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Stephen Klejst

Executive Director of Investigations & Recommendations
U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB)

Stephen Klejst, the Executive Director of Investigations and Recommendations, joined the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) in February 2018. He is responsible for leading the agency’s investigation and recommendations programs including the Drivers of Critical Chemical Safety Change advocacy program.

Mr. Klejst comes to the CSB after nearly ten years of experience with the National Transportation Safety Board where he was deputy managing director and director of the agency’s Office of Railroad, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Investigations. During his tenure with the NTSB, Mr. Klejst led the agency’s investigation of several major pipeline and railroad accidents including the explosion of a natural gas transmission line in San Bruno, California, the rupture of a hazardous liquid transmission line in Marshall, Michigan and several significant freight railroad and transit rail accidents. Prior to joining the NTSB, Mr. Klejst had a distinguished executive career in the railroad industry with responsibilities in the areas of safety, accident investigation, regulatory compliance and technical training.

Mr. Klejst received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania and a master of science degree in management from the Stevens Institute of Technology. Mr. Klejst is a Certified Safety and Security Director.