Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Compliance (CFATS) - Training offered by Chemical Distributors, Incorporated

CFATS is the Nation's first regulatory program focused specifically on security at high-risk chemical facilities. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through the Infrastructure Security Compliance Division (ISCD), administers the CFATS program by working with facilities to ensure they have security measures in place to reduce the risks associated with certain hazardous chemicals, and prevent them from being exploited in a terrorist attack. The purpose of CFATS is to ensure that any facility identified by DHS as high-risk following its submission of a Top-Screen has sufficient security measures in place to reduce the risks associated with its COI.

Under CFATS, a chemical facility is any establishment or individual that possesses or plans to possess any of the 300 chemicals of interest (COI) in Appendix A at or above the listed Screening Threshold Quantity (STQ). These facilities must report their chemical holdings to DHS via an online questionnaire, known as a Top-Screen. DHS uses the Top-Screen information a facility submits to determine if the facility is considered high-risk and must develop a security plan.

CFATS regulation applies to facilities across many industries-chemical manufacturing, storage, and distribution, energy and utilities, agriculture and food, explosives, mining, electronics, plastics, universities and laboratories, paint and coatings, healthcare and pharmaceuticals.

We can help you determine if your facility is subject to the CFATS regulations and assist with the process of submitting a Top-Screen and develop a site security plan specific to your facility and in compliance.

Courses may be offered individually or as a package. Our training plan can be customized to meet your needs.

The EH&S division of Chemical Distributors, Incorporated started with an internal need for training and compliance and has expanded with the following offering for all of our customers.

Please inquire about a program to match your specific needs.

All training materials will be provided

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About our trainer:

Cindy Shelton is a certified Associate Safety Professional through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, as well as a Registered Environmental Professional through the National Registry of Environmental Professionals. She is also an authorized trainer for OSHA 10 and 30 hour Training in General Industry. In addition, she holds a Masterís degree from Columbia Southern University in Occupational Safety and Health with a concentration in Environmental Management.