A working group of federal agencies has issued a fact sheet* on progress made to improve the safety and security of chemical facilities in the United States.

The fact sheet updates last year’s report by the working group that was formed as a result of President Obama's Executive Order 13650 in August 2013. The Executive Order directed six government agencies to coordinate their efforts to prevent chemical plant disasters such as the April 17, 2013, West Fertilizer Co. explosion in Texas that killed 15 people and injured 160 others.

More information is available on OSHA's website.