CSB Budget Request Gets ASSE Support
ASSE stated its support for the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board’s (CSB) FY 2012 budget request of $12.8 million in letters to Senate and House leaders of the Appropriations Subcommittees on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies. ASSE said its members valued CSB’s response to chemical incidents,investigations and the information CSB shares in its reports and recommendations. Increased investigations would provide its members greater information on how to prevent chemical explosions. At a time of significant concern over this nation’s government spending, ASSE said it is confident that these amounts are a needed investment in helping prevent costly chemical explosions that too often take worker lives, shut down productive workplaces, cost jobs and threaten the well being of communities. Not providing CSB with the resources it needs would be a shortsighted decision that fails to address this nation’s ability to be productive.