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Upcoming Webinars

Fraud – An Update and Prevention Tips from the FBI

  • Thursday April 29, 2021 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET)

Please join NACD on Thursday, April 29 at Noon (ET) for a timely webinar during which the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Program Analysts   – Caroline Ross and Tony Bliss will provide information regarding Business Email Compromise (BECs) fraud activities targeting the chemical distribution industry. During this session, Carolyn and Tony will provide an overview of the WMDD, Business Email Compromise, review prevention measures your company can take, and provide information on what to do if victimized by fraudulent activities by highlighting their priority programs in the WMDD.  Because of FBI policy, this webinar WILL NOT be recorded, so please plan to join us live. 

  • IC3 Complaint Lifecycle
    • Public Service Announcements 
  • BEC Overview
    • BEC Scenerios
    • BEC Trends
    • BEC Targets
    • BEC Prevention
  • Financial Fraud Kill Chain (FFKC)
  • WMDD overview
  • WMDD Threat Assessment of EPC/TIC/CWA

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A Biden Administration OSHA Outlook

  • Thursday, April 29, 2021 | Noon - 1:00 pm ET

With a new administration in Washington, including a soon-to-be named head of the U.S Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), big changes are likely coming for workplace safety regulations and enforcement. Please join NACD at 12 noon on Thursday, April 29 for an OSHA outlook webinar to be presented by Pete Downing, President of Environment & Safety Solutions. While OSHA kept a relatively low profile during the Trump Administration, the agency has been extremely active during the first weeks of the Biden Administration. OSHA has already issued serval new policies on COVID-19 worker safety and published a long-awaited proposed rule to update the Hazard Communication Standard. What other actions will OSHA take that will impact the chemical distribution industry? Will the agency resume efforts to update its Process Safety Management Standard, intensify efforts under its Chemical National Emphasis Program, and increase enforcement efforts, including a return to public shaming of companies that have been cited? Pete will discuss these and other topics to help your company prepare.

Rates

  • Member price: $49
  • Non-member price: $69

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Thank you to Houghton Chemical Corporation for sponsoring this webinar!

 

Hazardous Area Static Control – Levels of Safety and Options that can be Implemented for Safely Transferring Flammables

  • Tuesday May 18, 2021 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET)

Join Richard Puig, Regional Manager (Gulf Coast & Latin America) of Newson Gale, to discuss the causes of static electricity and hazards in flammable transfers.   Review of different levels of solutions and equipment that can be implemented to protect against a hazardous area static discharge, from using simple mechanical clamps to systems with visual indication and interlocks for process control.

Register here.
 

NACD Membership Resources and Benefits

  • Tuesday, June 1, 2021 | 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET
  • Wednesday, September 1, 2021 | 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2021 | 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

Hear from NACD's Membership Manager, Jenni Jenkins, as she reviews the various membership resources and benefits available to NACD's Members and Affiliates.

Register here.
 

Best Practices of Digital Marketing

  • Wednesday, June 16, 2021 | Noon - 1:00 PM (ET)

Join Rebecca Geier, Chief Marketing Officer of ChemVM Technologies, Inc. as she navigates the best practices of digital marketing for engineers and technical audiences.  The B2B buying process that technical buyers – from engineers to chemical procurement leaders – use to search for information related to products and services has transformed over the last two decades. Buyers are now in control of when and where they search for information – now primarily online. Business and sales leaders must adjust mindsets and investment strategies to ensure they are found where and when their buyers are buying.

Register here.

Thank you to SMC Global for sponsoring this webinar!
 

Chemical Leadership: Women Business Leaders

  • Thursday June 24 | Noon (ET)

Join a dynamic panel discussion centered around leadership in the Chemical Distribution Industry highlighting women business leaders. This discussion will be moderated by Amelia Greene (Wego Chemical Group Inc) and feature current industry leaders, Amanda Bagley (Bedford Specialty Sales, Inc), Andi Nagle (Chem/Serv, Inc.), and Lynne Bukovic (Harcros Chemicals Inc.).

Register here.

Thank you to Lintech for sponsoring this webinar!

Past Webinar Recordings

Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) 101

  • Thursday, April 15, 2021 | Noon - 1:00 pm ET

This webinar will detail critical information participants should consider when using or personally handling IBCs. Specifically, participants will:

  • Learn about the various configuration of composite IBCs, and plastic and steel asset tank IBCs (UN 31HZ1 vs 31H1, 31H2, 31A, 11A, etc. )
  • Learn about the wide variety of accessories available on all type of IBCs
  • Gain knowledge about typical transportation and storage practices of IBCs
  • Obtain an introduction to NFPA Code 30 compliance for combustible liquids as it relates to Composite IBCs and steel IBCs.
  • Learn to interpret the UN marking located on the side of every hazmat authorized IBC, the performance standards behind them and marking requirements specific to IBCs.
  • Receive an introduction to proper load securement to avoid catastrophic injury when opening transport containers.

Thank you to The Rigid Intermediate Bulk Container Association of North America for sponsoring this webinar!

Steel Drums 101

  • Thursday, April 8, 2021 | Noon - 1:00 pm ET

This webinar will detail critical information participants should consider when using or personally handling steel drums. Specifically, participants will:

  • Learn about the unique components of steel drums, including the difference between open-head and tight-head drums.
  • Understand the capabilities and safety advantages of steel drums equipped with fusible plugs.
  • Gain knowledge about typical transportation and storage practices of steel drums.
  • Obtain an introduction to NFPA Code 30 compliance for combustible liquids.
  • Learn to interpret the UN marking located on the side and bottom of every hazmat authorized steel drum and the performance standards behind them.
  • Receive an introduction to proper load securement to avoid catastrophic injury when opening transport containers.

 

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Thank you to Industrial Steel Drum Institute for sponsoring this webinar! 

ITR Economics: Managing in an Uncertain Economy   

  • March 18, 2021 | 3:00-3:30 pm ET
    • Question Submission Deadline: March 11

There is no crystal ball, but forecasting is the next best thing you can do to predict your business’s economic future.

NACD is offering a monthly interview-style presentation series to help your company plan during these unpredictable times. Join economist and forecasting expert Alex Chausovsky, Senior Business Advisor, ITR Economics, who will provide data and analysis on what to expect for the remainder of the year and Q1 2021. During this six-month series, Alex will cover industry trends, business to business activity, trade, inflation, interest rates and more. Using leading indicators, attendees will learn how to identify where they are in the business cycle and which inputs should guide their strategy to make the right decisions at the right time.

Speakers:

Alex Chausovsky, Senior Business Advisor, IRT Economics

Alex is an accomplished Speaker and the Director of Speaking Services at ITR Economics. He is a highly experienced market researcher and analyst with more than a decade of expertise in subjects that include macroeconomics, industrial manufacturing, automation, and advanced technology trends.

He has consulted and advised companies throughout the U.S., Europe, Brazil, China, and Japan for the last fifteen years and has been featured on NPR, the BBC, and in the Wall Street Journal.

Ian Heller, President & COO of Modern Distribution Management

Ian has been the President and COO of Modern Distribution Management since 2017. For more than 50 years, MDM has been a source of thought leadership, news and data for the wholesale distribution industry.

Previously, Ian served in executive roles in e-commerce and marketing at HD Supply - Construction and Industrial, Corporate Express, Newark Electronics, GE Capital Rail and Grainger. Ian was also the founder and Senior Partner at Real Results Marketing. Ian holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Member-price: $299/series
Associate-price: $349/series
Non-Member price: $399/series

Interested in an archived version of this presentation? Reach out to webinars@nacd.com for more information.

 

Trucking Industry Update

  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021 | Noon - 1:00 pm ET

Please join American Trucking Association’s Chief Economist Bob Costello, as he discusses the demand and supply factors in the tank truck industry, including the driver shortage and capacity constraints. There will be a Q&A session following the presentation.

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Thank you to Quality Carriers Inc. for sponsoring this webinar! 

 

A Biden Administration DOT Outlook

  • Thursday, March 11, 2021 | Noon - 1:00 pm ET

With a new administration in Washington, including new Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, big changes may lie ahead for U.S. transportation policy. Please join NACD at Noon ET on Thursday, March 11, for a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) outlook webinar to be presented by Mike Joyce, Principal of Midfield Consulting LLC. While the attention to date has been on big picture infrastructure and climate change issues, questions remain on what impact the new administration will have on transportation regulatory issues important to chemical distributors. For example, will the new administration keep the recently-implemented hours of service rules and continue to explore a program to allow younger individuals to drive commercial vehicles across state lines? How will DOT address drug testing and related issues as cannabis is increasingly legalized? Can we expect increased enforcement in the months ahead? Mike will discuss these and other issues to help your company prepare.

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Thank you to Cellmark USA, LLC for sponsoring this webinar! 

 

NACD Membership Resources and Benefits

  • Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 3:00 – 4:00 pm ET

Hear from NACD's Membership Manager, Jenni Jenkins, as she reviews the various membership resources and benefits available to NACD's Members and Affiliates.

 

Responsible Distribution Webinar: Top Tips from Advisers

  • Thursday, March 4, 2021 | Noon - 1:00 pm ET

Hear from the Responsible Distribution experts as they discuss practical tips and practices of excellence from years of working with NACD members, affiliates, and the chemical industry as a whole. Never before have four adviser companies been represented in one forum like this! Come prepared with your questions. You won’t want to miss the lively Q&A session that will follow the presentation!

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Thank you to CITCO Water for sponsoring this webinar! 

 

NACD Town Hall: Ask Eric Anything

Join our first virtual town hall of 2021 and make sure to bring your best questions for NACD President and CEO, Eric R. Byer. We will be taking your questions live and doing our best to cover any and all topics that you wish to bring to the table.
 

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The State of Shipping, featuring Commissioner Carl Bentzel of the Federal Maritime Commission

Join NACD CEO & President Eric Byer as he hosts Commissioner Carl Bentzel of the Federal Maritime Commission for a highly engaging presentation and conversation with shipping industry subjects that may include the shipping delays, customer service, rate increases, port issues, and more.

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Thank you to Nuco Logistics, Inc. for sponsoring this webinar! 

 

Responsible Distribution Webinar: What is the Verifier Looking For?

Learn from the NACD verifying companies as they discuss what they are looking for from you before, at and, even after your verification. This invaluable session will review how you should prepare and answer to the verifiers. Don’t miss the Q&A session following the presentation!

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Thank you to Jensen-Souders & Associates for sponsoring this webinar! 

 

A Biden Administration EPA Outlook

With a new administration in Washington, D.C. and an economy recovering from a global pandemic, 2021 will be anything but predictable. 

Join us for this important regulatory webinar, which will provide a concise overview of key initiatives expected to be taken up by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the new Biden administration in 2021, including:

  • Toxic Substances Control Act Implementation;

  • PFAS Regulation, Legislation, and Remediation;

  • The Risk Management Program Rule;

  • Enforcement Priorities; and

  • EPA Leadership Changes and Probable Directional Changes.

Leading the discussion from Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. will be Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson accompanied by Director of Chemistry Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., to provide their predictions, views, and commentary.

Interested in an archived version of this presentation? Reach out to webinars@nacd.com for more information.

Thank you to Chem/Serv, Inc. for sponsoring this webinar!

 

NACD 2021 Legislative & Regulatory Outlook

Join NACD for our annual beginning-of-the year Legislative and Regulatory Outlook webinar at 12:00 PM (ET) on Thursday, January 28, 2021. Doug Leigh and Erin Getz will discuss prospects for NACD priority legislation including trade and infrastructure in the 117th Congress as well as state-level legislation. Jennifer Gibson and Allison Tuszynski will provide updates on top regulatory issues including the regulatory reform and enforcement climate in the new Biden Administration, the Section 301 China Tariffs, the EPA Risk Management Program, Toxic Substances Control Act developments, and more. Be prepared for what 2021 has in store on the policy front by participating in this timely webinar.

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Thank you to ASW Global for sponsoring this webinar!

 

Responsible Distribution Dashboard Walk-Though

Is the 7th Cycle verification looming ahead for you and your organization? Learn how to navigate the Responsible Distribution dashboard as Mike Lang, NACD Vice President of Education, and Member Programs, will show you how to complete the various stages associated with your verification such as Company Overviews, Site Profiles, Specifications, Corrective Actions, and more!

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Safety Committees and Meetings 101

NACD members and affiliates understand that safety is paramount in the workplace. That includes regularly scheduled safety meetings and a committee organizing those sessions. Learn how often those meetings should take place, who needs to attend, what are the issues that need to be addressed and more. Join Jim Benning, the Responsible Distribution Mentor, who will share his decades of experience with you in a special free webinar.

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3 Actions to Take in a Low Rate Environment

Low interest rates are causing booms in some areas and squeezing others. As we consider how this pertains to our personal financial planning, we need to identify the opportunities to take advantage of them. We also need to pinpoint the risks they create and find efficient ways to manage them. Specific topics we will discuss are mortgages, investments, and retirement income. Join Phil Roberts with MassMutual for this critical session in today's market.

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Respiratory Protection Webinar Series

Presented by Peter Downing, Environment & Safety Solutions

Thank you to our webinar series sponsor, Hawkins, Inc.

  • Respiratory Protection Webinar Part 1: Regulatory Requirements - Regulations, Limitations, Liabilities

    • Thursday, November 5, 2020 | Noon - 1:00 p.m. ET
    • Part I Regulatory Requirements will focus on identifying the regulatory requirements of a respiratory protection program, review a company's obligations, and present the requirements to comply with the regulations.
  • Respiratory Protection Webinar Part 2: Implementation

    • Thursday, November 19, 2020 | Noon - 1:00 p.m. ET
    • Part II Implementation will focus on the steps needed to implement a respiratory protection program, including medical clearance, donning and doffing, fit testing, maintenance and inspection, and training requirements.

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Small Business Administration - Office of the National Ombudsman

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | Noon - 12:30 p.m. ET

Join NACD for a webinar on the Small Business Administration’s Office of National Ombudsman, November 18 at Noon (ET). SBA’s Office of the National Ombudsman was created in 1996 to assist small business owners involved in disputes with the federal government. John Kelly, External Relations Manager at the Office of the National Ombudsman, will present on some of the ways they assist small businesses including resolving regulatory disputes with federal agencies, reducing unfair or excessive penalties or fines, and recovering payment for services performed by government contractors. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about this important free resource available to small businesses.

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Diversity & Inclusion: It Matters (Sensitivity and Unconscious Bias Training), Part II

Presented by Tiffany M. Releford, Partner at Whiteford, Taylor, Preston

Thank you to our webinar sponsors, ChemGroup, Inc., Lintech International, Norman, Fox & Co., PVS Chemicals, Inc. - Distribution Group, Sea-Land Chemical Co., Webb Chemical Service Corp., and Whitaker Oil Company.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 | Noon - 1:00 p.m. ET

Diversity and inclusion are important components of business operations. Continuing with this theme from the October webinar, Tiffany will discuss microaggression, everyday words with different meanings, different standards based on gender, and much more. Attendees will gain: A better understanding of microaggressions and how to identify them, words with racist roots, tips to positively influence your company culture, and more.

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Alex Goldfayn's 5-Minute Selling Webinar Series

Thank you to our web series sponsors, AIG/AxonEchoSystemDatacor, Inc.Chemformation; and Octochem!

Alex Goldfayn, author of the Wall Street Journal bestsellers 5-Minute Selling (published August 2020) and Selling Boldly (2018). He is the CEO of the Revenue Growth Consultancy, which grows distributors and manufacturers by an average of 10 to 20% annually, year after year. Over the years, within these organizations, more than 10,000 salespeople have successfully applied the concepts that will be covered today. Some of these individuals have doubled and even tripled their personal sales. Want to do the same? You’ll learn exactly what to do today!

The Revenue Growth Mindset

  • This webinar examines how success in selling follows success in our mindset. We cannot outsell our mindset. Optimism, gratitude, and perseverance are so incredibly important in selling success. We look at how to develop each one and how to maintain your optimal sales growth mindset over time, even in times of panic, like during a pandemic.

How To Grow Your Sales Now

  • This is the techniques webinar. Alex discusses a dozen no-cost communications techniques that will grow your sales significantly and very quickly. Approaches include making proactive outbound phone calls to customers and prospects (when nothing is wrong!), the power of following up on quotes, and consistently asking the reverse did you know question.

In Sales, SYSTEM is Everything

  • This webinar will build upon the first two sessions, and build your firm’s selling system. Consistent implementation of lightening- fast communications over time is the key to selling success. This, of course, is your system. One call is not enough, but one daily proactive call made consistently adds up to more than 200 per year. Two calls a day is 400 per year. The system is the key. In this webinar, we build yours.

Interested in an archived version of this presentation? Reach out to webinars@nacd.com for more information.

 

Diversity & Inclusion: It Matters (Sensitivity and Unconscious Bias Training) - Part 1

Presented by Tiffany M. Releford, Partner at Whiteford, Taylor, Preston

Thank you to our webinar sponsors, ChemGroup, Inc., Lintech International, Norman, Fox & Co., PVS Chemicals, Inc. - Distribution Group, Sea-Land Chemical Co., Webb Chemical Service Corp., and Whitaker Oil Company.

Diversity and inclusion are important components of business operations. A basic discussion of current events will provide the foundation of the session without getting into the political arena. This webinar will examine the value of diversity and inclusion, as well as how to recognize and address unconscious biases.

Attendees will gain:

  • A better understanding how diversity, equity, and inclusion are more important now than ever before.
  • Knowledge that will provide a safer and inclusive workplace
  • Education that appreciates a deeper sense of community outside the workplace

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Introduction to FIFRA

Thank you to our webinar sponsor, Akrochem!

Sol Bobst from ToxSci Advisors will present an overview of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) registration and testing requirements that cover pesticide distribution, use and sale. The webinar will also highlight how to understand FIFRA labeling and provide a refresher on annual establishment registration and reporting requirements.

Interested in an archived version of this presentation? Reach out to webinars@nacd.com for more information.

 

Contracts for Chemical Distributors

Thank you to our webinar sponsor, Brainerd Chemical Company, Inc.!

Patrick Hughes and Steve Barnett of Connell Foley LLP will present on the types of contracts a typical chemical distributor might encounter including supply, purchase, toll manufacturing, licensing, R&D, and asset sales. They covered boilerplate provisions, remedies and breach of contract, as well as force majeure or excused non-performance, impracticability, allocation and other provisions that may be applicable during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Interested in an archived version of this presentation? Reach out to webinars@nacd.com for more information.

 

Recovery Road Map Webinar Series

Join Dr. Senthil Gunasekaran and Pradip Krishnadevarajan, Ph.D. the co-founders and managing directors from ActVantage for these timely webinars in our current COVID-19 environment.

  • Revenue Recovery Roadmap
    Thank you to our webinar sponsor, Chemisphere Corp!
    • As distributors respond to COVID-19, they are noticing the limitations of traditional recessionary responses such as cost reduction and working capital preservation. This recessionary response may not be optimal due to the foundational constraint of this recession: social distancing. This factor affects face-to-face sales directly. Transitioning sales teams to work successfully in this new environment is key to revenue recovery.
      • Interested in an archived version of this presentation? Reach out to webinars@nacd.com for more information.
         
  • Margin (Pricing) Recovery Roadmap
    Thank you to our webinar sponsor, Superior!
    • Crises present an opportunity for a forced reset. As we have accepted and learned to adapt to COVID-19, now is the time to make decisions and move forward in these critical areas: revenue recovery, pricing decisions, capability building, significant investments, and talent development. The foremost thing is revenue recovery; however, in your race to revenue recovery, don’t lose sight of profitability. To help with your margin recovery and deliver a much-needed pricing reset, we have identified five rules for your success.
      • Interested in an archived version of this presentation? Reach out to webinars@nacd.com for more information.

 

Coronavirus Lessons Learned – Hand Sanitizer

Thank you to our webinar sponsor, Datacor, Inc.!

Join NACD for a webinar on “Coronavirus Lessons Learned – Hand Sanitizer” on September 17, 2020 at Noon (ET). The COVID-19 pandemic created unprecedented demand for hand sanitizer ingredients and unforeseen challenges for chemical distributors. This webinar will present the perspectives of three different chemical distributors involved in hand sanitizer on how they reacted to the decisions and challenges presented by the coronavirus, including liability concerns, adjusting to staffing uncertainties, reacting to changing supply chains, getting involved in their local communities, and responding to frequently changing regulations. Following the presentations, there will be 10 minutes of Q&A.

Slides and recording coming soon.

 

Grassroots Advocacy: Chemical ReACTions and Responsible Distribution Code VIII

Thank you to our webinar sponsor, Azelis!

In this webinar, NACD's Coordinator of Government Affairs, Erin Getz, will dive into how NACD members can comply with Responsible Distribution Code VIII, covering community outreach, through its various grassroots advocacy efforts, including our new app and grassroots advocacy website, Chemical ReACTions! Attendees learned how to navigate Chemical ReACTions with its developer, Chris Brown, Chief Technological Officer at Constituent Voice.

 

Important Update! Responsible Distribution 7th Cycle Verification Models

Important verification update: NACD has created four Responsible Distribution verification models for the remainder of the 7th Cycle.

NACD understands that preparing for Responsible Distribution verifications may have been delayed due to COVID-19 and its related issues. Watch here to review these new verification models in an important webinar and learn how your company can proceed with satisfying the 7th Cycle verification requirements during these challenging times.

 

NFPA Code 30 - Flammable and Combustible Liquids

NFPA Code 30 is incorporated by reference into the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) hazardous materials regulations and outlines how to safely store flammable and combustible liquids. Presenter Mike Marando, Senior Engineer, NFPA, shares how to navigate NFPA 30 for containers and tanks, how to establish Maximum Allowable Quantities (MAQs) and sprinkler requirements, and how to approach emergency tank venting calculations and tank siting requirements. The webinar also covers the most recent revisions to the 2021 edition of NFPA 30 and how to participate in the NFPA Standards Development process.

 

Introducing the Food Chemical Codex (FCC) Standards for Food Ingredients

Listen in on the recording of our webinar on “Introducing the Food Chemicals Codex” presented by Steven Gendel, Senior Director for Food Science at USP. Practical and clear ingredient standards play an essential role in protecting the integrity and safety of the food supply. Therefore, it is important to understand what makes a standard useful and how to use food standards. This webinar introduces the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC), the leading independent international source of standards for all types of food-grade substances. It provides insights on how FCC standards are developed and how they can be used to protect products, companies, and consumers.

 

United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Webinar

Listen in for a webinar hosted by NACD and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on the “The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)”. CBP presenters included Adam Sulewski, Project Lead for the USMCA Center, Maya Kumar, Director of the Textiles and Trade Agreements Division, and Tamica Solomon, Acting Director for the USMCA Center. The webinar shares the latest information on the transition from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to USMCA and how your company will need to adjust operations to qualify your products.

 

NACD Webinar Broadcast: What to Expect from an EPA Inspection

Under Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA) Section 11, an U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) TSCA inspection can occur at any time. While no one looks forward to receiving such a notice from EPA, knowing what to expect and how to prepare will make the entire process easier. This webinar provides an overview of how an EPA audit occurs, what records EPA may ask for, and what EPA is looking for in those records. It also provides some recommendations on what companies can do now – before receiving the dreaded notice – to ensure the inspection goes well. 

 

COVID-19 and Trucking: Freight Pricing Trends and What the Future Holds for Distribution Costs

While COVID-19 has required many industries to adopt telework practices, truckers have remained on the road to ensure that our economy keeps running. However, with the increased risk of infection for drivers, rapidly changing demands from the marketplace, reductions in gas prices, and relaxed FMCSA guidelines, it has become increasingly hard to predict what the future of freight costs may be. During this webinar Dan Murray, Senior Vice President at the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), guided NACD members through ATRI’s recent research on marketplace trends and gave his predictions for what the future holds.

 

    Responsible Distribution Brown Bag Webinar Series 

    The Advisers

    Meet the Advisers! NACD Responsible Distribution® Advisers program is here to supplement our mentoring resources and provide in depth support for members and Affiliates during their Responsible Distribution implementation and continuous program improvement with qualified and NACD trained experts. View our archived recording and slides for an overview of the Adviser program, to learn who the different Adviser companies are, and what their areas of expertise are to best help your company.

    The Verifiers

    Meet the Verifiers! NACD has partnered with three verifying organizations for the 7th Cycle: Compliance Solutions Group, LLC, NSF International Strategic Registrations Ltd. and SafetyPro Resources, LLC. This webinar goes through the process and expectations for working with your assigned verifier as you prepare for and conduct your next verification. We discuss all of the pre-verification, on-site/day of verification, and post verification timeline steps.

    NACD

    NACD has a variety of online resources available to assist candidates, members, and Affiliates as they develop and maintain their Responsible Distribution programs. This webinar walks through the NACD website and show users how to locate these different online resources tools. In addition, this webinar also covers a number of resources that have either been newly created or greatly enhanced for the 7th Cycle.

     

    Cybersecurity Concerns in the Time of COVID-19

    During this webinar, James Murphy from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) informed attendees of the current cybersecurity threats facing their businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr. Murphy will also review the resources CISA has available to identify and combat cyberattacks and discuss risk mitigation techniques to prevent these disruptive incidents. 

    Thank you to our regulatory webinar sponsor, Harcros Chemicals.

     

    Independent Contractors and COVID-19: The Pandemic’s Damage to the Contractor Relationship

    As COVID-19 threatens our nations economy, independent contractors have been thrust into the spotlight of debate regarding benefits and classification. Russell Hollrah, lead partner at the contingent worker focused Hollrah LLC, explains how the pandemic has resurfaced potentially dangerous proposals on independent contractor classifications and which states are using the pandemic to reevaluate employer-worker relationships. This webinar will help prepare your business to face these threats and maintain your current labor structure.

     

    U.S. Petrochemical Dynamics Shift Amid Coronavirus and Crude Oil Crash

    The ICIS webinar covered the effects of coronavirus pandemic on the macroeconomic picture; the state of the US petrochemical industry amid lower prices for crude oil; and the volatility surrounding isopropanol and industrial ethanol markets, both of which have seen unprecedented demand and price increases.

     

    COVID-19: A Comprehensive and Safe Approach to Planning the Reopening of Workplaces

    This webinar provided a high-level overview of considerations and best practices as businesses prepare their offices for reopening. It covered a wide range of elements including facilities, travel, organizational culture, and human resources policies that businesses should consider as they prepare to return to the “new normal" at their workplace.

     

    FDA & TTB Regulations During COVID-19

    Sara Beth Watson and Deborah Attwood from Steptoe & Johnson LLP presented on how the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) have established policies to address the COVID-19 pandemic and the increased demand for hand sanitizer. Chemical distributors learned how the new FDA & TTB guidance may impact their operations.

    Thank you to our regulatory webinar sponsor, Harcros Chemicals.

     

    CARES Act - Business and Personal Implications

    The Cares Act provides access to money in a variety of ways to help businesses and individuals. On this webinar we reviewed the implications for how a business owners and non-business owners can understand and utilize this act to their benefit.

     

    Regulatory Enforcement in the Time of COVID-19

    Speaker: Pete Downing, Environment & Safety Solutions

    On this webinar, Pete discussed recent temporary regulatory relief actions taken by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, and other agencies. Pete reviewed what these measures mean for your company, and how to prepare for an eventual return to normal regulatory requirements and inspections. 

     

    Virtual Town Hall Meeting

     

    Responsible Distribution

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    Part One: Responsible Distribution Verification Dashboard for Dummies

    Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 12:00 PM (EDT)

    Jump Start your 7th Cycle Verification! This webinar will provide attendees a refresher on how to navigate the Verification Dashboard, including a system walk through, and highlight some of the new enhancements this cycle. By the end of this webinar, attendees will be confident and able to enter their company overviews to begin the verification process.

    Part Two: Top Tips for a Successful Verification

    Thursday, April 2, 2020 | 12:00 PM (EDT)

    Jump Start your 7th Cycle Verification! How do you define a successful verification? Explore the top tips and suggestions provided by the Responsible Distribution Committee to help your company prepare for a successful 7th Cycle verification.

    Part Three: Completing your Specifications, Triumph or Tragedy?

    Thursday, April 9, 2020 | 12:00 PM (EDT)

    Speaker: Kelly McCabe, Vice-President, Operations; Ideal Chemical & Supply Company

    Jump start your 7th Cycle Verification! Building off Part Two of our webinar series, Part Three takes a closer look at the “dos” and “don’ts” to complete specifications. What are the verifiers looking for? How can you create a professional final report?

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