Impact of The Chemical Safety Board in 2016

The Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is an independent U.S Federal agency that conducts investigations into the root causes of chemical accidents at industrial facilities. The agency’s board are appointed by the President of the United States and then confirmed by the Senate.

CSB drive chemical safety change through investigations to protect people and the environment. Their ultimate goal is a nation free from chemical disasters.

What types of accidents do they investigate?

Accidents in chemical plants, oil refineries and facilities using chemicals

  • Toxic gas releases
  • Explosions
  • Other fatalities, e.g., confined space, hot work
  • Major environmental releases

Achievements in 2016

  • 4 completed investigations
  • 2 interim public meetings
  • 26 successfully closed recommendations

Impact of US CSB 2016

Here is a video with more details on the impact CSB has had in 2016.

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