From: "Secretary, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety" <secretary**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] ACS Webinar on “Tragic Chemical Accidents: An Investigation into the Kleen Energy Natural Gas Explosion”
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:13:21 -0400
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From: Tanya Fogg <T_Fogg**At_Symbol_Here**acs.org
Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2014 10:55 AM
Subject: ACS Webinar on Chemical Accidents
A reminder that ACS Webinars is broadcasting a presentation that we thought would be of interest.
On September 18 at 2PM Eastern Time, you are invited to attend "Tragic Chemical Accidents: An Investigation into the Kleen Energy Natural Gas Explosion" with Mary Beth Mulcahy of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board.
The program description:
Safety in chemistry is paramount, as even minor lapses can have disastrous results. Join us as Dr. Mary Beth Mulcahy of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Board returns to present a case study on the explosion at the Kleen Energy power plant that fatally injured 6 workers and wounded another 50 workers in the explosion. Discover what went wrong and what can be done in the future to prevent similar accidents.
What You Will Learn
How the rarity of major accident can lead a perception of low risk.
How the CSB conducts a root cause investigation by focusing on human, organizational, and technical aspects of an incident.
How the CSB reviews regulations, standards, and other guidance to determine external influences on organizational practices.
Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014 **At_Symbol_Here** 2-3pm ET
Fee: Free to Attend
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