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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CTA Acoustics Dust Explosion and Fire (22 Recommendations)
American Chemistry Council (ACC) (1 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: February 15, 2005

2003-09-I-KY-19

Communicate the findings and recommendations of this report to your membership. Emphasize that dusts from phenolic resins can explode


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.
 

Borden Chemical, Inc. (3 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: February 15, 2005

2003-09-I-KY-11

Ensure MSDSs for phenolic resins include, at a minimum, warnings that dust from these products can be explosive.


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.
 

2003-09-I-KY-12

Develop and distribute educational material, in addition to MSDSs, to inform customers of the explosion hazard of phenolic resin dust.


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.
 

2003-09-I-KY-13

Communicate the findings and recommendations of this report to your customers that purchase phenolic resin.


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.
 

CertainTeed Corporation (2 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: February 15, 2005

2003-09-I-KY-9

Evaluate your facilities that handle combustible dusts and ensure that good practice guidelines such as NFPA 654 are followed.


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.
 

2003-09-I-KY-10

Ensure that company design standard's applicable to facilities that handle combustible dust's incorporate good engineering practices to prevent dust explosions, such as NFPA 654.


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.
 

CTA Acoustics, Inc. (8 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: February 15, 2005

2003-09-I-KY-1

Develop a combustible dust safety program using good practice guidelines, such as NFPA 654, Standard for the Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions from the Manufacturing, Processing, and Handling of Combustible Particulate Solids. At a minimum: Minimize surfaces where combustible dust could accumulate in the design or modification of the plant.


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.
 

2003-09-I-KY-2

Develop a combustible dust safety program using good practice guidelines, such as NFPA 654, Standard for the Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions from the Manufacturing, Processing, and Handling of Combustible Particulate Solids. At a minimum: Ensure phenolic resin-handling facilities are designed to prevent the spread of fires or explosions involving combustible dust. Options include measures such as the use of firewalls and blast-resistant construction.


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.
 

2003-09-I-KY-3

Develop a combustible dust safety program using good practice guidelines, such as NFPA 654, Standard for the Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions from the Manufacturing, Processing, and Handling of Combustible Particulate Solids. At a minimum: Prevent the unsafe accumulation and dispersion of combustible dust by frequently cleaning process areas, including locations above production lines.


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.
 

2003-09-I-KY-4

Develop a combustible dust safety program using good practice guidelines, such as NFPA 654, Standard for the Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions from the Manufacturing, Processing, and Handling of Combustible Particulate Solids. At a minimum: Minimize the dispersion of combustible dust by using appropriate dust-cleaning methods and tools.


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.
 

2003-09-I-KY-5

Develop a combustible dust safety program using good practice guidelines, such as NFPA 654, Standard for the Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions from the Manufacturing, Processing, and Handling of Combustible Particulate Solids. At a minimum: Address the dangers of combustible dust and the prevention of dust explosions in the hazard communication training program.


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.
 

2003-09-I-KY-6

Conduct hazard assessments of ovens to ensure that fire detection and suppression systems are adequate, using good practice guidelines such as NFPA 86, Standard for Ovens and Furnaces.


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.
 

2003-09-I-KY-7

Develop procedures to maintain safety during nonroutine operating conditions, such as the loss of oven temperature control.


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.
 

2003-09-I-KY-8

Revise the incident investigation program to ensure that the underlying causes of incidents such as fires are identified and corrective actions implemented.


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.
 

FM Global (1 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: February 15, 2005

2003-09-I-KY-16

Incorporate the findings and recommendations of this report in your training of employees who conduct inspections at facilities that may handle combustible dusts.


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.
 

International Code Council (ICC) (1 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: February 15, 2005

2003-09-I-KY-20

Communicate the findings and recommendations of this report to your membership.


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.
 

Kentucky Office of Housing, Buildings, and Construction (2 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: February 15, 2005

2003-09-I-KY-17

Incorporate the findings and recommendations of this report in your continuing training of inspectors, plan reviewers, technical advisors, and fire marshal general inspectors who interface with facilities that may handle combustible dusts.


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.
 

2003-09-I-KY-18

Identify sites that handle combustible dusts when facilities apply for new or modified construction permits, and use this information to help prioritize establishments that will be inspected by the fire marshal.


Status: Closed - Exceeds Recommended Action
Closed - Exceeds Recommended Action (C - ERA) - Action on the recommendation meets and surpasses the objectives envisioned by the Board.
 

Kentucky Office of Occupational Safety and Health (2 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: February 15, 2005

2003-09-I-KY-14

Develop and distribute an educational bulletin on the prevention of combustible dust explosions.


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.
 

2003-09-I-KY-15

Enhance the training program for compliance officers regarding the recognition and prevention of combustible dust explosion hazards.


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 Fire Protection Association (NFPA) (1 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: February 15, 2005

2003-09-I-KY-21

Communicate the findings and recommendations of this report to your membership.


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.
 

Society of the Plastics Industry- Phenolic Division (1 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: February 15, 2005

2003-09-I-KY-22

Communicate the findings and recommendations of this report to your membership.


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.
 

D.D. Williamson & Co. Catastrophic Vessel Failure (10 Recommendations)
Commonwealth of Kentucky (1 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: March 12, 2004

2003-11-I-KY-7

Communicate to the owners of pressure vessels, mechanical contractors, engineering consulting companies, and insurance companies doing business in Kentucky that used pressure vessels are not exempt from registration and initial inspection before being placed in service in Kentucky.


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.
 

D.D. Williamson and Co., Inc. (6 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: March 12, 2004

2003-11-I-KY-1

Institute procedures to ensure that pressure vessels are designed, fabricated, and operated according to applicable codes and standards.


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.
 

2003-11-I-KY-2

Audit all vessels at all D. D. Williamson facilities and ensure that they are: Equipped with adequate overpressure protection, as warranted. Equipped with alarms or interlocks, as warranted.


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.
 

2003-11-I-KY-3

Implement a program to review existing equipment when it is used for new purposes and when safety devices are removed or altered.


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.
 

2003-11-I-KY-4

Implement a hazard evaluation procedure to determine the potential for catastrophic incidents and necessary safeguards.


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.
 

2003-11-I-KY-5

Audit manual control of process conditions, such as temperature and pressure, and determine if safeguards are needed.


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.
 

2003-11-I-KY-6

Upgrade written operating procedures and train operators on the revised procedures.


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.
 

Mechanical Contractors Association of Kentucky (1 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: March 12, 2004

2003-11-I-KY-8

Communicate to your members that used pressure vessels are not exempt from registration and initial inspection before being placed in service in Kentucky.


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 Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors (1 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: March 12, 2004

2003-11-I-KY-10

Communicate the findings of this report to your membership.


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.
 

Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) (1 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: March 12, 2004

2003-11-I-KY-9

Communicate the findings of this report to your membership.


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.
 

Donaldson Enterprises, Inc. Fatal Fireworks Disassembly Explosion and Fire (12 Recommendations)
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) (1 Recommendations)
Open: 100% | Closed: 0%

Final Report Released On: January 17, 2013

2011-06-I-HI-12

Effectively participate in the National Fire Protection Association’s standard development process to develop guidance on the safe disposal of fireworks, as recommended under recommendation 2011-06-I-HI-R7.


Status: Open - Acceptable Response or Alternate Response
Open - Acceptable Response or Alternate Response (O - ARAR) - Response from recipient indicates a planned action that would satisfy the objective of the recommendation when implemented.
 

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Department of Treasury - Office of Procurement Executive (OPE) (3 Recommendations)
Open: 33% | Closed: 67%

Final Report Released On: January 17, 2013

2011-06-I-HI-2

Establish formal policy requiring that: • Solicitations for contracts dealing with the storage, handling, and disposal of explosive hazardous materials, including fireworks, incorporate rigorous safety-related contractor selection provisions such as those provided in the DoD’s Contractor’s Safety Manual for Ammunition and Explosives, Section C1.5, “Pre-Award Safety Survey”; and • Contracts dealing with the storage, handling, and disposal of explosive hazardous materials, including fireworks, include a provision requiring that any subcontract (regardless of tier) for the storage, handling, and disposal of explosives (including fireworks) be selected based on rigorous safety-related contractor selection provisions such as those provided in the DOD's Contractor Safety Manual for Ammunition and Explosives, Section C1.5, "Pre-Award Safety Survey."


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.
 

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2011-06-I-HI-3

Establish a formal policy requiring that contracts and subcontracts dealing with the storage, handling, and disposal of explosive hazardous materials, including fireworks, incorporate rigorous safety-related contractor oversight provisions such as those provided in the DoD’s Contractor’s Safety Manual for Ammunition and Explosives, Section C1.6, “Pre-Operational Safety Survey” and C1.7, “Post-Award Contractor Responsibilities” to provide effective oversight of subcontractors handling and disposing of explosives and hazardous materials.


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.
 

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2011-06-I-HI-4

When the NFPA guidance developed by the National Fire Protection Association for the safe disposal of fireworks as recommended under recommendation 2011-06-I-HI-R7 is completed, incorporate this document by reference into the formal policies established by 2011-06-I-HI-R2 and 2011-06-I-HI-R3.


Status: Open - Acceptable Response or Alternate Response
Open - Acceptable Response or Alternate Response (O - ARAR) - Response from recipient indicates a planned action that would satisfy the objective of the recommendation when implemented.
 

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (3 Recommendations)
Open: 33% | Closed: 67%

Final Report Released On: January 17, 2013

2011-06-I-HI-9

Revise the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Subtitle C regulations to require a permitting process with rigorous safety reviews to replace the use of emergency permits under 40 CFR §270.61 for the disposal of explosive hazardous materials, including fireworks. At a minimum, the new process should require the use of best available technology, safe disposal methodologies, as well as safety management practices, such as those required by OSHA’s Process Safety Management Standard (PSM), 29 CFR §1910.119 (e.g., hazard analysis and control, management of change).


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.
 

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2011-06-I-HI-10

Until recommendation 2011-06-I-HI-R9 can be implemented, develop and issue a policy guidance document to provide a regulatory process with rigorous safety reviews to replace the use of emergency permits under 40 CFR §270.61 for the disposal of explosive hazardous materials, including fireworks. At a minimum, the new process should require the use of best available technology, safe disposal methodologies, as well as safety management practices, such as those required by OSHA’s Process Safety Management Standard (PSM), 29 CFR §1910.119 (e.g., hazard analysis and control, management of change). Ensure its effective communication to all EPA regional administrators, state environmental agencies, and organizations within the fireworks industry


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).
 

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2011-06-I-HI-11

Effectively participate in the National Fire Protection Association’s standard development process to develop guidance on the safe and environmentally sound disposal of fireworks, as recommended under recommendation 2011-06-I-HI-R7. Status


Status: Open - Awaiting Response or Evaluation/Approval of Response
Open - Awaiting Response or Evaluation/Approval of Response (O - ARE/AR) - The recipient has not submitted a substantive response, or the evaluation by CSB staff of a response is pending, or the Board has not yet acted on staff recommendation of status.
 

Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council (1 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: January 17, 2013

2011-06-I-HI-1

Establish an additional contractor responsibility determination requirement under Subpart 9.104-1 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) addressing contractor safety performance. The analysis under this requirement should focus on incident prevention, and environmental and system safety. At a minimum, the language should specifically require the review of a prospective contractor’s: • Environmental and safety programs; • Safety record and incident history; • Ability to use safe methods for any work involving hazardous materials (including explosives); and • Suitable training and qualifications for the personnel involved in the work including prior relevant safety experience.


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.
 

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National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) (2 Recommendations)
Open: 100% | Closed: 0%

Final Report Released On: January 17, 2013

2011-06-I-HI-7

Develop a new standard, or incorporate within an existing standard, best practices for the safe disposal of waste fireworks that are consistent with environmental requirements. At a minimum this guidance or standard should: • Discourage the disassembly of waste fireworks as a step in the disposal process; • Minimize the accumulation of waste explosive materials, and encourage practices that reduce, recycle, reuse,or repurpose fireworks; and • Incorporate input from ATF, EPA, and other agencies, experts, and available resources on fireworks disposal methodologies.


Status: Open - Acceptable Response or Alternate Response
Open - Acceptable Response or Alternate Response (O - ARAR) - Response from recipient indicates a planned action that would satisfy the objective of the recommendation when implemented.
 

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2011-06-I-HI-8

Once fireworks disposal best practices under recommendation 2011-06-I-HI-R7 is completed, develop and implement an outreach plan to promptly communicate the new NFPA practices to relevant government agencies and private entities that dispose of waste fireworks


Status: Open - Awaiting Response or Evaluation/Approval of Response
Open - Awaiting Response or Evaluation/Approval of Response (O - ARE/AR) - The recipient has not submitted a substantive response, or the evaluation by CSB staff of a response is pending, or the Board has not yet acted on staff recommendation of status.
 

Treasury Executive Office for Asset Forfeiture (TEOF) (1 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: January 17, 2013

2011-06-I-HI-5

Require additional provisions within the TEOAF seized property management contract, such as a contract line item number (CLIN), that provide for the prime contractor to use expert(s) to assist the prime contractor’s personnel in the selection and oversight of subcontractors who handle, store, or dispose of explosive hazardous materials, including fireworks, pursuant to the main contract.


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.
 

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VSE Corporation (1 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: January 17, 2013

2011-06-I-HI-6

Use experts to: • Assist VSE procurement in selecting vendors to properly handle, store, and dispose of explosive hazardous materials, including fireworks, pursuant to prime contract requirements; and, • Assist VSE personnel in overseeing the work to ensure it is being conducted safely. Status:


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.
 

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DPC Enterprises Festus Chlorine Release (24 Recommendations)
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) (1 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: May 01, 2003

2002-04-I-MO-17

Work with State and local agencies to address concerns about the long-term health effects of the chlorine release in Festus, Missouri, and communicate your findings to the community.


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).
 

Branham Corporation (1 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: May 01, 2003

2002-04-I-MO-11

Implement a materials verification procedure to improve quality assurance during chlorine transfer hose fabrication and shipment, such that hoses shipped to customers are readily identifiable and meet required specifications.


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.
 

Chlorine Institute (4 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: May 01, 2003

2002-04-I-MO-18

Work with the Association of Hose and Accessories Distributors (NAHAD) and chlorine hose manufacturers, such as Crane-Resistoflex, to develop and implement a recommended practice requiring continuous positive identification (e.g., coding, stenciling, stamping) throughout the supply chain, from manufacturing to the end user of the product.


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.
 

2002-04-I-MO-19

Develop recommended practices to address moisture in dry chlorine piping systems. Include information on suggested material specifications, prevention and corrective measures, and adverse consequences (particularly for emergency shutdown [ESD] systems).


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.
 

2002-04-I-MO-20

Develop recommended practices for testing, inspection, and preventative maintenance of ESD systems for bulk transfer of chlorine.


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.
 

2002-04-I-MO-21

Communicate the findings and recommendations of this report to your membership.


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.
 

DPC Enterprises, Festus Site (7 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: May 01, 2003

2002-04-I-MO-1

Revise the mechanical integrity program: Develop and implement a quality assurance management system, such as positive materials identification, to confirm that chlorine transfer hoses (CTH) are of the appropriate materials of construction.


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.
 

2002-04-I-MO-2

Revise the mechanical integrity program: Implement procedures and practices to ensure the emergency shutdown (ESD) system operates properly. Include procedures to verify that the ESD valves will close to shut down the flow of chlorine.


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.
 

2002-04-I-MO-3

Revise the mechanical integrity program: Revise the preventive maintenance and inspection program for the chlorine transfer system to address moisture-related corrosion. Evaluate and correct any problems associated with corrosion that could potentially lead to chlorine transfer and safety system failure.


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.
 

2004-04-I-MO-4

Revise the mechanical integrity program: Require periodic inspection of the above critical safety systems by the operations or facility manager.


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.
 

2002-04-I-MO-5

Revise the Emergency Response Plan: Develop procedures to clearly designate the roles and responsibilities of facility emergency response personnel, including post-incident remediation.


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.
 

2002-04-I-MO-6

Revise the Emergency Response Plan: Develop and implement a timetable for drills to test emergency response personnel on various levels of response, including a large uncontrolled release that could affect the public. Coordinate these drills with local emergency response authorities. Provide a copy of the revised Emergency Response Plan to the local emergency planning committee, and review the plan with the committee and the local fire department. Work with these authorities to implement an improved community emergency notification system.


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.
 

2002-04-I-MO-7

Revise the Emergency Response Plan: Improve accessibility of equipment required for emergency response, considering likely response scenarios.


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.
 

DX Group (3 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: May 01, 2003

2002-04-I-MO-8

In light of the findings of this report, conduct periodic audits of the safety management systems involved in this incident, such as mechanical integrity, emergency response, and material quality assurance. Ensure that the audit recommendations are tracked and implemented. Share findings and recommendations with the work force at your repackaging facilities.


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.
 

2002-04-I-MO-9

To improve supervision of day-to-day operations, revise your corporate safety management training program on chlorine repackaging operations. Emphasize safety critical systems, including verification of safety system performance.


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.
 

2002-04-I-MO-10

Communicate the findings and recommendations of this report to all DPC facilities.


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.
 

Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) (3 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: May 01, 2003

2002-04-I-MO-12

Work with DPC to implement a community notification system that will immediately alert neighboring residents and businesses of a chemical release.


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.
 

2002-04-I-MO-13

Work with DPC, local emergency planning and response authorities in Jefferson and adjacent counties, the City of Festus, and Crystal City to improve overall response and mitigation time.


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.
 

2002-04-I-MO-14

Communicate the findings and recommendations of this report to your membership.


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.
 

Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and other Appropriate Agencies (1 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: May 01, 2003

2002-04-I-MO-16

In collaboration with appropriate agencies, hold a community meeting in Festus, Missouri, to hear concerns raised by local citizens affected by the DPC incident and to respond to issues raised by the community.


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).
 

Missouri State Emergency Response Commission (MERC) (1 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: May 01, 2003

2009-04-I-MO-15

Communicate the findings and recommendations of this report to local emergency planning committees (LEPC), emergency management agencies (EMA), and local fire departments.


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 Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) (1 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: May 01, 2003

2009-04-I-MO-24

Communicate the findings and recommendations of this report to your membership.


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 Association of Hose and Accessories Distributors (NAHAD) (2 Recommendations)
Open: 0% | Closed: 100%

Final Report Released On: May 01, 2003

2002-04-I-MO-22

Work with The Chlorine Institute and chlorine hose manufacturers, such as Crane-Resistoflex, to develop and implement a recommended practice requiring continuous positive identification (e.g.,coding, stenciling, stamping) throughout the supply chain, from manufacturing to the end user of the product.


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.
 

2009-04-I-MO-23

Communicate the findings and recommendations of this report to your membership.


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.