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Blast Wave in Danvers: Solvent-Vapor Explodes at Boston-Area Ink Plant

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20 to 25 minutes
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Standard Definition Wide
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Chemical Safety Board

On November 26, 2006, a massive explosion in the city of Danver injured 10 residents, evacuated 300 residents and demolished10 businesses. The CAI ink plant explosion could have been prevented with proper safety guards and controls in place.

This course, with video produced by the Chemical Safety Board, illustrates the life altering event, how incidents such as these can occur and the importance of abiding by and revising Federal, State and City fire codes, standards and regulations to reduce accident risks and hazards such as these.

Employees who complete this course will have an understanding of the importance of safe handling of hazardous materials and abiding by federal, state and city codes.


Facility/Factory Workers

The course presents the following topical areas:
  • Incident Overview
  • Sequence of Events
  • Technical Analysis
  • Regulations and Oversights
  • Recommendations
  • Conclusion
Intended Performance Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course you will be better prepared to:
  • Advocate (support) the need for strong process safety practices based on the explosion in Danvers, MA.
    • Recognize the root cause(s) of the solvent-vapor explosion in Danvers.
    • Acknowledge that deficiencies in industry standards and work practices contributed to the tragedy in Danvers.
    • Agree to report any unsafe workplace conditions or practices.

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