Volume 85 Issue 33 | pp. 38-41
Issue Date: August 13, 2007

Chemical Safety Board Chief Retires

Carolyn Merritt led five-year transformation of independent accident investigation board
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Safety

WHEN CAROLYN MERRITT took the helm of the Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) five years ago, it was do-or-die time for the board. Its future was riding on her ability to lead and to show that CSB could rise above its troubled past and fulfill its unique role as an independent federal investigator of the root causes of U.S. chemical accidents.

With Merritt's retirement on Aug. 2, she leaves the board healthier, . . .

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