ARSC was created to address the need for
uniform and consistent training of contract workers in the
petrochemical plant environment. Our programs are now used in
many industrial environments. We currently have twenty-one
members within our organization and several of those have
multiple locations. We anticipate continued growth with our
membership in the near future as many inquiries are coming in
from across the country.
ARSC has two specific training programs that are taught at the
member organization locations, Basic Orientation Plus™ and
Basic Orientation Plus-Refresher™ .
The Basic Orientation Plus™ reciprocal
contractor safety awareness training program was designed to
meet the classroom training requirements of the standards
listed in the Code of Federal Regulations as enforced by the
U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health
Administration (OSHA) in the components it covers. The
following pages of this report contain a chart that highlights
what is covered in each of these components.
The actual methods of compliance with these
standards will depend on the rules, regulations and procedures
in effect at each specific refinery or chemical plant.
The components or
modules as we call them of this program are as follows:
Hazard Communication (HazCom) and Chemical Safety
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Electrical Safety Related Work Practices for Non-Qualified
Process Safety Management (PSM)
General Rules & Emergency Response
Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)
In addition to these modules many of our
members add local enhancements to the program for their
specific area. After completion of the classroom training a
validated test containing fifty questions is administered and
each student must be able to answer at least eighty percent
of the questions correctly to be deemed a passing score. This
program consists of a newly revised 93 minute state-of-the-art
video, an instructor's manual on CD ROM, Power Point
Presentation or 35 mm slides, and a validated bank of test
questions and test design template. The total training time
for the Basic Orientation Plus™ program is approximately
four and one half hours including the test.
Our program is designed to be instructor
lead for the first time worker and there is a refresher
program that may be administered by an instructor or in
computer based training (CBT) format on an annual basis. The
Basic Orientation Plus-Refresher™ program takes
approximately two hours to complete.
Both of these programs are reviewed for
revisions needed at least annually by the ARSC Curriculum
Committee. The Refresher program now includes a module on
Occupational Heat Stress.
I'm sure you are aware that the program is
not meant to relieve contract companies of all training
responsibilities. There is always some job specific
information that cannot be covered in a classroom or computer
based training and must be covered in the field.
We have also adopted a Confined Space
program as reciprocal among our membership and anticipate more
programs to be reciprocal in the future.
purpose of this orientation is to inform
the new contractor employee of general
safety rules, regulations, practices, and
principles associated with the
construction and contract
maintenance/services industry, as well as,
re-informing and updating the experienced
employee. This course will qualify as an
OSHA mandated orientation. The following
topics are covered in this orientation:
to Basic Orientation Plus
and view "General Safety"
entry and security.
and doubts-importance asking and
informing your supervisor.
and view "Hazard
the "Right-to-Know" Law under
methods of recognizing hazards.
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS')
Marking and Labeling for Hazardous
the NFPA and HMIS methods for labeling.
and view "Personal Protective
and fitting guidelines.
and Adjustable Features.
and View "Respiratory
and NIOSH requirements.
an View "Hearing Conservation"
of noise and the way we hear.
Hearing and Conservation Standard.
and Audiometric Testing.
& Engineering Controls.
and view "Electrical safety related
work practices for the non-qualified
of Electrical Accidents.
and De-energized equipment.
on Energized Circuits Safely.
parts General Safety Considerations.
work Practices for Portable Electrical
and View " Elevated Work
of Elevated Work.
of Fall Protection Systems.
and View " Process Safety
to Process Safety Management.
Procedures and Practices.
Rules and Emergency Response
and View " General Rules and
Emergency Response" Video
Reporting and Emergency Notifications.
and Work Authorizations.
site Maintenance and Housekeeping.
and Equipment Rules and Operations.
and Lifting Safety.
and Answer Period
Orientation Plus Refresher™