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2018 Spring Responsible Distribution Workshop

The 2018 Spring Responsible Distribution Workshop will be on April 4-5 in Providence, RI. 


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

Improved online registration!

  • 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

Providence Biltmore
11 Dorrance St.
Providence, RI 02903


NACD Room Rates: $159 Deluxe; $169 Jr. Suite

Make your reservation online (Group Code: 1804NACDRE) or by calling (401) 340-2974. Be sure to reference NACD Responsible Distribution Workshop or group code 1804NACDRE to receive the special group room rate.

Reservation Deadline: March 13, 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 our meeting. 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.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
7:30-11:45 AM

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.

Noon-12:45 PM

12:45-2:15 PM

Tips and Techniques for Successful Responsible Distribution Programs
Panel Discussion (Responsible Distribution Committee)

Join a panel discussion with members of the Responsible Distribution Committee as they share from their experiences on how to build and maintain a successful program.

2:15-2:30 PM


2:30-3:30 PM

Regulatory Updates
Jennifer Gibson, NACD

In an ever-changing regulatory environment, get up to speed on the latest regulatory topics and compliance issues facing the chemical distribution industry.

3:30-4:30 PM

2017 Verification Recap & Lessons Learned
Panel Discussion (Mentor/Verifiers)

With the first year of the 6th cycle now complete, it is time to look back on some of the early verification outcomes, frequent non-conformances, and success stories.

4:45-5:00 PM

Day 1 Wrap Up

5:00-6:00 PM

Appreciation Reception

Thursday, April 5, 2018
7:30-8:00 AM


8:00-8:15 AM

Mike Lang, NACD

8:15-9:15 AM

Regulatory & Responsible Distribution Code II
Jennifer Gibson, NACD; Pete Downing, Environmental & Safety Solutions

Coming soon.

9:15-10:30 AM

Incompatible Mixing of Materials
Robin Bolte, Allied Universal Corporation

Robin Bolte of Allied Universal Corporation will provide an informative session on incompatible mixing of materials.

10:30-10:45 AM


10:45 AM- Noon

Emergency Response & Preparedness
David Birdsong, Advanced Chemical Logistics

David Birdsong of Advanced Chemical Logistics will bring his unique perspective and years of experience from both working within the chemical distribution industry and being an active emergency responder. His insight will help better prepare your company when it comes to emergency preparedness and responses to emergency incidents.

Noon-12:45 PM Lunch
10:45 AM- Noon

“What Happens Next”: Exercise on Understanding Management of Change (MOC)
Jim Benning, Hubbard-Hall Inc.

All NACD member companies need to have an active MOC program, but how does this apply to your organization and how can you best define and implement a management of change program that fits the unique needs of your company? This highly interactive session will help you to understand better what areas may or may not require MOC and what your next steps should be.

1:45-2:45 PM

Focus on Security
Jake Taylor, Kestrel Management

Kestrel Management’s Jake Taylor will explore Code XII.E: Documentation of Security Management Programs, Processes, and Procedures.

2:45-3:00 PM Day 2 Wrap Up/Adjourn


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


February 2018 Regional Workshop at Univar (Commerce, CA)

How to Implement and Maintain a Near Miss Program
Practices of Excellence: Effective Corrective Actions
Practices of Excellence: Management of Change & Risk Prioritization
Carrier & Warehose Selection - Key Points Perspective

Please click 'General' to view additional past presentations.

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!


Please click here to view upcoming webinars.

Past Webinar Presentations

Please click 'General' to view past presentations.

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