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
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
Preble Medical Services
107 Collins Avenue Mandan, ND 58554
Sanford Health Occupational Medicine
2603 East Broadway Bismarck, ND 58501
401 North 9th Street Bismarck, ND 58501
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:
455 East Carson Plaza Drive Carson, CA
1805 Arnold Drive Martinez, CA
Houston Area Safety Council (HASC)
Street Pasadena, TX
Integrity Safety Services
501 30th Street
Safety West Coast Services
1460 Slater Road
Safety West Coast Services
7049 Kickerville Road
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
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.