Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practice Analysis

Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices, or RAGAGEP, is a concept introduced by OSHA in the PSM standard OSHA 1910.119. It encompasses a broad array of standards, codes, and practices across many different industries and governing agencies. Applying RAGAGEP to your process is a responsibility placed on plant managers, process owners, design engineers, and operators. Each person involved has a duty to maintain processes and equipment in a way that is based on technically sound and proven methods.

Depending on your process, the hazards involved, materials, and other considerations, applicable RAGAGEP can come from many different sources: National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) documents, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) standards, American Petroleum Industry (API) standards, American National Standards Institute (ANSI), building and fire codes, military safety standards, and other publications. The many documents, standards, and codes provide valuable information for keeping people, processes, and the public safe.

Safety Management Services, Inc. can perform a RAGAGEP analysis on your process or plant to determine which regulations or practices may be applicable to you and your equipment. If deficiencies are found, recommendations are made to ensure the proper RAGAGEP are followed and safeguards put into place.