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Contractor Requirements


​​​Grace Lake Charles plant has implemented a site-specific contractor orientation training program which will be required for all contractors performing work at the Lake Charles site.   

A contractor is defined as any company or individual that is under contract or sub-contract that performs work or provides core services to or for Grace at the Lake Charles site (regardless of the particular employee’s function/title within that company or activity on our site). Examples of work core to the Grace location or key industrial services are activities such as new construction, demolition, repairs or installation to production equipment, repair work to Grace owned buildings and structures and other similar work or services. 

Training sessions will be held daily at 8:00 am and will be conducted at the Grace site. Contractors should park at gate 5 (contractor parking) and check in at the security building. Training lasts approximately 2.5 hours.  Please arrive 15 minutes early.  Proper plant work attire is required to attend the training class.  Those who are not dressed appropriately will be turned away.  A comprehension test is given immediately following the training.   A passing score of 80% on Section 1 and 100% on Section 2 (critical life safety) will be required in order to obtain a contractor orientation card.   In the event that a contractor does not pass, he or she is required to retake the training course at another session.  Contractors are required to pre-register for training sessions. Class size is limited to 12.  Larger class sizes may be accommodated on an as needed basis based on room availability.

Contractors can register by clicking here. Be sure to include the preferred session date and the names of each person attending.  You can enter all the names of those attending for one particular date by separating their names by commas.  Registrants will receive an e-mail confirmation.

On our site, all contractors are required to have the following to work on our site:

  1. Valid safety council card

  2. Valid Grace contractor orientation card

  3. And be proficient in reading and writing English

  4. Minimum PPE to enter facility (plant Operating area):

    • Hard Hat
    • Safety Glasses
    • Approved Safety Shoes
    • Hearing Protection
    • Goggles
    • Gloves

Any contractor not possessing these items can only be allowed onsite with a waiver approved by site management. This must be obtained in advance.

Should a contractor lose their Grace contractor orientation card or change contract companies, they must obtain a replacement card from the contractor security gate guard.   Special training sessions may be provided as approved by management on an as-needed basis.  Should you have any questions, please​ contact your Grace purchasing agent or Grace contact.


Contractor Safety Manual​

Contractor Site Specific Orientation Overview

Contractor Safety Manual

Maintenance Job Task Minimum PPE Requirements

Plant EHS Policy

Plant Color Codes

Hot Work Permit Procedure

Confined Space Entry Procedure

Lockout/Tagout Procedure

Temporary Barricade Procedure

Contractor Safety Data Sheet