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  • June 8-10: Central Region Meeting
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    Know the Latest on TSCA at ChemEdge
    At this year's ChemEdge, Kathleen Roberts, vice president of NACD Strategic Partner Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., will provide an update on the Toxic Substances Control Act: What bills are in the works and which ones have the best chance of getting passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate? What will be the impact on the chemical distribution industry? What should companies do to comply with the existing regulations? Learn all you need to know about TSCA and more by joining us on Aug. 11-14 in St. Louis, Missouri, and register now.
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    Attend the Northeast Region Lunch on June 23
    Join your fellow Northeast members and Affiliates at a regional lunch at 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, in conjunction with the Chemical Educational Foundation's National You Be The Chemist® Challenge in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Monday, June 22. All NACD members are invited to attend the competition and Celebration Dinner. To register for the lunch, please email Donna Thomas at dthomas@nacd.com. Hotel accommodations may be made at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing by contacting Valerie Esty at vesty@nacd.com.
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    New Blog Post: HazCom Issue Highlights Importance of Engaging Regulatory Agencies
    This week, NACD President Eric Byer discusses the association's recent efforts to educate the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on the impact of the June 1 deadline for the Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) and the ways NACD members participated in the process to achieve a positive outcome.
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    PRODUCT SHOWCASE
      GHS Compliant Labeling Solutions

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    Near Miss Analysis: Personal Protective Equipment
    Recently, NACD members have anonymously submitted near miss examples for the purpose of providing lessons learned for an improved industry. A near miss is an unplanned event that did not result in injury, illness or damage — but had the potential to do so. One example of a near miss is improper wearing of protective clothing. Click here to read how one member company handled an employee wearing pant legs tucked inside of their boots. Be sure to view additional near miss examples and confidentially submit your own on the Responsible Distribution Resources page.
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    Discover What Makes Your Millennials Tick with the ICP Talent Tipsheet
    NACD Strategic Partner ICP is offering a free monthly e-newsletter to help recruit, hire, manage and retain millennial employees. Each newsletter will feature an article about the millennial generation in the workplace and a short action step you can take to manage and retain your millennial workforce better. Subscribe today!
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    CHEMICAL EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (CEF)


    Last Chance! National YBTC Challenge Registration Closes June 10!
    If you haven't already registered for the 2015 National You Be The Chemist Challenge® & Celebration Dinner in Philadelphia on June 22, now is your chance! This year's competition and Celebration Dinner will have the highest attendance in Challenge history — and registration closes on June 10! Join us to watch 36 bright middle school students prove that they are the chemists and leaders of the future!

    Registration for both events is available online. Please contact Molly Snyder with registration inquiries.

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    Summer Science: Fun in the Sun!
    The school year may be winding to a close, but summer break doesn't have to be a vacation from learning science! If you're looking for new ways to explore science with students and educators in your community, try these sunny science activities, an experiment to discover why beach sand compresses underneath your feet, or the science behind grilling the perfect summer meal!

    CEF's You Be The Chemist® Activity Guides are a great way to reach young scientists in your community!

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      PRODUCT SHOWCASES
    Grounding your tank truck correctly.

    Loading and unloading tank trucks with large quantities of commonly used chemicals and powders generates static electricity which, if left to accumulate could discharge electrostatic sparks, potentially causing fires and explosions. Newson Gale’s Earth-Rite® RTR is the most reliable and precise method of grounding tank trucks today.
    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.
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    Precision IBC offers customized rental programs and solutions for stainless steel and poly tanks to meet all your packaging, safety and transportation needs. We also make fleet management, including cleaning and recertification of both customer owned and rental tanks effortless.


    GENERAL BUSINESS INTEREST


    The Cost of Being an Entrepreneur and the Key Attribute that Determines Success: Grit
    Inc.
    Norm Brodsky, a coach and member of the New York chapter of the Inc. Business Owners council, is fond of saying, "As an entrepreneur, you'd better be successful because you're unemployable otherwise." And while he says this in a loving, nurturing sort of way, he reminds every CEO in the room there is a substantial cost of being an entrepreneur.
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    Dealing with Acidic Attitudes: Help for Your Managers
    HR Morning
    Every workplace has negative people who erode morale. They're not always easy to pick out of a crowd, but they can do an amazing amount of damage over time. Most of the time, these folks don't make the big mistakes that call attention to themselves. They're frequently pretty good at their jobs, so they're not called on the carpet too often. But like a virus running in the background of a computer program, their acidic personalities eat away at the goals — and ultimately the bottom line — of the company week after week, year after year. Who are these people?
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    Connecting Employee and Customer Engagement
    HR
    Companies must be able to prove the relationship between employee engagement and customer experience. Phil Anderson, client director at Ashridge Business School, says this shouldn't be too tricky. "There is lots of research which shows that happy employees lead to happy customers who are loyal and spend more money — which leads to better profit."
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    Employee Retention with Millennials Calls for Different Motivators
    The Staffing Stream
    In national surveys by the Bureau of Labor Statistics the average American's job tenure was 10 years in 2008 and by 2012 had dropped to 4.4 years. The baby boomers, those born after WWII until 1964, sought careers that offered prestige, fiscal support and security in longevity. Their children, Generation X, pursued careers with a similar drive but with a greater desire for autonomy and an improved work-life balance to invest in their family. Millenials have absorbed these ideals too but introduced their own complexities of career motivators, expectations and needs.
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    How Distractions Cause Stress and Impede Your Ability to Function
    By Michael S. Haro, Ph.D.
    If you are easily distracted, your level of stress likely rises with these distractions. In this state, your potential for making poor decisions and mistakes increases. Leaders and managers constantly face their share of distractions, so it's important to know how to handle them in the appropriate manner. Distractions are always present, and your reaction controls your behavior. The slogan, "As you think, so you go," fits because your thoughts direct your actions and behavior. Everything you do is a result of what you are thinking at the time.
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