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.
Member-price: $59/webinar, $99/series
Non-Member price: $79/webinar, $119/series
Thursday, October 1, 2020 | Noon - 1:00 p.m. ET
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 will cover 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. The presentation will be followed by 10 minutes of Q&A.
Non-Member price: $79/webinar
Thursday, October 8, 2020 | Noon - 1:00 p.m. ET
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. The presentation will be followed by 10 minutes of Q&A.
Non-Member price: $79/webinar
Thank you to our corporate sponsors for helping to facilitate this web series!
Alex Goldfayn is the CEO of the Evangelist Marketing Institute, LLC., a revenue growth consultancy for clients who want to grow quickly. Alex’s average client grows by 15-20% in their first year of working with him.
October 2020-March 2021
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.
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.
Non-Member price: $399/series
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.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | Noon - 1:00 p.m. ET
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.
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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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Meet the mentor! NACD has a new mentor, Jim Benning, who's on board for the 7th Cycle of Responsible Distribution. Listen for an overview of the mentor program, learn who can access the program, and how/when to use it.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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