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Upcoming Responsible Distribution Workshops

2017 August Responsible Distribution Workshop

The 2017 August Responsible Distribution Workshop will be on August 15 at the Omni Nashville in Nashville, TN, preceding ChemEdge.


ONLINE: Click here to register online.
HARD COPY: Click here to download the hard copy registration form.

Improved online registration! The new system features:

  • Register Multiple Employees in One Transaction: Members can now register multiple employees attending the meeting in one transaction. Simply register yourself completely, and then select 'Register Another for Event'.
  • Improved Activity Selection: Activity selection is now much more user-friendly.

Please contact Donna Thomas for questions.

Hotel Information

Omni Nashville Hotel
250 5th Ave. S
Nashville, TN 37203


NACD Room Rate: $198/night (Single/Double)

Make your reservation by calling: 1-(800) THE-OMNI (843-6664) and be sure to reference NACD ChemEdge 2017 when making your reservations.

Reservation Deadline: July 24, 2017 

Tentative Agenda

Please click the bolded session name to view a description.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

7:30 am

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Responsible Distribution Dashboard – Deep Dive Tutorial (Optional, separate registration required.)
Caroline Kramer, NACD

Caroline Kramer will present an overview on the Responsible Distribution Dashboard to assist members as they complete the steps needed for their 6th cycle Responsible Distribution program. Please email to sign up.

8:00 am - 8:30 am

Welcome and Introductions
8:30 am - 9:45 am

6th Cycle Findings and Questions

A new cycle brings some changes. Get caught up on all the requirements and expectations for the 6th Cycle of Responsible Distribution and review frequently asked questions, verifier observations from early verifications, and more

9:45 am - 10:00 am


10:00 am - 10:45 am

Maximize Your Management System

Does your company follow Responsible Distribution? Responsible Care? ISO? Even if you or your company has limited experience with management systems, what can you take from the best to make your program fit your needs?

10:45 am - 11:30 am

Deep Dive into Code IX

What does knowing your customer have to do with Code IX: Product Stewardship? Join us as we discuss the importance of knowing your customer as it relates to frequently spotlighted issues in our industry: security and product stewardship.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Learn from the Experts (Adviser Panel Discussion)

One rep from each Responsible Distribution Adviser company group will discuss issues that they have experienced and present solutions. Expect a dynamic Q&A session following the discussions!

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Mock Verification Vignettes

Don’t miss these specific verification scenarios acted out by your peers! Learn from role-playing scenes based on the responses from the code coordinator, senior management, verifiers, and more!

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm


3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

“And the Answer is…?”

Back by popular demand but new and improved format and content! This Interactive session will group attendees into teams to answer Responsible Distribution-related questions!

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm Q&A
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm



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 Kat Cooper at

Past Workshop Presentations


2017 February Responsible Distribution Workshop 

The 2017 February Responsible Distribution Workshop was on February 7-8 in Long Beach, CA. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Responsible Distribution 101
Mike Lang and Caroline Kramer, NACD
Timeline and Beyond, What to Do and When
David Rivers, R&S Compliance
Gap Analysis and Self-Assessment Report (SAR) Overview
Jake Taylor, Kestrel Management LLC
Regulatory Update
Allison Tuszynski, NACD
Chemical Industry Council of California Update
Tom Jacob, Chemical Industry Council of California
Major vs. Minor Deficiencies
Pete Downing, Environment & Safety Solutions
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
FSMA Update
Jesse Kunes, Kestral Management LLC
New Online Dashboard Demo
Caroline Kramer, NACD
How to Write Policies and Procedures
J'on Rider, Gallade Chemical, Inc.
TSCA Update
Lisa Burchi, Bergeson & Campbell
New Specification: “Media Training”
Oliver Schmidt, C4CS, LLC


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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

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