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Written Testimony Submitted by U.S. Chemical Safety Board Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso to the Joint Committee: Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions hearing entitled, "Oversight...
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CSB Chairperson Says More Must be Done to Improve Process Safety Regulations in the U.S. to Prevent the Next Accident from Occurring
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Over the last two decades, the CSB has made important recommendations aimed at preventing recurrence of major industrial accidents by improving OSHA’S Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard and EPA’s Risk Management Plan (RMP) Program.
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An August 6, 2012, release of flammable vapor led to a fire at the Chevron Refinery in Richmond,... read more
An explosion and fire led to the deaths of seven employees at the Tesoro refinery in Anacortes,... read more
On April 20, 2010, a sudden explosion and fire occurred on the oil rig. The accident resulted in... read more

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Reflections on Bhopal After Thirty Years
12/2/2014 3:03:00 AM
On 30th anniversary of fatal chemical release that killed thousands in Bhopal, India, CSB safety message warns it could happen again. CSB Chairperson says more must be done to improve process safety regulations in the U.S. to prevent the next accident from occurring. read more
Behind the Curve
10/28/2014 1:58:00 PM
A safety video about the fatal April 2, 2010, explosion and fire at the Tesoro refinery in Anacortes, Washington. A nearly 40-year-old heat exchanger violently ruptured, causing an explosion and fire that fatally injured seven workers – the largest loss of life at a U.S. refinery since 2005. read more
CSB Safety Message Highlighting Important Role of Recommendations Program in Agency Mission
10/8/2014 3:04:00 PM
A video safety message discussing the role that the CSB recommendations program plays in ensuring that the Board’s accident investigations have a lasting impact on industrial safety. read more

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