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Controlling OSHA’s Replacement In Kind

John C. Huang, P.E.

The course contains an introduction to the concepts of “Replacement in Kind”, “Functional Equivalence” and “Essentially Identical” with information on which regulatory bodies are involved. The reasons for and benefits of the concept are included. Illustrative examples of the concepts are explored with “scientific proof” of equivalence explained. Included are guidelines indicating how to prevent a misinterpretation of the concept from impacting facility maintenance costs. An explanation of the real goal of the concept is presented.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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