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OSHA’s New Worker Walkaround Rule, What to Expect and How to Prepare

  • Monday, July 29, 2024 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET)

On May 31st the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Worker Walkaround final rule went into effect. This rule greatly expands which third-party individuals can serve as employee representatives during an OSHA inspection. Under this rule, 3rd-party representatives are permitted to enter facilities to accompany an inspection so long as they are considered “reasonably necessary” to assist in the inspection. This can potentially include union representatives in non-union workplaces, disgruntled ex-employees, activists, and more. In this webinar, Marc Freedman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will delve into the details of this rule and what it means for employers. He will then explain steps employers can take to prepare for the greater range of potential third-party employee representatives who may attempt to enter their facility during an OSHA inspection.

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Thank you to the ACD sponsor of this event, SMC Global!


2024 Chemical Inventory Management: From Blind Spots to Best Practices

  • Wednesday, July 31, 2024 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm (ET)

Attendees will come away with key insights to help those involved with chemical distribution navigate the continually evolving challenges of chemical inventory management. The goal is to find the ideal balance between sales (and service levels), working capital, and profitability.

This webinar is designed to help attendees navigate challenges that are unique to the chemical industry (and hard to navigate in traditional ERPs and software packages:

  1. Factoring product expirations into best-practice chemical inventory management.
  2. Optimizing inventory of multi-sourced chemicals that don’t get tracked at a supplier level.
  3. Managing inventory related to blends, requiring inventory tracking at multiple layers.

Senthil Gunasekaran, Pradip Krishnadevarajan, and Brent Johnstone of ACTvantage will also address inventory challenges most distributors face today, regardless of industry:

  1. When is an inventory problem a pricing opportunity (looking at raising/lowering prices as part of the solution)?
  2. When (and how) to handle challenges with inventory you’re bringing on and carrying for specific customers (dedicated inventory)?
  3. When and how to properly address inventory problems due to poor supplier performance (either to get leverage in negotiations or to seek help with disposition)?

In addition to learning key tips and tricks, attendees will also hear from Valley Solvents, an ACD member, who deployed best practices in solving a variety of these inventory challenges.

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Get to Know EPA’s New Regulatory Program, Clean Water Act Hazardous Substance Facility Response Plans

  • Wednesday, August 7, 2024 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET)

On March 28th the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the rule “Clean Water Act Hazardous Substance Facility Response Plans.” This rule establishes a new regulatory program for facilities that are located near a navigable waterway, store at least 1,000 times the reportable quantity of a Clean Water Act hazardous substance, and meet a substantial harm criteria. The rule’s author, Rebecca Broussard, will discuss the program’s requirements and steps facilities may want to take to ensure compliance.

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Leveraging a Field Enablement Partner to Fight Inflation

  • Thursday, August 8, 2024 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET)

Discover how to enable your field teams with vehicle programs, which reduce costs and increase employee satisfaction in an inflationary environment. Gain exclusive vehicle reimbursement benchmarking data from your peers in the chemicals industry and learn to leverage your SaaS partners effectively. Cardata specializes in creating reimbursement programs, tailored to diverse regional driving needs, for companies with operations across North America. Learn from industry experts how partnering with the right service provider can be your secret weapon against rising expenses.

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