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HCS/GHS Breaking News — OSHA to Issue Field Memo Tomorrow to Address NACD Concerns
This morning, OSHA informed NACD that the Agency will issue a field memo on tomorrow to address the concerns we have expressed about previously stocked products and the February 9 enforcement memo being limited to mixtures. NACD has been in constant contact with OSHA over the past several weeks to explain the challenges members are facing in receiving updated information from upstream suppliers in time to comply with the June 1 deadline themselves. While OSHA officials have repeatedly told NACD they understand our concerns and plan to address them, the Agency has yet to issue anything in writing. NACD will send a Regulatory Alert to the membership tomorrow as soon as we receive and review OSHA’s memo.
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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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    Last Chance to Register for the Central Region Meeting
    Have you secured your place at the Central Region Meeting in Itasca, IL, on June 8-10? Register quickly – the deadline to register is Monday, June 1. We have a great program lined up for this year’s meeting, featuring a workshop on hiring and sessions on HazCom, security threats, and more. Register Now!
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    Hear the Do's and Don'ts of Regulatory Compliance at ChemEdge
    Are you new to the myriad of regulations facing the chemical distribution industry? At this year’s ChemEdge, NACD resident regulatory expert Theresa Forbes will lead this session through the do’s and don’ts of regulatory compliance, offering practical advice for keeping your business prepared and compliant. She will also share the NACD resources available to assist all members in their regulatory compliance needs. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of the complex regulatory initiatives and bring home the tools your business needs to remain compliant. Join us on Aug. 11-14 in St. Louis, MO and register now.
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    August Workshop to Feature Near Misses Presentation and Exercise
    Join members of the Responsible Distribution Committee at the August Responsible Distribution Workshop on Aug. 11-12 as they introduce the concept of Near Misses, why it is important to record them, and lessons learned. Every organization can benefit from this presentation, especially as we roll up our sleeves in the Near Misses exercise that follows the presentation. Register now!
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    PRODUCT SHOWCASE
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    Make Plans to Attend the Northeast Region Meeting
    The Northeast Region is heading to Edinburgh, Scotland, for the 2015 Northeast Region Meeting on Sept. 16-19! The meeting will feature an opening keynote by Gene Marks, a columnist, author, CPA, and small business owner, on how to identify opportunities for growth. Registration is open — please be sure to make your arrangements early, as this is busy season in Scotland.
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    Check Out NACD's Regulatory Compliance Preferred Providers
    Directory In this increasingly tough regulatory environment, it is imperative for your company to have direct access to the knowledge and information you need to be compliant. NACD’s Regulatory Preferred Providers Program is a directory designed specifically for members to identify the NACD Affiliate that offers the regulatory expertise they need. On our Preferred Providers webpage, you may view a list of our preferred providers by issue area and product/service. To learn more about each company's service offerings and contact information, simply click each company name. Click here to view the directory.
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    CHEMICAL EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (CEF)


    Sneak Peek: 2015 National You Be The Chemist Challenge®
    Curious about how the 2015 National You Be The Chemist Challenge® competition will be more thrilling and action-packed than ever? Well, here's a sneak peek: there's some very special technology that CEF will be unveiling for use in the high-stakes final rounds! The new format will heighten the drama for onlookers and make it easier for our top four student participants to navigate their toughest rounds on stage. We can't wait to see all of our participants amaze us with their quick thinking and incredible knowledge of how chemistry is woven into everyday life!

    Interested yet? Register today to join us in Philadelphia on June 22!

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    GENERAL BUSINESS INTEREST


    NACD Members Invited to Chemical Facility Outreach Workshop
    The FBI, Boston Division, Weapons of Mass Destruction Program has extended an invitation to NACD members to a Chemical Facility Outreach Exchange on June 2, at the Boston Field Office. The workshop will provide the senior security representative from your facility an opportunity to meet your local FBI representatives who are responsible for WMD Investigations, Intelligence, Outreach and Operational response. The FBI will provide an unclassified overview of the current intelligence concerning chemical threats and the FBI's mitigation strategy and a forum for the exchange of best practices aimed at keeping high risk chemical facilities secure from all adversaries. Click here for more information on how to register.
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      PRODUCT SHOWCASES
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    6 Steps for Turning Competitors into Allies
    MarketingProfs
    In a time of ever-increasing competition and choice, the value of investing in smart partnerships is apparent. But what's not so apparent is that opportunities for collaboration are often hiding in plain sight — with your competitors. Although strategic alliances with competitors may initially seem risky, they can also offer unmatched rewards.
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    Don't Say 'Great Job' to Your High Performers
    Forbes
    High performers need positive feedback; they do a great job and they should have that acknowledged. However, phrases like “great job” or “nice work” are so vague as to be virtually useless. And in some cases, they may even do harm. Let’s imagine that one of your high performers just did a great job on a report
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    Google Adding Tweets to Search Results: How You Can Optimize This
    By Emma Fitzpatrick
    How often do you consider keywords when tweeting? Starting this week, you'll want to include many more keywords in tweets than you did before. Google and Twitter are teaming up. Now, tweets and Twitter accounts will be featured on Google search results. They're currently rolling the feature out on mobile browsers and through the Google app. The desktop version will be debuting soon. If you play your cards right, this new feature has the potential to boost your organic search traffic dramatically.
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    People Join Good companies but Quit Bad Managers
    By Greg L. Alston
    I'm constantly amazed by how people who are charged with managing people try to make life much more complex and difficult than it needs to be. When people join a new company, they are usually excited by the new opportunities and believe in the vision of the organization. They choose the job based on the best fit with their world view. While the compensation plan is certainly one component of why people choose to work for you, it is rarely an element that determines whether they remain working for you.
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    What Every Underdog Can Learn from David Letterman
    Inc.
    In the early days of Late Night With David Letterman, the host and his then-girlfriend Merrill Markoe would sit through meetings with NBC executives, trying to figure out what sort of sketches they could run in their new 12:30 a.m. slot. The rules were established so his show wouldn't infringe on Johnny Carson's territory: He couldn't have a sidekick, he couldn't have a horn section, and he couldn't bring on comedians like Don Rickles and Bob Newhart, who were staples on Carson's show.
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