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Total # of Recommendations
18
Total # of Open Recommendations
2
Total # of Closed Recommendations
16
Total % of Open 11 vs. Closed 89

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Results: 19 Articles found.
Nov 04, 2013 11:41 AM

CSB Commends National Fire Protection Association for Expedited Development of a Comprehensive Standard for Fuel Gas Safety

CSB Commends National Fire Protection Association for Expedited Development of a Comprehensive Standard for Fuel Gas Safety.

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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Aug 26, 2011 02:00 PM

Statement by CSB Board Member William Wark Commending the State of Connecticut for Enacting Legislation to Prohibit Flammable Gas Blows at Power Plants

Statement by CSB Board Member William Wark Commending the State of Connecticut for Enacting Legislation to Prohibit Flammable Gas Blows at Power Plants

May 20, 2011 12:00 AM

Statement by CSB Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso Commending Connecticut House of Representatives for Passing Bill Prohibiting Natural Gas Blows at Power Plants

Statement by CSB Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso Commending Connecticut House of Representatives for Passing Bill Prohibiting Natural Gas Blows at Power Plants

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Feb 15, 2011 12:00 AM

CSB Chairperson Moure-Eraso Encourages Adoption of Legislation to Permanently Ban Gas Blows in Connecticut

CSB Chairperson Moure-Eraso Encourages Adoption of Legislation to Permanently Ban Gas Blows in Connecticut​

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Nov 23, 2010 12:00 AM

CSB Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso Applauds NFPA on Establishing a New Technical Committee to Develop a Comprehensive Standard for Gas Processing Safety

Dr. Rafael Moure-Eraso, Chairperson of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today applauded the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) for its recent decision to establish a new technical committee to develop a comprehensive standard for gas processing safety, including the cleaning of fuel gas piping systems. The NFPA acted in response to an urgent recommendation issued by the CSB following a catastrophic natural gas explosion at Kleen Energy, a power plant under construction in Middletown, Connecticut on February 7, 2010. In that incident, workers were conducting a "gas blow," a procedure that forced natural gas at high volume and pressure through newly-installed piping to remove debris. The gas was vented to the atmosphere, where it accumulated and exploded, killing six contract workers and injuring many others.

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Oct 19, 2010 12:00 AM

CSB Safety Message Commends Connecticut for Prohibiting Natural Gas Blows, Calls on States to take Similar Action

U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso calls for a ban on the cleaning out of debris from gas piping using pressurized natural gas, a practice that is referred to in the industry as a gas blow.

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Sep 21, 2010 12:00 AM

CSB Board Member Mark Griffon Calls on American Society of Mechanical Engineers to Adopt CSB Recommendation Prohibiting Natural Gas Blows at Power Plants

U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) Member Mark Griffon today called on the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) to adopt a CSB recommendation calling for natural gas blows to be prohibited during power plant construction.

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Sep 21, 2010 12:00 AM

CSB Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso Commends Connecticut Governor for Prohibiting Dangerous Practice of Natural Gas Blows at Power Plants

Washington, DC, September 21, 2010 – The CSB issues the following statement from Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso responding to an executive order issued today by Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell prohibiting natural gas blow procedures at power plants as a means of cleaning out piping in preparation for start up of the facilities.

Aug 05, 2010 12:00 AM

Statement of CSB Chairperson Dr. Rafael Moure-Eraso Urges OSHA to Adopt CSB Recommendation Prohibiting Flammable Gas Blows During Pipe Cleaning Operations

On June 28, 2010, at a public meeting in Portland, Connecticut, the Chemical Safety Board voted to issue 18 urgent recommendations to various recipients, including OSHA, aimed at halting the dangerous practice of releasing large quantities of flammable gas in the presence of workers and ignition sources during cleaning operations.

Jun 29, 2010 12:00 AM

CSB Approves Urgent Recommendations to OSHA, NFPA, Others to Prevent Deadly Explosions and Fires during Pipe Cleaning and Purging Operations

UPDATED 10 p.m. June 28 - On a 4-1 vote, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board tonight approved urgent safety recommendations to OSHA, NFPA and others. The draft recommendations, which were approved without amendments at a public meeting in Portland, CT, aim to prevent deadly explosions and fires during pipe cleaning and purging operations.

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Jun 28, 2010 12:00 AM

CSB Approves Urgent Recommendations to OSHA, NFPA, Others to Prevent Deadly Explosions and Fires During Pipe Cleaning and Purging Operations

CSB Approves Urgent Recommendations to OSHA, NFPA, Others to Prevent Deadly Explosions and Fires During Pipe Cleaning and Purging Operations

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Jun 25, 2010 12:00 AM

CSB Considers Urgent Recommendations to OSHA, NFPA, Others to Prevent Deadly Explosions and Fires During Pipe Cleaning and Purging Operations

Middletown, Connecticut, June 28, 2010 – U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) board members are slated to vote tonight on a series of 18 urgent recommendations aimed at preventing fires and explosions caused when fuel gas is used to clean or purge gas pipes of debris, air, or other substances, typically during facility construction and maintenance.

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May 19, 2010 11:00 AM

Pipe Cleaning Practices that Led to Kleen Energy Explosion Are Common Across Gas Energy Industry, Survey Data Show

Washington, DC, May 19, 2010 – The practice of using flammable natural gas to clean power plant piping, which led to the fatal explosion at Connecticut-based Kleen Energy on February 7, has been commonly used across the gas-fired power generating industry, CSB investigators said today.

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Feb 25, 2010 12:00 AM

Statement of CSB Investigations Supervisor Don Holmstrom Updating the Public on the CSB’s Investigation of the Catastrophic Accident at Kleen Energy, Middletown, Connecticut

The safety issues raised by this accident are not limited to Connecticut. These issues are larger than any particular company, facility, or individual. The U.S. has embarked an ambitious construction effort for new natural gas power plants. Thousands and thousands of workers across the country will be involved in constructing these plants. The safety of these workers and the nation’s energy independence are at stake as these gas-fired plants are built over the next 20 years.

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Feb 07, 2010 12:00 AM

CSB Deploying Investigation Team to Fatal Explosion at Kleen Energy Power Plant in Middletown, Connecticut

Washington, DC, February 7, 2010 – The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is deploying a seven-person team to the site of a fatal explosion at the Kleen Energy Plant in Middletown, Connecticut. The team is expected on site midday on Monday, February 8. According to media reports, the explosion at approximately 11:30 a.m. resulted in multiple fatalities and injuries and caused off-site damage.

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