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Article archive for Chemical Safety Investigation Board (CSB);

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CSB: The Last Chance Saloon 15 June 2018

At the PS Congres process safety conference in Dordrecht, The Netherlands, in late May, US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) chairwoman Vanessa Sutherland confirmed to Hazardex that she had resigned her position at the agency. ...

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CSB gives update on fatal Wisconsin grain mill blast 02 May 2018

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) held a news conference on April 30 to give an update on its investigation into a grain dust explosion in May 2017, which killed five workers and injured 14 others at Didion Milling in Cambria, Wisconsin....

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CSB releases animation of Louisiana pulp and paper mill explosion 06 April 2018

The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a new animation detailing the events of the February 8, 2017, explosion at the Packaging Corporation of America’s DeRidder, Louisiana, Pulp and Paper Mill that killed three contract workers and injured seven others. The explosion occurred during hot work activities during the facility’s annual shutdown....

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CSB says US chemical plants must be better prepared for natural disasters 16 November 2017

The US Chemical Safety Board, concerned about the increasing frequency and intensity of extreme weather events and natural disasters, is warning the chemical industry to rethink its emergency plans in light of the Arkema fires in Crosby, Texas, that followed Hurricane Harvey in late August....

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Trump budget would eliminate US Chemical Safety Board 20 March 2017

The Trump administration's budget blueprint would scrap the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB), an independent federal agency that investigates major chemical and oil industry incidents. The CSB has no regulatory power but is influential because its recommendations are often adopted by industry and government agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)....

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ATF says fatal Texas fertiliser blast was a criminal act 12 May 2016

On May 12 the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) said that after one of its most extensive investigations ever, it had concluded that the fire that caused the explosion at the West Fertilizer Company three years ago was a criminal act. The blast on April 17, 2013 killed 15, injured more than 260, flattened dozens of buildings and caused an estimated $230 million worth of damage....

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CSB releases video animation of fatal chemical release at DuPont's La Porte facility 16 December 2015

The US Chemical Safety Board has released a video animation of the November 2014 accident at DuPont’s La Porte facility, located east of Houston, which killed four workers and injured a fifth when methyl mercaptan, a toxic chemical used in the company’s insecticide and fungicide manufacturing process, was released....

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News Extra: US Environmental Protection Agency overseer says Chemical Safety Board must improve employee morale 13 November 2015

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) must improve employee morale and carry out a higher number of investigations, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Inspector General (IG) Arthur Elkin said in a report published on October 22. The report draws on a House Republican committee hearing from 2014 alleging a “toxic work environment” and friction between staff and former chair, Rafael Moure-Eraso. ...

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Fatal incidents at two DuPont chemical plants reveal safety failings 11 November 2015

Reports by the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) have revealed a string of flawed safety procedures, design problems and inadequate planning at two DuPont plants where recent fatal incidents have occurred. Four workers were killed at the LaPorte plant in Texas on November 15, 2014, and one worker was killed and another injured at the Yerkes plant north of Buffalo, NY, on November 9, 2010....

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CSB releases safety video of 2009 petroleum explosion in Puerto Rico 23 October 2015

On October 22 the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) voted on the final investigation report into the 2009 massive explosion at the Caribbean Petroleum (CAPECO) terminal near San Juan, Puerto Rico; the report includes recommendations for addressing regulatory gaps in safety oversight of petroleum storage facilities by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)....

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