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Upcoming Responsible Distribution Workshops

Save the Date! 2020 Spring Regulatory and Responsible Distribution Workshops

The Spring 2020 Responsible Distribution Workshop will be on March 11-12, 2020 at the Renaissance – Long Beach in Long Beach, CA.

  • March 11-12, 2020 – Responsible Distribution Workshop

Hotel/Travel Information:

Our room block at the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel is now sold out! The following hotels are within walking distance of the hotel and currently have availability (NACD has not negotiated discounted room rates with any of the following properties):

Hyatt Centric The Pike Long Beach (0.2 miles)
285 Bay St., Long Beach, CA 90802
Ph: (562) 432-1234

Westin Long Beach (0.2 miles)
333 E Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: (562) 436-3000

Courtyard by Marriott Long Beach Downtown (0.3 miles)
500 E 1st St, Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: (562) 435-8511

Hyatt Regency Long Beach (0.3 miles)
200 S Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: (562) 491-1234


ONLINE: Click here to register online.

HARD COPY: Click here to download a hard copy registration form.

Fax completed forms to (703) 527-7747 or email it to

Registration Deadline: February 25, 2020


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Wednesday, March 11, 2020
8:00-8:30 am Breakfast
8:30-10:00 am

Breakfast, Coffee and Open Forum Q&A

  • Ideal for new Candidates or Code Coordinators
  • NACD staff, advisers, mentor, and committee members will be available to go over program questions, how to get started, and answer questions
10:00-10:15 am


Review the newest NACD Responsible Distribution® program updates, including the recent enhancements to the Responsible Distribution Dashboard, as we launch the 7th Cycle.

10:15-10:30 am Welcome & Introductions
10:30-11:15 am

Top Tips for a Successful Verification
Caroline Brooks, Manager Responsible Distribution, NACD

Review helpful tips and suggestions for a successful verification  

11:15 am - Noon

Regulatory Briefing: What You Need to Know in 2020
Allison Tuszynski, Senior Manager Regulatory Affairs, NACD

This regulatory update will feature an overview of current regulatory priorities as we begin 2020 and review NACD regulatory resources.

Noon-12:45 pm


12:45-2:00 pm

Passing the Baton: Warehouse Partner Relations and Responsible Distribution
Moderator: Andy Lovenduski, Azelis Americas
Panel: Jason Iosco, Iosco Warehousing & Distribution LLC; Robert Lilja, Weber Logistics; and Brett Mears, Palmer Logistics

Back by popular demand! Join us for a panel discussion with logistical experts from Responsible Distribution on verified warehouses! Learn how to evaluate, assess, and enhance your relationship with warehouse partners. Listen as the panel shares their practices of excellence to help you maximize your organization’s efficiencies and bottom line.
2:00-2:15 pm

Break & Refreshments

2:15-3:00 pm

Change is Inevitable…But Are You Managing it?
Rolando Barrientos, Ross Organic, a division of Azelis Americas

What does MOC really mean? How to effectively use it and what should it cover? Why are we using it in Responsible Distribution?

3:00-3:45 pm

Sustainability: People, Planet, Progress
Jason Jacobus, Buckley Oil

Sustainability goes beyond simply being a good steward of our planet and doing the right thing. There is also an aspect of social responsibility to protect and invest in those who stand to inherit it. This session will explore the concept of social responsibility as it pertains to people, planet, and progress as we strive to create a more sustainable environment.

3:45-4:00 pm Day One Wrap-Up
5:00-6:00 pm Appreciation Reception



Thursday, March 12, 2020
7:30-8:00 am Breakfast
8:00-8:15 am


8:15-9:15 am

OSHA Top 10 Violations and Responsible Distribution
Peter Downing, Environment & Safety Solutions and Responsible Distribution Adviser

How prepared are you for when the OSHA inspector pays you a visit? Review OSHA’s Top 10 most cited violations in 2019 and see how these cited areas map to the Responsible Distribution Code of Management Practice. Participants will then take a deep dive into one of the Top 10 cited areas for an interactive discussion.

Review the newest NACD Responsible Distribution® program updates, including the recent enhancements to the Responsible Distribution Dashboard, as we launch the 7th Cycle.

9:15-10:15 am

Digging Up the Roots! Root Cause Analysis Review and Exercise
Jake Taylor, Kestrel Tellevate and Responsible Distribution Adviser

Roll up your sleeves and prepare to dig up the roots! Identifying the proper root cause is a key component in any Corrective and Preventative Action Program.  This highly interactive and exercise-based session will guide participants through properly identifying root causes using real-world examples from 6th cycle non-conformance findings.
10:15-10:30 am

Break & Refreshments


Responsible Distribution in Transit: Carrier Selection and Integrating 3PLs into strong Responsible Distribution Programs
Moderator: Tracy Rogers, Univar Solutions
Panel: Drew Cherba, DSN Chemical Transportation; Greg Roop, IMCD, US LLC; and Jeff Reed, Skyline Transportation, Inc.

The safe and reliable transportation of chemicals through the supply chain is a top priority for all.  This interactive panel discussion will bring together the top experts in transportation from both asset and non-asset-based companies to discuss what are the expectations of the supply chain relationship.  What are some of the red flags companies should look for when selecting carriers and how can you convey Responsible Distribution through the supply chain.
Noon-12:45 pm


12:45-1:45 pm

Completing your Specifications, Triumph or Tragedy?
Terry Aubry, EMCO Chemical Distributors, Inc.

Building off the Top Tips for a Successful Verification Session, this session will take a closer look at the “dos” and “don’ts” when it comes to completing the Specifications.  Walk away with a better understanding of what the verifiers are looking for and how to create a polished and professional final report.

1:45-2:45 pm

Responsible Distribution March Madness Bracket Challenge
Caroline Brooks, Manager Responsible Distribution, NACD

It wouldn’t be March without a little madness. Bring your competitive spirit and test your knowledge of Responsible Distribution in the first ever Responsible Distribution March Madness Bracket Challenge.  

2:45-3:00 pm

Day Two Wrap-Up




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

Pre-Con August 2019 Workshop (Louisville, KY)


Responsible Distirbution Overview and Program Updates

Code Review - Code I

Code Review - Code II

Code Review - Code III
Code Review - Code IV
Code Review - Code V
Code Review - Code VI
Code Review - Code VII
Code Review - Code VIII
Code Review - Code IX
Code Review - Code X
Code Review - Code XI
Code Review - Code XII
Code Review - Code XIII

Please click 'General' to view additional past presentations.


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

Please click 'General' to view past presentations.

Please click here to view Code Specific Workshop Presentations and Webinars.