Louisiana Refining Division

What You Need to Know before Coming on Site

The Louisiana Refining Division implemented the Life Critical Safety Rules and the Accountability Standard Practice. It is intended to ensure that employees and contractors are held consistently accountable for compliance with the Life Critical Safety Rules including the following: Safe Work Permit, Fall Protection, Confined Space Entry, Energy Isolation, Hot Work, Bypassing Safety Devices & IDLH Invasive Work

Failure to comply with the Refining Life Critical Safety Rules may result in discipline, up to and including termination.

No Smoking Smoking - Smoking is NOT allowed within the refinery except in designated areas. Violation of this rule will be cause for immediate dismissal.


No Drugs or Weapons Drugs and Weapons – Illegal drugs, unauthorized alcohol, weapons and firearms are prohibited on refinery property. All individuals are subject to search while on company property.


Facial Hair Facial Hair Policy – Beards are prohibited within the refinery. Mustaches and short sideburns are permitted if they do not interfere with the facial seal of protective breathing devices. Please see attached document for descriptions of acceptable/unacceptable facial hair.
Bulleted Dot Facial Hair Policy Document


Cell Phones Cell Phones and Electronic Devices – These devices are not allowed in process units. The use of cellular phones while driving a vehicle is prohibited.


Safety Equipment

Standard Personal Protective Equipment – PPE required for entry into a process unit and/or tank farm areas is as follows:
Bulleted Dot Hard Hat with goggles attached
Bulleted Dot Safety Glasses
Bulleted Dot Hearing Protection
Bulleted Dot FR Clothing
Bulleted Dot Gloves
Bulleted Dot Personal H2S Monitor
Bulleted Dot Safety Toed Shoes


Certain areas/jobs may require additional PPE which shall be worn in accordance with posted signs or as stated on the safe work permit. Contractor PPE is not supplied by Marathon Petroleum Company LP.

For an inclusive set of all the safety requirements at the Louisiana Refining Division refinery, please visit the LRD HESS Standard Practices.


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