The CSB issues safety recommendations to prevent the recurrence or reduce the likelihood or consequences of similar incidents or hazards in the future. Recommendations are issued to a variety of parties, including government entities, safety organizations, trade unions, trade associations, corporations, emergency response organizations, educational institutions, and public interest groups. Recommendations are published in CSB reports and are closed only by vote of the Board. The CSB tracks all recommendations and communicates regularly with recommendations recipients to ensure that the recommended corrective actions are implemented.

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Kaltech Industries Waste Mixing Explosion (19 Recommendations)
Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (1 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: September 30, 2003

2009-02-I-NY-11

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Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Closed - Acceptable Action (C - AA) - The recipient has completed action on the recommendation. The action taken meets the objectives envisioned by the Board.
 

Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) (1 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: September 30, 2003

2002-02-I-NY-12

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Status: Closed - No Longer Applicable
Closed - No Longer Applicable (C - NLA) - Due to subsequent events, the recommendation action no longer applies (e.g., the facility was destroyed or the company went out of business).
 

Kaltech Industries and Beyond Signs (2 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: September 30, 2003

2002-02-I-NY-6

Develop and implement a written hazard communication program that includes the following requirements: Maintaining a list of hazardous materials used in the workplace. Labeling of hazardous materials. Maintaining material safety data sheets and making them available to the workforce. Training of employees on chemical hazards and their safeguards in languages understood by the workforce.


Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Closed - Acceptable Action (C - AA) - The recipient has completed action on the recommendation. The action taken meets the objectives envisioned by the Board.
 

2002-02-I-NY-7

Implement hazardous waste management practices that include the following: Characterization of unknown waste materials prior to mixing or disposal. Labeling of all waste containers with the words ?Hazardous Waste? and any other wording necessary to communicate the specific hazards associated with the material. Formal hazardous waste management training program.


Status: Closed - Unacceptable Action/No Response Received
Closed - Unacceptable Action/No Response Received (C - UA/NRR) - Recipient responds by expressing disagreement with the need outlined in the recommendation and the Board concludes that further correspondence on, or discussion of, the matter would not change the recipient?s position.
 

Mayor and Council of City of New York (3 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: September 30, 2003

2002-02-I-NY-1

Revise the Fire Prevention Code, Title 27, Chapter 4, of the New York City Administrative Code, to achieve more comprehensive control over the storage and use of hazardous materials, such as nitric acid, that could cause a fire or explosion when inadvertently mixed with incompatible substances. Base these revisions on model fire codes such as the International Code Council International Fire Code and the National Fire Protection Association Fire Protection Code. Require that: All hazardous materials be identified and labeled. Hazardous materials permit applications include the submission of a management plan and inventory statement. Material safety data sheets be accessible to the workforce. Personnel working with hazardous materials be trained on hazards and safe handling techniques in languages understood by the workforce. Incompatible chemicals be adequately separated to improve safety in manufacturing facilities. New York City fire inspectors receive sufficient training to meet the requisite skills and knowledge to verify code compliance and recognize problems regarding the storage, handling, and use of hazardous materials. Include in the training: Hazard communication requirements. Identification of hazardous materials storage and use areas. Safe storage and handling practices, such as the need to separate incompatible chemicals and to limit quantities.


Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Closed - Acceptable Action (C - AA) - The recipient has completed action on the recommendation. The action taken meets the objectives envisioned by the Board.
 

2002-02-I-NY-2

Amend the New York City Administrative Code § 27-4267 to require that: The owner or other person having charge of a mixed occupancy building with a hazardous occupancy be required to develop a building hazardous materials safety plan and designate a responsible individual to ensure that the plan is implemented. The building hazardous materials safety plan incorporate information from the hazardous materials management plans, inventory statements, right-to-know facility inventory forms, and Fire Prevention Code permits of any tenants who use hazardous materials. The building hazardous materials safety plan be distributed to all tenants.


Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Closed - Acceptable Action (C - AA) - The recipient has completed action on the recommendation. The action taken meets the objectives envisioned by the Board.
 

2002-02-I-NY-3

Ensure that the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) and the Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) establish a program to exchange facility information regarding hazardous chemical inventories to enhance inspection and enforcement activities.


Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Closed - Acceptable Action (C - AA) - The recipient has completed action on the recommendation. The action taken meets the objectives envisioned by the Board.
 

National Conference of Mayors (1 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: September 30, 2003

2002-02-I-NY-14

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Status: Closed - No Longer Applicable
Closed - No Longer Applicable (C - NLA) - Due to subsequent events, the recommendation action no longer applies (e.g., the facility was destroyed or the company went out of business).
 

National League of Cities (1 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: September 30, 2003

2002-02-I-NY-15

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Status: Closed - No Longer Applicable
Closed - No Longer Applicable (C - NLA) - Due to subsequent events, the recommendation action no longer applies (e.g., the facility was destroyed or the company went out of business).
 

New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials (1 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: September 30, 2003

2002-02-I-NY-17

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Status: Closed - No Longer Applicable
Closed - No Longer Applicable (C - NLA) - Due to subsequent events, the recommendation action no longer applies (e.g., the facility was destroyed or the company went out of business).
 

New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO (1 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: September 30, 2003

2002-02-I-NY-13

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Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Closed - Acceptable Action (C - AA) - The recipient has completed action on the recommendation. The action taken meets the objectives envisioned by the Board.
 

New York City Fire Department (FDNY) (1 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: September 30, 2003

2002-02-I-NY-10

Establish a complaint and referral system with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA; Region II) to provide for a coordinated enforcement effort that addresses the following issues: Policy and practice for referring to OSHA possible health and safety violations or unsafe conditions observed by FDNY personnel in the course of conducting inspections, but outside the scope of FDNY responsibility. Periodic training programs for FDNY personnel on how to recognize and refer serious workplace safety and health problems.


Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Closed - Acceptable Action (C - AA) - The recipient has completed action on the recommendation. The action taken meets the objectives envisioned by the Board.
 

New York Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) (1 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: September 30, 2003

2002-02-I-NY-16

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Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Closed - Acceptable Action (C - AA) - The recipient has completed action on the recommendation. The action taken meets the objectives envisioned by the Board.
 

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (2 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: September 30, 2003

2002-02-I-NY-4

Raise the priority of inspections of large quantity generators located in mixed-occupancy facilities within densely populated areas.


Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Closed - Acceptable Action (C - AA) - The recipient has completed action on the recommendation. The action taken meets the objectives envisioned by the Board.
 

2009-02-I-NY-5

Share data, such as the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) biennial report, with the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) and Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) concerning the identity, location, and hazardous waste inventories of large quantity generators within the City to enhance inspection and enforcement activities.


Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Closed - Acceptable Action (C - AA) - The recipient has completed action on the recommendation. The action taken meets the objectives envisioned by the Board.
 

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) (2 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: September 30, 2003

2002-02-I-NY-8

Disseminate information on the requirements of the Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200, in the major languages spoken by workers in New York City with limited or no English speaking proficiency.


Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Closed - Acceptable Action (C - AA) - The recipient has completed action on the recommendation. The action taken meets the objectives envisioned by the Board.
 

2002-02-I-NY-9

Establish a complaint and referral system with the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) to provide for a coordinated enforcement effort that addresses the following issues: Policy and practice for referring to OSHA possible health and safety violations or unsafe conditions observed by FDNY personnel in the course of conducting inspections, but outside the scope of FDNY responsibility. Periodic training programs for FDNY personnel on how to recognize and refer serious workplace safety and health problems.


Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Closed - Acceptable Action (C - AA) - The recipient has completed action on the recommendation. The action taken meets the objectives envisioned by the Board.
 

Real Estate Board of New York (1 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: September 30, 2003

2002-02-I-NY-18

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Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Closed - Acceptable Action (C - AA) - The recipient has completed action on the recommendation. The action taken meets the objectives envisioned by the Board.
 

Skyscraper Safety Campaign (1 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: September 30, 2003

2002-02-I-NY-19

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Status: Closed - No Longer Applicable
Closed - No Longer Applicable (C - NLA) - Due to subsequent events, the recommendation action no longer applies (e.g., the facility was destroyed or the company went out of business).