What is Basic Orientation Plus® (BOP)?

Basic Orientation Plus® (BOP) was created by the Association of Reciprocal Safety Councils (ARSC). ARSC was originally formed to address the need for uniform and consistent training of contract workers in the petrochemical plant environment. However, ARSC programs are now used in many industrial environments. The rules and regulations referenced in this orientation are from the Code of Federal Regulations, 29 CFR 1910 and 29 CFR 1926 [OSHA].

Basic Orientation Plus® prepares the student to perform various duties in the safest possible manner. Upon successful completion of the course and testing, the student will receive a Basic Orientation Plus® badge that lists the training and its expiration date. Training may be verified by owners and contractors through the Basic Orientation Plus® secure online database.

What topics does Basic Orientation Plus® (BOP) cover?

The purpose of the Basic Orientation Plus® 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:
    • Hazard Communication (HazCom) and Chemical Safety
    • Globally Harmonized System (GHS)
    • Personal Protective Equiptment (PPE)
    • Process Safety Management (PSM)
    • Hearing Conservation
    • Electrical Safety Related for Non-Qualified Workers
    • Lockout/Tagout
    • Respiratory Protection
    • Elavated Work
    • Fall Protection
    • Scaffolding
    • Ladders
    • General Rules & Emergency Procedures
    • Accident Prevention, Signs and Tags
    • Materials Handling and Storage
    • Job Safety Analysis (JSA), Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)
    • Excavation, Trenching & Shoring
    • Emergency Action Plans
    • General Safety and Emergency Procedures
    • Fire Prevention

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