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Incident Description
This Safety Bulletin identifies specific tasks that facilities should include in all work activities involving piping or equipment opening to ensure the complete removal of hazardous material. In addition, guidance is provided on implementing generic (plant-wide) procedures for nonroutine work activities.
Investigation Status
The CSB issued this safety bulletin on July 15, 2004



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