By Chad Patschke, CPSA, Principal at Ethos Process Safety Solutions. Ethos Process Safety Solutions, August 2, 2021

In this video, we analyze an interpretation letter issued by OSHA in May 2016 describing the administration's view on recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices (RAGAGEPs). The letter addresses (1) OSHA's opinion of the four types of documents qualifying as RAGAGEPs, (2) how OSHA expects industries to comply with "shall" and "should" statements in RAGAGEPs, (3) normative and informative references in RAGAGEPs, and (4) expectations for recommended practices and non-mandatory appendices / annexes.

We also provide two excellent resources for fixed (pressure) equipment mechanical integrity RAGAGEPs, one of which is a free download!

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Posted by Grady Hatton on August 2, 2021
Great video Chad. Log in or register to read the rest of this comment.

Posted by Anthony Iavenditti on August 26, 2021
Great overview and refresher, thanks Chad. Log in or register to read the rest of this comment.

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