Nov 6, 2016– The US Chemical Safety Board informed that it has released its Strategic Plan for the years 2017 to 2021. The plan includes an updated mission and vision statement, which will guide the activities and objectives of the CSB.
The CSB’s mission to: “Drive chemical safety change through independent investigations to protect people and the environment,” supports the agency’s vision of: “A nation safe from chemical disasters.”
CSB Chairperson Vanessa Allen Sutherland said, “With the successful execution of our mission and strategic goals, the CSB will continue to share critical safety lessons with industry, workers, and stakeholders to help us reach our shared responsibility of creating a nation safe from chemical disasters.”
The CSB’s updated strategic plan was developed in part using information provided by stakeholders in industry, labor, environmental, standard-setting and public health organizations, academia, and other government agencies. Each strategic goal includes objectives and performance metrics to measure progress.
The three strategic goals are:
Goal 1: Prevent recurrence of significant chemical incidents through independent investigations
Goal 2: Advocate safety and achieve change through recommendations, outreach and education
Goal 3: Create and maintain an engaged, high-performing workforce
The plan is a blueprint for CSB priorities and will allow the agency to allocate resources to promote accountability. It was approved unanimously by CSB board members.