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Upcoming Events
Learn more about and register for these upcoming events!
  • 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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    Introducing NACD U — Your New Online Training Center
    NACD is thrilled to announce the launch of NACD U, NACD's new online training center, specifically designed to improve the skills, knowledge, and professional development of your workforce. NACD U has more than 70 courses currently available on a wide range of topics, many of which are in partnership with J.J. Keller & Associates Inc. New courses will be added regularly, including a custom built Responsible Distribution 101 course scheduled to launch by ChemEdge. Visit NACD U today to browse the course offerings or to take a course by using your NACD Members Only username and password.
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    New Blog Post: The Stars Are Aligned, Can You See Them?
    If the stars have ever been aligned to pass a sweeping, comprehensive piece of legislation, the time is most certainly now. Whether you are a star gazer or not, I encourage each and every one of you to get out your "virtual" telescopes today and take a few minutes to look at what's happening right now on Capitol Hill.
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    Announcing New Responsible Distribution Verifier — Meet Verrico Associates
    NACD is pleased to introduce you to Verrico Associates, an additional verifier for the fifth cycle verification (January 2014 – December 2016)! Although Verrico Associates is new as an NACD verifier, they bring a tremendous amount of experience with EHS&S and quality management systems, including ISO and the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care Management System®. With Eagle Group USA, Compliance Solutions Group, and Verrico Associates, NACD is well poised to conduct more quality verifications as our membership continues to grow. If you have questions, please contact Mike Lang at mlang@nacd.com.

    Don't miss the opportunity to meet Verrico Associates at the August Workshop. Senior Associate Art Gillen will lead an overview and exercise on Corrective and Preventive Actions at the Aug. 11-12 Responsible Distribution workshop in St. Louis. Register today!

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    SPONSORED CONTENT


    Hear the Latest Transportation Issues at ChemEdge
    What are the biggest transportation issues facing the industry today? What does DOT say about GHS, and what are they doing about it? How will this impact your business? Find out the latest updates from North American Transportation Consultants Inc.'s JP Gibbons during his session at ChemEdge on Aug. 13. Time is running out — register today!
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    PRODUCT SHOWCASE
      GHS-Compliant Labeling Solutions

    NeuraLabel Printing Solutions provides SAP, GLM integrated solutions for GHS/DOT/WHIMS compliant labels. With 4-color, on demand label production you can increase your operational flexibility, reduce your operating costs and eliminate inventories of pre-printed labels.
     


    Northeast Region Meeting — Registration Deadline is July 21
    Join your fellow Northeast members & Affiliates in Scotland's beautiful capital city, Edinburgh, on Sept. 16-19 for the 2015 Northeast Region Meeting. Learn from lessons past to bring new and bright ideas to the industry's future. The meeting features a robust schedule, including an opening keynote by Gene Marks, columnist, author, CPA, and small-business owner, on how to identify opportunities for growth. Please make your arrangements as soon as possible. Sign up now before you miss your chance.
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    Anonymously Submit Your Near Miss Example
    Employees are often trained to work "safely" but are not trained to identify near misses or made aware of the positive impact near miss reporting can have to ensure employees are engaged in their operations. NACD members have confidentially submitted their Near Miss Examples for the purpose of providing lessons learned for an improved chemical industry. Help us provide a safer and more secure environment for all — anonymously participate by clicking here and submitting the Near Miss Incident Analysis form.
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    Attention ChemEdge Exhibitors — Participate in the Annual Raffle Event
    Increase your company's exposure while at ChemEdge by donating a raffle prize! The raffle will be held in the expo hall on Thursday, Aug. 13, during brunch at 9:30-11:30 a.m. and again during lunch at 1:30-3 p.m. Each participating exhibitor will have a one-minute opportunity to promote their company and raffle their prize. Sign up today!
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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.
    Focus Systems

    This innovative and interactive new software is our solution to assist mid-sized chemical compounders, blenders and formulators in easily implementing OSHA’s new GHS HazCom standards. ChemScribe™ allows for the transferal into and population of GHS-compliant safety data sheets and packaging labels within an easy-to-use software product that businesses can afford.

    FocusSystems.com
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    CHEMICAL EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (CEF)


    Eastman Chemical Sponsors Professional Development Workshop for K-5 Teachers
    On July 14, the Chemical Educational Foundation® (CEF) will partner with Eastman Chemical Company, an NACD Chemical Supplier Affiliate, to hold a professional development workshop in Kingsport, Tennessee, for local elementary educators. Through CEF's You Be The Chemist® Essential Elements program, workshop participants will gain valuable experience with hands-on, interactive teaching methods proven to get young scientists buzzing about chemistry. Thanks to Eastman Chemical Company's generous sponsorship, attendees will also receive a flash drive pre-loaded with CEF's award-winning You Be The Chemist® Activity Guides: Lesson Plans for Making Chemistry Fun.

    To find out more about the Essential Elements program, visit our website or contact essential.elements@chemed.org.

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    GENERAL BUSINESS INTEREST


    What's the Key to Career Success? It's Simple: Networking
    By Ivani Greppi
    In his bestselling book, "Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success," Adam M. Grant writes that success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. Grant's pioneering research revealed that most people in the business world operate as either takers, matchers or givers. These styles have a direct effect on individual's career success. The book highlights the effectiveness of networking and collaboration versus individual focus on success.
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    4 Ways to Build Character Through Challenges
    By Michael S. Haro, Ph.D.
    Challenges are nothing more than conditions over which we have little to no control. When they occur, it's not the condition that stops us. It's how we decide to manage it, or let it manage us. Actively asking ourselves, "What can be done?" directs behavior, allowing us to manage as best we can. When we do what we can do, managing becomes a personal adjustment. Following through with "what we can do" makes us successful and meaningful.
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    The Best Time of Day to Do Everything at Work
    Fast Company
    We all want to work smarter, and science and data have proven that timing plays an important role in scheduling different types of tasks at work, from getting a response to your email to asking for a raise. So grab your calendar and pencil in the best times to get these seven things done.
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    How to Track the Money in Your Business
    Intuit
    You work hard to make money in your company, but what do you do to keep track of it all? Most small business owners don't pay enough attention to their cash. Many times, it's just an afterthought behind all the other daily operational issues. For others, it's a mysterious black hole where they hope the money will be when they actually need it!
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