education & meetings



Chemicals 101

  • Monday, April 3, 2023 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET)

Chemical hazards and toxic substances pose a wide range of health hazards (such as irritation, sensitization, and carcinogenicity) and physical hazards (such as flammability, corrosion, and explosibility). National Association of Safety Professional's Eric Gislason will provide a cursory overview of the primary hazards associated with chemical hazards, and we will also discuss where to find additional information about hazards and methods to control exposure in the workplace. While not all hazards associated with every chemical and toxic substance will be addressed, we will discuss where to find additional information about hazards and methods to control exposure in the workplace.

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5 Ways to Digitally Transform Your Business

  • Thursday, April 6, 2023 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET)

We're sure you've heard the industry buzz: you need to go digital. Have you heard this and wondered what 'going digital' means? Or are you worried it will be expensive? Building organized, automated and digitized processes now will position you to hit the ground running with systems that will streamline and optimize daily work for decades. The more of your processes you can digitize, the more adaptable you’ll be to changing market conditions.

Manual methods, such as hand-writing orders and physically walking them to a lab, are tedious and time-consuming, wasting valuable labor hours. Automating everyday tasks allows you to maximize productivity while keeping operations lean.

Join us for a webinar, presented by Sean Doran and Eric Dompkowski, Datacor’s Customer Success Team. This session will discuss the many options for moving data collection and review from paper or a desktop computer to a mobile device such as a barcode scanner tablet, or mobile phone. Whether you want to simply count your inventory or have a customer sign for an order on your driver’s tablet, we’ll show you how to get started.

The webinar will end with a fast-paced Q&A session. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Washington Fly-In Prep Webinar

  • Wednesday, May 3, 2023 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET)

The NACD Government Affairs team will be leading a prep session discussing what to expect at our May Fly-In and how to make the most out of your visit.

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Retirement Planning Series

Have you thought about your succession plan? Capstone Partners' Philip Roberts invites you to join him for a four-part series on retirement planning. Throughout the series, Philip will walk you through the your income style, investments, annuities, and risk management.


Responsible Distribution Code VI: Sustainability and How CEF Can Help

  • Wednesday, September 13, 2023 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET)

Interested in learning how supporting Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF) can help you conform to Responsible Distribution Code VI: Sustainability? This webinar will tell you all you need to know, including more about CEF’s work to build your future workforce and how to become a member of CEF’s Presidents Club.

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Thank you Allied Universal Corporation for sponsoring this webinar.


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Leading the Way in ESG

  • Thursday, March 23, 2023 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET)

Sustainability is more than an aspiration – it’s core to how we conduct business. Join a panel of experts from Univar Solutions to learn how to bring together ambitious goals, operational excellence, technology and collaboration to minimize environmental impact and improve sustainability. By leveraging a strong portfolio of sustainable products, services, practices and technologies to aid customers and consumers in meeting their sustainability goals, distributors demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and vision for a better world. Sustainability makes good business sense and aligns with core values of being serious about safety, a place where people matter, a company that’s valuable to others and does what they say. 


Digital Opportunity for Chemical Distribution: Why and How

  • Tuesday, March 21, 2023 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm (ET)

Jay Bhatia, CEO & Founder of Agilis Commerce, bring expertise on major trends digitalization of commerce in the chemical industry. Specifically,

  • What opportunity digital commerce presents for the chemical industry?
  • What are chemical buyers and producers preferences?
  • Why should digitalization be on every distributor’s radar and part of your strategy?
  • What options are available for offering digital experience to your customers?
  • Success stories (examples) of adoption in chemical distribution
  • Factors you need to consider before and after adoption


How to Expand Your Brand Recognition with NACD

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2023 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET)

Are you interested in getting your organization in front of NACD’s vast membership? Not sure where to start, or looking for a low-level investment to begin that journey? Join NACD’s Director of Communications, Aileen Smith, to gain an understanding of the many ways, free and paid, to increase your company’s brand awareness among NACD members and Affiliates. During this short webinar, Aileen will go over digital and print advertising and the many opportunities available to represent your company as a thought leader through NACD content.

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Responsible Distribution 2023 – Navigating changes, New Resources and Planning Your Verification

  • Tuesday, February 14, 2023 | 11:00 AM - Noon (ET)

A new era of Responsible Distribution is officially here! Join Caroline Brooks, NACD’s Director Responsible Distribution as she reviews the program and specification level changes, updated resources (including the enhance Verification Dashboard) and how to navigate planning your next verification.

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Thank you Azelis Americas and Chemisphere Corporation for sponsoring this webinar.


Sustainability Principles and Practices: Good for Business and the World

  • Tuesday, February 7, 2023 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET)

Join Mary Draves, former Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President of Environmental Health and Safety for Dow, Inc in a candid and pragmatic discussion on practical application of sustainability programs, goals and concepts to benefit your business and how these will enhance opportunities for possible future growth. Draves shares her perspective on the current Environmental, Social and Governance landscape, what could we expect next, how you might approach topics from climate to culture, and the benefit to your business and customer needs. This session provides the opportunity for a robust dialogue with members in an open question and answer portion.

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Thank you NAGASE Specialty Materials NA LLC for sponsoring this webinar.


Get the Meeting No One Else Can with the NACD Chemical Industry Intel Engine

  • Thursday, February 2, 2023 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET)

In this webinar, CEO of Intel Engine’s Sam Richter discusses the convergence (or confusion) of “marketing suspects” and “sales prospects” and how the NACD Intel Engine bridges the gap between the two. The webinar includes best practices for email and LinkedIn outreach, plus a live demonstration of the NACD Chemical Industry Intel Engine and how to use it to find new sales opportunities, decision makers, and a whole lot more.

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NACD Town Hall 2023

  • Tuesday, January 31, 2023 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET)

NACD welcomes you to our 2023 kick-off town hall meeting. Led by President and CEO, Eric Byer, this meeting includes topics such as:

  • 2022 Highlights
  • 2023 Event Calendar
  • Policy Agenda Briefing
  • Committee Openings Overview
  • Responsible Distribution 2023.

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Thank you Brainerd Chemical Company, Inc. and Superior Industrial Solutions, Inc. for sponsoring this webinar.


2023 NACD Legislative and Regulatory Outlook

  • Thursday, January 19, 2023 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET)

Join the NACD policy team for our annual beginning-of-the year Legislative and Regulatory Outlook webinar. With the Biden Administration going into its third year and a brand-new Congress that has Republicans now in control of the House, 2023 promises to bring more regulatory activity from the agencies and more oversight from Capitol Hill. Jennifer Gibson, Analisa Puzzanghero, and Nick Breslin of the NACD Regulatory Team discuss the latest developments on the Superfund Tax, EPA regulations, the long-awaited OSHA Hazard Communication Standard updates, predictions for trade policy, regulations, and more. Doug Leigh and Brian Callahan of the Legislative Team discuss what to expect from Congress on these and other issues, including the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards, which are set to expire in July. This webinar will help you prepare for what 2023 has in store on the policy front. 

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Thank you to Brenntag, Harcros, Inc., LBB Specialties, and Univar Solutions for sponsoring this webinar!


Before, During & After – Five Steps to Effective Crisis Communications

  • Tuesday, January 10, 2023 | 3:00 - 4:00 pm (ET)

When you have an incident, public attention from the media and social media can come fast and furious. Splitting your attention between incident response and Code VII Responsible Distribution communications can be a huge challenge. It gets exponentially easier when you plan ahead, acquire the right tools, and train your team. In this webinar, Founder and CEO of SituationHub, Gerard Braud, shares five secrets to making your worse day far less painful.

This program discusses:

  • Adopting a “Be Prepared” attitude
  • How & why to budget for preparedness
  • The power of a Vulnerability Assessment
  • Write a plan for the fast & furious
  • Automate your media & stakeholder statements
  • Manipulate & master media interviews
  • Exercise makes you strongerr

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Thank you to E21 ERP for sponsoring this webinar!


Reinstatement of Superfund Tax on Petroleum Products – Impact on Chemical Distributors

  • Thursday, November 3, 2022 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET)

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 reinstated the Hazardous Substance Superfund Financing Tax Rate on Crude Oil and Petroleum Products, effective January 1, 2023. This is in addition to the reinstated Superfund chemical excise tax that took effect on July 1, 2022. Certain liquid taxable substances subject to the chemical excise tax may also be petroleum products. When a chemical product is both a taxable substance and a petroleum product, it is taxed as a petroleum product, with the taxes due when entered into the United States. This is likely to have an impact on NACD members and cause even more confusion.

Please join NACD for a webinar to be presented by tax attorney Douglas Charnas of McGlinchey Stafford PLLC and chemical regulatory experts Lynn Bergeson and Richard Engler, Ph.D. of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. They will discuss the newly reinstated tax rate and how to determine its impact on your business.

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Thank you to Barentz North America, LLC. and CellMark Basic Materials for sponsoring this webinar!


Cyber Risk Management and Solutions to Protect Your Business

  • Thursday, October 20, 2022 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET)


  • James Reed, Regional Cyber Advisor, USI
  • Stuart Panensky, Partner, Fisher Broyles
  • Philip Kibler, Head of Cyber Risk Advisory Services, AIG

In this webinar, our panelists present real-world case studies on cyber-attacks and cyber liability. They walk attendees through best-in-class risk management ideas and solutions to prevent cyber attacks from causing financial harm to your operations. Finally, they discuss the importance of the last line of defense against cyber attacks: risk transfer via insurance.

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Thank you to PVS Chemicals, Inc. and Webb Chemical Service Corp. for sponsoring this webinar!


California Air Resources Board (CARB) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Trucking Regulation Updates

  • Wednesday, October 12, 2022 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET)

Glen Kedzie, Vice President, Energy & Environment Counsel of the American Trucking Associations, gives an overview of upcoming changes to national trucking regulations and in California. With issues such as Zero Emission Vehicle requirements, EPA heavy-duty truck emission regulations, greenhouse gas rules, SEC greenhouse gas reporting rule, and more, Glen Kedzie uses his expertise and decades of experience to analyze recent changes and what is likely to come.

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Responsible Distribution 2023: A Guide to New and Improved Tools

  • Thursday, September 29, 2022 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET)

Caroline Brooks, NACD's Director, Responsible Distribution reviewed the newly updated resources available to help your company navigate the changes coming with Responsible Distribution 2023.

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Navigating Sustainability: An Introduction to EcoVadis and Responsible Distribution’s New Sustainability Code

  • Wednesday, July 13, 2022 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET)

The topic of sustainability is growing increasingly important in today’s business and consumer world. Interested parties have higher expectations on how chemical distributors and those responsible for chemicals through the supply chain are meeting sustainability challenges. EcoVadis has emerged as one of the world largest and most trusted providers of sustainability ratings. Hear from Tina Chetty, Account Executive, ESG Solutions, provide an introduction to EcoVadis and how NACD Responsible Distribution’s new Sustainability Code fits into their frameworks. This session reviews Corporate Social Responsibility and highlights some key examples of sustainability.

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Thank you to SME Alcohol for sponsoring this webinar!


Superfund Tax Update – Are You Ready for the July 1 Effective Date?

  • Wednesday, June 29, 2022 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (ET)

The Superfund tax takes effect on July 1, 2022, and the first deposits are due to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on July 29, 2022. With these impending deadlines, chemical distributors have numerous questions about this tax, including the information needed to figure out their obligations, what must be reported to the IRS, and whether the tax can be passed along to customers. The IRS has released initial limited guidance with more on the way.

In this webinar on the resurrected Superfund Excise Tax on chemicals, tax attorney Douglas Charnas of McGlinchey Stafford PLLC reviews Superfund Tax obligations, discusses the latest information from the IRS, and answer NACD members’ questions.

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Thank you to CellMark for sponsoring this webinar!


Know More Selling: The Answers You Need to Find Ideal Prospects, Decision Makers, and Opportunities to Grow Your Business

  • Wednesday, June 22, 2022 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET)

In today’s world, it’s no longer enough to be interesting. To succeed in sales, you must be interested. Join Sam Richter, CEO, Intel Engine to discover online search secrets to improve your prospecting, sales, and business plus learn about how the NACD Chemical Industry Intel Engine can put your sales efforts on rocket boosters!

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Thank you to Agilis for sponsoring this webinar!


Managing Solid and Hazardous Waste

  • Thursday, May 12, 2022 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET)

In this webinar, Peter F. Downing, CHMM, President, Environment & Safety Solutions, Inc. discusses the end-of-life cycle of a product, up to and including disposal as solid, hazardous, regulated, or universal wastes. This webinar help you gain a better understanding of when a product becomes a waste, and the best practices for managing wastes.

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Thank you to Shrieve Chemical Company for sponsoring this webinar!


Best Practices in Digitalization - What Can We Learn from Other Highly Regulated Industries?

  • Tuesday, March 22, 2022 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET)

Hear from industry experts, Matt Prissel, Director of Product - BluePallet, Nicholas Cavet, Vice President of Growth - Sila, and Andy Sung, Co-Founder - &Kind, on what can we learn from other highly regulated industries like banking and pharma? How have they have tackled digitalization while managing compliance requirements? As the Chemical Distribution industry moves forward, what are some of our opportunities and potential missteps?

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Thank you to ChemCeed LLC. for sponsoring this webinar!


The Dangers (Real and Imagined) of Digitalization

  • Thursday, Jan 27, 2022 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET)

Digitalization and e-commerce promise exponential opportunities and explosive growth, but it’s not without its pitfalls and potential missteps. From managing regulatory compliance to fraud detection, these challenges become exponentially larger when operating in the digital landscape. And with the speed of innovation, the environment continues to change dramatically from moment to moment. Join Caroline Brooks, NACD, as she speaks with Patrick Salome, Chief Product Officer - Blue Pallet. Randy Hampton, Managing Partner - Axon Underwriting Services to understand the challenges and solutions that exist for e-commerce.

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Thank you to Riteks, Inc. for sponsoring this webinar!


Superfund Tax Reinstatement – What Does This Mean for Chemical Manufacturers/Importers and Distributors?

  • Tuesday, January 18, 2022 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET)

The newly enacted Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (“Infrastructure Act”) has revived and doubled the long-expired “Superfund” excise taxes on selected chemicals. Under the Infrastructure Act, beginning July 1, 2022, manufacturers, producers and importers will be responsible for an excise tax on a universe of 42 chemicals, or on substances made from them, which will be directed to the Hazardous Substance Superfund Trust Fund. Experts from the law firm of Baker Botts reviewed the details of the taxes, discussed how they will be implemented, and answered questions.

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Thank you to TRInternational, Inc. for sponsoring this webinar!


EPA’s Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act – An Overview

  • Thursday, December 2, 2021 | Noon – 1:00 pm (ET)

Tis the season to start thinking about the “reporting season”. As this year winds down and we enter the dawn of a new one, we should begin preparing for our EPCRA reporting requirements. In this webinar, Pete Downing from Environment & Safety Solutions will review some of the annual reporting requirements to which chemical distributors are typically subject. The participant in this webinar will learn:

  • The basic requirements of the Emergency Planning, Community Right-to-know Act (EPCRA); 
  • Why EPCRA reporting is important and what the information is used for;
  • What EHSs and TPQs are;
  • The general requirements for emergency response plans;
  • Facility requirements when dealing with a chemical release;
  • What information must be reported, where to find this information in your facility, and what to do if it is not clear or unavailable.

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Thank you to ChemCeed LLC for sponsoring this webinar!

The Distributors’ Role in Sustainability

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 | Noon – 1:00 pm (ET)

Join special guest speakers from Univar Solutions, Brian Jurcak, Vice President - Product Marketing Management, and Liam McCarroll, Sustainability Director - Global for an engaging discussion on sustainability from a distribution perspective.  The key topics that will be discussed include:

  • How distributors play a valuable role in sustainability throughout the supply chain.
  • How distributors can assist their up and down stream partners in their sustainability efforts.
  • Highlight some examples of sustainable practices distributors can incorporate (or may already incorporating) in their operations. Examples will focus on what and how (rather than focus on KPIs) distributors can assist the industry.  

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Thank you to Astro Chemical, Inc. for sponsoring this webinar!


Exporting Chemicals 101

Thursday, October 28, 2021 | Noon – 1:00 pm (ET)

Exporting chemical products from the United States increasingly is challenging. Such exports are subject to regulation under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the program is administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. TSCA Section 12(b) requires chemical exporters to notify EPA, in writing, if they are exporting, or intending to export, certain chemical substances or mixtures that are subject to certain TSCA rules or orders.

This one hour webinar will explore the TSCA export rules, and provide useful hands-on tips on how best
to comply with the law and stay below the radar. Specifically, we will discuss:

  • The jurisdiction and scope of Section 12(b) export notification requirements
  • The process for preparing and submitting Section 12(b) export notices
  • Section 12(a) “Export Only” requirements

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Thank you to Greenchem Industries LLC for sponsoring this webinar!


Fire Protection Basics

This webinar, presented by Peter Downing of Environment and Safety Solutions, Inc., will focus on the basic fire protection requirements to be considered by a facility. It will include information related to the various fire codes, applicable NFPA standards, and OSHA standards. By providing an overview of the basics of fire protection, this webinar will give participants a broad outlook on fire safety and set the stage for more in-depth discussions.

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Thank you to LeBaron Brown Specialties/AIC/Charkit for sponsoring this webinar!


California Chemical Regulatory Policy Update

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) provided a 60-minutes webinar for National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) members on key current and emerging California state legislative and regulatory initiatives directly relevant to NACD member company operations. The webinar topics that included new legislative and regulatory initiatives, status updates on pertinent initiatives NACD is tracking, and proposed rules that could invite substantial operational change if issued in final, including the following:

  • SB 312, the Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act
  • California Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017
  • DTSC Safer Consumer Product Regulations
  • OEHHA’s proposed rule to revise/reduce the “short form” warning under Prop 65
  • DPR’s proposed rule increased, risk-based mill assessments on pesticide sales

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Thank you to TRiiSO for sponsoring this webinar!


Media Training

Talking to the media is like no conversation you will ever have. It is even harder when you are also in the middle of an unfolding situation or crisis. To complicate things further, eye-witnesses immediately begin to post live videos, recorded videos, photographs and ugly posts the instant your situation becomes visible. If you don’t speak and issue a statement, the information void is filled by rumors and speculation, which can hurt your revenue, reputation, and brand. Wow! That sounds like a lethal combination. How do you win?
Gerard Braud has been helping organizations on five continents prepare for interviews for more than 25 years. Based on the 15 years prior to that when he was a television reporter, he has devised proven techniques to help organization prepare their statements on a clear sunny day. His training techniques also involve having key elements built into each statement. The final part of the training is to move at the speed of social media to finalize the statement and then get it out to the media, your employees, customers, community and other stakeholders. From this webinar, attendees will touch on the secrets you need to know in order to prepare before your event, as well as how to quickly deliver a perfect statement.

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Thank you to Alexander Chemical, Carus Group Companies for sponsoring this webinar!


Chemical Leadership: Women Business Leaders

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

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Thank you to Lintech International for sponsoring this webinar!


Best Practices of Digital Marketing

On this webinar, Rebecca Geier, Chief Marketing Officer of ChemVM Technologies, Inc. navigated 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.

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Thank you to SMC Global for sponsoring this webinar!


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

Richard Puig, Regional Manager (Gulf Coast & Latin America) of Newson Gale, discussed the causes of static electricity and hazards in flammable transfers. This webinar provided a 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.

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Thank you to Newson Gale - A HOERBIGER Safety Solutions Company for sponsoring this webinar!


Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) 101

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

  • Learned about the various configuration of composite IBCs, and plastic and steel asset tank IBCs (UN 31HZ1 vs 31H1, 31H2, 31A, 11A, etc. )
  • Learned about the wide variety of accessories available on all type of IBCs
  • Gained knowledge about typical transportation and storage practices of IBCs
  • Obtained an introduction to NFPA Code 30 compliance for combustible liquids as it relates to Composite IBCs and steel IBCs.
  • Learned 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.
  • Received an introduction to proper load securement to avoid catastrophic injury when opening transport containers.

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


Steel Drums 101

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

  • Learned about the unique components of steel drums, including the difference between open-head and tight-head drums.
  • Discussed the capabilities and safety advantages of steel drums equipped with fusible plugs.
  • Gained knowledge about typical transportation and storage practices of steel drums.
  • Obtained an introduction to NFPA Code 30 compliance for combustible liquids.
  • Learned to interpret the UN marking located on the side and bottom of every hazmat authorized steel drum and the performance standards behind them.
  • Received 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! 


Respiratory Protection Webinar Series

Presented by Peter Downing, Environment & Safety Solutions

  • Respiratory Protection Webinar Part 1: Regulatory Requirements - Regulations, Limitations, Liabilities
    • Part I Regulatory Requirements 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
    • Part II Implementation 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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Thank you to our webinar series sponsor, Hawkins, Inc.


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

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

Part I: 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 examine the value of diversity and inclusion, as well as how to recognize and address unconscious biases.

On this webinar, you 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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Part II: Diversity and inclusion are important components of business operations. Continuing with this theme from the October webinar, Tiffany discussed microaggression, everyday words with different meanings, different standards based on gender, and much more. On this webinar, you 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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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.


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.


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