Equipment deficiencies. The employer shall correct deficiencies in equipment that
are outside acceptable limits (defined by the process safety information in
paragraph (d) of this section) before further use or in a safe and timely manner
when necessary means are taken to assure safe operation.
In the construction of new plants and equipment, the employer shall assure
that equipment as it is fabricated is suitable for the process application for
which they will be used.
Appropriate checks and inspections shall be performed to assure that
equipment is installed properly and consistent with design specifications
and the manufacturer's instructions.
The employer shall assure that maintenance materials, spare parts and
equipment are suitable for the process application for which they will be
(k) Hot Work Permit.
The employer shall issue a hot work permit for hot work operations conducted on
or near a covered process.
The permit shall document that the fire prevention and protection requirements in
29 CFR 1910.252(a) have been implemented prior to beginning the hot work
operations; it shall indicate the date(s) authorized for hot work; and identify the
object on which hot work is to be performed. The permit shall be kept on file until
completion of the hot work operations.
(l) Management of Change.
The employer shall establish and implement written procedures to manage
changes (except for "replacements in kind") to process chemicals, technology,
equipment, and procedures; and, changes to facilities that affect a covered
The procedures shall assure that the following considerations are addressed prior
to any change:
The technical basis for the proposed change;
Impact of change on safety and health;
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