Garyville Refinery

Piping and tubing inside the Garyville Refinery in Louisiana


Step 1: Requirements for Working at the Refinery

Contract Employees must be enrolled in an MPC approved Drug and Alcohol Test program.

All Contract Employees must be enrolled in approved program

To obtain an account, please contact DISA's Sales Department at 281-673-2530 or [email protected]. (This would only apply once your site is on DISA)

Contract Employees status must be tested in an MPC approved program prior to coming onsite. Any Contract Employee not "green-lighted" will not be allowed onsite.

Contract Employees must pass a background safety check from one of the following background check providers: (These are the currently approved MPC background check providers)

  • DISA Global Solutions
  • First Advantage
  • Guidepost Solutions LLC
  • S2 Verify

All contract workers must take and successfully complete an ARSC Reciprocal training and the MPC approved site-specific training prior to obtaining a Contractor Badge.

The Gulf Coast Safety Orientation, if taken prior to January 1st, 2023 will be good until the contract employees annual orientation is due for renewal. Below are the requirements for a contract employee to gain access to the LRD on January 1st, 2023:

Health and Safety Council or Reciprocal Council

Basic Orientation Plus 08BOP or Safety Essentials Orientation (SE-SAFE)

Marathon Essentials, 19MPCESN

Garyville Site Specific Orientation, 19MPCGVR

ALKY Orientation (if needed), 19MPCHFA


If you have any questions regarding the upcoming changes, please contact Travis Gregory via email at [email protected].

Contract workers will obtain their refinery access ID card at the Refinery Security & Badging office at the following address:

Please use this link to schedule your badging appointment: 

  • Street Address: 4663 W. Airline Hwy. Garyville, LA 70063 
  • Phone: 985-535-7676

The following is required and will be verified by Refinery Security prior to issuing the Refinery access ID card:

  • Drug & Alcohol testing compliance
  • Background Check
  • Successful completion of the site-specific training

The Louisiana Refining Division for Marathon Petroleum Company LP requires contract workers possess a valid a TWIC card. TWIC offices can be found nationwide - a location finder is within their website. 

Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)

Do I need to bring anything with me?

  • You will be required to show two forms of identification.  One must be a government issued photo id (such as a driver's license or passport).  The second form can be a birth certificate, marriage certificate, or a DOT physical card.
  • There is typically a three to four week turnaround from enrollment until card activation. Eligibility issues or insufficient information may increase the turnaround time. 
  • Contract Employees are required to know their TWIC Password for the Identification Card prior to obtaining a Marathon Contractor Badge

For more information please visit the Transportation Work Identification Credential Web site

NOTE: Individuals must present a valid picture ID to receive their Refinery access ID card.

Contractor employees must always keep the Refinery Access ID Card in their possession while on Refinery Property.

Step 2: What to Know before Coming Onsite

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

MPC Weapons Policy

Weapons Policy Addendum For Louisiana

MPC Drug and Alcohol 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.

Respiratory Protection Standard Practice

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.
  • 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.