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Upcoming Responsible Distribution Workshops




ChemEdge Pre-Con Responsible Distribution Workshop

The ChemEdge Pre-Con Responsible Distribution Workshop will be on Tuesday, August 14 in conjunction with ChemEdge 2018 in New Orleans, LA. Please check back soon for more information.


Online (Recommended)

Members/Affiliates: Register Online

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Nonmembers: Register Online

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Please scan and email completed forms to or fax to (703) 527-7747.


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*Nonmember fees apply to any non-NACD member,including contractors or consultants hired by NACD members.

Responsible Distribution Candidacy Class, August 13 FREE N/A
Responsible Distribution Workshop ONLY, August 14
*Lunch on Tuesday is included in Workshop fee
After 7/20, $485

After 7/20 $685

ChemEdge & Responsible Distribution Workshop COMBO $1025
After 7/20 $1325
After 7/20 $1575
ChemEdge + Responsible Distribution Workshop + Regulatory Workshop TRIO $1325
After 7/20 $1625
After 7/20 $1925

Hotel Information

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

NACD Room Rates: $169/night (Single/Double); $194/Triple; $219 Quad

Make your reservation online or by calling: (504) 525-2500 and be sure to reference NACD ChemEdge 2018 when making your reservations.

Reservation Deadline: July 22, 2018 

NOTE: Be wary of travel agency scams: If anyone claiming to be associated with a travel agency and/or “convention housing” contacts you with an offer for booking a hotel room, do NOT provide them with your contact or payment information. This is a scam. NACD does not contract with such firms.

In some cases, these companies falsely claim to be the official housing bureau or room representative for ChemEdge or the Pre-Con Workshops. We have NOT contracted with any company to serve as our representative. Hotel rooms can only be reserved directly with the hotel, through the phone numbers and website links listed above.


Subject to change. Please click the bolded session name to view a description.

Monday, August 13, 2018
2:00-5:00 PM

Optional: Candidacy Class Training Session
(separate registration required; no additional cost)

Optional for those new to NACD and implementing Responsible Distribution for the first time. This session is also open to new code coordinators from veteran companies.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
8:00-8:30 AM

Welcome and Introductions
Terry Aubry Garrett, EMCO Chemical Distributors, Chair, Responsible Distribution Committee; Mike Lang, NACD

8:30-9:15 AM

Media Training
Dave Scallon, Spoken Word Communications

There’s been an explosion, chemical release, or notable incident at your facility, warehouse, or with a carrier. Now, the media is at the doorstep. Are you ready? Spoken Word Communications will give attendees tips and techniques to navigate a crisis to make sure you’re not the “viral video of the day” on social media!

9:15-10:00 AM

Raising the Bar: Ethics and the Distributor
Tiffany Releford, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP.

NACD member companies pledge to operate their business in an ethically and responsible manner. Never is this more important than it is today.

10:00-10:15 AM


10:15-11:00 AM

Product Stewardship
Panel Discussion

How do you qualify customers? How do you disseminate information to interested parties? We’ll discuss these areas and more!

11:00-11:45 AM

Lean and Responsible Distribution
Jim Benning, Hubbard-Hall Inc. and Terry Aubry Garrett, EMCO Chemical Distributors

In basic terms, Lean means creating more value for customers while maximizing your resources. Learn more about Lean and how Responsible Distribution plays a role in this initiative.

11:45 AM-12:30 PM


12:30-2:45 PM

Learn from the Experts & Explore the Codes
Responsible Distribution Mentor, Advisers, and Verifiers

A highly interactive session featuring one representative from each Responsible Distribution Adviser and Verifier companies, along with the Responsible Distribution Mentor. These experts will join togeth er to discuss issues they have experienced in the 6th cycle, answer participant questions, and present solutions. The panel will also dive deeper into Codes, exploring examples of conformance and sharing practices of excellence for your companies’ continuous improvement!

2:45-3:00 PM


3:00-3:45 PM

The Driver’s View: The Role of Cameras
David Garner, Brenntag North America

Too often, we consider that every move we make is being watched. On the other hand, cameras can provide support and even provide a teaching resource for drivers. Learn to embrace the technology!

3:45-5:00 PM

“And the answer is…?”
Facilitate by Caroline Kramer, NACD; Greg Roop, Horn; Andy Lovenduski, Azelis Americas

Back by popular demand but new and improved! This Interactive session will challenge attendees to answer Responsible Distribution-related questions in a game-show format!

5:30-6:30 PM Reception

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


April 2018 Spring Workshop (Providence, RI)

Candidacy Class Training Session
Regulatory Update - April 2018
Accidental Mixing
Emergency Response & Preparedness
Regulatory and Responsible Distribution Code II
What Happens Next: Understanding Management of Change
Security Considerations

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Thank You to Our Sponsors!


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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