A SCAM by Housing Pirates. We have NOT contracted with any company to serve as our representative.
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New 5th Cycle Code Coordinator Manual now available online
The latest Responsible Distribution 5th Cycle Code Coordinator Manual is now available online for download here on the NACD website. Download this latest version for a wealth of information and get a head start on the 5th Cycle!
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Central Region Meeting to feature panel discussion on generational differences
Hiring, motivation, training and retaining good talent has never been easy, but the rapid pace of change is going to make this even more challenging over the next five to 10 years. Consider that in a few years, we will have five highly diverse generations working in organizations side-by-side with vastly different values, beliefs, and technology skill sets. Managers who understand these differences will be prepared to use them to their advantage. Is your organization ready for it? Then join us at the Central Region Meeting at the Union League Club of Chicago on June 12-14! Kathy Newton, MBA, PhD, and Professor of Industrial Distribution at Purdue University will lead a panel discussion on the "Manager's Guide to Generational Differences." Dr. Newton will share highlights of what NACD members are struggling with the most based on interviews with current members, and will facilitate a panel of NACD member to share their own experiences and recommendations for dealing with generational differences in the workplace. She will end the session with top recommendations for dealing with generational differences.

Click here to register and view the full agenda!

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Compare Responsible Distribution's 5th Cycle with ISO9001, ISO14001, Responsible Care and more!
Interested in the similarities and differences between Responsible Distribution and other quality management systems? Then check out the latest Responsible Distribution & Standards Alignment document on the Responsible Distribution Resources page here, located under the 5th Cycle section. This is a great resource if your organization wants to integrate other management systems into one!
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Register today for the National You Be The Chemist Challenge & celebration dinner!
The Chemical Educational Foundation would love for you to join us in cheering on the 27 grade 5-8 participants who have qualified to compete for the title of National You Be The Chemist Challenge Champion on June 24, at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia!

Following the competition, CEF would also like to invite you to join us in honoring the hard work of all the participants at our National Challenge Celebration Dinner. The Celebration Dinner, presented by the National Challenge Platinum sponsors, will feature live entertainment, an awards presentation and the National Constitution Center's picturesque views of the Independence Mall! Registration information is now available for both events online.

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Vanguard Dinner & Award Ceremony photos online
The Chemical Educational Foundation would like to thank all of the NACD members who came out in support of science education at the 2013 Vanguard Dinner & Award Ceremony. The evening honored Mr. Andrew N. Liveris, Chairman & CEO of The Dow Chemical Company for his outstanding efforts on behalf of improving STEM education, and was highlighted by the speeches of William A. Fidler, CEO of Brenntag North America and Howard Ungerleider, Executive Vice President, Advanced Materials of The Dow Chemical Company who accepted the award on Liveris' behalf.

Photos of the event have been posted on the CEF Facebook page. We encourage you to take a look!

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Chlorine Institute offers chlorine emergency response training — IN/IL locations
The Chlorine Institute and Transcaer are offering special training workshops on chlorine emergency response training this June. These one-day workshops, held June 4 and June 6, feature a hands-on workshop, classroom instruction, one-on-one training opportunities with emergency response professionals, and more. Click here to view the promotional flyer and register.
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7 signs of a true entrepreneur
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This is supposed to be the era of the entrepreneur. Practically everyone has a business, a brand, a blog. Everybody's a CEO of one. And yet, relatively few actually embody the true meaning of the word "entrepreneur." So what does it mean?
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5 secrets for motivating your staff
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If your staff has hit a rut and lacks enthusiasm, it's time to step in and turn things. These 5 motivational tricks can help.
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6 ways listening can make you a better leader
When employees say they want their voices to be heard, they are really saying they want leaders who will not just hear them, but really listen to them. As employees seek more attention, feedback and support, leaders must become more mindful of individual needs in order to more effectively inspire professional development and overall performance.
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Making space for change
By Michael J. Berens
Disconnects between a leader's vision and organizational culture are all too common in organizations. However well-respected — or well-feared — a leader may be, change cannot and will not occur simply because a leader says it will. Making space for change requires modifying organizational structures and culture to create both the possibility and the opportunity for change. It is not enough just to communicate change.
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9 leadership traits of successful entrepreneurs
Very few people know their own leadership style — or strengths and weaknesses, for that matter. But that's a mistake.
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