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ChemEdge Registration Rate to Increase after July 21 — Act Now
The ChemEdge registration rate is increasing after Monday, July 21 — have you registered your team yet? We have a great program lined up, touching on every issue that impacts your business — regulatory compliance, transportation and logistics, Responsible Distribution, and more. Visit our website to view the full agenda and session descriptions. Register now!
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Announcing New Webinar Series: Enjoy Two Webinars Each Month
Stay even more up to date with the latest news and industry best practices by participating in 24 NACD webinars a year! Starting July 31, enjoy two webinars per month on the issues that matter to you — Responsible Distribution, legislative, regulatory, general business issues, and more. NACD will now offer 12 complimentary webinars and 12 webinars at a discounted rate to members and Affiliates. Click here to learn more about our expanded webinar program.
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Guest Blog Post: School's Out for Summer, but August Recess Is No Time for Play
This week, NACD's Manager of Legislative Affairs Ben Traynham discusses the value of having your congressman or senator tour your facility during the August recess when they return home to meet with constituents. Site visits are one of the most effective ways you can educate your elected officials about the chemical distribution industry and advance NACD's advocacy efforts.
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Learn How to Lower Your Risk at the August Workshop
Mitigating risk at your facility is of crucial importance for business success and compliance with Responsible Distribution. At the August Responsible Distribution Workshop on Aug. 19-20 at the Omni Nashville, industry experts including ERI Solutions, Wortham Insurance & Risk Management and more will discuss ways to lower your risk in employer, employee, environmental and other areas. Be sure to register before the rate increases on Monday!
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Last Chance — Calling All Labs for the ChemEdge Spotlight Pavilion!
Does your company work with a laboratory for testing and other lab needs? Let us know. We'd love to showcase the lab in our Spotlight Pavilion in the ChemEdge Expo Hall on Aug. 19-22. Each lab will receive its own tabletop to promote and display its services to all ChemEdge attendees. If your company works with a laboratory, please contact Roselle Foley at as soon as possible.
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CEF Launches Professional Development Instructor Certification
Later this summer, the Chemical Educational Foundation® (CEF) will hold a two-day training session at its Arlington, Virginia headquarters to certify instructors for the You Be The Chemist® Essential Elements program, a professional development workshop for K-8 educators. Applicants who were selected for this training will have the opportunity to become certified to lead Essential Elements workshops in their local areas. The workshops provide teachers who may not have a background in the sciences with valuable experience using hands-on, interactive teaching methods to introduce students to science concepts.

To find out more about how to bring a You Be The Chemist® Essential Elements workshop to teachers in your community, contact!

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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.
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.
Quala IBC/Tote Comprehensive Services

With over 57 locations, Quala is the largest independent provider of IBC container washing and logistics services in North America. Beyond tote service and supply chain management, Quala is also the innovative leader in technology; internet based container tracking and customized supply chain solutions.

• Interior & Exterior Cleaning
• DOT/UN Certifications
• Fleet Tracking/Supply Chain Management
• EH&S Risk Mitigation


4 Ways Leaders Can Create a Candid Culture
Harvard Business Review Blog Network
When leaders want to create an open culture where people are willing to speak up and challenge one another, they often start by listening. This is a good instinct. But listening with your ears will only take you so far. You also need to demonstrate with words that you truly want people to raise risky issues.
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Creative Ways to Keep Your Interns Working For You
What's the difference between university and experienced hire recruiting? It's more than just the age of the applicants. The purpose of university recruiting is generally not to immediately fill a job or internship. It is to build your employment brand on campus in front of students who will apply to your company's entry-level job or internships... eventually. It is about keeping track of the students you want to attract and then putting on your marketing hat to continue your brand engagement with them.
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Risky Business
Human Resource Executive Online
Legal experts have one main thing to say to employers considering using social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram as an initial job-candidate screening tool: Don't do it. According to a recent survey from Careerbuilder, more employers are turning to social networking sites to find information on potential candidates. And, CareerBuilder reports, 51 percent of employers who research job candidates on social media say they've found content that led them to not hire the candidate, up from 43 percent last year and 34 percent in 2012.
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Is Diversity a Science or an Art?
When it comes to recruiting a diverse and qualified workforce, what's the best approach? Some might say there's a certain art to hiring employees of all races, genders and socioeconomic standings: that it's an organic and deeply personal process. Others believe true workplace diversity can be achieved with an algorithm.
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