Dow SCO Basic Site Specific Orientation

Course Information

Dow SCO Basic Site Specific Orientation is the site-specific contractor orientation course for the Dow Chemical St. Charles Operations facility in Hahnville, LA.


1) Students must have a currently valid ARSC card (BOP/BOPR) prior to taking this course.

2) After successful completion of this course, the Student MUST take course 08SCOIES.

After course 08SCOIES is successfully completed, the Student MUST take course 08SCOSU and successfully complete, IF not shown on a Dow Badge or ARSC card to have been taken previously. Course 08SCOSU is required to be taken and successfully completed ONCE (50 year expiration).

3) If any of the required courses (08SCOSSB, 08SCOIES, 08SCOSU) are NOT successfully completed, NONE of the course codes shall be printed on the safety council card.

4) A Background Screen is required of each Student, but is not a prerequisite. The Contractor Company must submit a Background Screen Verification Form to Dow SCO Security prior to having the student take this course 08SCOSSB. This Form is supplied by the Safety Council upon registration, and the Contractor Company must Fax the completed Form to Welcome Center at 985-783-3267.


Recommended For

All construction and contracted maintenance and services personnel who will be working at this site.


Course Content

This course includes discussion of the following topics:

  • VPP Star Site
  • Employee Rights
  • General Safety Rules
  • Vehicle and Roadway Safety
  • Security Awareness
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Pre-Task Analysis (PTA) and Permitting
  • SCO Procedure Use Expectations
  • Life Critical Programs
  • Return to Operations
  • Hazard Communication (HAZCOM)
  • Embryo-Fetus
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Overhead Lifts / Crane Use
  • Crane Operator JTHA / Rigger JTHA
  • Hands Free Rigging and Hoisting
  • Hands Free Backup Tool Work
  • Global Maintenance Work Process (GMWP)
  • Plant Emergencies and Emergency Equipment
  • Response to Site Alarms
  • Injuries and Incidents
  • Behavior Requirements
  • Line of Fire
  • Water Safety
  • Marine Safety and Security (MARSEC)
  • Basic Electrical Safety (EWP-01,  EWP-10, EWP-11 and EWP-13 Awareness)

NOTE: Additional training requirements may be needed depending upon the scope of work. Please refer to your contract or your Dow Chemical onsite contact for further training requirements.



  • Computer training

    $70 Member / $75 Non-Member

  • Classroom instruction

    Not available for classroom instruction.


Course Details

Course Code: 08SCOSSB
Course Length (approx.): 1 Hour 40 Minutes plus Test
Course Expiration: 1 Year from Class Date
Passing Score Required: 80% – if a test question is missed, it is reviewed but not asked again
Retakes Allowed: Yes – 5 retakes allowed and must pay for each retake; if a Student fails and would like a retake beyond what is allowed, the Contractor Company must contact Dow, who will notify KCUC whether or not a retake is granted.
Language: English
Reader Assistance Allowed: No – unless an exception is given by Dow
ID Requirements: Students must present a valid (not expired) U.S. State or Federal ID with photo and separate Social Security card if the SSN is not on the ID – No Exceptions.
Handouts: No
Course Exceptions: Any exception must be requested by the Contractor Company, not the Student, and is subject to approval by Dow.


Valid ARSC Card (BOP/BOPR): Yes
Social Security Verification (SSV): Yes
Background Screen: Yes – see NOTES above.
Medical Services: No


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