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Q. I am a contractor/subcontractor and will soon be working at the Tesoro Refinery in Mandan, ND. What do I need to do so my employees can gain access to the site?
A. Tesoro uses the Occupational Safety Councils of America (OSCA) for all its contractor training. As a contractor, you will need to set up an account with OSCA and utilize their system for your employees. You will need to meet the following criteria to gain access to the Refinery:
     • Complete the Tesoro OSCA background check.
     • Have an “Active” status in OSCA’s Drug & Alcohol Program.
     • Complete Refinery Safety Overview (RSO) training.
     • Complete the Tesoro Mandan ND Contractor Site Orientation training.

Q. How do I set up an OSCA account and get trained on how to use it?
A. Contact Peri Evans and she will assist you in setting up an account for Training and Background checks. Peri can be reached at perie@osca.com or (360) 989-0261. Once your OSCA account is set up, you will be scheduled for a training session on how to manage your account and set up employees for training.

Q. When does the NASAP drug & alcohol testing begin?
A. The NASAP (10 panel) drug & alcohol testing will become mandatory effective August 1st, 2015.

Q. Where will the NASAP drug & alcohol testing be done?
A. Testing can be completed by any of the following TPA’s:
     Preble Medical Services
     107 Collins Avenue Mandan, ND 58554
     (701) 663-6021

     Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic
     2603 East Broadway Bismarck, ND 58501
     (701) 323-5222

     Mid-Dakota Worklife
     401 North 9th Street Bismarck, ND 58501
     (701) 530-6400

Q. What OSCA classes are offered at the NDSC office in Bismarck?
A. The following courses are available:
     • Refinery Safety Overview (RSO) - a 4- to 6-hour classroom course
     • Contractor Site Orientation Training - a computer-based training
     • ALKY - computer-based training
Before you can attend any of these trainings, you must have your account set up with OSCA. Once your account is active, you will be able to see a schedule of available training times and register your employees.

Q. Where do I go for the Tesoro Mandan ND Contractor Site Orientation Training?
A. The Contractor Site Orientation Training is computer based training. If your employees are in North Dakota, an OSCA computer lab is set up at the North Dakota Safety Council located at 1640 Burnt Boat Drive in Bismarck. Employees MUST be pre-registered for the training.

The Contractor Site Orientation Training can also be completed at the following locations:

     OSCA
     455 East Carson Plaza Drive Carson, CA 
     (562) 624-2720

     OSCA Martinez
     1805 Arnold Drive Martinez, CA  
     (925) 335-5000

     Houston Area Safety Council (HASC)
     5213 Center Street Pasadena, TX
     (281) 476-9900

     Integrity Safety Services
     501 30th Street Anacortes, WA  
     (360) 574-6071

     Safety West Coast Services
     1460 Slater Road Ferndale, WA  
     (360) 306-3289

     Safety West Coast Services
     7049 Kickerville Road Blaine, WA
     (360) 306-3289

Q. Is RSO taking the place of the OSHA 10-Hour, or do I need to take both?
A. Tesoro accepts both RSO and OSHA 10-Hour training, but you only need to complete one.
 

Q. Once I get all of my training completed, what do I do?
A. Take your OSCA badge to the Gate #2 Security Building at the Tesoro Mandan Refinery and display your OSCA badge and photo ID. You will need to complete a face-to-face training with a Tesoro representative. Face-to-face training will be offered onsite, Monday through Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in the Annex trailer. Training will last approximately 15 minutes.

Q. Who can I contact at the Tesoro Refinery in Mandan if I have any questions?
A. The Contractor Safety Representative at Tesoro contact is Doug Scheetz and he can be reached at (701) 667-2556 or Doug.A.Scheetz@tsocorp.com.

 
 
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