Resources & safety Act: External Links
Useful Resource Links:
This site shows BPSI’s DHS SAFETYAct Designation and has the Final Rule of the Safety Act highlighting limited liability to the purchaser and user of Qualified Anti-Terrorist Technology. Link.
This document was generated by the CDC and NIOSH to assist building owners and operators to be aware of building vulnerabilities. Link.
This CDC website is designed for building owners and operators.  It hosts documents on building vulnerability and security generated by CDC, NIOSH, and RAND. Link.
This website is intended for emergency personnel and for building operators. It contains the Lawrence Berkeley Labs current advice for dealing with a biological or chemical release in a building. Link.
This 2006 building assessment checklist is provided by the Los Angeles County Public Heath Dept., Environmental Health, and the LA County Firefighters Health Hazmat Division. Link.
Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism – This site was set up after the Oklahoma City bombing to share knowledge in countering terrorism.  Current Recommended Report – Terrorism: What’s Coming, The Mutating Threat. Link.
Great Britain’s National Counter Terrorism Security Office website with useful articles and documents for building owners and public gathering place managers. Link.
This website is the Department of Homeland Security’s safety portal. Link.
Key SAFETY Act Paragraphs

The goal of the SAFETY Act is to encourage the development and deployment of new and innovative anti-terrorism products and services by providing liability protections. For more details, go to

Office of the Secretary
6 CFR Part 25
RIN 1601–AA15
Regulations Implementing the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002 (the SAFETY Act)
AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security.
ACTION: Final rule.
EFFECTIVE: July 10, 2006

D. Exclusive Federal Jurisdiction and Scope of Insurance Coverage.

The Act creates an exclusive Federal cause of action ‘‘for any claim for loss of property, personal injury, or death arising out of, relating to, or resulting from an act of terrorism when qualified anti-terrorism technologies have been deployed in defense against or response or recovery from such act and such claims result or may result in loss to the Seller.’’ § 863(a)(2); See also § 863(a)(1). This exclusive ‘‘Federal cause of action shall be brought only for claims for injuries that are proximately caused by sellers that provide qualified antiterrorism technology.’’ § 863(a)(1). The best reading of § 863(a), and the reading the Department has adopted, is that (1) Only one cause of action exists for loss of property, personal injury, or death for performance or nonperformance of the Seller’s Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology in relation to an Act of Terrorism, (2) Such cause of action may be brought only against the Seller of the Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology and may not be brought against the buyers, the buyers’ contractors, downstream users of the Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology, the Seller’s suppliers or contractors, or any other person or entity, and (3) Such cause of action must be brought in Federal court...