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New Blog Post: Advancing Stewardship — The Future of Responsible Distribution
Understanding the risks involved with transporting various chemicals and taking steps to mitigate those risks is what being a member of NACD is all about. NACD's Responsible Distribution® program was established more than two decades ago to codify the performance metrics we set for ourselves. One of the core principles throughout the long history of this program has been the concept of continuous performance. We learn, grow, adjust and improve to move forward and better ourselves as an industry.
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Learn the Special Challenges of GHS Labeling in Chemical Distribution
Please join NACD for the next Regulatory Webinar at noon EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 17: The Special Challenges of GHS Labeling in Chemical Distribution. GHS labeling presents a complex set of considerations to chemical distribution. With the expectation that approximately 50 percent of U.S. companies will not complete their GHS program implementation before the OSHA deadlines — and with enforcement rates higher than they've ever been — distributors can find themselves caught in a GHS compliance gap between their customers and suppliers. Elizabeth Sinclair of Seagull Scientific will provide a brief review of the new labeling specifications, as well as an exploration of GHS labeling issues from the distributor’s perspective. Members and Affiliates can register for the webinar at the discounted rate of $49 by clicking here.
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Expert One-On-One Consultations Available at the 43rd Annual Meeting
At this year's Annual Meeting on Nov. 17-20 attendees will have a special opportunity to receive one-on-one consultations while staying at the Westin Kierland. Consultations with Industry Insights' industry benchmarking expert Tom Noon will be available on Tuesday afternoon and family business expert Ann Kinkade on Wednesday afternoon. Register for the Annual Meeting and sign up today to gain powerful insights into successfully running and growing your business.
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Special Offer: Hazardous Cargo Bulletin Offering Free Online Access to NACD Members
Hazardous Cargo Bulletin, the industry publication covering the transportation of dangerous goods, is making a special offer to our members for free online access and a 30 percent discounted subscription to their hard-copy bulletin. Click "Read More" to learn more about how to receive these special offers.
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Upcoming Webinar: Partnering with Public Warehouses
If your organization uses or is considering using public warehouses, make plans to attend this free Responsible Distribution webinar at 12-1 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 2. Join Bob Rose of Dominion Warehousing & Distribution and Mike Lang, NACD vice president, Responsible Distribution, as they conduct a short presentation on public warehouses and the role they play in helping your business succeed. Covered issues will include the structure of the third-party logistics provider (3PL) industry and the specialization of recognized chemical providers, how to choose a public warehouse, things to look for during a review of the site, how a public warehouse can partner with an NACD member, and more. After the presentation, Mike will moderate a question-and-answer session. Register now!
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Caliper Tip of the Week: Actively Work on Improving Your Communication Skills
Caliper, an NACD Strategic Partner, offers a number of resources to NACD members on talent recruitment and enhancing workplace performance. In their "10 Tips to Becoming a Better Manager," Caliper suggests thinking about what you want people to hear rather than thinking about what you want to say. Depending on your audience, you may need to alter your message. Your customer service reps are likely to respond better to your message if you talk in terms that relate directly to them, rather than speaking to them as you would the executive management team. And, of course, one of the biggest parts of communication is listening. Ask for input and listen to what you're hearing. Encourage people to share new ideas as well as concerns so communication lines are kept open.

Learn more about this Strategic Partner and how to enhance workplace performance by clicking here.

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  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.


Bring the You Be The Chemist Challenge® To Your Community!
It's back-to-school season, and at CEF that means it's time for a new cycle of the You Be The Chemist Challenge®! The Challenge program corresponds with the academic school year, which means we spend the fall recruiting new schools and students and then kick off the competition season with dozens of Local Challenges nationwide in the spring.

How does that impact your company? The Challenge is a great way to get involved in your community, invest in future scientists and leaders, and show parents, teachers, and students how chemicals benefit their lives every day.

Are you up for the Challenge? To find out more about how to get involved in the Challenge in your community, contact or visit the CEF website.

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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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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.

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Common Mistakes New Managers Make
Fast Company
The transition to management isn’t easy. One study found it was almost as stressful as divorce. No wonder people screw it up. Author Lindsey Pollak says there are seven classic mistakes that first-time managers make - and they’re highly avoidable.
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Do's and Don'ts to Make Performance Reviews Actually Mean Something
HR Morning
Everybody hates performance reviews. That’s a given. But there are ways to move them out of the "dreaded chore" category into the file titled "engagement tools." Performance reviews are often badly done and serve to de-motivate employees — or worse, give them a weapon to sue the company. What's wrong with this process? Here are the three most common mistakes managers make that limit the value of employee assessments.
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8 Things Really Great Problem Solvers Do
Life is full of problems and challenges. Most people become proficient at working through small issues or at least skirting around them. But those who are exceptionally good at solving problems have a distinct advantage on the path to success. They often become leaders among their peers. The bigger the problems they can solve, the more they achieve and the more respect they earn.
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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.

5 Social Media Mistakes to Avoid
When done right, social media can be a powerful way to connect with customers and communicate branded messaging. Luckily, some of the most common barriers to amplifying social messages and boosting engagement are simple to avoid. Mastering a few basics can give your efforts the best chance to succeed and capitalize on what these platforms can offer.
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Wellness Programs are Here to Stay
Based on the responses of more than 500 human resource professionals, the survey found several signs that employer-based wellness programs are becoming a permanent fixture in the healthcare market. Here's a summary of some indications.
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