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CSB to hold Public Meeting on November 23, 2015, in Washington, DC

The Board will discuss investigations and operational activities through the end of the calendar year and will also provide an update on CSB audits conducted by the EPA Inspector General. The agenda will also include a discussion of future public meetings to explore worker fatigue and process safety management issues, as well as a staff presentation and Board vote on a recommendation to the BP Global Executive Board of Directors to implement an incident reporting program.

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Statement from Board Member Kristen M. Kulinowski, PhD, on the accident at W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax County, VA

On behalf of everyone at the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, I would like to express our sympathies to the students and teacher who were injured at W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax County, Virginia, last Friday, October 30, 2015. The CSB is not investigating this accident, but is gathering facts about the incident. The agency plans to increase its advocacy around this issue to promote our key lessons going forward.

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CSB Approves Final Investigation Report and Video from 2009 Explosion and Fire at Caribbean Petroleum Terminal Facility in Puerto Rico; Report Finds Inadequate Management of Gasoline Storage Tank Overfill Hazard

The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today voted on the final investigation report into the 2009 massive explosion at the Caribbean Petroleum, or CAPECO, terminal facility near San Juan, Puerto Rico; the report includes recommendations for addressing regulatory gaps in safety oversight of petroleum storage facilities by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Webcast Information for October 21, 2015 Public Meeting

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CSB to hold Public Meeting on October 21, 2015, in Washington, DC

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) will convene a public meeting on October 21, 2015, starting at 1 p.m. EDT in Washington, DC at the Palomar Hotel, 2121 P St, NW, in the Phillips Ballroom. The Board will discuss the final report and recommendations from the Caribbean Petroleum incident, and may then vote on the Caribbean Petroleum report. The Board will also discuss the status of several current CSB investigations and the agency action plan for FY 15.

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CSB board approves the DuPont La Porte interim recommendations with a unanimous vote

The interim recommendations stem from the ongoing investigation by the CSB of the November 15, 2014, toxic chemical leak that killed four workers at the DuPont insecticide plant in La Porte, Texas.

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Watch a live webcast of the CSB's public meeting

on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, from 6 to 9 p.m. CDT on the ongoing investigation into the Nov. 2014 chemical release at the DuPont La Porte facility that killed four workers.

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Chemical Safety Board Uncovers Flaws at the DuPont Insecticide Plant in La Porte, Texas, Where Four Chemical Workers Died

An ongoing investigation by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) of the November 15, 2014, toxic chemical leak that killed four workers at the E. I. du Pont de Nemours insecticide plant in La Porte, Texas, has uncovered flawed safety procedures, design problems and inadequate planning.

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Chemical Safety Board to convene September 30 interim public meeting in Houston to vote on investigators’ findings on fatal accident at DuPont La Porte facility

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) will convene an interim public meeting on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, in Houston, Texas, at the The Hilton Americas – Houston Hotel from 6 to 9 p.m. CDT to hear and vote on findings and safety recommendations from the ongoing investigation into the November 2014 chemical release at the DuPont La Porte facility that killed four workers.

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