Presentation Title

Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security and What you can do to help?

About the Presentation

This presentation will discuss the interagency collaboration among federal agencies related to Presidential Executive Order 13650 “Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security.” Presentation will include an update on the OSHA Process Safety Management Standard and Hazard Communication Standard incorporating GHS. DHS will provide a summary of their Chemical Facility Ant-Terrorism Standards and EPA will provide a summary of their Risk Management Plan.


Adam Hamrick, Regional Industrial Hygienist / Emergency Response Coordinator, DOL - OSHA  

Presenter Biography

Adam Hamrick currently works as an Industrial Hygienist in the OSHA Philadelphia Regional Office within Enforcement Programs.  In this capacity, he provides technical assistance to the public and 10 area offices within Region III.  He is the Regional Ergonomics Coordinator, as well as the Hazard Communication and Bloodborne Pathogens Coordinator.  He is also the Regional Emergency Response Coordinator and would provide technical assistance related to worker safety and health for an event of National Significance or a National Special Security Event such as the Papal Visit to Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia.  He has a total of 20 years of experience with the agency.  Mr. Hamrick has a Bachelor of Science in Occupational and Environmental Health from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia.



Garret J. Hansen, Regional Commander, Infrastructure Security Compliance Division, Region 3, U.S. Department of Homeland Security / Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Regulatory Program – Field Operations

Presenter Biography

Garret J. Hansen is the Regional Commander – Region 3 for the Field Operations Branch within the Infrastructure Security Compliance Division (ISCD) in the National Protection and Programs Directorate at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the office within DHS responsible for chemical facility security regulations. Region 3 encompasses the States of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Washington DC.

In this capacity, Commander Hansen’s primary responsibility is to ensure designated chemical facilities are meeting the requirements set forth by the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Regulatory program [6 CFR ~ Part 27]. Additionally, Commander Hansen is responsible for managing and coordinating field operational activities within Region 3 pertaining to agency & industry outreach, inspection & enforcement operations, compliance assistance visits, physical security reviews and site security reviews of regulated high-risk chemical facilities. Commander Hansen has served in this role since June 2009, and is one of the original Chemical Security Inspectors under the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) regulatory regime. Commander Hansen has been at DHS since March 2003 and within the Office of Infrastructure Protection since 2007.

Commander Hansen’s experience includes previous work with the U.S. DHS/ICE – Federal Protective Service (FPS) Police, Physical Security & HAZMAT operations, Municipal Police Officer in Pennsylvania and experience in private, Government contract & retail security arenas.

Commander Hansen served in the United States Navy (Honorably Discharged) from 7-1990 to 7-1994 and is a veteran of the first Gulf War.


Kevin Daniel, RMP Coordinator, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Presenter Biography

Kevin Daniel currently works as a RMP Coordinator in the Philadelphia Region III Office within Enforcement Programs.  Kevin has been working in EPA’s, Oil & Prevention Branch, for the past 14 years.  In his capacity he coordinates and conducts inspections/investigations under the Clean Air Act for Risk Management and the General Duty Clause for complex industrial process including, ammonia refrigeration, chlorine, refining, oil & gas and other processes that uses toxic and/or flammable chemicals.  Mr. Daniel has a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry with Honors and Distinction from Temple University.