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DEKRA Process Safety Engineers can provide auditing of all aspects of your Process Safety Management (PSM), Risk Management Plan (RMP), and New Jersey Toxic Catastrophe Prevention Act (NJTCPA) programs. The audits can be performed to determine conformance to OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Standard (29 CFR 1910.119), Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals, EPA’s risk management rule (40 CFR Part 68), Chemical Accident Prevention Provisions, the NJTCPA Consolidated Rule, or your corporate process safety standards and programs.

A DEKRA audit will follow a three-step process:

Step 1 Information Collection

Our safety engineers work closely with site personnel to collect pertinent Process Safety Information required for the audit. Time spent on this activity helps to minimize the time required for the on-site visit. Information needed may include process descriptions and flow diagrams, material property data, site equipment layout drawings, and written policies and procedures.

Step 2 Site Visit

The auditor will visit the site for a physical audit. During this visit, the auditor will complete record reviews, make visual observations, and conduct interviews with site operations and maintenance personnel, as well as contract personnel, in order to assess compliance. For OSHA, EPA, and NJTCPA compliance, a detailed checklist will be completed following all aspects of the standards.

Step 3 Report and Documentation

The auditor will submit a written report to the client that will contain findings, checklists, observations, and suggestions concerning any deficiencies found in the PSM, RMP, and/or NJTCPA covered portions of the site. The DEKRA safety engineer will offer insight and recommendations as may be required to advance the site’s programs based on the legislated requirements and best industry practices.