June 29, 2012


Remembering a chlorine derailment, puresafety.com, Dr. Scott Harris

Remembering a chlorine derailment
It doesn’t seem like eight years since I had a major run-in with a railcar of “skull and crossbones” material, but today was the day.  At that time I was a Federal On-Scene Coordinator (FOSC) with the U.S. EPA in Dallas, TX.  FOSCs are the lead for agency responses to oil and hazardous substance releases and have full authority to direct all public and private resources to stop or prevent a release.


Go to the EPA website for a close-up look at this unique event.  I also highly recommend the lessons learned report prepared for the National Response Team.

UL PureSafety’s software and information solutions empower employees to improve workforce health and safety.