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The U.S. Chemical Safety Board updated the public on the agency’s ongoing investigations and organizational activities, and voted to change the status of a recommendation made to the BP Global Executive Board of Directors to “Closed – Acceptable Action.”...
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The U.S. Chemical Safety Board is launching a new initiative aimed at expanding the agency’s reach to better include Spanish speaking stakeholders.
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The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) received awards for two safety videos at the annual Television, Internet, and Video Association of DC (TIVA DC) dinner on Saturday, November 14.
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Filling Blind
10/21/2015 7:19:00 PM
CSB Safety Video on the 2009 massive explosion at the Caribbean Petroleum, or CAPECO, terminal facility near San Juan, Puerto Rico. The incident occurred when gasoline overflowed and sprayed out from a large aboveground storage tank, forming a 107-acre vapor cloud that ignited. read more
Animation of Chemical Release at DuPont's La Porte Facility
9/30/2015 2:14:00 PM
CSB animation of the 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. read more

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The accident at DuPont’s facility, located east of Houston, killed four workers and injured a... read more
This case study examines the explosion and flash fires that occurred at the US Ink manufacturing... read more
An August 6, 2012, release of flammable vapor led to a fire at the Chevron Refinery in Richmond,... read more
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