Right before the elections, CFATS legislations was at a stand still. Just about a year ago the house passed HR. 2868 introduced by Bennie Thompson, D. Miss. That bill would have made CFATS mandates permanent, but it also includes an Inherently Safer Technology (IST) provision that would require some chemical...
I recently saw that on President Obama's trip to India security was, as you would expect, pretty tight. Secret Service was not allowed to bring weapons into Rashtrapati Bhavan (the presidential palace of India) and the Parliament House complex in India.
While perusing the Web trying to figure out if all varieties of onions cause people to tear up, I stumbled across a news blurb that made me proud I knew what an anaerobic digester was and why it was used.
My local newspaper, The Plain Dealer, highlights top jobs in its Employment section. Usually I skip past most jobs, which are usually in the health-care field. But yesterday that paper featured engineering and called it a vital manufacturing career. I agree.
As I mentioned, there were two CFATS sessions at the big industrial security conference in Dallas. The second session was called "CFATS - Beyond the SSP" and took a look at SSP and post SSP issues for chemical facilities.
In my last post I talked about the presentation Sue Armstrong director of the Department of Homeland Security's Infrastructure Security Compliance Division gave at the big security show (ASIS) in Dallas earlier this month. Armstrong talked about the progress DHS has made with CFATS and discussed key topics like harmonization,...
On occasion I attend ground-breaking ceremonies for various manufacturing and chemical facilities. On even rarer occasions I get to do so in my own backyard. Well, not literally my backyard – but pretty darn close.
I was recently at the largest security tradeshow in the county. It's the American Society of Industrial Security, also known as ASIS. The show is held every year in September or October -- this year in Dallas.