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Understanding the Impact of Cannabis on Workplace Safety
June 30, 2022
Understanding the Impact of Cannabis on Workplace Safety

Since hemp was removed from the Schedule I drug designation at the federal level with the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, Cannabidiol (CBD) has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry across the United States. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) maintains authority over hemp-derived food and drug products, including CBD. The FDA still classifies CBD as a Schedule I drug.

By Analisa Puzzanghero
NACD U Course Offers a Deep Dive into Waste Management
June 24, 2022
NACD U Course Offers a Deep Dive into Waste Management

With waste management being an extremely complex and increasingly important aspect of chemical distribution, we’re pleased to introduce a new two-part NACD U course that aims to clean up any confusion about this topic and its myriad rules and requirements.

The course is split into two very distinct parts— the first providing an overview on managing solid waste with the second focusing exclusively on hazardous waste. It’s ideal for anyone starting to deal with this issue or who needs a refresher.

By Pete Downing, Environment & Safety Solutions, Inc.
The NACD Fly-In Is Back!
June 17, 2022
The NACD Fly-In Is Back!

In years past, the NACD Washington Fly-In has been a cornerstone of our association’s advocacy efforts, helping to bring together members from across the nation to meet with their Members of Congress and educate them about the issues impacting chemical distributors. We’ve missed the opportunity to conduct these important meetings in person over the past couple of years. But this July, 50 NACD members are heading to our nation’s capital to talk about the biggest issues facing businesses like ours: the resurrected superfund tax and trade barriers that are driving up our costs.

By Eric R. Byer
Not Regulated by the SEC? New Proposed Rules Could Still Impact You
June 9, 2022
Not Regulated by the SEC? New Proposed Rules Could Still Impact You

As part of the Biden Administration’s focus on climate action through the executive branch, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is proposing rule amendments that would require the companies it regulates to include certain climate-related information in their registration statements and periodic reports, such as on Form 10-K.

By Brian Callahan
What's Next for Responsible Distribution?
June 2, 2022
What's Next for Responsible Distribution?

Changes are coming for Responsible Distribution early next year.

Just as the chemical distribution industry – and indeed, our membership – continues to evolve and adapt with the times, it’s important that our trusted environmental, health, safety, and security program does the same.

By Caroline Brooks
Responsible Distribution Starts with Responsible Preparation
May 26, 2022
Responsible Distribution Starts with Responsible Preparation

At its core, NACD Responsible Distribution®, our mandatory third-party verified environmental, health, safety, and security (EHS&S) program, is about continuous improvement and ensuring our members implement best practices. For over three decades, this program has kept chemical distributors and local communities safe, but over time, the landscape in which we operate has also changed dramatically.  To help address these changes, Responsible Distribution incorporated requirements to Code VII Emergency Response and Public Preparedness, specifically around crisis communication and responding to the media.

By Caroline Brooks
Supporting You on Your Responsible Distribution Journey
May 19, 2022
Supporting You on Your Responsible Distribution Journey

No matter your company’s size or specialty, whether a major distributor or a small family-owned business, Responsible Distribution is proven to help enhance your operations and improve Environmental, Health, Safety, and Security risk management programs, allowing you to gain and retain new customers.

By Jenni Jenkins
Time to Ensure Your Emergency Preparedness Plan is In Place
May 5, 2022
Time to Ensure Your Emergency Preparedness Plan is In Place

The first week of May is Hurricane Preparedness Week. Hurricanes and other natural disasters are a fact of life. Because a natural disaster can suddenly pose a threat, preparedness is key for responsible chemical distributors.

By Lucinda A. Schofer, NACD
Competitive Switching is Not Some Far-off Idea – Just Ask Canada
April 28, 2022
Competitive Switching is Not Some Far-off Idea – Just Ask Canada

Like many other shipping customers in the United States, NACD members depend on our nation’s freight rail network to run their businesses successfully. Because of the nature of certain common chemicals, such as chlorine, many chemical distributors solely rely on rail to service their customers in a consistent manner.

By Eric Byer, NACD
Make Sure You Secure Your Place for the Central & Southern Regional Meeting
April 21, 2022
Make Sure You Secure Your Place for the Central & Southern Regional Meeting

Registration is now open for our upcoming Central & Southern Regions Meeting taking place in Nashville, TN. From June 13-15, 2022, the Margaritaville Hotel Nashville will host a special combined meeting, providing the perfect opportunity for members from both regions to reunite.

By Tracey Pierce, NACD