WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has released a new safety video showing the need for emergency response agencies, companies and communities to work closely together to prepare for the kinds of tragic chemical accidents the CSB has investigated over the past decade.
The new video, “Emergency Preparedness: Findings from CSB Accident Investigations,” uses computer animations, interviews and news footage to depict a series of chemical accidents that illustrate the need for effective training, communications and community planning. In some incidents, firefighters and police were overcome by toxic chemicals and forced to retreat from neighborhoods; in others, firefighters and workers were tragically killed and others injured.
The video is available online at www.CSB.gov, www.safetyvideos.gov and YouTube. It can be ordered on a new two-DVD set of all CSB safety videos by filling out the request form at www.CSB.gov.