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MASC, a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization, is a coalition of local manufacturers and contractors united to provide the area with top quality safety orientation and training. MASC is managed by Delta Safety Training, Inc. Delta Safety is a local company whose principles have over fifty years combined in the training industry.
Standardized training is more efficient, more effective and saves money. On average, area contractors sit through more than four orientations per year. By eliminating redundant orientations, Charleston area businesses alone are expected to save over $1M per year. More importantly, contractors receive one message on safety, one time. Quality is maintained through standard curriculum shared by other safety councils nationwide and presented by experienced instructors dedicated to excellence in safety training. Contractors completing the Basic Orientation Plus® program are well prepared to report to work sooner, in a safer state of mind and safer environment.
MASC offers the highest quality safety training available in the greater NC & SC area and maintains reciprocity with 24 other safety councils nationwide, guaranteeing:
- Standard safety processes and methods are incorporated into the BOP program, which has been validated academically and in the field.
- Contractors in any area nationwide may use the same certification ID card for BOP where an ARSC industrial safety council exists.
- The course content, administration and testing security are monitored through the ARSC audit process to ensure quality and consistency throughout all ARSC affiliated councils.
See the Course Info page for general info on courses currently offered by MASC.
Visit the BOP page for details specific to the Basic Orientation Plus® course.
Visit the Course List page for details on orientation courses specific to Owner sites.
Visit the OSHA page for details specific to different OSHA courses available through MASC, including 10, 30, and 40 Hour units.
When contractors successfully complete the Basic Orientation Plus® program, they receive certification in the form of a wallet ID card. This ID card is required for entry into MASC member-owner sites and is valid for one year. After one year, contractors are required to return to the training center to renew their BOP certification.
Yes. The Basic Orientation Plus® program provides an overview of standard safety issues. However, many of our owner sites require additional site specific training. Please review the list of site specifics currently offered that are required to gain entry into our ownersites.
The BOP Course is offered Wednesdays and Fridays in Wilmington; Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in Charleston; and Fridays in High Point. During major shutdowns, we may offer courses on evenings and weekends when necessary. MASC observes the following holidays and will be closed on these days: New Year's Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Generally, it takes about 5 instruction hours and 30 to 60 minutes of testing time to complete. However, due to unforseen circumstances class may run longer than anticipated.
The cost for the Basic Orientation Plus® program is $82 per student for non-member companies, and $62 per student for member companies. MASC's BSAFE program is $50 per student. Each site specific costs $36 for non-member companies per student, and $28 for member companies per student. You can see how much the total cost will be by using the calculator on our Cost & Payment page. MASC accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, company checks, and cash. Payment is due at the time of registration; however, credit card information can be provided in advance by calling (910) 762-9557.
Members pay only $62 per student for the Basic Orientation Plus® program and receive discounted rates on all other programs offered. In addition, members are offered the convenience of direct billing, and receive quarterly and annual student data reports. Members have access to additional services such as the Contractor Pre-Qualification System. Members are also welcome and encouraged to show their participation by displaying their company logo on our Members Wall at the training center.
Large or small, all contractors are welcome to join MASC. Call the training center for a complete description of the benefits of membership.
The cost of membership varies depending on the number of contract workers who will be required to carry the MASC ID card for entry into the member sites. For small members, contractors having less than 25 employees, the membership fee is $250. For large members, contractors with 25 or more employees, the membership fee is $500 annually. Memberships follow the calendar year and are renewable annually in January and may be cancelled at such time. Contractor student data records will be reviewed prior to the renewal date and member status may be changed accordingly.
That's easy. Just call the training center to request a membership application or download, fill out, and fax an application. Along with the membership application, you will receive a credit application for direct billing purposes. Complete both applications and return them to the training center with your membership dues and that's it... you're a member of MASC.
Contractors are asked to pre-register students by using our online registration or by downloading a PDF version, printing it, and faxing the completed registration form. Forms can also be obtained via fax by giving us a call. Once the pre-registration form is received and the registration is entered into the class schedule, an e-mail or faxed confirmation will be sent back. At least 24-hour notice is appreciated for all registrations and cancellations.
Students who do not pass are permitted to return and re-take the course within two weeks at no charge. To ensure that they gain a fuller understanding of the material, they are are required to go through the program again, and not just the testing. If there are circumstances that make it difficult for the student to complete the course successfully, we will work with you to determine what can be done. Students who must return for a second re-take will be billed the contractor's normal student rate.
Program instruction is given orally with the assistance of video and overheads. The test consists of 50 multiple-choice questions. It is at the testing stage where students with reading disabilities have the option of taking a verbal test. Students who take this test will receive a MASC ID card indicating that fact. These cards are not reciprocal and do not guarantee entry to member-owner sites. It is at the discrection of the plants whether or not to accept these cards. If you have any question about whether a plant will accept a non-reciprocal card, you should contact your contract coordinator at the plant before sending students through the program.
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Sure. This is just one more way MASC is trying to accommodate the needs of contractors. To cover expenses incurred for carrying the program on-site, we have established a 12-student minimum requirement for all on-site classes. Travel labor and actual travel expenses are billed at cost. For example, we can "suitcase" the program to your location for a class of 8 employees, but you will be billed for the minimum of 12 students. Depending on your circumstances, you may still find that this is more cost-effective than sending out-of-town employees to the training center. If you would like a quote for MASC to suitcase to your location please contact the training center.
Yes. At your request, we will teach the program on a weekday evening or weekend day. As with on-site classes, a 12-student minimum would apply to evening or weekend classes.