Dr. Kristen Kulinowski to Serve as Interim Executive Authority

Following the resignation of Chairperson Vanessa Allen Sutherland.

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CSB Releases Preventive Maintenance Fact Sheet

CSB's Drivers of Critical Chemical Safety Change

Calls Impersonating CSB Investigators

Law enforcement officials are aware of a recent wave of scams where callers identify themselves as a federal officer and instruct people to provide confidential...

CSB Releases Arkema Final Report

CSB Releases Final Investigation Report into August 31, 2017, Fire at the Arkema Chemical Plant in Crosby, Texas

Chairperson Vanessa Allen Sutherland Announces Resignation

Chairperson Vanessa Allen Sutherland announced today that she will be stepping down and resigning from the position of Chair and Board Member of the U.S....

CSB Investigators Deploying to Incident at the Kuraray America EVAL facility in Pasadena, Texas

A four-person investigative team from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is deploying to the scene of an incident that reportedly injured 21 workers...

Husky Energy Oil Refinery Investigation Update

On May 11, 2018, the CSB issued this brief update about the agency's ongoing work.​

Husky Energy Oil Refinery Investigation Update

Update on CSB Investigation into the April 26, 2018, Explosion at the Husky Energy Oil Refinery in Superior, Wisconsin
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Caught in the Storm Extreme Weather Hazards

5/24/2018 3:00:00 PM

CSB Safety Video about the 2017 Fire at the Arkema Chemical Plant in Crosby, Texas, following Hurricane Harvey

Animation of Explosion at PCA's DeRidder, Louisiana, Pulp and Paper Mill

4/4/2018 4:48:00 PM

About the CSB

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is an independent, nonregulatory federal agency that investigates the root causes of major chemical incidents.

Our mission is to drive chemical safety change through independent investigations to protect people and the environment. The agency was created under the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.

IN THE CSB’S 20-YEAR HISTORY, the agency has deployed to over 130 chemical incidents and issued more than 800 recommendations that have led to numerous safety improvements across a wide variety of industries. 

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Red Mountain Operating Fatal Gas Well Explosion 

During drilling operations at a gas well in Pittsburg County Oklahoma, a large explosion fatally injured five workers....

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CSB issues safety recommendations to prevent similar incidents or hazards in the future.

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Arkema Chemical Plant Fires in Crosby, Texas

Organic Peroxide Decomposition, Release, and Fire at Arkema Crosby Following Hurricane Harvey Flooding

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