Los Angeles Refinery

Los Angeles Refinery with the American flag displayed on the front

Step 1: Requirements to Work at an MPC Refinery

  • MPC requires all contract employees must be enrolled and must participate in Approved Drug & Alcohol Testing Program 
  • To obtain a Drug and Alcohol Test program account:  
    For account set up; DISA’s Sales Department at 281-673-2530  or sales@disa.com 
  • For ASAP Drug Solutions account set up, phone: 562-624-2720 (Press 3, Email: support@asapdrugsolutions.com
    Important: All Contract Employees must be tested and be in an “active status”, in an MPC approved Drug and Alcohol Test program (DISA or ASAP Drug Solutions) prior to get a badge. 

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

  • DISA Global Solutions
  • ASAP Drug Solutions, For ASAP Drug Solutions account Set up, Phone: 562-624-2720 (Press 3, Email: support@asapdrugsolutions.com). 
  • First Advantage
  • Guidepost Solutions LLC
  • S2 Verify
  • OSCA is the preferred point of contact to establish the contractor training account and aid with any training questions/navigation of the website for scheduling training. 
  • State (Cal OSHA) Required Orientation: 
  • Advanced High Hazard Facility Training: 20 hour - Instructor Lead 
  • Principles of Petroleum Refining - 4 hour (OSCAHHFT-1) 
  • Refinery Safety Overview - 8 hour (OSCAHHFT-2)  
  • Craft Specific Hazards - 8 hour (OSCAHHFT-3) 
  • Site Specific Training: 
    • Site LAR Carson or Wilmington Site Specific Orientation (CBT ~1 hour) 
    • LAR Safe Work Permit Training (CBT ~2 hour) 
  • Site Orientation:
    • Dates and Times Offered
    • Location
    • How to Register for Site Orientation

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

  • Street Address -2100 E. 223 Street, Carson, CA 90812 

The following is required and will be verified by Refinery Security Badging Office Personnel, prior to issuing the Refinery Photo Access ID badge/card: 

Access Requirements- Security/Badging personnel will verify these; no documents are required, prior to issuing the Refinery Photo Access ID badge/card: 

  • Drug & Alcohol Screening:
    • “Active Status” in DISA or ASAP Drug Solutions systems. Each contractor company must have an account.
  • Social Security number verified through DISA/ASAP/OSCA. 
  • Completed/Cleared Background Check in anyone of the authorized background check providers. 

Present the following to Security/Badging personnel

  • Valid Identification – one of the following forms of identification: 
    • Valid Driver’s License 
    • Valid U.S. Government issued photo I.D. 
    • Valid Passport. 
  • Have your OSCA ID Card available. 

The following is required and will be verified by Refinery Security prior to issuing the Refinery

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

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 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.

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.

Los Angeles Respiratory Protection Program

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.