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August News & Updates

Successful safety and health programs can proactively identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness, improving sustainability and the bottom line. Participating in Safe + Sound Week can help get your program started, energize an existing one, or provide a chance to recognize your safety successes.

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2021 Contractor's Safety Performance Award Recipients 

Upcoming ASSP Imperial

Calcasieu Chapter Meetings

Topic: Trenching and Excavation 

Date: Monday, August 15th

Time: 11am-12:30pm

Address: 3621 E Napoleon St. Sulphur, LA 70663

Cost: Education topic is free | Lunch is $15

Please email Jerry.Pierrottie@scswla.org to reserve your spot

National Weather Service Heat Index

Heat-related illnesses are a real threat for workers during the summer months. Familiarize yourself with the National Weather Service Heat Index to protect your employees and yourself. Our course Heat Stress (13HEAT) provides training to understand what heat stress is, how it affects their health, and how it can be prevented.

Safety & Training

Safety Topic:

Back to School & Distracted Driving

School days bring congestion and it's never more important for drivers to slow down and pay attention than when kids are present- especially before and after school.

By exercising a little extra care and caution, drivers and pedestrians can co-exist safely in school zones.

Click the link below to get more information on back to school safety and sharing the road. 

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Training Opportunities:

Defensive Driving 

Distracted driving impacts traffic safety that leads to driving violations. As we approach the new school year we need to follow a specific set of safety measures to ensure we do our part to help make the roads safer.

It’s imperative for drivers to reacquaint themselves with safe driving practices to help improve driving performance. Register below or contact info@scswla.org for more information on Defensive Driving.


  • CBT (13DDCC)
  • Distance Learning (13DDCD) 
  • Instructor Led (13DDC)

Chamber After Hours Recap

Thank you so much for joining us on July 21st for our Chamber After Hours event - We hope you had as much fun as our team had embracing your inner child and networking with businesses in our area all while learning what we're all about. If you have any questions or would like to discuss the ways we can support your business, please contact us!

Supervisor Impact on Safety

A NEW course to meet needs identified by you, our clients and partners. This course is designed to improve the knowledge of first-line supervisors about safety practices and, critically, their impact on the safety participation of their teams.


  • September 21st-22nd
  • October 25th-26th

Please contact info@scswla.org for more information.


Defensive Driving

An overview of the basic principles of defensive driving, including preparation and tactics. Learn about factors that limit driver awareness (distraction types), methods for evaluating traffic patterns, strategies for preventing accidents, and more.


  • CBT (13DDCC)
  • Distance Learning (13DDCD) 
  • Instructor Led (13DDC)

Please contact info@scswla.org for more information.

Membership 2022
We hope you have enjoyed the convenience and ease of LINK as much as we have. To continue uninterrupted access to member benefits, please call 337.436.3354 or email info@scswla.org today. Don't miss out on your membership discounts in 2022.
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PreQualification Made

We have upgraded and improved the PreQualification Form, "Industry PQF"

Benefits for Contractors:

  • Faster, easier, cheaper
  • Experts walk you through filling in the information
  • Network marketplace highlights craft skills

This product supports small and medium contractors and vendors. We cater to your specific needs by reducing administration.

Other Features:

  • Local personalized service
  • Easy navigation
  • Email notification when data is about to expire

Schedule a demo, and we'll do the rest!

For more information please contact Holly Hassell at holly.hassell@scswla.org

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GateCheck Site Security & Access Control
Is there stress and confusion at your security checkpoints?

Gatecheck will ease your burden and speed up the line.

For more information or to get started with GateCheck, please contact us.
Additional Links

SASOL Deploys AI Technology in Lake Charles to Target Emissions

Sasol Chemicals, a business unit of Sasol Ltd., has announced that it will deploy innovative AI-driven technology at its Lake Charles Chemical Complex to measure and monitor energy usage and emissions to identify opportunities to reduce CO2 emissions and improve energy efficiency.

Click here for article.

Contractors Face Pressure from High Material Prices

Impacts from rising construction material prices still are being felt despite recent signs of stabilization. Construction input prices tracked by the Associated Builders and Contractors jumped 1.9% in June compared to the previous month, and are up 20.1% year-over-year

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Biden Administration Launches Heat.gov

The creation of a website with heat- and health-related information is one of several measures recently taken by the Biden administration in response to extreme heat “caused by climate change” and its impacts.

Click here for article.

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