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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.


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.