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Chemical Safety Board to Hear Process Safety Management Reform
January 5, 2016
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The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) will will hear an update on the new process safety management reforms in California from a panel of experts in a public meeting on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, in Torrance, CA.
“We are continuing to monitor developments in California and look forward to a lively discussion on PSM reform," said Chairperson Vanessa Allen Sutherland. "I believe the actions being taken in the state are some of the most substantial positive safety changes happening right now. Board member Engler and I are championing these very important efforts, which are on the agency's most wanted list.”
The meeting is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is not required, but to assure adequate seating attendees are strongly encouraged to pre-register by emailing their names and affiliations to [email protected].
The meeting will also be webcast live and without charge at http://LiveStream.com/CitiCABLE
The CSB is an independent federal agency charged with investigating serious chemical accidents. The agency's board members are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. CSB investigations look into all aspects of chemical accidents, including physical causes such as equipment failure as well as inadequacies in regulations, industry standards, and safety management systems.
The Board does not issue citations or fines but makes safety recommendations to companies, industry organizations, labor groups, and regulatory agencies such as OSHA and EPA.
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