The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today announced production and release of a new three-disc, single-box set containing all safety videos produced to date for completed CSB accident investigations. The DVD set is available free of charge and may be ordered by filling out the DVD request form at www.CSB.gov.
CSB Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso said, “The CSB Safety Videos are known around the world for their forceful depiction of the events that lead to deadly releases, explosions and fires, and their clear explanations of the root causes of the accidents – all derived from the high-quality detailed investigations carried out by CSB staff. We believe the new three-disc set, including our latest videos, will facilitate distribution and bring safety awareness to an even higher level.”
Now included on the set’s Disc 3 are two videos released since distribution of the last two-volume DVD compilation:
“Deadly Contract,” showing how five federal subcontractors died from an explosion during a fireworks disposal operation in Hawaii.
“Inherently Safer: The Future of Risk Reduction,” examining the concept of inherent safety and its application across industry
CSB Safety Videos typically feature detailed animation sequences to depict the chemical processes and sequence of events that led to explosions, fires and releases causing injuries, deaths, damage and destruction of production facilities. They have received accolades from safety professionals around the world, telling the CSB they use the videos in training, seminars, board presentations and other venues as object lessons in the consequences of inadequate process safety management.
The videos have received numerous awards, the latest in November 2012 from TIVA, an organized of Washington, DC –based video professionals: “Experimenting with Danger,” on an academic laboratory explosion in Lubbock, Texas and “Hot Work: Hidden Hazards” received bronze Peer awards, while “Iron in the Fire” received a silver Peer award.
Included in this release is a list with descriptions of the CSB videos contained on each DVD disc. To find accident investigations and related CSB safety videos by category of accident (such as dust, reactive chemicals, hotwork, confined space, etc.), click here on the CSB Completed Investigations pageand use the drop down list under “Accident Type” and search. You may then visit individual accident investigation pages and view investigation reports and associated videos.
The CSB is an independent federal agency charged with investigating industrial chemical accidents. The agency's board members are appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. CSB investigations look into all aspects of chemical accidents, including physical causes such as equipment failure as well as inadequacies in regulations, industry standards, and safety management systems.
The Board does not issue citations or fines but does make safety recommendations to plants, industry organizations, labor groups, and regulatory agencies such as OSHA and EPA. Visit our website, www.csb.gov.