“But We’ve Always Done it This Way: Top Ten List”

What does that really mean? Perhaps you just asked a question at a committee meeting. The room went silent and at least one person pointedly explained to you that "We've always done it this way". The rest of the group either chimed in or nodded their heads in arrogant approval. Some might even have glanced … Continue reading “But We’ve Always Done it This Way: Top Ten List”

CSB Investigation Warns of Dust Explosion Risk at Recycling Facilities

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has released its final report, safety recommendations and accompanying safety video into a fatal combustible dust explosion at the AL Solutions metal recycling facility in New Cumberland, West Virginia. As presented to the Board for a vote at a public meeting in Charleston, the report reiterates a recommendation that … Continue reading CSB Investigation Warns of Dust Explosion Risk at Recycling Facilities

“But We’ve Always Done it This Way: Top Ten List”

What does that really mean? Perhaps you just asked a question at a committee meeting. The room went silent and at least one person pointedly explained to you that "We've always done it this way". The rest of the group either chimed in or nodded their heads in arrogant approval. Some might even have glanced … Continue reading “But We’ve Always Done it This Way: Top Ten List”

CSB Releases New Safety Video on Inherently Safety Design and Technology: “Inherently Safer: The Future of Risk Reduction” Examines how Industry Can Eliminate or Reduce Hazards

  Washington DC July 11, 2012 – The US Chemical Safety Board today released a new safety video that examines the concept of inherent safety and its application across industry; “Inherently Safer: The Future of Risk Reduction” stems from the August 28, 2008, explosion that killed two workers and injured eight others at the Bayer CropScience chemical plant … Continue reading CSB Releases New Safety Video on Inherently Safety Design and Technology: “Inherently Safer: The Future of Risk Reduction” Examines how Industry Can Eliminate or Reduce Hazards

Job Opening! – Process Safety Manager – Anderson, SC

Note: Please Contact Recruiter Directly! I am posting this job as a favor to them! We are looking for a PSM to currently be in or relocate to Anderson, SC.  This is a  permanent role - $90k-115k.  If you or someone you know is interested in learning more, please send info to kristi@stcsearch.com Process Safety Manager | Anderson, SC … Continue reading Job Opening! – Process Safety Manager – Anderson, SC

CSB Deploys Team to El Dorado, Arkansas to Investigate Fatal Hot Work Explosion

  CSB Deploys Team to El Dorado, Arkansas to Investigate Fatal Hot Work Explosion May 22, 2012 Washington, DC May 22, 2012 — The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today deployed a four-person investigation team to El Dorado, Arkansas to determine the cause of an explosion and fire that severely burned and killed three workers. … Continue reading CSB Deploys Team to El Dorado, Arkansas to Investigate Fatal Hot Work Explosion

CSB Commends Massachusetts Authorities for Issuing Tough Hazardous Materials Storage and Processing Rules

May 17, 2012 Investigation Details: CAI / Arnel Chemical Plant Explosion Washington DC, May 17, 2012 – The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) announced today that it is commending Massachusetts authorities for improving the regulation of hazardous materials storage and processing in the state, including monitoring of high risk facilities to ensure … Continue reading CSB Commends Massachusetts Authorities for Issuing Tough Hazardous Materials Storage and Processing Rules

CSB Report on Fatal Welding Explosion at DuPont Buffalo Facility Finds Company Overlooked Hazards; Recommendation Calls on Company to Monitor Flammable Vapor Inside Storage Tanks During Hot Work

Copy of the CSB Final Report can be downloaded here: http://www.csb.gov/assets/document/Dupont_final_report.pdf   Buffalo, NY, April 19, 2012 — In a draft report released today at a news conference in Buffalo, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) determined that an explosion that killed one and injured another contract welder on November 9, 2010, was caused by … Continue reading CSB Report on Fatal Welding Explosion at DuPont Buffalo Facility Finds Company Overlooked Hazards; Recommendation Calls on Company to Monitor Flammable Vapor Inside Storage Tanks During Hot Work

CSB Investigation into Macondo Blowout and Explosion in Gulf of Mexico Continues; Two Public Hearings and Interim Reports Scheduled for this Year

April 19, 2012 Washington, DC, April 19, 2012 — The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) announced today that its investigation into the April 20, 2010 Macondo well blowout, explosion and fire in the Gulf of Mexico is progressing, with two interim reports with findings and recommendations to be released this year. A final report is … Continue reading CSB Investigation into Macondo Blowout and Explosion in Gulf of Mexico Continues; Two Public Hearings and Interim Reports Scheduled for this Year

CSB Applauds AIChE’s Response to Including Reactive Hazard Awareness in College Chemical Engineering Curriculum

  Houston, TX -, April 2, 2012 – Today at the “2012 AIChE Spring Meeting & 8th Global Congress on Process Safety” in Houston, TX, Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso formally commended AIChE for exceeding the CSB's recommended action resulting from the board’s 2009 investigation report into the fatal reactive chemical accident at T2 Laboratories in Jacksonville, … Continue reading CSB Applauds AIChE’s Response to Including Reactive Hazard Awareness in College Chemical Engineering Curriculum