Volume 95 Issue 17 | p. 13 | News of The Week
Issue Date: April 24, 2017 | Web Date: April 21, 2017

Lack of safety management system led to explosion

CSB releases a report on the 2016 explosion at an Airgas facility that killed one worker
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: industrial safety, AirGas, nitrous oxide, explosion

A 2016 Airgas facility explosion that killed one worker reveals a gap in federal process safety requirements for facilities that manufacture hazardous substances, a new report says.

The plant in Cantonment, Fla., which makes nitrous oxide, was not in violation of federal regulations when the explosion happened, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) says in an investigation report released last week. OSHA and EPA regulations that require chemical facilities to have process . . .

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