Combustible Dust Safety Fact Sheet

CSB's Drivers of Critical Chemical Safety Change

Recent News

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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

Chemical Safety Board Releases Factual Investigative Update into Fatal May 31, 2017, Incident at the Didion Milling Facility in Cambria, Wisconsin

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a Factual Investigative Update into the fatal May 31, 2017, combustible dust explosions at the Didion Milling...

CSB Releases Safe Hot Work Practices Fact Sheet

CSB's Drivers of Critical Safety Change

CSB Releases Safety Digest on 2003 West Pharmaceutical Services Combustible Dust Explosion

January 29, 2003 incident in Kinston, NC, killed six and injured 38 others.

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

4/4/2018 4:48:00 PM

Mixed Connection, Toxic Result

1/3/2018 2:52:00 PM

CSB safety video detailing key lessons from investigation into 2016 chemical release at MGPI processing facility in Atchison, Kansas.

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. 

Current Investigations

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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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completed Investigations

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MGPI Processing Inc. Toxic Chemical Release 

On October 21, 2016, a chemical release occurred at the MGPI Processing plant in Atchison, Kansas. .


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