U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB)

HF is a highly toxic chemical that can seriously injure or cause death at a concentration of 30 parts per million (PPM), which is used in about fifty of the U.S.’s approximately 150 refineries, as well as many other industries. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

While the chemical and petrochemical industries have done "a phenomenal job" in personnel safety, Ehrlich said more attention needs to be paid to process safety and activities. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board said on Thursday an April 26 explosion at Husky Energy’s Superior, Wisconsin, refinery was probably triggered by air leaking around a slide valve into the gasoline-producing unit that blew up. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board is analyzing metal shrapnel from an April explosion at a Husky Energy Inc. refinery in Wisconsin that forced the evacuation of thousands of residents as it continues to investigate the cause of the blast. Read more


The investigation team has also conducted interviews with approximately 50 Husky Energy employees and contractors who were working at the facility on the day of the incident. Read more

Emergency Response

In his capacity as a board member for the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, Manny Ehrlich is dedicated to help the organization drive chemical safety change through dependent investigations to protect people and the environment... Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

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