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CSB’s Most Wanted Safety Improvements: Emergency Planning and Response

On April 17, 2013, a 60-ton stockpile of fertilizer-grade ammonium nitrate (FGAN) exploded at the West Fertilizer Company (WFC) in the middle of downtown West, Texas. The fire and explosion killed 15 people—12 twelve emergency responders and 3 members of the community—caused injuries to 260 more people who required medical treatment, and damaged more than 150 buildings off-site. One of the key recommendations to come out of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board’s (CSB) investigation of the incident is to improve emergency planning and response capabilities.

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Refresher Tips for Confined Space Entry

What constitutes a confined space, and what do your employees need to know to stay protected when working in them? Get the facts here.

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