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Sutherland: From Tianjin to West, what we need to learn

Chairperson Vanessa Allen Sutherland's Op-Ed in the Houston Chronicle

In Safety Message, CSB Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso Calls for Regulatory Coverage of Reactive Chemicals Following the West Fertilizer Explosion and Fire

In a new video safety message released today, CSB Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso calls for regulatory coverage of reactive chemicals following the massive ammonium nitrate explosion that killed at least 14 people and devastated the town of West, Texas, on April 17, 2013.

Jul 25, 2013 03:32 PM

U.S. Chemical Safety Board Determines OSHA Response to Seven Open CSB Recommendations on Dust, Fuel Gas, and Process Safety Management to be “Unacceptable;” Board Votes to Designate a Combustible Dust Standard as “Most Wanted”

U.S. Chemical Safety Board Determines OSHA Response to Seven Open CSB Recommendations on Dust, Fuel Gas, and Process Safety Management to be “Unacceptable;” Board Votes to Designate a Combustible Dust Standard as “Most Wanted”

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Jul 28, 2009 12:00 AM

CSB Releases New Safety Video, “Combustible Dust: An Insidious Hazard” Features Three New Animations of Major Dust Accidents, Shows Need for Comprehensive Standard and Improved Safety Practices

Washington, DC, July 28, 2009 – The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today released a new safety video depicting how accumulations of combustible dust at worksites can provide the fuel for devastating explosions that kill and maim workers, shut down plants, and harm local economies.

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Nov 03, 2004 12:00 AM

The Science Channel to Broadcast Documentary on CSB Dust Explosion Investigation Nov. 5, 2004, 9 p.m.

Washington, DC, November 3, 2004 - The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board's extensive investigation into a chemical plant dust explosion that occurred in Kinston, North Carolina, will be the subject of a documentary called "Failure Analysis: Dust Explosion" on The Science Channel this coming Friday, Nov. 5, 2004. The Science Channel is part of Discovery Networks, U.S., which also operates and manages the Discovery Channel.

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Sep 23, 2004 12:00 AM

In Final Report on West Pharmaceutical Explosion, CSB Finds Inadequate Controls for Dust Hazards, Calls on North Carolina to Strengthen Fire Code on Combustible Dust

Kinston, NC, September 23, 2004 - The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) today released its final report on the investigation of last year's fatal dust explosion and fire at West Pharmaceutical Services Inc., finding inadequate engineering at the destroyed plant and calling on North Carolina to adopt National Fire Code controls on combustible dust for industrial facilities statewide.

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Sep 09, 2004 12:00 AM

CSB to Release Report and Findings on January 2003 Explosion and Fire at West Pharmaceutical Facility in Kinston, North Carolina, on Sept. 23

Washington, DC, September 9, 2004 - The U.S. Chemical Safety Hazard and Investigation Board (CSB) has announced a public meeting to be held on Thursday, September 23, 2004, at 7 p.m. in the Kinston High School Performing Arts Center in Kinston, NC. In this meeting, CSB investigators will present their findings and report on the explosion and fire that occurred at the West Pharmaceutical Services facility in Kinston on January 29, 2003. The accident killed six workers, injured dozens of others, and destroyed large sections of the plant.

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Jan 28, 2004 12:00 AM

CSB Considers National Safety Issues as West Pharmaceutical Investigation Continues One Year after Explosion

(Washington, DC - January 28, 2004) The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has broadened its investigation into the root causes of the catastrophic dust explosion and fire which occurred at the West Pharmaceutical Services plant in Kinston, NC, on January 29, 2003, initiating a nationwide review of safety issues raised by accident.

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Jun 18, 2003 12:00 AM

Preliminary Findings Confirm Blast at West Pharmaceutical Services in Kinston, NC, Was a Dust Explosion Fueled by Plastic Powder Used in Manufacturing

(Kinston, NC - June 18, 2003) Investigators from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) told a community audience here tonight that last January's massive blast at medical device maker West Pharmaceutical Services, which killed six workers and injured dozens more, was in fact an explosion of fine plastic powder used in the manufacturing of rubber products.

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