CSB 2017 Impact Report

Highlighting agency accomplishments in fiscal year 2017

Recent News

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Statement from U.S. Chemical Safety Board Chairperson Vanessa Allen Sutherland on the Anniversary of the Macondo Tragedy

Today marks the eighth anniversary of the Macondo/Deepwater Horizon oil rig incident, one of the most devastating accidents in the offshore drilling industry....

2017 Impact Report

CSB Releases 2017 Impact

CSB Safety Spotlight

Highlighting the important role of individual state governments

Chemical Safety Board Releases Animation of February 8, 2017, explosion at the Packaging Corporation of America's DeRidder, Louisiana, Pulp and Paper Mill

Chemical Safety Board Releases Animation of February 8, 2017, explosion at the Packaging Corporation of America’s DeRidder, Louisiana, Pulp and Paper Mill

CSB Announces Stephen J. Klejst as new Executive Director

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board today announced the appointment of Stephen J. Klejst as the new Executive Director for the agency.
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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....

recommendations

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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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