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  • Health & Safety Council Satellite (HASC)

    WESST is now open by appointment only. Please call (618) 468-5787 and leave your name and number so we can call you back to make scheduling arrangements.

    In January 2013, Lewis and Clark entered into a partnership with the Health & Safety Council Satellite (formerly the Houston Area Safety Council) to deliver ARSC© (Association of Reciprocal Council) certified training. As a satellite, this enables us to administer the nationally recognized Basic Orientation Plus® safety training, its refresher program, and a library of computer-based modules, some of which were created by the Association of Reciprocal Safety Councils (ARSC) to help meet a significant portion of the OSHA mandated contractor requirements. ARSC approved courses are reciprocally recognized with many other safety councils across the United States. 

    Facility Operations:

    • Plan to arrive early: Identification will be verified, payments processed, photos taken for badges and routing slips issued. Processing is handled on a first come, first served basis.
    • See a complete course list of offerings, codes and availability.
    • Basic Orientation Plus® session starts promptly at 8 a.m.
    • All training delivered at the Bethalto Training Center will be administered in a proctored setting.
    • Suitcase training can be offered at your location upon coordination with Greg Bock. Call for details as pricing will be reflected for this variation.
    • ARSC rules do not permit note taking, so contractors may study or preview the course topics in advance with the Basic Orientation Plus® study guide.
    • Registrations can be made via faxed forms or online via the HASC Extranet once a customer ID and account has been established for a contractor firm. Please call (618) 468-5782 or (618) 468-5785 to start this process, obtain the correct forms and to check available safety orientation dates.
    • The late deadline for faxed registrations is noon on the day prior to a class. Your company representative will be contacted by 3 p.m. the day prior to confirm the status of the registered participants. The earlier the registration, the earlier you can receive a confirmation.

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