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Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB)

Definition - What does Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) mean?

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board is a Federally appointed agency that acts independently to investigate industrial chemical accidents. The organization is based in Washington, D.C and its members are directly appointed by the President. The focus of investigation is what is known as 'root cause' problems that lead to incidents. Root causes are often revealed to be deficiencies in safety management systems.

Safeopedia explains Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB)

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board does not issue fines or impose other penalties, but it does issue recommendations to Federal organizations including OSHA and the EPA. The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board is a completely independent body. It has a staff that involves chemical and industrial engineers, and specialists who have extensive experience in the private and public sectors. As part of their investigations, plant employees, managers and neighbors.

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