Monday, May 23, 2022

CSB Publishes Chemical Accident Reporting Data – 5-20-22

On Friday, the Chemical Safety Board (CSB), published a notice on their website that they were making available to the public their “Accidental Release Database” (.DOCX download link). It provides listings of incidents reported to the CSB under the requirements of 40 CFR 1604.3. According to the notice:

“The CSB’s Accidental Release Database includes all accidental release incidents reported since March 23, 2020, the effective date of the Accidental Release Reporting regulation. The database is revised quarterly and may include revisions or corrections to events previously reported and events that were not timely reported to the CSB in accordance with the regulation.”

The .DOCX spread sheet appears to be current through May 13th, 2022 and contains 153 reported incidents. It notes that 24 of the incidents resulted in a (at least 1) fatality, 90 resulted in at least 1 serious injury, and 62 resulted in substantial property damage. Each entry includes a listing of:

• The incident date,

• Company name,

• City,

• State, and

• Listing of the incident reporting criteria noted above.

The incident reports made to CSB are required to include more information than provided in this database, but this is the information that the CSB is choosing to make public. 

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