Chemical safety board applauds EPA hydrogen fluoride initiative


The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) applauded the EPA’s updated National Enforcement and Compliance Initiatives, which continue its focus on reducing risks of accidental releases at industrial and chemical facilities, reports

For the first time, the EPA’s initiatives emphasize inspecting and addressing noncompliance at facilities that use highly toxic hydrogen fluoride (HF), the chemical safety board said in a recent statement.

In recent years, the CSB has investigated several incidents involving a release of HF or a “near miss” of an HF release that put nearby communities at risk. Read more.