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Apr 24, 2007 12:00 AM

CSB Posts Korean-Language Version of BP Refinery Explosion Animation

Washington, DC, April 24, 2007 - The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has posted on a Korean translation of the animation depicting the BP Texas City refinery explosion. This will mark the fourth non-English translation of the BP animation available on the website. It has also been also translated into German, French, and Spanish. These, as well as all CSB safety videos may be viewed at / Video Room.

Apr 23, 2007 12:00 AM

CSB Board Member William E. Wright Calls on American Petroleum Institute to Revise Guidelines on Siting of Work Trailers

Houston, Texas, April 23, 2007 - William E. Wright, a board member of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB), today called on the American Petroleum Institute (API) to revise its draft recommended practices for the use and siting of trailers and other portable buildings in and around hazardous process areas in refineries and chemical plants. The API is the largest oil industry association and sets important guidelines for its members.

Mar 22, 2007 12:00 AM

Testifying before House Committee on Education and Labor, Chairman Carolyn W. Merritt Calls for Increasing Oversight of Refining Industry by OSHA

Washington, DC, March 22, 2007 - Carolyn W. Merritt, Chairman of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB), told a congressional committee today there should be increased oversight of the oil refining industry by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in order to prevent accidents such as the one that occurred at the BP refinery in Texas City, Texas, in 2005. She spoke before the House Committee on Education and Labor, chaired by U.S. Rep. George Miller of California who convened the hearing "to examine what we can learn from the missteps that preceded this disaster in order to help prevent future ones."

Mar 20, 2007 12:00 AM

U.S. Chemical Safety Board Concludes "Organizational and Safety Deficiencies at All Levels of the BP Corporation" Caused March 2005 Texas City Disaster That Killed 15, Injured 180

UPDATED 9:30 p.m. CDT March 20, 2007, Texas City, Texas - At a public meeting here tonight attended by more than 200 people, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) voted 5-0 to approve its final report on the March 2005 explosion at the BP Texas City Refinery, the worst U.S. industrial accident since 1990. The full text of the report and safety recommendations will be posted on within the next week.

Mar 07, 2007 12:00 AM

Board to Convene March 20 Public Meeting in Texas City, Texas, to Release and Vote upon Final Report on BP Refinery Disaster

March 7, 2007 - The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) announced today that it will convene a public meeting on the evening of Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at the Nessler Center in Texas City, Texas, to release its final investigation report on the explosion at the nearby BP refinery that took 15 lives and injured 180 on March 23, 2005.

Oct 31, 2006 12:00 AM

CSB Calls on Oil Industry to Eliminate Atmospheric Blowdown Drums Similar to Equipment at BP Texas City Refinery; Urges New OSHA "Emphasis Program" throughout U.S.

Houston, Texas, October 31, 2006 - On a unanimous vote of 5 to 0, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today issued new safety recommendations calling on the U.S. oil industry to improve safety practices for refinery pressure relief systems, eliminating the type of atmospheric vent that caused the hydrocarbon release and explosions that killed 15 workers and injured 180 at the BP Texas City refinery on March 23, 2005.

Oct 15, 2006 12:00 AM

CSB Issues Safety Bulletin on BP Texas City Major Fire: Better Material Identification Needed, Errors During Systems Maintenance Cited; Fire Caused $30 Million in Property Damage

Houston, Texas, October 15, 2006- The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) issued a safety bulletin and new safety recommendations today based on the investigation of the July 28, 2005, hydrogen fire in the resid hydrotreater unit (RHU) at the BP refinery in Texas City, Texas.

Jul 17, 2006 12:00 AM

German Translation of CSB Animation of the Explosion at BP Refinery, Texas City, Texas, Now Available

Washington, DC, July 17, 2006 - The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) today posted on the agency's website a German translation of the narrated video of the accident at BP's Texas City refinery which occurred March 2005. This video, as well as the eight English language CSB Safety Videos, may be viewed online at the Video Room on

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