March 2011

Bonus Report: Plant Safety

Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standard turns four: What’s next?

An in-depth look at the standard

Loughin, R., ADT Advanced Integration

We hear it all the time—after 9/11, everything having to do with security changed. It forced us to take a second look at many things in our lives and it was natural to look at the security of our critical infrastructure including roads, waterways, airports and bridges. Of course, chemical security had to be part of that. Lawmakers wanted to make sure that companies using, making and storing chemicals were taking the steps to secure their facilities and contents. According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standard (CFATS) was created in 2006 to establish security standards for facilities considered to be at high risk. CFATS defines secur

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