Safety Focus of the Week: “Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards”
Some of our clients deal in large quantities of hazardous chemicals. As you might expect, Homeland Security (DHS) has regulations regarding the security of these chemicals Iin their documents entitled “Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards”.
An example chemical on their list is acetalene, which is regulated under these rules where it is stored in quantities exceeding 10, 000 pounds.
As a contractor working for these clients, we are expected to be aware of the regulations and follow the clients internal policies when our work involves their chemical facilities. In addition to their specific facility policies, it isimportant to follow these basic guidelines:
- Wear your assigned security badges at all times.
- Report suspicious activities.
- Report un-identified packages or backpacks
- Report potential security breaches (holes in fences, et )