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SECURITY – Another Hat for You

NEAL LANGERMAN

Advanced Chemical Safety

San Diego, California

http://www.chemica-safety.com

neal@chemical-safety.com


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SECURITY – Another Hat for You

  • Traditional division of responsibility

    • Safety

    • Environmental

    • Health (Worker’s Compensation)

    • Fire Inspection/Prevention/Engineering


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SECURITY – Another Hat for You

  • Traditional Security

    • Building Access Control

    • Perimeter Patrol

    • Emergency Assistance



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  • New Responsibilities

    • Target Potential Risk Assessment

    • Target Potential Risk Management

    • Chemical or Biological Target Management

    • Employee Discomfort Management


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  • An Example Post September 11

    • A consultant with authority, and wearing an appropriate badge was not recognized by employees. The employees challenged the consultant and required further identification, before allowing him to proceed with his work.


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  • Who is responsible for these new duties

    • Large Organizations – a new position is created and staffed.

    • Small Organizations – You Wear a New Hat!


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  • Come Up to Speed

    • American Chemistry Council

      • “Site Security Guidelines for the U.S. Chemical Industry”

      • 67 FR #31 2/14/2002 DOT Advisory “Enhancing the Security of Hazardous Materials in Transportation”

      • “Chemical Plant Safety” CEP Magazine, February, 2002 (www.cepmagazine.org)

    • www.americanchemistry.com


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  • Review S.1602 “The Chemical Security Act of 2001”.

    • Its purpose is to “help protect the public against the threat of chemical attacks.”

    • Safer Design & Maintenance

    • Reduce Substance(s) of Concern

    • Use Inherently Safer Technology


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  • Transportation Issues

    • Tighter Controls on Shipments

    • Tighter Controls on Consignees

    • Delays

    • Designated Routes

    • Increased Insurance

    • Increased Costs

    • Driver Background Checks

    • Two Drivers for Shipments

    • GPS Tracking of Shipments


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  • Bulk Chemicals of Major Concern

    • Ammonia

    • Chlorine

    • Hydrogen Cyanide

    • Ethylene Oxide

  • Shorter Transportation Distances

    • Increased Use of Point of Use Production Methods – Pioneered by the Gas Industry


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  • Plant Security

  • Tighter Perimeter Control

  • Increased Access Control

  • Background Checks

  • Increased (minor) Incident Investigation


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  • Your New Hat

    • Improve Your Security Knowledge

    • Develop Risk-Based Security Scenarios and Mitigate Them

    • Train Employees

    • Bring Employees into the Security Program

    • Interpret the Buzz Phrase “Increased Vigilance”


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  • Improve Plant Security

    • Improve Outside Lighting

    • Clear Brush

    • Reduce Access Points

    • Strengthen your Computer Firewall(s)


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  • Restrict Access to Chemical Stores

  • Test Your Security

    • Example: Sterling Chemical in Houston worked with local agencies to improve security. They then had the agencies “attack” the plant. The attack included a land-based attack through the perimeter fence and a simultaneous sea-based attack. Sterling improved lighting, video monitoring, and patrol monitoring following the exercise.


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  • Henry Ward – Dow Chemical

    • “The terrorist threat is going to be with us for a long time. The government and public are likely to pressure shippers and carriers in all modes of transit to improve security. Meeting such demands will dramatically change the cost and dynamics for some businesses, though no one can say when or how significant the changes will be.”


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  • Security has become another aspect of safety.

  • Treat it as an opportunity for Professional Development

  • Improve your knowledge

  • Improve