Two Agencies Will Work Together

It's little surprise that 18- to 34-year-olds are at the heart of a nationwide increase in illegal drug use, and the manufacturing industry traditionally draws heavily from this pool of job seekers.

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) designed to facilitate the on-site activities of both agencies when they respond to chemical incidents.

The MOU will help to establish a working relationship between the two agencies in order to avoid duplication of efforts and to ensure that response and investigative functions do not compromise each other's mission and specific responsibilities.

CSB is currently reviewing or investigating incidents in California, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas and Washington State.

To view a copy of the MOU, go to the CSB website at www.chemsafety.gov.

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