Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) News

CSB team to uncover flash fire causes at Hoeganaes Corporation

Hoeganaes Corporation site which has witnessed flash fires since January is undergoing an investigation by CSB 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 CSB is deploying a team to the site of a flash fire at the Hoeganaes Corporation in Gallatin, Tennessee. The incident occurred during maintenance on a burner...

U.S Chemical Safety Board - A TIVA Award winner for safety videos

CSB receives Gold and Silver TIVA Peer Awards for Agency Safety Videos The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) received awards for two safety videos at the annual TIVA DC. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) received awards for two safety videos at the annual Television, Internet, and Video Association of DC (TIVA DC) dinner on Saturday, November 13. An animation depicting a massive sugar refinery explosion, which took 14 lives, won a gold award for best animation in its ca...

New CSB safety message urges action against natural gas blows across all states

CSB Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso  has connoted 'gas blow' as a very dangerous and fatal activity CSB is issuing letters to the other 49 states warning of the hazards associated with gas blows and urging state officials to enact any necessary changes in this regard. U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso today called for a ban on the practice of cleaning out debris from gas piping using pressurized natural gas. In a video safety message relea...

CSB Board discuss need to adopt new recommendations regarding natural gas

CSB recommendations are intended to minimize the danger of natural gas blows occuring at power plants U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) Member Mark Griffon called on the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) to adopt new CSB recommendations regarding natural gas. The recommendation was one of 18 urgent recommendations issued in June 2010 following a CSB investigation into a powerful natural gas explosion that killed six workers and injured dozens of others at the Kle...

CSB recommends OSHA prohibit flammable gas blows during pipe-cleaning

Pipe-cleaning has claimed a number of lives in recent times  Statement by CSB chairperson Dr. Rafael Moure-Eraso has urged OSHA to adopt the CSB recommendation prohibiting flammable gas blows during pipe cleaning operations. On June 28, 2010, at a public meeting in Portland, Connecticut, the Chemical Safety Board voted to issue eighteen urgent recommendations to various recipients, including OSHA, aimed at halting the dangerous practice of releasing larg...

CSB Issues Report on 2009 Explosion at Veolia ES Technical Solutions, L.L.C.

The CSB report leads to improvement on the industrial safety standards The report on 2009 Explosion at Veolia ES technical solutions, LLC by Chemical Safety Board (CSB) calls on the industry to improve safety standards. A Chemical Safety Board (CSB) case study that released on the 2009 explosion and fire at the Veolia ES Technical Solutions L.L.C. facility in West Carrollton, Ohio, calls on the industry to improve safety standards covering hazardous waste processing, han...

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