Inside OSHA

August 8, 2020

Facing Deadlines, CSB Issues Chemical Release Rule Over Industry Claims

February 6, 2020 at 5:59 PM
Facing legal and administrative deadlines, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has finalized a first-time rule that mandates reports from chemical facilities in the wake of accidental chemical releases, despite industry claims that the rule is unnecessary or that the board should rely on other accident reports that facilities submit to other federal entities such as EPA or OSHA. But while the board issued the rule, it nevertheless agreed to industry requests to narrow the definition of when a “serious...

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