This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Advertise in this news brief.




Text Version   RSS   Subscribe   Unsubscribe   Archive August 20, 2015

Home   About   Legislative   Regulatory   Responsible Distribution   Newsroom        

 




NACD NEWS

Upcoming Events
Learn more about and register for these upcoming events!
  • Sept. 13-16: Duke Management Program
  • Sept. 16-19: Northeast Region Meeting
  • Sept. 24: Interview with the Responsible Distribution Excellence Award Winner
  • Oct. 1: Webinar – TSCA 2016 CDR Reporting
  • Oct. 8: Webinar – EPA ChemView
  • Oct. 11-16: Duke Leadership Program
  • Nov. 9-12: Annual Meeting
  •    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
      




    Regulatory Alert — NACD Needs Your Input on How OSHA's New PSM Chemical Concentrations Policy Will Impact Your Company
    The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently issued a memorandum that could subject your company to the rigorous Process Safety Management standard. This new policy will substantially expand the universe of facilities covered by PSM. Rather than inviting public comment and conducting cost-benefit analyses through a formal rulemaking process as OSHA should have done for such a major change, the agency has imposed these new, immediate PSM requirements on companies by simply issuing a memo. NACD believes this is wrong. The American Chemistry Council has filed suit against OSHA, and NACD is joining this legal challenge. To help NACD make an effective case against OSHA’s action before the U.S. Court of Appeals and on Capitol Hill, please complete this brief survey on how the new PSM policy will impact your operations no later than COB on Friday, Aug. 28.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE


    SPONSORED CONTENT


    Welcome New Members
    Last Thursday at the Board of Directors meeting, NACD welcomed two Distributor Candidate members, three Chemical Handler Affiliates, and six Non-Chemical Handler Affiliates.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE


    ChemEdge Presentations Posted
    Last week, nearly 400 NACD members and Affiliates gathered at ChemEdge 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. The sessions were packed and early feedback from attendees was very enthusiastic. The speaker presentations are now posted on the ChemEdge page on the NACD website. Please note you will need your username and password to access the files.

    If you were not able to complete your evaluation at the meeting, please take a few moments now to complete the conference survey. Click here to complete the survey.

    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article




    Book Your Annual Meeting Hotel Reservations — Block Quickly Filling
    We encourage all members and Affiliates planning to attend Annual Meeting to book their hotel reservations as soon as possible — our hotel block is already 75 percent full! Reservations can be made for Nov. 9-12 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort in Bonita Springs, Florida, by visiting our Hotel & Travel page. Don't forget to register for the meeting too!
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


    Responsible Distribution Workshop Presentations Available on Website
    We have now posted the presentations from last week's Responsible Distribution Workshop. This year's workshop featured presentations on Near Misses, Management of Change, Corrective and Preventative Actions and more. You can find the presentations on the Responsible Distribution Resources page under the "Workshop Presentations" tab.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


    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.
     


    Time Running Out to Grow Your Leadership Skills in 2015 with Duke University
    There are still a few spots remaining in the September Duke Management Program and the October Duke Leadership Program. The deadline to register for the Management Program is tomorrow, Aug. 21, so register today! For more information on these programs, please contact Matt Glaser at mglaser@nacd.com.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


    Upcoming Webinar: Interview with the Responsible Distribution Excellence Award Winner, KIC Chemicals, Inc.
    How do some members stand apart from others in terms of Responsible Distribution excellence? On Thursday, Sept. 24, learn from the 2015 Responsible Distribution Excellence Award winner, KIC Chemicals, Inc., in a unique webinar that features a real-time interview conducted by Mike Lang. Register now!
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article




    Participate in NACD's Member Referral Program and Earn $300 Credit to NACD Events
    Did you know that if you help NACD recruit a prospective member or Affiliate you are entitled to a $300 credit towards select NACD meetings? Help us in our goal of engaging all members of our industry in NACD and our Responsible Distribution program. All you need to do is email us the information you have on potential new members and Affiliates, provide an introduction, and we can do the rest. For questions, please call Roselle Foley at 571-482-3041 or email rfoley@nacd.com.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


    CHEMICAL EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (CEF)


    Watch: Hands-On Science In Action!
    Last week, CEF partnered with Clariant Corporation to bring hands-on science to a Charlotte Knights baseball game — and now we're bringing it to you through a highlights video of the event! You'll see young baseball fans trying their hands at activities like t-shirt tie-dye, finding the sweet spot on a baseball bat, and building marshmallow catapults to launch their own home runs! One thing's for sure — they're learning that science can be exciting, messy and fun!

    If you want to bring hands-on STEM activities to an event in your community, visit the CEF website or contact us today!

    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


      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.
    Believe in Better Service

    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.
    Environmental Services
    Environmental performance comes from years of experience. Experience the performance of Burns & McDonnell. We can help you with your environmental needs.


    GENERAL BUSINESS INTEREST


    The Questions That All First-Time Managers Should Ask Themselves
    Fast Company
    Many of us become managers somewhat accidentally. We need someone to help with work, make a hire, and all of a sudden, we're managers. Sound familiar?
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE


    4 Ways Small Businesses Can Compete With Big Business Employee Benefits
    Inc.
    According to the most recent U.S. Census, 11 percent of the American workforce is employed by small businesses with less than 10 employees. This puts these small businesses at a huge advantage when looking to attract and hire talented employees. Small businesses have a set of unique benefits they can offer to get and keep dedicated employees.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE


    Unconscious Biases: Why You're Losing Out On The Best Employees
    By Pamela Wasley
    Everybody knows a company's greatest asset is its people. But what happens when employers are predisposed to hiring a certain type of person for their business? Based on personal life experiences, you may inherently prefer to hire a man for this job, a woman for that one — and you may not even realize it's bias that's keeping you from exploring the best candidates for your open role. Researchers call this phenomenon unconscious bias.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE


    How Effective Leaders Handle Criticism
    Fast Company
    This summer has been rife with criticism of high-profile leaders. Ellen Pao, former interim CEO of the online community Reddit, stepped down gracefully last month after facing a torrent of abuse. Then there's Donald Trump, by far the most rambunctious face of the aspiring Republican presidential pool. The two offer great, contrasting examples of how leaders should handle criticism.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    READ MORE
     

    NACD ChemBytes
    Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
    Download media kit

    Ashley Whipple, Senior Content Editor, 469.420.2642   
    Contribute news

    Caitlin O'Donnell, NACD Manager, Communications, 703.527.6223   

    This edition of the NACD ChemBytes was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here -- it's free!
    Recent issues
    Aug. 18, 2015 NewsBrief
    Aug. 13, 2015 ChemBytes
    Aug. 11, 2015 NewsBrief
    Aug. 6, 2015 ChemBytes



    7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063