2023 GAWDA Professional Compliance Seminar
Audit Excellence

Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Thursday, March 23, 2023

Click HERE for Seminar Information and Registration Form

We are pleased to offer a live, IN-PERSON SEMINAR and also simulcast WEBINAR for the Spring 2023 GAWDA Professional Compliance Seminar…Audit Excellence. 

We strive to locate the Professional Compliance training in interesting and unique locations. The Chart Industries, Theodore location is the manufacturing facility for all Hydrogen equipment, including very large tanks (60,000 to 120,000 gallon capacity) and Perma Cyls larger than 5500 liter.  They also have an ocean shipping dock for the loading of large tanks to ship internationally. This should be an interesting new location to see.

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Tuesday (8:00 AM – 10:00 AM ET): Chart Industries
Maintenance Recommendations

Chart Industries is often asked, “What do we need to have on hand to service equipment in our facilities and customer sites?” In this presentation you will hear a discussion of what you can do to keep your liquid cylinders in good working order as well as what you need to have on hand to service equipment at your customers sites. We will also address Microbulk tanks, Trifecta’s and Orca delivery vehicles. The presentation will not be specific to Chart equipment, but is meant to help distributors be prepared for emergencies that typically occur with all cryogenic equipment.

Tuesday (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET): Mike Dodd
DOT Audit Excellence

  • Suggested DOT Filing System Driver Qualification Files
  • Drug & Alcohol Testing Security Plan Updates
  • Vehicle Maintenance Files
  • DOT Clearinghouse Overview
  • Hazmat / Security Awareness / Security In-depth Training (Train-the-trainer and certified training)
  • DOT Compliance Q&A and Discussion

Wednesday (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET): Marilyn Dempsey
OSHA Audit Excellence
DHS and EPA Requirements for a Gas and Welding Supply Distributor

  • Inspection Agenda
  • Most requested records for inspection
  • Post Inspection actions
  • How to respond to an OSHA letter
  • Top OSHA violations
  • Overview of DHS and EPA requirements for the Gases and Welding supply industry

Plant Tour – Chart Industries, Theodore AL

Thursday (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET): Tom Badstubner / Andre Marte
FDA Drug/Food/Bev Gas Audit Excellence

  • Latest FDA enforcement trends
  • Proposed new medical gas regulations
  • CARES Act reporting
  • What to do (and NOT DO) when the inspector arrives
  • Drug and Food Gas Self-Assessment Tools
  • Food/Bev Gas Compliance Exceptions for small businesses- “Qualified Facility” status- Attestation
  • Practical HARPC and Supply-Chain Programs
  • RPVs and cylinder inversion issues (CGA G-6.3, etc.)
  • Key audit indicators (housekeeping, pest control, allergen, sanitation, calibrations, training, etc.)
  • How to respond to an difficult or unreasonable FDA inspection (CGA PS-42)
  • FDA Guidance – Delaying, Denying, Limiting, or Refusing a Drug Inspection
  • Easy to use Drug/Beverage/Food Gas GMP Training resources
  • Data Integrity
  • Optional – automated recordkeeping in compliance with 21 CFR Part 11