Welcome to INSURVs Navy Occupational Safety & Health and Environmental Protection, commonly referred to as NEP, Web Portal. The goal of this portal is to provide you with all the necessary information to properly prepare for and excel during your INSURV inspection.
The NEP portion of the inspection includes four of what we refer to as Decks. 1) The OH Deck is Occupational Safety & Health or NAVOSH which includes of all your NAVOSH Programs, Safety Admin as well as HAZMAT Control and Management. 2) The EP Deck is Environmental Protection which includes Sewage, Oil Pollution Abatement, Solid Waste Processing, Pollution Prevention and EP Admin. 3) The VT Deck is an inspection of the performance of the ventilation systems used to control occupational exposures and those in sanitary spaces. It also includes an inspection of all fan rooms and air flow alarms. 4)The final Deck is MD which includes an inspection of Medicals equipment, facilities and their role in the occupational medical surveillance programs.
The most critical tool to preparing for our inspection is our inspection check sheets, available below, which each of our inspectors will use during your inspection. If you can remember back to your high school days, this is an open book test and this web portal provides all the questions we will ask during the inspection. Therefore, if you self-assess your programs and equipment using these check sheets, it will provide you an accurate assessment of how prepared your ship is for this portion of the inspection and where your ship may need to direct some attention.
The second most critical tool for preparing for our inspection is the list of NEP Best Practices. These Best Practices are observations INSURV inspectors have seen over the years that have contributed to a ships success during their inspection. These should most certainly be reviewed and used as keys to INSURV Inspection success.
It is important you understand that NEP Inspectors are fleet subject matter experts in areas of Safety, Environmental Protection, Industrial Hygiene, Ventilation and Medical. This isnt their collateral duty. This is their full-time job in the Navy whether they are assigned to INSURV or not. Depending on your class of your ship, you will have anywhere from 2 7 of us, 100% focused on your NEP related equipment and programs, for the better part of a week. So it is definitely a thorough and comprehensive assessment of these areas of your ship.