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Recommendations

The CSB issues safety recommendations to prevent the recurrence or reduce the likelihood or consequences of similar incidents or hazards in the future. Recommendations are issued to a variety of parties, including government entities, safety organizations, trade unions, trade associations, corporations, emergency response organizations, educational institutions, and public interest groups. Recommendations are published in CSB reports and are closed only by vote of the Board. The CSB tracks all recommendations and communicates regularly with recommendations recipients to ensure that the recommended corrective actions are implemented.

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DPC Enterprises Festus Chlorine Release (24 Recommendations)
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) (1 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: May 01, 2003

2002-04-I-MO-17

Work with State and local agencies to address concerns about the long-term health effects of the chlorine release in Festus, Missouri, and communicate your findings to the community.


Status: Closed - No Longer Applicable
Closed - No Longer Applicable (C - NLA) - Due to subsequent events, the recommendation action no longer applies (e.g., the facility was destroyed or the company went out of business).
 

Branham Corporation (1 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: May 01, 2003

2002-04-I-MO-11

Implement a materials verification procedure to improve quality assurance during chlorine transfer hose fabrication and shipment, such that hoses shipped to customers are readily identifiable and meet required specifications.


Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Closed - Acceptable Action (C - AA) - The recipient has completed action on the recommendation. The action taken meets the objectives envisioned by the Board.
 

Chlorine Institute (4 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: May 01, 2003

2002-04-I-MO-18

Work with the Association of Hose and Accessories Distributors (NAHAD) and chlorine hose manufacturers, such as Crane-Resistoflex, to develop and implement a recommended practice requiring continuous positive identification (e.g., coding, stenciling, stamping) throughout the supply chain, from manufacturing to the end user of the product.


Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Closed - Acceptable Action (C - AA) - The recipient has completed action on the recommendation. The action taken meets the objectives envisioned by the Board.
 

2002-04-I-MO-19

Develop recommended practices to address moisture in dry chlorine piping systems. Include information on suggested material specifications, prevention and corrective measures, and adverse consequences (particularly for emergency shutdown [ESD] systems).


Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Closed - Acceptable Action (C - AA) - The recipient has completed action on the recommendation. The action taken meets the objectives envisioned by the Board.
 

2002-04-I-MO-20

Develop recommended practices for testing, inspection, and preventative maintenance of ESD systems for bulk transfer of chlorine.


Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Closed - Acceptable Action (C - AA) - The recipient has completed action on the recommendation. The action taken meets the objectives envisioned by the Board.
 

2002-04-I-MO-21

Communicate the findings and recommendations of this report to your membership.


Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Closed - Acceptable Action (C - AA) - The recipient has completed action on the recommendation. The action taken meets the objectives envisioned by the Board.
 

DPC Enterprises, Festus Site (7 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: May 01, 2003

2002-04-I-MO-1

Revise the mechanical integrity program: Develop and implement a quality assurance management system, such as positive materials identification, to confirm that chlorine transfer hoses (CTH) are of the appropriate materials of construction.


Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Closed - Acceptable Action (C - AA) - The recipient has completed action on the recommendation. The action taken meets the objectives envisioned by the Board.
 

2002-04-I-MO-2

Revise the mechanical integrity program: Implement procedures and practices to ensure the emergency shutdown (ESD) system operates properly. Include procedures to verify that the ESD valves will close to shut down the flow of chlorine.


Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Closed - Acceptable Action (C - AA) - The recipient has completed action on the recommendation. The action taken meets the objectives envisioned by the Board.
 

2002-04-I-MO-3

Revise the mechanical integrity program: Revise the preventive maintenance and inspection program for the chlorine transfer system to address moisture-related corrosion. Evaluate and correct any problems associated with corrosion that could potentially lead to chlorine transfer and safety system failure.


Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Closed - Acceptable Action (C - AA) - The recipient has completed action on the recommendation. The action taken meets the objectives envisioned by the Board.
 

2004-04-I-MO-4

Revise the mechanical integrity program: Require periodic inspection of the above critical safety systems by the operations or facility manager.


Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Closed - Acceptable Action (C - AA) - The recipient has completed action on the recommendation. The action taken meets the objectives envisioned by the Board.
 

2002-04-I-MO-5

Revise the Emergency Response Plan: Develop procedures to clearly designate the roles and responsibilities of facility emergency response personnel, including post-incident remediation.


Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Closed - Acceptable Action (C - AA) - The recipient has completed action on the recommendation. The action taken meets the objectives envisioned by the Board.
 

2002-04-I-MO-6

Revise the Emergency Response Plan: Develop and implement a timetable for drills to test emergency response personnel on various levels of response, including a large uncontrolled release that could affect the public. Coordinate these drills with local emergency response authorities. Provide a copy of the revised Emergency Response Plan to the local emergency planning committee, and review the plan with the committee and the local fire department. Work with these authorities to implement an improved community emergency notification system.


Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Closed - Acceptable Action (C - AA) - The recipient has completed action on the recommendation. The action taken meets the objectives envisioned by the Board.
 

2002-04-I-MO-7

Revise the Emergency Response Plan: Improve accessibility of equipment required for emergency response, considering likely response scenarios.


Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Closed - Acceptable Action (C - AA) - The recipient has completed action on the recommendation. The action taken meets the objectives envisioned by the Board.
 

DX Group (3 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: May 01, 2003

2002-04-I-MO-8

In light of the findings of this report, conduct periodic audits of the safety management systems involved in this incident, such as mechanical integrity, emergency response, and material quality assurance. Ensure that the audit recommendations are tracked and implemented. Share findings and recommendations with the work force at your repackaging facilities.


Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Closed - Acceptable Action (C - AA) - The recipient has completed action on the recommendation. The action taken meets the objectives envisioned by the Board.
 

2002-04-I-MO-9

To improve supervision of day-to-day operations, revise your corporate safety management training program on chlorine repackaging operations. Emphasize safety critical systems, including verification of safety system performance.


Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Closed - Acceptable Action (C - AA) - The recipient has completed action on the recommendation. The action taken meets the objectives envisioned by the Board.
 

2002-04-I-MO-10

Communicate the findings and recommendations of this report to all DPC facilities.


Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Closed - Acceptable Action (C - AA) - The recipient has completed action on the recommendation. The action taken meets the objectives envisioned by the Board.
 

Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) (3 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: May 01, 2003

2002-04-I-MO-12

Work with DPC to implement a community notification system that will immediately alert neighboring residents and businesses of a chemical release.


Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Closed - Acceptable Action (C - AA) - The recipient has completed action on the recommendation. The action taken meets the objectives envisioned by the Board.
 

2002-04-I-MO-13

Work with DPC, local emergency planning and response authorities in Jefferson and adjacent counties, the City of Festus, and Crystal City to improve overall response and mitigation time.


Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Closed - Acceptable Action (C - AA) - The recipient has completed action on the recommendation. The action taken meets the objectives envisioned by the Board.
 

2002-04-I-MO-14

Communicate the findings and recommendations of this report to your membership.


Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Closed - Acceptable Action (C - AA) - The recipient has completed action on the recommendation. The action taken meets the objectives envisioned by the Board.
 

Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and other Appropriate Agencies (1 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: May 01, 2003

2002-04-I-MO-16

In collaboration with appropriate agencies, hold a community meeting in Festus, Missouri, to hear concerns raised by local citizens affected by the DPC incident and to respond to issues raised by the community.


Status: Closed - No Longer Applicable
Closed - No Longer Applicable (C - NLA) - Due to subsequent events, the recommendation action no longer applies (e.g., the facility was destroyed or the company went out of business).
 

Missouri State Emergency Response Commission (MERC) (1 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: May 01, 2003

2009-04-I-MO-15

Communicate the findings and recommendations of this report to local emergency planning committees (LEPC), emergency management agencies (EMA), and local fire departments.


Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Closed - Acceptable Action (C - AA) - The recipient has completed action on the recommendation. The action taken meets the objectives envisioned by the Board.
 

National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) (1 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: May 01, 2003

2009-04-I-MO-24

Communicate the findings and recommendations of this report to your membership.


Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Closed - Acceptable Action (C - AA) - The recipient has completed action on the recommendation. The action taken meets the objectives envisioned by the Board.
 

National Association of Hose and Accessories Distributors (NAHAD) (2 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: May 01, 2003

2002-04-I-MO-22

Work with The Chlorine Institute and chlorine hose manufacturers, such as Crane-Resistoflex, to develop and implement a recommended practice requiring continuous positive identification (e.g.,coding, stenciling, stamping) throughout the supply chain, from manufacturing to the end user of the product.


Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Closed - Acceptable Action (C - AA) - The recipient has completed action on the recommendation. The action taken meets the objectives envisioned by the Board.
 

2009-04-I-MO-23

Communicate the findings and recommendations of this report to your membership.


Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Closed - Acceptable Action (C - AA) - The recipient has completed action on the recommendation. The action taken meets the objectives envisioned by the Board.
 

 
 
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