The American Chemistry Council (ACC) says better security programs have been made mandatory for its members, and the group will adopt a new Security Code as part of the Responsible Care program by June. New management practices will further protect sites from potential terrorist attacks, and closer relationships will be developed with law-enforcement agencies.

Chemical manufacturers should review all facilities for potential security concerns and take actions to increase an emphasis on safety and security, according to ACC. Member companies will screen their facilities to prioritize those needing the most immediate attention; assess potential security vulnerabilities; take specific steps to improve security; and use independent third parties to verify that improvements have been implemented.