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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”
Yesterday, the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in New Orleans, Louisiana, refused to grant Transocean Deepwater Drilling, Inc., owner of the Deepwater Horizon, a stay of a recent federal district court order that the company promptly turn over documents that the CSB has subpoenaed in the course of our investigation into the April 2010 explosion at the Macondo drilling facility in the Gulf of Mexico.
CSB Chairman Commends DuPont for its Updated Global Hot Work Standard; Recommendation to Company Closed as “Acceptable” Response
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Chairperson Moure-Eraso Comments Draft Report Entitled "Improving Public and Worker Safety at Oil Refineries"
Full Committee hearing entitled, “Oversight of Federal Risk Management and Emergency Planning Programs to Prevent and Address Chemical Threats, Including the Events Leading Up to the Explosions in West, TX and Geismar, LA”
In Las Vegas, NV
Hearing entitled, "Oversight of Federal Risk Management and Emergency Planning Program to Prevent and Address Chemical Threats, Including the Events Leading Up to the Explosion in West, TX and Geismar, LA," will take place at 10 am in 406 Dirksen
CSB deploying to Louisiana accident site
Yesterday’s decision by the Mississippi Supreme Court upholding a county law to require fencing, gates and warning signs at oil and gas sites is an important one that will ultimately save the lives of teenagers who are tempted to socialize at these locations
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