U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board Law and Legal Definition

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board is an independent U.S. federal agency charged with investigating industrial chemical accidents. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the board members of the agency are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. The CSB conducts root cause investigations of chemical accidents at fixed industrial facilities. The agency makes recommendations to plants, regulatory agencies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), industry organizations, and labor groups. The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board is also known as the Chemical Safety Board or CSB.