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NCJ Number: 192779 Find in a Library
Title: Site Security Guidelines for the U.S. Chemical Industry
Corporate Author: American Chemistry Council
United States of America

The Chlorine Institute, Inc.
United States of America

Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Assoc (SOCMA)
United States of America
Date Published: 2001
Page Count: 60
Sponsoring Agency: American Chemistry Council
Arlington, VA 22209
Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Assoc (SOCMA)
Washington, DC 20036
The Chlorine Institute, Inc.
Washington, DC 20036
Sale Source: American Chemistry Council
1300 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22209
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Guideline
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document outlines elements of chemical facility security programs and provides security recommendations.
Abstract: The benefits of a security program includes safeguarding employees, the community, and the environment; reducing litigation risk; protecting trade secrets; and providing mechanisms for personnel control and accounting. The first step in constructing a solid security program is to conduct a risk assessment. The most important and vulnerable assets should be placed in the center of concentric levels of increasingly stringent security measures. A security effort works best when employees see it as an important part of the company’s mission. Managers should review security measures periodically, as well as whenever facilities or other conditions change significantly. Physical security refers to equipment, building and grounds design, and security practices designed to prevent physical attacks against a facility’s people, property, or information. Elements of a physical security effort may include access control, perimeter protection, intrusion detection, security officers, and other measures. Employee and contractor security issues include hiring and employment termination practices, and workplace violence prevention and response. Information, computer, and network security includes operations security, spoken-information security, document security, computer and network security, and audits and investigations. One approach to chemical site security, the Responsible Care Security Model, is presented, along with sample plans, policies, and procedures.
Main Term(s): Chemical irritants; Facility security; Hazardous substances or materials
Index Term(s): Architectural design; Business security; Industrial security; Perimeter security; Personnel identification systems; Terrorism/Mass Violence; Threat assessment
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