CSB Issues New Video Safety Message and Safety Alert

Focusing on the Prevention of Chemical Incidents During 2020 Hurricane Season

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CSB Issues New Video Safety Message and Safety Alert

Focusing on the Prevention of Chemical Incidents During 2020 Hurricane Season

CSB Receives Silver TELLY Award

For Animation of 2018 Explosion and Fire at the Husky Refinery in Superior, Wisconsin​

CSB Releases New Guidance Document

For Boards of Directors and Executives Focused on High Hazard Accident Prevention​

CSB Best Practice Guidance

For Corporate Boards of Directors and Executives in the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry for Major Accident Prevention

Member Kulinowski Announces Departure from the CSB

Member Kulinowski Departing CSB

Statement from Dr. Katherine Lemos

Chairperson and CEO of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board

Chemical Safety Board Sunshine Act Meeting

Information on CSB's Public Business Meeting
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Extreme Weather Safety Message

6/23/2020 5:27:00 PM

As the nation faces this year's hurricane season, it is critical that the chemical industry understand and prepare for the potential safety hazards posed by extreme weather events.

Updated BP Texas City Animation on the 15th Anniversary of the Explosion

3/23/2020 4:30:00 PM

Animation of April 26, 2018, Explosion and Fire at the Husky Energy Refinery in Superior, Wisconsin

12/19/2019 6:14:00 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. 

Current Investigations

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TPC Explosion and Fire

An explosion and fire occurred at the TPC Group chemical plant in Port Neches, TX, on November 27, 2019.  .

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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Midland Resource Recovery Explosion 

A tank violently exploded while being emptied of its contents which led to the fatality of two workers and seriously injured a third. 

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841

Recommendations

143

Open Recommendations

698

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