Process safety body facing Trump axe

Washington – The Trump administration is seeking to eliminate the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB), the US agency that seeks to maintain safety standard in the US chemicals and related industries has confirmed.

A non-regulatory agency, the CSB works to prevent industrial accidents through safety recommendations and investigations into industrial accidents. Its reports into major incidents, such as Deepwater Horizon and BP Texas City, have helped raise levels of process safety in the US and worldwide.

Announcing that it had submitted an $11.6-million budget request…

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