As of July 1, 2015 the new Basic Safety Orientation (BSO) will replace the OSSA Regional Orientation (ORO) and Construction Safety Training System (CSTS) courses as a pre-site access requirement at participating member work sites. The half-day interactive training session is designed to actively engage participants, with an emphasis on taking personal responsibility for workplace safety. Participating OSSA member sites will share a standardized approach to safety orientation, so contractors will no longer have to go through duplicate training.
The OSSA Basic Safety Orientation is an instructor led course and is intended to replace the current OSSA Regional Orientation and CSTS-09 programs as pre-site access requirements for the four OSSA member sites:
- Suncor Energy Inc.
- Syncrude Canada Ltd.
- Shell Albian Sands Energy Inc.
- Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.