responsible distribution

Advising & Assistance

NACD is committed to helping our members and Affiliates better understand the commitment, resources, and the many aspects of a successful Responsible Distribution program.

Responsible Distribution 2020 Verifications Extension Details
We understand that preparing for Responsible Distribution verifications may have been delayed due to COVID-19 and its related issues. Following are answers to some concerns about 7th Cycle (2020 – 2022) verifications.

• For those Candidates, Members, and Chemical Handler Affiliates that have verifications due in 2020 or have their three-year verification anniversaries in 2020, NACD will allow one-year extensions through 2021.
     → For example, if a member’s verification is due October 1, 2020, the member’s extended due date would be October 1, 2021. Of course, members can elect to go through the verification process earlier than the extended due date if they choose.

• Companies should still coordinate verification schedules with their assigned NACD verifying organization.

• If the COVID-19 situation continues, NACD may give further guidance on the extensions of verifications.

• NACD will continue to offer Responsible Distribution training and resources, including the mentoring and adviser programs, NACD U online courses, webinars, website tools, and more.

Responsible Distribution Mentor

The Responsible Distribution Mentoring Program is a valuable resource that offers comprehensive assistance for companies implementing Responsible Distribution. Participants work directly with a Responsible Distribution expert and receive one-on-one guidance that is tailored to your business. NACD will also cover most of the program costs, including up to 8 hours of onsite consultations.

Benning Small Business Advisors

Mentor: Jim Benning
Phone: (203) 525-7977

To learn more, please contact Mike Lang.

Responsible Distribution Advisers

Now, NACD’s 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 with qualified and NACD trained experts. Whether you are a candidate member or an experienced member, gain insight and assistance in:

  • Writing policies and procedures 
  • Completing your company’s Responsible Distribution Profile and Specifications
  • Integrating ISO and other management systems with Responsible Distribution
  • Internal audits
  • Corrective and preventative actions
  • Staff training
  • Continuous improvement
  • And more

Contact the following Advisers to jumpstart your Responsible Distribution program or to discover ways to improve your program.

To become an Adviser, please submit an application or contact Mike Lang for more information.

The following Advisers are in good standing as of 7/6/18:

Environment and Safety Solutions, Inc.

Primary Contact: Peter F. Downing, President
Address: 120 Main St., Suite 201 Hightstown, NJ 08520
Phone: (609) 371-8888

Kestrel Tellevate, LLC 

Primary Contact: Jake Taylor, Senior EHS Consultant/Project Manager
Address: 199 East Badger Rd. Suite 200 Madison, WI 53713
Phone: (608) 209-1525

R&S Compliance Group, LLC

Primary Contact: David O. Rivers, President
Address: 2707 W. Price Ave. Tampa, FL 33611
Phone: (813) 433-4979

Learn from Your Peers

A Near Miss: An unplanned event that did not result in injury, illness, or damage – but had the potential to do so. Only a fortunate break in the chain of events prevented an injury, fatality or damage; in other words, a miss that was nonetheless very near. (National Safety Council)

Employees are often trained to work “safely”, but are not trained to identify near misses or made aware of the positive impact that near miss reporting can have to ensure that employees are engaged in their operations.

The following are actual near miss examples submitted by NACD members confidentially for the purpose of providing lessons learned for an improved chemical industry. 

Report a Near Miss

You too can participate by clicking here and confidentially submitting the Near Miss Incident Analysis form. Help us provide a safer and more secure environment for all.