Chemical Plant Bomb Threat Planning Handbook

Most traditional approaches to bomb threat planning rely on the assumptions that a facility has a relatively large security staff and operations that can be abandoned to permit a quick and complete evacuation. Unfortunately, these types of approaches do not account for the unique circumstances often present at chemical facilities. Issues such as process safety, security personnel deployment, facility size and layout, and dispersion of employees often limit the feasibility of adopting conventional bomb threat management strategies commonly used in offices and other environments.

This handbook is designed to aid plant managers and security planners in developing effective bomb threat management protocols for chemical facilities. The methodologies described in this document are based on established principles and modified, as necessary, to account for the conditions present at most chemical manufacturing, storage, and distribution facilities.

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