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Thursday, July 25, 2013

CSB Public Meeting to Vote on Key Safety Recommendations and Initiate "Most Wanted" Program

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CSB Public Meeting to Vote on Key Safety Recommendations and Initiate "Most Wanted" Program

 

TIME AND DATE:  July 25, 2013, 9:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. EDT.

PLACERonald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Horizon Room, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue View of the damage to temporary office trailers caused by the 2005 BP Texas City Refinery explosion and fire N.W., Washington, DC 20004.

OVERVIEW OF ACTIVITIES:

During its morning session, the Board voted to designate the following recommendations to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) with the status "Open- Unacceptable Response":  

  1. Recommendation No. 2001-05-I-DE-R1: This recommendation calls upon OSHA to ensure coverage under the Process Safety Management (PSM) standard, at 29 CFR 1910.119, for atmospheric storage tanks that could be involved in a potential catastrophic release as a result of being interconnected to a covered process with 10,000 pounds of a flammable substance. This recommendation was issued pursuant to the CSB's investigation of the 2001 atmospheric tank explosion at the Motiva Delaware City Refinery.
  2. Recommendation No. 2005-04-I-TX-R9: This recommendation calls upon OSHA to revise the PSM standard to require management of change reviews for organizational changes (e.g. mergers, acquisitions) that could impact process safety. This recommendation was issued pursuant to the CSB's investigation of the March 2005 BP Texas City Refinery Fire and Explosion.
  3. Recommendation No. 2010-07-I-CT-UR1:  This recommendation calls upon OSHA to issue a fuel gas safety standard for both general industry and construction. This recommendation was issued pursuant to the CSB's investigations of the February 2010 incident at Kleen Energy in Middletown, CT, and the June 2009 explosion and ammonia release at ConAgra in Garner, NC.

During its afternoon session, the Board voted to designate four recommendations to OSHA related to the issuance of a general industry standard for combustible dusts with the status "Open- Unacceptable Response": 

 The Board also voted to designate an OSHA general industry standard for combustible dust as the CSB's first “Most Wanted Chemical Safety Improvement” issue.  

MEETING MATERIALS:

Transcript of July 25, 2013, Public Meeting

Meeting Information

Federal Register Notice (78 FR 41908, July 12, 2013)

Meeting Agenda

Summaries of staff evaluations to be presented

Meeting Presentations:

Morning Session Power Point Slides

Afternoon Session Power Point Slides

Testimony of Mr. Tom Galassi, Director, OSHA Directorate of Enforcement Programs

PUBLIC COMMENTS:

RELATED MATERIALS:

Board Order 46, which establishes the CSB's Most Wanted Chemical Safety Improvements Program.

Frequently Asked Questions about the CSB's Recommendations

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