Perspectives: From the Editor

Chemical Safety Board Gets New Leader

Internal conflicts had hobbled the agency’s effectiveness in investigating accidents

By Mark Rosenzweig, Editor in Chief
May 4, 2015

The controversy surrounding the leadership of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) reached a climax in March. The chair and other top figures of the CSB, which is an independent federal agency charged with investigating chemical accidents and making recommendations based upon its findings, have faced withering criticism for some time (see: “Turmoil Takes a Toll on Chemical Safety Board/articles/2014/turmoil-takes-a-toll-on-chemical-safety-board/”).

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