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Upcoming Responsible Distribution Training

Virtual Spring Responsible Distribution Workshop

Save the date for the virtual spring Responsible Distribution Workshop, which will take place April 22-23, 2021, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (ET) each day.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn from veteran code coordinators and industry experts as they present topics relevant to the unique challenges facing members in the 7th Cycle of Responsible Distribution. Don’t miss this opportunity to strengthen your own Responsible Distribution-related training and better prepare your company for continuous improvement in the 7th Cycle and beyond.

Thank you to our Responsible Distribution Workshop sponsors: AIG/Axon, Barentz, Brenntag, EchoSystem, Harcros Chemicals Inc., and Univar Solutions!



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Thursday, April 22, 2021
10:00-11:00 a.m.

Candidacy Class

  • Speaker: Caroline Brooks, NACD (Mike Lang, NACD & Advisers)
  • Optional additional session, pre-registration required.
    • This session is geared towards those who are new to NACD and Responsible Distribution. The session will go over the basics of Responsible Distribution implementation and preparation for your first verification.


11:00-11:10 a.m.


11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Better Together - Warehouse Panel Discussion

  • Moderator: Andy Lovenduski, Azelis Americas
  • Panelist: Brett Mears, Palmer Logistics; Katie Pogue, Jensen-Souders & Associates, Inc.; and Terri Wintermute, Chicagoland Quad Cities Express, Inc.
    • The partnership between distributors and warehouses is essential in keeping the supply chaining moving. After a year of unexpected challenges due to COVID-19, join a panel of Responsible Distribution verified warehouses as they discuss lessons learned and ways to move forward better together.


12:15-12:45 p.m.


12:45 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Personal Protective Indemnity – Securing Against Liability

  • Speaker: Dave McMillan: Axon
    • Join David as he reviews the role of written contracts in risk mitigation and liability assignment. From products exposure to premises operations, written contracts are an effective tool to minimize member’s risk of financial loss. Potential exposures requiring the use of contracts will be discussed, as well as indemnity and insurance clauses.


1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Handling Emergencies in the Workplace: Prepare for the Unexpected

  • Speaker: Eric Gislason: National Association of Safety Professionals
    • This session will go over the following topics and attendees can earn .1 CEU for participating:
      • What constitutes a workplace emergency?
      • Other Emergencies at the Jobsite: Violence, Medical, Natural Disasters
      • Workplace Fire Hazards - Fight or Flight?
      • Dealing with HAZMATS: Emergency Response vs. Incidental Release
      • Regulatory Requirements: OSHA, DOT, EPA, and Others
      • Developing and Implementing Proper Drills and Response Measures
2:30-3:00 p.m.

Day One Wrap-Up and Q&A

Friday, April 23, 2021
10:00-11:00 a.m.

NACD U – 7th Cycle Refresher Course and Discussion

  • Speaker: Caroline Brooks, NACD (Mike Lang, NACD & Advisers)
    • Fulfill your Membership requirement to complete the NACD U 7th Cycle Refresher course early and take advantage of the knowledge of the Responsible Distribution Advisers. The Advisers will run through the NACD U course, pausing for questions and discussion along the way. Participants will complete the associated quiz and receive the NACD U training certificate for your records!


11:00-11:15 a.m.


11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Navigating a Virtual Verification

  • Speaker: Tracy Rogers, Univar Solutions
    • Considering Covid-19, many companies are proceeding with a virtual 7th Cycle verification instead of the traditional on-site verification. Take a closer look at the process, what the virtual verification day looks like, and how to maximize your verification experience in a virtual world.


12:15-1:00 p.m.

Working Lunch/Coffee Break – Open Forum Q&A with NACD and peer to peer discussion

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Practices of Excellence

  • Speaker: Terry Aubry, EMCO Chemical Distributors, Inc.
    • This session will review practices of excellence for each of the 13 Codes of Management Practice. Attendees will walk away from this session gaining ideas and tips for continuous improvement within their own Responsible Distribution programs.
2:00-2:15 p.m.

Day Two Wrap Up – Q&A


Thank You to Our Sponsors!



Customized Responsible Distribution Workshops

Take advantage of half - and full-day "turnkey" workshops at your facilities! You tell us what type of Responsible Distribution training your team needs, and we'll customize and deliver training at your location.

Customized Responsible Distribution Training will:

  • Involve more of your full staff in the Responsible Distribution program
  • Deliver specific training to your company's key employees on topics on which your team needs to focus
  • Provide a stronger foundation for code coordinators
  • And more!

Click here to learn more about our half day and full day training options. To set up a customized training session, please contact Mike Lang at


Past Workshop Presentations


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Who Should Attend Responsible Distribution Workshops?

We are continuing to provide the best content for code coordinators on Responsible Distribution as well as other information for the entire chemical industry that is hard to come by...all in one place!

  • NACD New and Experienced Responsible Distribution Code Coordinators
  • NACD Candidate Members, Prospective NACD Members
  • Chemical Handler Affiliates, and Chemical Supplier Affiliates.


New member, affiliate or candidate?

Bring your Responsible Distribution Manual, Standard Operating Procedures, or other documents and be prepared to roll up your sleeves for Responsible Distribution!




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Past Webinar Presentations

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 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.

7th Cycle Verification Jump Start Webinar Series

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.

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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.

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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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