WILMINGTON: 910-762-9557   FAX: 910-762-9547

CHARLESTON: 843-797-8820   FAX: 843-797-8809

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BOPR & Sites (8 am)

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Low Country Area

Charleston, SC (Map)

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Listed times are when check-ins start. BOP classes begin at 7:30 am. Late students will not be admitted after class begins.  — = CLOSED

LATEST NEWS

« MASC has suspended classroom and computer-based training at our Charleston, High Point and Wilmington locations until April 6 »

Temporary Suspension of Training Extended!!

First and foremost, we hope all of you are healthy and staying aware of the changing conditions in this most uncertain time. MASC staff has been following the spread of the covid 19 virus across our operating area. As of the morning of March 27:

North Carolina

• The measured rate of infection is doubling every three days
• Schools have been closed until at least mid May
• Gatherings of 10 people or more have been banned
• Places where people congregate have been closed - restaurants, gyms, barbershops, salons, etc.
• Durham, Winston Salem and Guilford Co. (Greensboro) have issued stay at home orders effective 3/27.

South Carolina

• The measured rate of infection is doubling every three days
• Schools have been closed
• Public gatherings of 3 or more have been banned (this applies to mostly outside areas like beaches, parking lots, etc.)
• Places where people congregate have been closed - restaurants, gyms, barbershops, salons etc.
• Charleston has issued a stay at home order effective 3/26.
• Charleston Co. has documented 13% of the know infections in the entire state

Given these facts, the "social distancing" guidance we all have received and more, and given that the spread of the virus still appears to be growing exponentially, we have no choice but to extend the suspension of training at all 3 locations for at least another week (through Sunday April 5). We will continue to monitor conditions and believe me, will resume training in some capacity as soon as we can safely do so. We are also finalizing new procedures we will be rolling out to maintain safe conditions in our classrooms and computer labs when we resume training.

A restart could also depend upon securing the supplies and PPE needed to sustain safe conditions. If we had these items right now, we would donate them to our health care warriors out there, because their need is profound and growing.

We apologize for this disruption of service, and for scheduling difficulties that the disruption has caused. We are anxious to return to normal, but even a "new" normal isn't available just yet.

Online Registration

Registering for classes is easy! Just click on the SORT Login & Accounts link, log in and confirm your choices. A company account is available for companies using one person to enroll the company's attendees. A student account can be created if you need to enroll youself.

Pre-registration ensures you have a seat in the classes you select. When you complete a registration request, staff will review for accuracy and send you a verification email to confirm your registration. It's just like making a flight reservation.

Please remember to double-check the confirmation email for the correct information, especially the confirmed dates and times. It is sometimes necessary to modify the requested dates and times. The correct scheduling information will be reflected in the confirmation you receive from MASC via email or phone.

OSHA 10 and OSHA 30, Now Available Online!

MASC is now partnered with AdvanceOnline Solutions, an OSHA-Authorized Online Outreach Training Provider, to offer OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 courses online! These courses may be accessed from your home or office, or take them in one of our training center computer labs if your company prefers a proctored environment! Use the link or click on the AdvanceOnline graphic below to get started.

Continue to AdvanceOnline for OSHA Training

For online OSHA 10 or OSHA 30 training support or customer service, contact the following resource:

AdvanceOnline Solutions Customer Service Department
Direct: 713-952-1100
Toll-free: 866-427-2467
CustomerService@AdvanceOnline.com
Telephone support: 24/7
Office hours: 8am-5pm Central Time

Visit our OSHA Courses page for pricing information. You may also contact a MASC representative for more information by email or by phone at 910-762-9557.

Of course, we still offer classroom sessions for both OSHA 10 and OSHA 30, if your company is in need of a more guided approach.

TAPPISAFE Training Available

Contractors working at pulp and paper mills that require specific TAPPISAFE safety training for working at those mills can take those classes in our MASC computer labs! NOW!

And, if you are a contractor and work at Kapstone Charleston and have or are taking the Basic Orientation Plus®/Refresher, you can substitute the BOP training for the TAPPISAFE general training requirement. In other words, you can go directly to the Kapstone Charleston site specific program once your BOP training record has been shared with the TAPPISAFE folks.

To learn more about saving time and money with this option, call the Charleston office (843-797-8820) or the Wilmington office (910-762-9557). We can help expedite the process.

Duke Energy PowerSafe Training

PowerSafe is a computer-based program designed to provide general safety orientation and Duke Energy FHO company specific training for the utility workforce. Duke Power requires completion of this training before contractors come on-site to work. Any contractor employee providing labor services in an industrial setting at Duke sites must complete PowerSafe training before arriving at the site to begin work.

These training classes are available at all of our Mid Atlantic Safety Council training centers. Preregistration is required. Call 910-762-9557 for more information!

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What is SORT?

SORT stands for our Student Online Registration & Training management system. Create a company account to register students and manage their training, an individual student account to register yourself for MASC training, or if you represent an owner site or reciprocal safety council, you can create an account to look up student records.

Refresher Training At All Locations

The beauty of reciprocal basic safety orientations is that they are accepted at all of the MASC participating manufacturing and owner sites. You take one basic orientation, and it's good at more than 20 locations.

The basic safety orientation refresher, an annual event, is even better. Attendees cover the same data, but since they have successfully completed an instructor led class, they qualify to do the refresher via computer in one of our three computer labs. What takes five hours to cover in a classroom takes about two to cover with computer-based training. And like the classroom version, the Basic Orientation Plus® refresher is accepted at all MASC participating sites.

Need a Safety Orientation For Workers, Visitors or Both?

MASC has the ability to script safety orientation presentations! MASC personnel have been involved in the production of over fifty such orientations, in video, multimedia computer based training, and other formats.

Given staff experience with safety guidelines and sites across NC and SC, we already have identified topics that are frequently covered in these presentations. It doesn't take long to research your company's unique needs and craft a script for use with workers and visitors. In many cases, a visitor's orientation can be extracted from the coverage for contractors and other workers. You can get two beneficial orientations out of one project!

MASC has a relationship with a multimedia production company that can assist with higher end video and multimedia development projects. For more information, call either of our offices, or email our lead developer.


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