Chemical Safety Board News


Safe Practices During Classroom Science Demonstrations

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has released a safety message reminding teachers, staff, and school administrators about the hazards of using flammable materials, such as methanol, during classroom science demonstrations. The newly released safety message features CSB Chairperson Vanessa Allen Sutherland and Board Member Kristen Kulinowski, who both emphasize Read the full article…


CSB Investigating Fire at ExxonMobil Refinery in Baton Rouge, LA

Washington, DC – A three-person investigative team from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is deploying to the scene of an incident that injured six workers – including four critically – on Tuesday, November 22 at the ExxonMobil Refinery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. According to initial inquiries, flammable vapors were Read the full article…


CSB’s 4-Year Strategic Plan to Keep Nation Safe From Chemical Disasters

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has released its 2017–2021 Strategic Plan. 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 Read the full article…