Seven Steps Offered for HazMat Self-Assessment Plans

Federal hazmat regulations require any organization that transports hazardous materials to develop its own security plans. But “these types of performance-based requirements can be a mixed blessing for industry,” says this article.

“There is a legitimate concern that the absence of specific instructions can result in a business misunderstanding or misinterpreting its obligations and producing a compliance response that will inadvertently miss the objective of the regulation,” it says.

In order to avoid such errors, the article lists seven steps that companies can use to help managers conduct security assessments that comport with the goals of the hazmat security rule.

The steps include: enhancing knowledge of operations, conducting an assessment, ranking security vulnerabilities and determining if security goals are being met.

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