From: Ralph Stuart <rstuartcih**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] C&EN article: The uneven world of chemical accident investigation
Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2016 08:13:11 -0400
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> > My personal experience is that I have yet to encounter any fans of the CSB at other federal agencies.

That's an interesting aspect of the CSB challenge and I think relates to the nature of its mission, i.e. not enforcement, but rather identification of system issues related to the incident in the largest sense. This means that it often addresses issues that other federal agencies can't due to their limited jurisdictions or enforcement mandates. This creates a "safety culture" that distinctly different than the one that CSB tries to model (i.e. learning rather than blaming). I've seen the same challenge arise in bureaucracies that I've worked in and with. I guess that's one reason that we have job security ;).

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH

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