Washington — Managing and controlling combustible dust should be considered a unique hazard – not simply “tidying up the place,” the Chemical Safety Board says in a recently released learning review document that includes input from workers and industry stakeholders.
Washington — Katherine Lemos remains the chair, CEO and lone member of the Chemical Safety Board – a reality she said is “not ideal” but allows the agency to maintain its function while working to address boardroom staffing gaps.
Washington — Lacking a quorum and without clear policy on board member responsibilities amid the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the Chemical Safety Board faces multiple management challenges “that will impede the ability of the CSB to function effectively,” the Environmental Protection Agency Office of Inspector General states in a new report, issued July 6.
Washington — Still without a quorum after the resignation of one of two remaining members, the Chemical Safety Board also is contending with an investigative staffing shortage that has prompted the agency to temporarily halt two investigations.
Washington — Chemical Safety Board member Kristen Kulinowski has submitted her resignation and will be stepping down May 1, CSB announced April 27, leaving the agency with only one board member once again.
Washington — The Department of Labor’s discretionary funding would be cut 10.5%, while the Chemical Safety Board and OSHA’s Susan Harwood Training Grant Program are facing elimination once again, under President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2021 budget proposal.