Chemical Security Culture in an Insecure World: The Experience and Understanding of the Chemical Industry

Part of the Terrorism, Security, and Computation book series (TESECO)


“Chemical security” is not a new topic, and in fact has been for some time an integral requirement in the daily operations in the chemical industry. Chemical security has been discussed and addressed for many years, but became an international issue after key events like Seveso and 9/11. These two events were followed by regulations that focused on security and in the case of 9/11 the creation of a federal agency in the United States with a primary focus on the security of critical infrastructure including the chemical industry. After years of being an industry-driven effort of less international significance than biological, radiological and nuclear events, the chemical industry and “chemical security” in general came to the forefront of government and public concern.


Chemical security Chemical industry 


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    Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) – US Department of Homeland Security
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    An Integrated Approach to Chemical Industry Security – copyright of The Dow Chemical CompanyGoogle Scholar
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    Responsible Care Community Awareness & Emergency Response initiative – American Chemistry Council
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    TransCAER® – created in partnership by The Dow Chemical Company and Union Pacific Railroad in 1986.
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    Responsible Care® – International Council of Chemical Associations
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    “Guidelines for Analyzing and Managing the Security Vulnerabilities of Fixed Chemical Sites” – Center for Chemical Process Safety and the Occupational Health & Safety Administration – US Department of Labor (2003)Google Scholar

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Dow Chemical CompanyMidlandUSA
  2. 2.Insubria Center on International SecurityThe University of InsubriaComoItaly

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