The CSB is an independent federal agency charged with investigating industrial chemical accidents. Headquartered in Washington, DC. The CSB's mission is to "drive chemical safety change through independent investigation to protect people and the environment." The CSB's vision is"a nation safe from chemical disasters."
The CSB conducts root cause investigations of chemical accidents at fixed industrial facilities. Root causes are usually deficiencies in safety management systems, but can be any factor that would have prevented the accident if that factor had not occurred. Other accident causes often involve equipment failures, human errors, unforeseen chemical reactions or other hazards. The agency does not issue fines or citations, but does make recommendations to plants, regulatory agencies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), industry organizations, and labor groups. Congress designed the CSB to be non-regulatory and independent of other agencies so that its investigations might, where appropriate, review the effectiveness of regulations and regulatory enforcement.
To the completede investigationreports at the website of the CSB >>