Operating Experience Level 3 2020-02: New Chemical Accident Reporting Requirements
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Type:  DOE OPEX

Publisher:  U. S. Department of Energy, Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security - AU

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Chemical Safety

This Operating Experience Level 3 (OE-3) document provides information on a new requirement imposed by the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) to report certain accidental releases of chemicals. The CSB requires reporting of any accidental release into the ambient air that results in a fatality, serious injury, or substantial property damage. This new reporting requirement is distinct and separate from other release reporting requirements from other governmental agencies. This OE-3 document includes the applicability criteria for reporting an accidental release, steps to report the release, and a recommendation to update protocols and procedures.

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