2019 GAWDA Professional Compliance Seminars

Ball Ground, GA 
March 19-21, 2019 

Click HERE for the Seminar Information and Registration Form

Come join us and hear about preparing for and surviving FDA and DOT compliance audits. This seminar is also featuring presentations on Chart’s Cryogenic Container Training. Register Today!


Tuesday (8:00 AM-5:00 PM): Tom Badstubner/Andre Marte (FDA Food/Bev/Drug) 

  • FDA Audit Survival
    • Drug and Food Gas Self-Assessment Tools
    • New rules about containers and closures
    • Food/Bev Gas Compliance Schedule (based on sales volume)
    • “Qualified Facility” status
    • HARPC and Supply-Chain Programs
    • RPVs and cylinder inversion issues
    • Other (allergen, sanitation, registration, training, etc.)
  • Latest FDA enforcement trends
    • How to respond to an unreasonable FDA inspection (CGA PS-42)
    • Delaying, Denying, Limiting, or Refusing a Drug Inspection
  • Beverage/Food Gas GMP
  • Training resources

Wednesday  (8:00 AM-12:00 PM): Andre Marte/Tom Badstubner
Internal Auditor Training

  • Basic Auditing Skills
    • Definitions and purposes of audits
    • Audit skills – questioning, listening, recordkeeping, checklists Professional audit principles
    • Auditor/audit team selection
    • Preaudit preparation
    • Opening meeting
    • Plant inspection
    • Closing meeting
    • Data evaluation
    • Final report
  • Protocols and techniques for Food/Beverage Gas Audits, Medical Gas Audits and ISO Audits

Wednesday (1:00 PM-5:00 PM): Mike Dodd (DOT Compliance) 

  • Surviving a DOT audit
    • Suggested DOT Filing System
    • Driver Qualification Files
    • Drug & Alcohol Testing
    • Security Plan Updates
    • Vehicle Maintenance Files
    • Medical card and CDL merger rules

Wednesday Evening – Group Dinner (Downtown Kitchen)

Thursday (8:00 AM- 12:00 PM): Mike Dodd (DOT) 

  • Driver Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion Training (Certified Training)
  • Hazmat / Security Awareness / Security In-depth Training (Train-the-trainer and certified training)
  • DOT Compliance Q&A and Discussion


Thursday (1:00 PM-5:00 PM): Chart Industries 

Chart Inc. will be presenting a four-hour class on the operation and maintenance of your standard liquid cylinder.  During the class you will receive a refresher on design and safe handling of liquid cylinders, proper filling techniques, and the internal workings of a liquid cylinder.  Each participant will also participate in the final piping and construction of a tank from the point of being a complete shell to the plumbing and labeling of the tank.  A plant tour will follow to allow the class participants to see the variations in tank size and design, as well as miscellaneous equipment also produced at this manufacturing plant.

  • Cryogenic Container Training
    • Cylinder Design & Operation
    • Safe Handling & Hazards
    • Saturation Pressure/Performance
    • Customer Repair & Maintenance
      • Pressure and Level Gauges
      • Relief Valves
      • And more
    • Plant Tour


Click HERE for the Seminar Registration Form