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US Chemical & Safety Hazard board videos

Videos created by the United States Chemical Safety board show real-life footage and animated reconstructions of how explosions have occurred in a variety of manufacturing and chemical process industries. They also explain what preventative actions could have been taken to avoid the - sometimes fatal - consequences of such incidents.

Combustible Dust: An Insidious Hazard

A new safety video depicting how accumulations of combustible dust at industrial workplaces can provide the fuel for devastating explosions that kill and maim workers, shut down plants, and harm local economies.


Explosion at BP Refinery

A animated reconstruction that shows how a level sensing failure created the right conditions for an explosion to occur and the damage that resulted. A reminder for anyone working with flammable liquids of the importance of fail-safes and regular inspections.


Dangers of Flammable Gas Accumulation

A video demonstrating how a build up of flammable gas due to poor venting and the failure to control potential ignition sources caused an explosion at the ASCO manufacturing plant in New Jersey, US