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Nov 18, 2015

CSB Safety Videos Receive Awards at Annual Television, Internet, and Video Association of DC (TIVA DC) Banquet

Caribbean Petroleum Animation

Washington, DC, November 18, 2015 – 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.  Award recipients included Shock to the System, a safety video detailing key lessons for preventing hydraulic shock in ammonia refrigeration systems based on the CSB’s Millard Refrigerated Services investigation, and the computer-generated animation of a massive explosion and fire at the Caribbean Petroleum terminal facility.

The TIVA awards were presented before an audience of hundreds of regional video and media professionals.  The CSB’s videos received 2 silver awards in the Government (under $25K) category.  CSB Chairperson Vanessa Allen Sutherland said, “One consistent message that I have heard from stakeholders since arriving to the CSB is the tremendous value that CSB safety videos provide across industries and academic institutions to promote key safety lessons.  We are honored to receive this recognition from the local media production community, and I applaud our team for creating such valuable work.”

The CSB safety videos are available for download free of charge from the agency’s website at and can be viewed on the agency’s YouTube channel, USCSB.

The CSB is an independent federal agency charged with investigating serious chemical accidents. The agency's board members are appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. CSB investigations look into all aspects of chemical accidents, including physical causes such as equipment failure as well as inadequacies in regulations, industry standards, and safety management systems.

The Board does not issue citations or fines but does make safety recommendations to plants, industry organizations, labor groups, and regulatory agencies such as OSHA and EPA. Visit our website,

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