Grace Contractor Orientation Training

Grace Lake Charles plant has implemented a site-specific contractor orientation training program which will be required for all contractors ANNUALLY performing work at the Lake Charles site. Please visit our website if you're looking for general Lake Charles information.

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. 

All site-specific contractor training will be handled through the Safety Council of Southwest Louisiana.  You can register for our site-specific training (course code 13Grace, length ~ 1.5 hr) online at or by calling 337.436.3354.  In-person training is available daily on weekdays at their location.  Online virtual proctoring is also available. 

For step-by-step general instructions on how to register for in-person training:

For step-by-step general instructions on how to register for virtual proctored training:

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

  1. Valid safety council card showing training (Basic Orientation Plus 13BOP or Safety Essentials SE-SAFE)

  2. ​Valid Grace contractor orientation card (either green Grace card if training prior to 7/11/23 or 13Grace training shown on safety council card if on/after 7/11/23)

  3. And be proficient in reading and writing English

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

    • Hard Hat
    • Safety Glasses
    • Approved Safety Shoes
    • Hearing Protection
    • High Visibility Vest/Clothing
    • General use work glove with minimum 360° degree cut resistance rating of ANSI A2 (EN 388 rating B)
      • Effective 4/30/21, these gloves are required to be worn at all times unless (1) there is a task specific glove as determined by a hazard assessment or (2) to perform a specific task(s) that requires manual dexterity, but shall be donned immediately after completing the specific task.
    • Additional PPE for work at heights (above 4'): harness, lanyard and trauma straps

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 you have any questions, please​ contact your Grace purchasing agent or Grace contact.

You can also contact us at:

W. R. Grace & Co.
Post Office Box 3247
Lake Charles, LA 70602 USA
Phone: 337.583.2611