ASSP Technical Meeting
- “Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices (RAGAGEP)” what are they and who do they apply to in Safety and Health
September 19, 2018
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
“Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices (RAGAGEP)” –what are they and who do they apply to in Safety and Health
About the Speaker:
Clyde Trombettas is the Statewide Manager & Policy Advisor for the Cal/OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) Unit in the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR). As the head of Cal/OSHA’s PSM Unit, Clyde leads the implementa
tion of policy decisions on refinery safety and enforcement, coordinates PSM regulations with state, federal and local agencies, engages with stakeholders in the health and safety community and was one of the co-authors of the new Process Safety Management for Refineries regulation implemented October 1, 2017. He also serves as liaison for the DIR Director on the California Interagency Refinery Task Force.
Clyde has over 33 years’ experience with refinery safety, including 17 years in state service with DIR’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (commonly known as Cal/OSHA) and 18 years’ experience in the private sector. His tenure in state service includes four years as an associate safety engineer inspecting PSM facilities, ten years as the statewide district manager for the PSM Unit, and more than 3 years in his current post.
Prior to state service Clyde spent nearly two decades at Union Oil’s Rodeo refinery in the health & safety department, where he oversaw the safety of contractors during refinery turnarounds. He also served as an emergency responder for the refinery’s fire brigade.
Clyde was an instructor at the OSHA Training Institute where he has taught PSM courses for nearly six years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in law studies from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California, and holds multiple safety certifications in hazardous materials and occupational safety. Clyde is 55 years old and lives in Martinez.