CSB Releases Winterization Safety Message

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CSB Releases Winterization Safety Digest

CSB releases winterization safety digest​

CSB Releases Laboratory Incident Data (Jan. 2001 - Jul. 2018)

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board's (CSB) laboratory dataset includes chemical incidents that occurred in public and private laboratories from January 2001...

CSB Safety Spotlight: MGPI Processing, Inc.

The MGPI Processing, Inc. (MGPI) facility’s thorough, thoughtful, innovative thinking and immediate implementation of safety improvements serve as an example...

CSB and ACS Issue Joint Back to School Safety Message

Friday, August 17, 2018 Back to School Safety: The Importance of Laboratory Safety in the Classroom A Joint Safety Statement by Board Member and Interim Executive Kristen...

Back to School Safety: The Importance of Laboratory Safety in the Classroom

A Joint Safety Statement by Board Member and Interim Executive Kristen Kulinowski of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board and 2018 President Peter K. Dorhout...

CSB Releases Factual Update on Blowout and Fire at Pryor Trust Gas Well in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a factual update into its ongoing investigation of the January 22, 2018, blowout and fire at the Pryor Trust...

Interim Animation of Pryor Trust Gas Well Blowout and Fire

8/16/2018 3:15:00 PM

CSB Interim Animation on Husky Refinery Explosion and Fire

8/2/2018 3:27:00 PM

Interim animation of the April 26, 2018, fire and explosion at the Husky Refinery in Superior, WI

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

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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Pryor Trust 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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Arkema Chemical Plant Fires in Crosby, Texas

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


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