Keep your employees safe when handling hazardous materials by letting our hazmat consultants proactively spot dangers and identify areas of non-compliance. With these services, you can quickly take meaningful action to significantly reduce your risk and keep your staff safe.
Our proprietary diagnostic audit and assessment services offer an objective review of your policies, procedures, roles and responsibilities from experienced consultants. They’ll identify your hazmat compliance gaps, tell you which areas require the most attention, and explain how to make improvements that show good faith in the event of an audit or litigation. All services include a written summary report of our findings.
Our most popular hazmat audits and assessments include:
Hazardous Material Compliance Assessment
We’ll review your company’s hazardous materials and dangerous goods transportation program in the areas of US Ground (DOT 49 CFR 172700), air (IATA), ocean (IMDG) or Canada Ground (TDG) by evaluating your compliance with domestic and/or international shipping/transportation regulations and advise you of any compliance gaps. You’ll receive a detailed summary of our findings, along with recommendations for improving your program.
DOT Diagnostic Audit & Assessment
One of our DOT consultants will perform an onsite, third-party audit of over 550 safety and compliance areas, including hazardous materials. Based on the results of that evaluation, you’ll receive a J. J. Keller® Performance Rating, the key indicator of the effectiveness of your safety & compliance program and a benchmark for future performance. You will also receive a thorough report of your diagnostic audit and assessment, details of the individual scores, recommendations for making improvements, and the guidance of our regulatory specialists.
DOT Audit Support Services
If you receive notice of a DOT audit or an intervention under the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program due to a hazmat issue, we’ll help ensure the best possible outcome. Your dedicated J. J. Keller consultant will prepare your documentation and advise you through the entire process. We’ll also help prevent future audits and interventions by developing a long-term compliance program customized for your fleet. Audit services include a DOT Compliance Review if you’re selected for a Compliance Review or other investigation, a Safety Upgrade Request if you’re operating with a Conditional or Unsatisfactory Rating and want to submit a formal rating increase request, and a DOT New Entrant Safety Audit if you’re part of FMCSA’s new Entrant Program.
Take a proactive approach to hazmat safety with an audit or assessment of your compliance by contacting us today for a no-obligation discussion.
Frequently Asked Questions
It allows you to obtain an objective, unbiased look at your hazmat safety program. It also enables you to leverage the industry knowledge and experience of experts who have worked with many different companies. Additionally, it can provide a level of credibility required to get buy-in from managers and executives.
Your scores in our compliance audit, safety management assessment, CSA performance review and best practice evaluation feed this overall rating. It indicates your fleet’s current safety & compliance performance. We’ll use it to benchmark your company against other organizations, compare performance among facilities, and track your program’s progress.
We can help you with DOT new entrant safety audits, DOT compliance reviews, focused on or offsite investigations, and even safety upgrade requests. If you’ve already undergone your audit and need help with your corrective action plan, we can help you make this process much easier. Your consultant will look at each violation (acute and critical), consider the contributing factors to each violation, and determine what action has happened and what needs to happen.