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

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

Thanksgiving in 2006 will be forever be a memorable date in history for Boston-area residents for years to come. The CAI ink plant massive explosion known as “The Thanksgiving Miracle” did not kill anyone, however it injured 10 residents, evacuated 300 residents and demolished 10 businesses. With safety guards and proper controls in place, the dangerous explosion caused by human error could have been prevented.

This course, with video produced by the Chemical Safety Board, helps viewers to gain a better understanding of the life altering Danver 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 gain a greater understanding of the scope of these accidents, and understand the importance of taking measures to prevent them.

Video on Demand   This course is in the Video On Demand format, to read about Video On Demand features click here.

  • Install on any SCORM LMS
  • Full-screen video presentation
  • Print certificate and wallet card
  • You have 30 days to complete the course

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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