Monthly Archives: December 2010

RAGAGEP: Just what is it?

RAGAGEP stands for Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practice. OSHA: OSHA 29 CFR 1910.119 (D)(3)(ii): “The employer shall document that equipment complies with recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices.” EPA: EPA 40 CFR 68.73 (d)(2): “Inspection and testing … Continue reading

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GCAP calls the National Response Center

GCAP has posted their 10th podcast. This episode they call the National Response Center on a training call. They’ve edited the call to speed it up, but if you haven’t had to call the NRC before I think you’ll be surprised how … Continue reading

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Stop Fantasizing about your Dream Team and get to work!

I’m continually amazed how often I come across underperforming organizations that don’t try to improve because they feel the caliber of their employees is inadequate to achieve higher performance. It may well be true that your team is suboptimal in … Continue reading

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Three kinds of Ammonia Operator

Over the past few years I have had the opportunity to work with quite a few Ammonia Operators. Recently I chose to oversee the training of a new operator who had no previous refrigeration experience. In preperation I talked with … Continue reading

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Fatal spill brings $91,000 fine

South Carolina regulators have fined a Pennsylvania company $91,000 for a string of emergency preparedness failures they say occurred before a fatal chemical leak near its Swansea plant last year. The Department of Health and Environmental Control says the wrong … Continue reading

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Classic Ammonia Video

This video has been around for quite some time. Whenever I’ve been shown it I’ve been told it’s real. Some internet research leads me to believe it may not be. Still – it’s a good idea to show this to … Continue reading

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