It seems to me that the CSB only looks at the causes of incidents and recommendation to prevent other incidents from happening (which is great). I think the board should expand the horizon and start looking at or visiting places and report on best and not so good practices. This will inforce organization, schools, etc. to be more vigilant of their practices.
I am not sure what the jurisdiction of the CSB is. Maybe the board does not have that kind of power do that.
P.S. I wonder about Birkett’s hypothesis!!!
Hi and Hello:
I’d like to hear input from the Division on the two questions (below) posed by the CSB for discussion at their upcoming public meeting(s).
Washington, DC, May 12, 2015 - Today the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) announced that the board will host two public meetings in June 2015 in order to increase dialogue with CSB stakeholders.
The first meeting will bring together stakeholders from industry, labor, trade, professional associations, and environmental organizations on Wednesday, June 10th -- location to be announced shortly. The meeting will begin at 9:00 am and will include discussion focusing on two main issues:
· Emerging safety issues/what should the CSB be looking at in its strategic plan?
· How can the CSB optimize its investigations and recommendations?
Tell me what you think!
Debbie M. Decker, CCHO, ACS Fellow
Chair, Division of Chemical Health and Safety
University of California, Davis
Birkett's hypothesis: "Any chemical reaction
that proceeds smoothly under normal conditions,
can proceed violently in the presence of an idiot."
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