Thursday, January 8, 2015

CSB Announces Public Meeting on US Ink Explosion

The Chemical Safety Board published a public meeting notice in today’s Federal Register (80 FR 1015) for a meeting on January 15th in East Rutherford, NJ to review reports from the investigators looking at the explosion and fire that occurred at the US Ink Facility in East Rutherford on October 9th, 2012.

The Accident Investigation web site lists the US Ink incident as a combustible dust explosion. That being the case I am pretty sure that the Board will take the opportunity of this meeting to excoriate the DOL’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for their continued lack of rulemaking on the combustible dust hazards.

If time permits the Board may also review reports on the anhydrous ammonia release that took place in Theodore, AL in August of 2010.

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