Chemical Safety Board News


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…


New CSB Safety Video: “Dangerously Close: Explosion in West, Texas”

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has released a safety video into the fatal April 17, 2013, fire and explosion at the West Fertilizer Company in West, Texas, which resulted in 15 fatalities, 260 injuries, and widespread community damage. The deadly fire and explosion occurred when about thirty tons of Read the full article…


CSB Finds Multiple Safety Deficiencies in ExxonMobil Refinery Blast

Torrance, CA– An ongoing investigation by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) of the February 18, 2015, explosion at the ExxonMobil Refinery in Torrance, California, has uncovered multiple process safety management deficiencies that led to the accident and a serious near miss. Investigators found that the explosion could have been Read the full article…