The training on Vulnerability Assessment to Strengthen the Security of the Philippine Chemical Industry was conducted last February 19- 22, 2019 at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati.
Through the U.S. Department of State’s Chemical Security Program (CSP), in cooperation with implementing partners at PNNL, the training aims to broaden and at the same time deepen the participant’s chemical security knowledge. It also aims to inform and further strengthen the security of the Philippine chemical industry by learning the principles and deployment of user-friendly techniques in conducting chemical facility site assessments using the Vulnerability of Intrusion Systems Analysis (VISA) model.
During the workshop, participants learned how stakeholders can work together to better secure their chemicals. Specifically, participants will learned about the 1) practical self-assessment of their company’s detection, delay and response capabilities, 2) self-prioritization and implementation of strategies to mitigate risks, and 3) close collaboration with first responders to improve response effectiveness.
The case study tour was hosted by Pacific Paint (Boysen) Phils., Inc.- Solvent- Based Manufacturing Plant located at the First Cavite Industrial Estate (FCIE), Dasmariñas City, Cavite.
Twenty one (21) delegates from the academe, government representatives from the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Anti- Terrorism Council and representatives from the chemical industry participated in the 4-day workshop.