Washington, DC, July 14, 2016, - The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) will hold a public business meeting on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The Board will provide an update on the Strategic Plan for FY 2016-2020, the status of Office of the Inspector General audits, open investigations, and the agency’s action plan. The Board will also discuss financial and organizational updates.
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 EDT.
A conference call line will be provided for those who cannot attend in person. Please use the following dial-in number to join the conference: 1-888-466-9863, passcode 7176 237#.
An opportunity for public comments from audience members and phone participants will be provided.
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CSB Chairperson Vanessa Allen Sutherland said, “One of the items I am looking forward to discussing is the CSB’s draft strategic plan. The Strategic Plan for FY 2016-2020 will help guide the activities of the agency for the next five years – I am extremely excited to update our stakeholders regarding ongoing work to this mission critical document.”
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.