Washington, DC, April 12, 2016, - The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) will hold a public business meeting on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. The Board will discuss the
status of open investigations; an update on audits from the Office of the Inspector General; financial and organizational updates; a review of the agency’s action plan; and a
calendared notation item related to recommendations from the 2002 study on Improving Reactive Hazard Management.
The meeting will be held at the CSB’s offices located at 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 910, Washington, DC, 20009 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Please use the following dial-in number to join the conference: 1 (888) 466-9863 Audience Passcode: 9257 947. An opportunity for public comments from audience members and phone participants will be provided.
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CSB Chairperson Vanessa Allen Sutherland said, “I am looking forward to sharing recent accomplishments and discussing ongoing board and staff initiatives in a public forum.”
The CSB is an independent federal agency charged with investigating industrial chemical accidents. The agency's board members are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. CSB investigations look into all aspects of chemical accidents, including physical causes such as equipment failure as well as inadequacies in regulations, industry standards, and safety management systems.
The Board does not issue citations or fines but does make safety recommendations to plants, industry organizations, labor groups, and regulatory agencies such as OSHA and EPA.