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New Blog Post: The Not-So-Lazy Days of Summer — Young Chemists Battle to be National Champion
Across the nation, most students are gleefully escaping the bonds of their classrooms for summer break. As the dog days of summer wind up and families flock to their favorite vacation spots, the season is the perfect to time to take a midyear break from all the hectic things that invade our lives. Yet, even though summer means no more classrooms, education doesn't just stop at the school door's edge.
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Safety & Risk Management Highlighted at Responsible Distribution Events
This summer, NACD members and affiliates have two opportunities to become experts in safety and risk management. Join us in July and August for two events to ensure high quality safety and risk management at your facilities.
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Announcement: NACD Lock Box Closing
Please notify your accounting department that the NACD lock box will be closing. From now on, please send all checks and mail to our physical address: 1560 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1100, Arlington, VA 22209. If you have questions, please contact Randy Schlegel at
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Exceed the Industry Standard by Attending ChemEdge
Staying abreast of industry safety standards and best practices is of utmost importance in the chemical distribution industry. As the need for multiple certifications and layers of requirements for handling products become increasingly complex, it is vital your team receives education on the elements of these requirements to deliver success in your business. Redefine operational excellence by joining us Aug. 19-22 in Nashville.
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Regulatory Compliance Preferred Provider Spotlight

NACD's Regulatory Compliance Preferred Providers offer experts who can help you make sense of the myriad of regulations affecting the industry. In this section, we will highlight one of our Regulatory Compliance Preferred Providers so you may take advantage of their services and expertise.

Burns White LLC
With more than 25 years of experience, attorneys at Burns White have an established track record of advising chemical industry manufacturers and distributors on the often complex regulatory environment guiding their operations. Blending legal understanding with business acumen, we represent manufacturers, distributors, and transporters of chemicals of all sizes, employers whose employees allege illness as a result of toxic exposure, and owners and managers of properties that store or use chemicals.

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2014 National You Be The Chemist Challenge® Champion Crowned!
After 10 thrilling rounds of competition, Audrey Gallier, a sixth-grader from Brookfield, Illinois, became the 2014 National You Be The Chemist Challenge® Champion! This was Audrey's first year competing in the National Challenge, and she was the second-youngest competitor out of 30! The 2014 National Challenge saw record-breaking attendance — more than 300 chemical industry representatives, family members, and educators gathered in Philadelphia in a celebration of science education. You can see photos of the competition and the National Challenge Celebration Dinner & Award Ceremony on CEF's Facebook page.
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GHS Compliant Labeling Solutions

NeuraLabel 500e is an SAP Partner, GLM integrated solution for GHS/DOT/WHIMS compliant drum labels. With NeuraLabel 500e’s 4-color, on-demand labeling and global label management integration, you can ensure you properly label materials, increase your operational flexibility and eliminate inventories.
Tote, ISO, Offshore Tank Container Sales & Rental

Hoover rents and sells tote containers, transport frames, offshore containers, intermodal (ISO) tank containers and related equipment for the storage and transportation of chemicals, liquids and fluids. Hoover provides a full range of services including equipment rental, sales, reconditioning, tank cleaning, recertification and GPS asset tracking and tank level monitoring services.

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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.


3 steps to better office communication now
By Catherine Iste
I love technology. I even married a software DevOps guy. So I was thrilled when I walked into a new client's office as their interim head of HR and they told me IT reported to me. A treat for me, but perhaps not so much for the IT guy who had previously been left alone and trusted to do his own thing by the mostly professional, nontechnical staff. He told me he had just submitted his assessment and budget. With a copy on its way to my inbox and a follow-up meeting scheduled, I was ready to dive in. What followed was something that happens too frequently when experts communicate with nonexperts.
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The retirement crisis nobody talks about
In its latest annual retirement readiness study, the Employee Benefit Research Institute found that some 57 percent to 59 percent of baby boomer and Gen X households are on track to retire comfortably. But if you factor long-term care costs, the risk of running out of money in retirement soars by 100 percent to 800 percent, depending on your income level, according to new study by EBRI. The analysis assumes that baby boomer and Gen X households will retire at 65 and spend average amounts for food, housing and other living expenses, in addition to long-term care costs.
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5 crucial emotional intelligence traits of highly effective leaders
Fast Company
Over the last decade there has been a huge increase in evidence that emotional intelligence is an important factor in leadership. Numerous studies have shown a positive relationship between emotionally intelligent leadership and employee satisfaction, retention, and performance. As organizations become more aware of this, they are looking for ways to recruit and promote from within people that are strong in emotional intelligence. Here are five factors that are crucial for emotionally intelligent leadership.
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Bonuses are back
Human Resource Executive Online
A new survey finds organizations' use of bonuses to attract and retain talent is at an all-time high. But compensation experts caution that bonus programs need to be well-planned and fully transparent in order to be effective.
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