- Type: Conference Presentation
- Conference Type:
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
- Presentation Date:
April 30, 2013
- Skill Level:
Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices (RAGAGEPs) play an important role in US-OSHA’s Process Safety Management standard (29 CFR 1910.119). Numerous RAGAGEP related citations have been issued under OSHA’s Refinery and PSM Covered Chemical Facility National Emphasis Programs (NEPs). Despite the PSM standard having been in effect for over 20 years lack of compliance with PSM’s RAGAGEP requirements remains troubling.
This paper will review RAGAGEP basics from OSHA’s perspective, using examples from NEP inspections to illustrate common RAGAGEP compliance problems.