The Chemical Sector-Specific Agency (SSA) continues to collaborate with government and sector partners to identify and develop free or low-cost security awareness training and resources that meet the needs of the Chemical Sector. Visit the Chemical Sector Resources webpage for a list of additional documents and resources.
Web-Based Security Awareness Training
The Department of Homeland Security has developed a series of Web-based Security Awareness training courses to train and educate the critical infrastructure community, including the Chemical Sector. The courses provide guidance on:
- Workplace security.
- How to prepare for and respond to an active shooter situation.
- How to counter insider threats.
- How to detect and report surveillance activities.
- How to guard against theft and diversion.
Visit Critical Infrastructure Training to see the wide array of training programs offered to government and private sector partners.
Security Seminars and Exercises for Chemical Industry Stakeholders
To improve the security and resilience of the chemical industry, the Chemical Sector-Specific Agency supports requests from chemical industry councils, associations, and emergency management agencies for presentations, training, exhibits, and exercises. The Sector-Specific Agency solicits appropriate subject matter experts and regional representatives throughout the Department of Homeland Security National Protection and Programs Directorate's Office of Infrastructure Protection and other agencies. Department representatives can provide presentations and tabletop exercises on a variety of topics, including active shooter, vehicle-borne improvise explosive devices, and cybersecurity. Participation in events is subject to budget and travel restrictions.
Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Training and Awareness
The Office of Bombing Prevention (OBP) develops tools to improve national preparedness for bombing threats at all levels of government, the public, and within the private sector. Course options include bombing prevention workshops, soft target awareness, and surveillance detection. Please see the Counter-IED Training and Awareness fact sheet for additional information.
Critical Infrastructure Learning Series
The Critical Infrastructure Learning Series allows the Department to provide web-based seminars on current and emerging critical infrastructure topics, tools, trends, issues, and best practices for critical infrastructure owners and operators, government entities, and other partners.
Find Additional Training Opportunities
The Department of Homeland Security offers a variety of training opportunities for DHS personnel, partners, and citizens, including home and business owners.
For more information on trainings and tools, please send an email to ChemicalSector@hq.dhs.gov.