U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board: Safety Digest - The Importance of Worker Participation

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The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has found that worker participation is an essential element to improve process safety and prevent chemical
incidents. Existing federal regulations require worker participation in matters of process safety, and industry standards similarly call for worker participation. Yet, CSB incident investigations
have identified missed opportunities for workers to effectively participate in process safety activities at facilities where they work, typically in proximity to the most serious hazards.
A lack of effective worker participation can lead to an increase in the risk of injury to workers and, in the event of a serious safety incident, can adversely impact the company and members of the public who live near these industrial facilities.