ABSTRACT

Hazard Investigation: Improving Reactive Hazard Management   [open pdf - 310KB]

"This report by the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) examines chemical process safety in the United States - specifically, hazardous chemical reactivity. Its objectives are to: Determine the impacts of reactive chemical incidents; Examine how industry, OSHA, and EPA currently address reactive chemical hazards; Determine the differences, if any, between small, medium, and large companies with regard to reactive chemical policies, practices, in house reactivity research, testing, and process engineering; Analyze the appropriateness of, and consider alternatives to, industry and OSHA use of the NFPA instability rating system for process safety management; and Develop recommendations for reducing the number and severity of reactive chemical incidents."

Report Number:
Report No. 2001-01-H
Publisher:
Date:
2002-10
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board: http://www.csb.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
URL:
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