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Assessing Risks and Vulnerabilities in US Chemical Facilities

Chemicals play a vital role in many sectors of our economy and provide a range of benefits to businesses and individuals. However, they can also pose security risks—especially if they fall into the wrong hands. To prevent the misuse of chemicals through theft, sabotage, or attack, the Department of Homeland Security created the Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS).

CFATS regulates security for high-risk chemical facilities including chemical manufacturing, storage and distribution, energy and utilities, agriculture and food, laboratories, paint and coatings, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, among others.

Read more about CFATS and chemical facility safety in VPPPA's latest blog post from Warren Silverman here!

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