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NACD streamlines member communications — introduces NACD ChemBytes
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NACD will be streamlining its communication of important news into a user-friendly, more efficient way - by consolidating the majority of its email communication to you via two bi-weekly e-newsletters. Starting this week, you can expect to receive the following:

Tuesdays – NACD NewsBrief. This e-newsletter will contain important regulatory and legislative news that may impact your business operations. Included will be important articles relevant to our industry from outside NACD sources, as well.

Thursdays – NACD ChemBytes. This e-newsletter will contain important updates on NACD programs, reports and events. It will include updates on Responsible Distribution, OPSEM, annual meeting, regional events, CEF, and other important items. Business and human resource-related articles will be included on a regular basis.

Regulatory update: New hours of service final rule delayed until October
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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has filed a status report with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit informing the Court that the new final rule on hours of service will not be published until late October. This is a three-month delay from the original deadline of July 26, which came out of a 2009 settlement agreement with Public Citizen and other groups regarding the current HOS rules. More

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Legislative update: NACD signs letter in favor of bill to protect state right-to-work laws
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As a member of the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace, NACD has signed a letter to key senators in support of S. 964, the Job Protection Act. This legislation is in response to the recent decision of the National Labor Relations Board that the Boeing company violated federal labor law by building a second production line for its 787 Dreamliner at a non-union factory in South Carolina, siding with the unions in the state of Washington, who charged the decision was retaliation for their past strikes. More

Regulatory update: DEA issues final rule on mixtures containing phosphorus and application process changes
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On June 2, the Drug Enforcement Administration published a final rule in the Federal Register regarding chemical mixtures containing listed forms of phosphorus. Under this final rule, chemical mixtures containing red phosphorus in a concentration of 80 percent or less and mixtures containing hypophosphorous acid and its salts (hypophosphite salts) in a concentration of 30 percent and less, shall qualify for automatic exemption from Controlled Substances Act regulatory controls. More

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Regulatory update: OSHA judge upholds fine against company for failing to record MSD injury
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Last month, an administrative law judge for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration affirmed a $900 penalty against Caterpillar Logistics Services Inc. for failing to record a worker's musculoskeletal disorder on the OSHA 300 log, even though OSHA presented only enough evidence to prove that the employee's work activities were a cause, but not necessarily the only cause of the injury. More

Regulatory update: OSHA announces new recordkeeping tool
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced a new Web tool, the OSHA Recordkeeping Adviser, to help employers understand their responsibilities to report and record work-related injuries and illnesses under the agency's regulations. Through this tool, a set of questions assists in determining quickly whether an injury or illness is work-related, whether it needs to be recorded and which provisions of the regulations apply. According to OSHA, the Adviser is written in plain language and includes links to the detailed regulatory language.

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Security resources: Companies invited to participate in Joint Critical Infrastructure Symposiums
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The Department of Homeland Security has announced that it will hold five Joint Critical Infrastructure Partnership Symposiums throughout the country in partnership with the FBI and the InfraGard security partnership program. Each of these events will focus on matters of critical infrastructure protection and resilience and will include discussions on DHS and FBI programs, tools and resources; fusion centers; cross-sector dependencies and interdependencies; cybersecurity; and active shooter response. More

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  General Business Interest

Azelis discusses future for specialty chemical distribution
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The landscape for specialty chemical distributors is changing as the sector faces demands from producers to be smarter, more agile and more efficient. Specialty chemical suppliers are increasingly outsourcing more of their technical capabilities, and distributors are responding by growing their service offerings and investing in technical support. As a result, the relationship between suppliers and their distributors is becoming even more crucial, and is the key to unlocking more value in this complex supply chain. More

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Debating BPA's toxicity
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Industry livelihood and modern conveniences versus uncompromised human and environmental health advocacy have framed what remains an open-ended debate over the safety of the widely used chemical bisphenol A. Given mounting knowledge of BPA's estrogen-mimicking properties and possible toxic effects, decisions have to be made on whether it should continue to be freely used, restricted for some uses, or banned completely. There are no simple answers. More

Is the chemical industry looking for chemicals in people?
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Only a scant number of chemical industry studies documenting Americans' exposures to industrial chemicals appear on public databases maintained by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to an Environmental Working Group investigation. Biomonitoring studies are regularly conducted by academic and government scientists and have become vital elements in determining toxic pollutants found in the bodies of Americans and the health risks these chemicals may pose. But EWG has found little evidence that industry is submitting biomonitoring studies to EPA, suggesting either that industry is not conducting this research or it is not divulging it to government authorities. More


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