When - Week 1

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 8:00 AM EDT
Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 5:00 PM EDT

When - Week 2

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 8:00 AM EDT
Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 5:00 PM EDT




Chart Industries - Ball Ground, GA (Bldg 1300) 
1300 Airport Drive
Corner of Airport Dr. and Airport Industrial Dr.
Ball Ground, GA 30107


Tom Badstubner 
AsteRisk, LLC 



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2020 GAWDA Professional Compliance Seminars

We are pleased to conduct TWO seminars in Spring 2020 with the same material presented each week. By having two seminars back to back, you will be able to send more than one person to these valuable training seminars with less disruption to your business.

  • Week 1 - March 10 - 12, 2020 at Chart Industries
  • Week 2 - March 17 - 19, 2020 at Chart Industries

Be sure to click the correct registration button below. Each week has its own registration button.

We have added another speaker to our Thursday morning line up! Marilyn Dempsey, President of Safety Dragons Workplace Consultants, LLC, formerly the top compliance officer for Techair, will be discussing Hazard Communication, OSHA Recordkeeping and Homeland Security issues along with other safety topics. 

Come join us to get the latest certified DOT Function Specific Training, FDA Food/Drug CGMP and critical OSHA Training. Chart will present their Cryogenic Container Training including a tour of their state-of-the-art facilities. 

Register today! 

 AGENDA                                                                                                                                                  Tuesday – (8:00 AM- 5:00 PM): Tom Badstubner / Andre Marte                                                                 FDA Drug/Food/Bev Gas CGMP Training

  • Current Good Manufacturing Practice Training (Train the trainer) for: 
    • Recent regulatory and audit initiatives
    • Food Gases (21 CFR 117) 
    • Drug Gases (21 CFR 211) 
    • Food Safety Plan (FSP) and FSP Builder Template
    • Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls (HARPC) and Supply-Chain Program
      - Exemptions and alternatives
      - Sample procedures/templates 
  • Cylinder filling and CGA/ISBT Guidelines  
    • Tare Weights
    • Inversion and alternatives
    • RPV valves 
    • Evacuation

Wednesday – (8:00 AM- 5:00 PM): DOT Function Specific Training (Mike Dodd)
These topics will have training, tests, and certifications good for 3 years. 

  • HP Cylinder / Liquid Container / Carbon Dioxide Cylinder Filling
  • Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse and other new regulations
  • Question and answer period on DOT issues

Thursday – (8:00 AM- 12:00 PM): Marilyn Dempsey 

  • Hazard Communication - Train the Trainer
    This training will equip you with the tools to comply with the requirements of the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) and be prepared to train your employees on the HCS.
  • OSHA Recordkeeping
    During this session you'll learn what forms are required and when; regulatory recording / reporting obligations, and the benefits of tracking injuries.
  • Homeland Security 
    This training will explain the Top Screen report, where to find it, and what it means when you have a DHS reportable quantity of a chemical.

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
  • Plant Tour