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Upcoming Webinars


Coronavirus Lessons Learned – Hand Sanitizer

Thursday, September 17, 2020 | Noon ET

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.

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Past Webinar Recordings

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 

    Part 1: The Mentor

    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.

    Part 2: 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.

    Part 3: 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.

    Part 4: 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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    Regulatory Affairs

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