On Safety

The On Safety blog has moved.


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.

The opinions expressed in "On Safety" do not necessarily reflect those of the National Safety Council or affiliated local Chapters.

Post a comment to this article

Safety+Health welcomes comments that promote respectful dialogue. Please stay on topic. Comments that contain personal attacks, profanity or abusive language – or those aggressively promoting products or services – will be removed. We reserve the right to determine which comments violate our comment policy. (Anonymous comments are welcome; merely skip the “name” field in the comment box. An email address is required but will not be included with your comment.)