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New Near Miss Analysis Resource Available on Website
A near miss is an unplanned event that did not result in injury, illness, or damage — but had the potential to do so. 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. Now on the Responsible Distribution Resources page you can view actual near miss examples submitted by NACD members confidentially for the purpose of providing lessons learned for an improved chemical industry. Click here to view.
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Space Still Available at the University of Innovative Distribution
The newly named University of Innovative Distribution is a concentrated educational program focused on the unique needs of the wholesale distribution industry. Celebrating its 22nd year serving the supply chain, UID is known worldwide for excellence in education and is sponsored by the leading distribution professional associations, including NACD. Held March 8-11 at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, this is a popular event amongst NACD members — last year the program completely sold out! Download the brochure and register now by clicking here.
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Upcoming Webinar: Product Segregation
Make plans to attend this free Responsible Distribution webinar 12–1 p.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 18. Join Cliff Lester, corporate industrial hygienist, Nexeo Solutions, and Mike Lang, NACD vice president, Responsible Distribution, as they conduct a general presentation on product segregation. Cliff Lester will address the common types of storage and handling of non-hazardous materials as well as provide a hazards discussion on general storage segregation. Food grade versus miscellaneous materials issues and more will also be discussed. Register now!
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In Case You Missed It: Date Changes for Washington Fly-In and ChemEdge 2015
Please note date changes for two 2015 NACD events: the Washington Fly-In and ChemEdge 2015. Please mark your calendars to join us on these new dates:
  • Washington Fly-In: April 28-29, The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City, Arlington, Virginia
  • ChemEdge 2015: Aug. 11-14, St. Louis Union Station Hotel – A Doubletree by Hilton, St. Louis, Missouri

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    Safety Share: Winter Driving Safety
    Operating a company vehicle is a great responsibility. Univar has shared some winter driving tips to keep all NACD members and Affiliates safe this winter season. Click here to view.
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    CHEMICAL EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (CEF)


    Five New States Join the You Be The Chemist Challenge®
    The Chemical Educational Foundation® (CEF) is welcoming five new states to the You Be The Chemist Challenge® program for the 2014-2015 cycle. CEF staff members have confirmed site registrations from Challenge Organizers in Missouri, New Hampshire, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, and West Virginia, and are looking forward to seeing those states represented at the National YBTC Challenge for the first time in June 2015! With these new additions, the Challenge program now reaches students in 35 U.S. states and territories.
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    GENERAL BUSINESS INTEREST


    9 Must-Have Apps for Business Travelers
    Inc.
    Business travel can be pretty challenging. You may have to deal with a completely new location, a new language or a new culture. At the least, you're likely to be pressed for time. Whatever the challenge is, though, there is most likely an app to solve it. We've rounded up some of the most helpful apps for business travelers to make your next trip a bit smoother.
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    Why You should Never Lose Your Identity When Recruiting
    ERE
    What makes a recruiter stand out: It's a culmination of their personal experiences, intellect, intuition and what made them who they are today. Aristotle said, "Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom." Recruiting is not a transaction. The military teaches that attention to detail is critical in all actions performed. This is where the wheat is separated for the chaff. If a seasoned recruiter doesn't see a full, professional representation on a resume — it speaks a lot of the candidate. If the skill set is essential, maybe it is a matter of spending some time with the candidate to educate them on the importance of a well-defined resume.
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    3 Ways Technology Gives Your Small Business Limitless Boundaries
    Smart Hustle Magazine via Mediaplanet
    Think back 20 years ago. Before the Internet, social media and mobile marketing was popular. Running a business was different; starting a business was much different. You had to rely on local marketing, phone calls and plane rides to expand your business. Today, thanks to the Internet and the rise of social networks, a very small home-based business in Indiana can compete just as effectively as a 120-person business in downtown Los Angeles.
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    Cutting Edge Chemistry in 2014
    Chemistry World
    Which chemistry stories got us talking in 2014? With the help of an expert panel of journal editorsChemistry World looks back at some highlights from last year's ground breaking chemical sciences research.
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    5 Simple Things Beloved Bosses Do
    Inc.
    You spend a lot of time with your employees, and you're responsible for what they do for a large part of the day. As a result, you have a huge impact on their happiness. In fact, more than 60 percent of employees say that their manager directly impacts their job satisfaction.
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