WASHINGTON -- As part of its continuous improvement program, the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA), the American Chemistry Council and the Chlorine Institute have issued a guide for implementing a quality site security-management system. Work on these guidelines began more than six months ago.

The guidelines outline typical elements of a good security program and suggest security practices that managers can consider and tailor to their facilities' particular circumstances. This includes information on risk assessment, prevention strategies, training, emergency response and crisis management, and physical and cyber security issues.

The guidelines can be accessed by visiting www.socma.com.