US Chemical Safety Board improves website access to reports

26 May 2009 21:44  [Source: ICIS news]

WASHINGTON (ICIS news)--The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) said on Tuesday it has improved its website to provide better access to its investigation files, safety videos and ongoing reports of chemical accidents nationwide.

The board, chartered by Congress to investigate significant chemical accidents and to report lessons learned to industry and the public, said its redesigned website also gives visitors access to high-resolution photos from board investigations.

“The website redesign reflects our ongoing commitment to effective outreach to businesses, workers and communities who share our goal of preventing chemical accidents and saving lives,” said John Bresland, board chairman.

The new site provides an improved rolling news feed of local news media reports of chemical accidents around the country, the board added.

Board spokeswoman Hilary Cohen noted that the rolling news feed of local newspaper and television coverage of accidents includes only those that involve a chemical spill, release or explosion at a fixed site and excludes incidental roadway spills.

She noted too that the board does not verify the information provided by the local news reports.

The upgrade for the board’s Internet home took a year to design and implement, the board said.

The safety panel’s website address has not been changed and remains http://www.csb.gov/.

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