ARSC stands for the Association of Reciprocal Safety Councils. ARSC was created to address the need for uniform and consistent training of contract workers in the petrochemical plant environment. ARSC programs are now used in many industrial environments. ARSC currently has twenty-three safety council members within our organization and several of those have multiple locations. We anticipate continued growth with our membership in the near future as many membership inquiries continue coming in from across the country. This growth is important to organization and the industries we serve, but growth for the sake of growth is not our objective. Becoming a member of the Association requires that applicants meet a stringent set of requirements that are designed to assure the organization maintains the credibility and professionalism, which our customer base demands.
ARSC has two specific programs for general safety awareness training 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 and what the employer must cover.