SESHA 2019 Symposium Abstract

Preparing for a CFATS Inspection

Todd White

Preparing for a CFATS Inspection Hazardous chemicals used in the manufacturing of semiconductors and other high technology components richly benefit our society when used properly. However, if these chemicals are mishandled or fall into the hands of a terrorist, some of these same chemicals can cause great harm. The Department of Homeland Security’s Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program works with facilities to ensure that they have security measures in place to reduce the risks associated with certain hazardous chemicals, and to prevent the chemicals from being exploited in a terrorist attack. This presentation from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will provide a basic overview of the CFATS program and insights into how environmental, health, and safety (EHS) professionals can make sure they and their organizations are prepared for inspections under the CFATS regulation.