Site Map - Chemical Industry

The Push for Safer Chemicals

- Some security professionals and environmental activists have joined forces to push the chemical industry to substitute  inherently safer technologies for dangerous chemicals terrorists could attack.

U.S. Congressional Legislation: Chemical Facilities

- 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.

Chemical Security

- 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.

Hazchem 4: Chlorine (DVD/VHS)

- This 28-minute video is an instructor's guide for working with the common, yet very dangerous, chemical chlorine.

The Skinny on CFATS

- Find out what high-risk chemical facilities need to know about DHS’s Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program.

House Passes Chemical Facility Security Standards

- Tough and controversial new antiterrorism standards for chemical facilities passed the House last week, setting up an upcoming battle in the Senate.

U.S. Congressional Legislation: Chemical Facilities

- 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.

CFATS and Comprehensive Chemical Security Management

- LWWhWhen it comes to the federal government's Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards, there's compliance and then there's comprehensive chemical security management. Learn how to safeguard against terrorism while covering other more common security issues. (Online Exclusive)

Complex Rules Present Compliance Challenge

- 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.

Government Report Finds Fault with Chemical Safety Board

- 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.

Sounding the Alarm on Dust Explosions

- 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 plant security

- 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.

Safe and Secure

- Chemical companies are leading the way in integrating safety and security functions to achieve synergies.

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