Daniel Horowitz, Ph.D.

Invited Headline Speaker at the September 8, 2021 TRAA Meeting

Daniel Horowitz worked at the U.S. Chemical Safety Board from 2000, shortly after the CSB was established, until 2018. An organic chemist by training, Dr. Horowitz served in a variety of roles with the Board, including as Special Assistant to the Board (2000-2005), Director of Congressional and Public Affairs (2005-2010), and then as Managing Director from 2010 onward. At the CSB he led a number of initiatives including establishing its world-renowned safety video program as well as developing safety recommendations related to inherent safety, flammable gas safety, and corporate safety culture. In 2019, he authored a New York Times op-ed commentary that called for regulators to ban the use of HF in refining, recognizing the catastrophic risk from HF alkylation and the availability of safer alternatives.

Dr. Horowitz was the invited keynote speaker at TRAA’s February 15, 2020 Press Conference & Community Call To Action marking the 5th anniversary of the Torrance Refinery explosion. Watch his speech, which was delivered from his home in Virginia via recorded video.