Session: Fire, Explosions and Toxic Releases in a Post 9/11 World
3224.0: Monday, November 17, 2003: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Fire, Explosions and Toxic Releases in a Post 9/11 World
The past two years have witnessed the rapid rise of controversies concerning hazardous chemical facilities and their threats to workers and the community. Some issues result from terrorism, while others result from structural evoluation within the chemical handling industry and systemic flaws in policies regarding hazardous materials. This session addresses the safety and security of chemical plants in the United States. Topics include: tracking toxic events, improving state and national regulations to manage reactive chemicals problems, fixing chemical plant security vulnerabilities, addressing the competition between right-to-know about hazards and security secrecy, the growing use of immigrant and contract labor in chemical facilities, and locating hazardous facilities in highly populated commercial or residential areas. This session will include members of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board as well as other state officials and community activists that have been active in these issues.
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Panelist(s):Jerry Poje
Rosemary Sokas, MD, MOH
Ted Smith
Organizer(s):Jordan Barab
Jerry Poje
12:30 PMChemical plant safety: How is it communicated?, Rosemary K. Sokas, MD, MOH
12:50 PMCommunity perspectives on chemical safety, Ted Smith
1:10 PMRole of the U.S. chemical safety and hazard investigation board, Gerald poje, PhD
Organized by:Occupational Health and Safety
Endorsed by:Environment
CE Credits:Pharmacy

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA