Legal Report: Contingency Planning \ Disaster Management
12/23/2009 - A bill (H.R. 2868) intended to increase security at chemical facilities has been approved by the House of Representatives. To proceed, the bill must be approved by the Senate. The Senate has not announced whether it will consider the measure.
SM Online: Terrorism
12/23/2009 - U.S. organizations that handle certain hazardous chemicals above set quantities are now subject to DHS’s Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards and its Risk-Based Performance Standards. Read the standards online here, here, and here.
Book Reviews: Risk Management
12/22/2009 - This 28-minute video is an instructor's guide for working with the common, yet very dangerous, chemical chlorine.
Homeland Security: Risk Management
12/21/2009 - Find out what high-risk chemical facilities need to know about DHS’s Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program.
Daily Headline : Homeland Security
11/10/2009 - Tough and controversial new antiterrorism standards for chemical facilities passed the House last week, setting up an upcoming battle in the Senate.
Legal Report: Legislation
08/31/2009 - A bill (H.R. 2868) intended to increase security at chemical facilities has been approved by the House Homeland Security Committee. It is now pending in the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Chemical Industry: Terrorism
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Chemical Industry: Contingency Planning \ Disaster Management
06/29/2009 - This overview of the new rules for chemical facilities gives a glimpse of the challenges facing an industry struggling to cost-effectively secure facilities against potential terrorist threats.
Daily Headline : Government Reports (GAO etc.)
08/25/2008 - The CSB is investigating far fewer accidents than is required by law, constituting an "investigative gap," according to a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report.
Daily Headline : Fire Safety
06/04/2008 - Companies that produce ignitable chemical dust must do more to prevent deadly explosions like the one at an Imperial Sugar Company plant in Georgia in February, says a member of the government's chemical safety board.
Chemical Industry: Legislation
11/27/2007 - A bill (S. 994) that would have required operators of certain chemical storage facilities to develop security plans was approved by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works but was not considered by the full Senate.
Chemical Industry: Integrated Systems
11/14/2007 - Chemical companies are leading the way in integrating safety and security functions to achieve synergies.
Daily Headline : Terrorism
11/05/2007 - The agency amended its original list of chemicals to regulate due to industry pressure.