February News & Updates

1 in every 3 deaths in the United States is related to cardiovascular disease. This Heart Month, explore shareable resources from the CDC to make heart-healthy choices and reduce your risks. 

The American Burn Association (ABA) plays a pivotal role in raising awareness and promoting burn prevention during National Burn Awareness Week. Click here to find resources.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Celebrate excellence and safety! Become a sponsor today—your moment in the safety spotlight awaits!


Lights, Camera, SAFETY!

Bring the spotlight to those making safety shine on and off the set!


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Secure your tickets to the safety spectacular! Get ready for a reel good time!

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A revolutionary alternative for reciprocal safety orientation, Safety Essentials (SE-SAFE) addresses the challenges industry faces with onboarding and ongoing training compliance. Safety Essentials has been engineered to be more effective, engaging, and meaningful for learners. The adult learning techniques that are integrated into SE-SAFE ensure better retention of concepts than prior basic safety orientations. With over 360 sites accepting Safety Essentials, many EXCLUSIVELY, you don't want to miss the boat. Prepare your teams with the best reciprocal safety orientation in the industry.

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Attention: Construction Underway

Entrance to overflow parking lot can be accessed through N. Cities Service Hwy/ LA-108. (across from Burger King)

Please allow additional time for parking and walking to the building.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Stay informed and prioritize workplace safety! Visit the official OSHA website and explore the latest updates from OSHA in 2024 to ensure your organization complies with the most current regulations.

Safety Training and Development

HAZWOPER 40-Hour Training

The Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) 40-hour training course is designed to provide participants with comprehensive knowledge and skills required for safely managing hazardous waste operations and responding to emergencies. This course is essential for individuals who may be exposed to hazardous substances as part of their job responsibilities.

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Certified Occupational Safety Supervisor

COSS® is a training program designed by safety professionals for the entry-level safety employee, or for the experienced person who needs a refresher on safety. Its main objective is to equip employees who have safety and health responsibilities with the core competencies they must master to be successful in occupational safety and health.

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Group Training Available

Bringing Safety Training Directly to You and Your Team!

Our group training programs are designed to make workplace safety education convenient and accessible. Eliminate uncertainty and guarantee consistent training for your entire team with our Group Training program! With our expert instructors at your location or ours, you can ensure that everyone on your team receives a consistent, high-quality education, tailored to your industry.

Contact us now to elevate your team's skills and knowledge.

  • OSHA 10
  • Forklift Training and Certification
  • First Aid, CPR, & AED Training and Certification
  • Crane and Rigging
  • Defensive Driving
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Certified Occupational Safety Specialist Series (COSS)
  • Principles of Leadership
  • Supervisors' Impact on Safety

ASSP Monthly Meeting

When: February 19, 2024

Where: Porter Hall (next to Lotte)

Sponsor: Distran- Guy Rogers

Speaker: Guy Rogers

Topic: New Technology in Ultrasonic Leak Detection

Lunch will be available - $15 per person

Click here to RSVP

Training Solutions

Live Online Proctoring

  • Maintain integrity of the training process for best-evidence recordkeeping
  • Remotely proctor trainees by watching through online video
  • Legally-sound record retention with subpoena support
  • All training records are automatically stored in our database and available through LINK
  • Best-evidence recordkeeping captures the trainee’s photo and ID when proctored

Trainees now have more flexibility and opportunity to schedule training at their convenience.

Register for Live Online Proctoring courses via LINK™.

Monday-Friday 6 AM-6 PM (CST) & Saturday-Sunday 8 AM-4:30 PM (CST)

NEW : Electronic Badges Now Available

Introducing Electronic Badges for ultimate convenience! Download the Link Mobile App from your app store to access your badge digitally on your phone. Enjoy scheduled course reminders, stay updated on expiring courses, and access important training details—all in one place.

For more information please email info@scswla.org or call 337-436-3354

NEW : Print Receipts Directly from Your Dashboard

Access and print receipts with just a few clicks, right from your dashboard. For any questions or assistance regarding printing receipts, our dedicated support team is here to help. Simply reach out to us at info@scswla.org or call 337-436-3354.

Training for Immediate Response

Employers can build a safer workplace through CPR, AED and First Aid education

Annually, 436,000 Americans experience sudden cardiac arrest, 10,000 of which happen at work. Unfortunately, only 40% receive immediate help before professionals arrive. Proper CPR training significantly improves survival rates, doubling or tripling chances. To ensure workplace readiness, enroll your employees in courses that equip them to offer immediate care until advanced medical help arrives.

  • 13CPR- CPR/First Aid, AED, Bloodborne Pathogens
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  • 13BBPVR- First Aid: Bloodborne Pathogens Virtual Reality
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  • 13FAID- First Aid
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Attention: Annual Contractor Permit Receiver Orientation 2024

The annual Permit Receiver Orientation at the Westlake South Facility is mandatory for Contractor Supervision handling permits.

Contractor Supervisors must pre-register through the Safety Council of Southwest Louisiana.

(code: 13WLCSPR) Click here for an instructional step-by-step guide.

To view the Annual Contractor Permit Receiver Schedule 2024 held at the Safety Council of Southwest Louisiana, click here.

To view the Annual Contractor Permit Receiver Schedule 2024 held at The WestCal Arena Event Center, click here.

For additional information, please call 337-436-3354 or email info@scswla.org.

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

Simplified Electronic Collection and Management of Man Hours

For more information please contact Holly Hassell at holly.hassell@scswla.org or visit our website.

GateCheck Site Security & Access Control

Stress or 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.

Executive Excellence: Making Waves in the Community!

The Safety Council of Southwest Louisiana believes that community involvement by our leaders is crucial for fostering relationships between us and the region we serve. By actively engaging with the community, our small executive team not only contributes to local development but also gains valuable insights into the needs of our members. These collaborations build trust and create a positive impact on both economic and social fronts. Ultimately, we believe that fostering community involvement contributes to a sustainable and interconnected community, where prosperity is shared, and collective well-being is prioritized.

We’re proud to report that our team participates on over 20 boards and committees dedicated to improving life in southwest Louisiana, including the Workforce Development Board, Lake Area Industrial Alliance (LAIA) Community Advisory Panel (CAP), SASOL CAP, Coalition for a Better Louisiana, SWLA Chamber Alliance, Association of Reciprocal Safety Councils (ARSC), Society for Human Resource Managers (SHRM), Lake Charles Memorial Hospital (LCMH) Foundation, and many more. We encourage you to reach out and participate, as well!

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OSHA 10 & 30

Is lack of proper women's PPE causing safety issues?

How are companies responding to ill-fitting women's safety gear?

Click here for article.

Louisiana's congressional delegation assails Biden's LNG terminal pause

Republican U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson of Louisiana & U.S. Sens. Bill Cassidy & John Kennedy blasted President Biden’s decision to pause pending LNG terminals, including one in Louisiana

Click here for article.

As Louisiana takes permitting reins for carbon storage, here's what you need to know

State regulators in Louisiana will take over responsibilities for carbon storage permitting from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Click here for article.

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