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Jul 09, 2010 12:00 AM

CSB Chairperson Saddened by Fatal Colorado Welding Accident; Renews Call for Hot Work Safety

Dr. Rafael Moure-Eraso, chairperson and CEO of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) said today he was saddened by news of the death of a Colorado welder yesterday while performing what is called “hot work” on a storage tank containing flammables at an environmental remediation company in Englewood, Colorado.

Mar 04, 2010 10:00 AM

Following Deadly Explosion at PCA Corrugated Mill in Wisconsin, CSB Issues Safety Bulletin on Hazards of Welding and Other Hot Work

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today issued a safety bulletin warning of the hazards of conducting hot work in a variety of industries and identifying seven key lessons aimed at preventing worker deaths during hot work in and around storage tanks containing flammable materials.

Mar 04, 2010 10:00 AM

Seven Key Lessons to Prevent Worker Deaths During Hot Work In and Around Tanks

The CSB has identified over 60 fatalities since 1990 due to explosions and fires from hot work activities on tanks. Hot work is defined as “[w]ork involving burning, welding, or a similar operation that is capable of initiating fires or explosions.”1 Hot work also includes other activities with the potential to create a source of ignition such as cutting, brazing, grinding, and soldering. Workers are potentially at risk not only in the oil and gas industry, where flammables are handled regularly, but also in many other sectors within general industry, such as food production, paper, and wastewater treatment.

Aug 15, 2008 12:00 AM

Board to Investigate Tank Explosion at Wisconsin Cardboard Manufacturer that Killed Three Workers

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) announced today that it will conduct a full investigation of the storage tank explosion that killed three workers and injured a fourth at the Packaging Corporation of America corrugated cardboard mill in Tomahawk, Wisconsin, on July 29.

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