December 5, 2014

Occasionally, someone says something about safety that I find noteworthy. In today’s post, Chemical Safety Board Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso explains why more emphasis on preventing chemical incidents is necessary.

“Responding to emergencies and punishing people after the fact are not enough.”

– Rafael Moure-Eraso, CSB chairman

The comment was made in a recent CSB video reflecting on a chemical release 30 years ago in India that killed thousands of people. The problems contributing to that disaster are still found in CSB investigations of industrial incidents in this country, the video said.

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