Galveston Bay Refinery

A dusk shot of the Galveston Bay Refinery


Step 1: Requirements to Work at an MPC Refinery

Marathon GBR Pre-Access Testing - performed by DISA.  Initial pre-access requires hair follicle, urinalysis and breathalyzer testing. Please be aware that it is up to your organization to follow up with DISA to confirm results.  (Cost for drug screen is the responsibility of the company and will not be paid for by MPC).

Contractor Employee status will be checked when the access badge is requested.  An active (green) status allows for a badge to be issued.  An inactive (red) status will require the Contractor Company to contact DISA for more information.  An access badge cannot be issued when there is an inactive (red) status.

Graded Background Check - required for everyone requesting a MPC Proximity Badge.  Please be aware that iit is up to your organization to follow-up with the Background Check Vendor to confirm results.  Background Checks are good for two years from their order date. 

North American Bacground Screening Consortium (NABSC) Compliance

*Graded Background TPAs include DISA, S2Verify, HASC Background, and First Advantage.*

HASC Backgrounds:

All contract workers must take and successfully complete the Refinery approved site-specific training prior to obtaining a Contractor Badge.  Contractors are required to successfully complete the following courses: 

1. ARSC Basic Plus (19BH) or Safety Essentials Orientation (English: SE-SAFE) or (Spanish: SE-SAFES);and

2. Marathon Petroleum Essentials Orientation (English: 19MPCESN) or (Spanish: 19MPCESS);and

3. Marathon Petroleum Galveston Bay Site Specific (English: 19MPCGBR) or (Spanish: 19MPCGBS)

4. If working in the HF Alky Unit, Marathon Petroleum HF Alky Orientation (19MPCHFA) 

Courses can be completed online or at the following locations: 

Houston Area Safety Council (All Locations and available Live Online Proctoring with HASC)

HASC Pasadena
Address: 5213 Center St, Pasadena, TX 77505
Phone: (281) 476-9900
Hours: 6:00AM - 6:00PM

HASC Texas City
Address: 3300 FM 1765, Texas City, TX 77590
Phone: (281) 476-9900 x411
Hours: 7:00AM-3:30PM (effective 12/11/2023)

Address: 1211 W. NASA Pkwy, Webster, TX 77598
Phone: (281) 476-9900 x315
Hours: 7:00AM-3:30PM

HASC Baytown
Address: 4226 Decker Drive, Baytown, TX 77520
Phone: (281) 476-9900 x310
Hours: 7:00AM-3:30PM

HASC Mid-Coast
Address: 3731 State Highway 35 South, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Phone: (361) 552-7823
Hours: 7:00AM-3:30PM

Refinery Access Badge - Lenel
Contract workers are able to obtain their refinery access badge at the Galveston Bay Refinery Gate 42.

Prior to obtaining a site badge the following requirements must be met:

  1. Completed Badge Request form must be completed and emailed to the GBR Security Operations Center: [email protected]
  2. TAR Employees please fax paperwork to 29th Street TAR Badge Trailer at: 409-945-1048
  3. Employee should have a valid Safety Council Card and a valid Drivers’ License prior to be being sent to Gate 42 once badge request from has been sent. (If employee does not have a valid Drivers’ License then they may use a Passport or other Government Issued Photo ID; however if identification other than a drivers’ license is used they are not permitted to drive at the Galveston Bay Refinery.)
  4. Security Officer will validate employee with DISA, issue proximity scan badge and issue vehicle parking permit.
  5. Employees without a valid DISA screen will be instructed to contact his/her company.


Contractor Parking at the Refinery and Drive-In Access

  • Contract workers will need to fill out the Galveston Bay Parking Permit Form to receive a permit that allows them to park their vehicle(s) in their designated parking lot.
  • Contract workers needing Drive in Access, must fill out the Galveston Bay Vehicle Access Permit Form with proper authorization and turn in at the Security Operation Center, ESB 219.

Step 2: What to Know Before Coming On-Site

Illegal drugs and unauthorized alcohol, weapons and unauthorized firearms are prohibited on refinery property. All individuals are subject to search while on company property.

Galveston Bay Drug/Alcohol/Weapon 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.

Galveston Bay Facial Hair Policy

The following PPE is required for entry into a process unit and/or tank farm area(s):

  • Hard Hat
  • Chemical Goggles - Available on Person
  • Safety Glasses
  • Hearing Protection
  • NFPA 2112 FR Clothing
  • Gloves - Min - Cut Level 3 Glove for General Duty Use
  • Personal H2S Monitor
  • Safety Toed Shoe with a defined heel

Galveston Bay PPE Policy

Certain areas/jobs may require additional PPE which shall be worn in accordance with posted signs or as stated on the Safe Work Permit. 

NOTE: Contractor PPE is not supplied by Marathon Petroleum Company LP.

Safety One

Please view this video that best describes the fundamental pillars of MPC’s safety culture. If you have any questions or want more information please contact the Site Safety Supervisor for information.