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ExxonMobil refinery fire in Baton Rouge, Louisiana- CSB releases final report

September 18, 2017, Washington, D.C.  – The US Chemical Safety Board has released a safety bulletin on the November 22, 2016 fire that severely burned four workers at the ExxonMobil refinery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The fire occurred during maintenance activities when operators inadvertently removed bolts that secured a piece of pressure-containing equipment to a […]

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Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security-new Executive Order issued by the President

Washington DC, Aug 01, 2013– Due to the recent spate of chemical industry related accidents and unfortunate events, the President of the United States today issued an Executive Order to improve safety and security in chemical industry related facilities in the US. Towards this end, the President has constituted a working group, called the Chemical […]

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CSB postpones public meeting on April 24 due to West Texas fertilizer plant explosion investigation

April 24, 2013 Washington DC– The US Chemical Safety Board has postponed today’s scheduled public meeting regarding the Chevron Richmond refinery accident due to its investigators being busy in yet another major accident last week, the West  fertilizer plant explosion and fire. The meeting was scheduled for the Board to consider and vote upon the […]

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OSHA announces winners of “Picture It: Safe Workplaces for Everyone” photo contest

Dec 01, 2011, WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today announced the winners of its first ever photo contest to raise public awareness of occupational safety and health. In celebration of its 40th anniversary, OSHA held the Picture It!: Safe Workplaces for Everyone photo contest. The contest challenged […]

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