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February News & Updates
Limited Seating! Reserve your spot today!
COSS® is a training program designed by safety professionals for the entry level person, or for the experienced safety 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.
Featured Course: Benzene (ARSC) A13BNZ
This Benzene course provides a general awareness of the risks related to Benzene exposure and OSHA’s regulatory requirements for protecting employees who work with benzene.

To register or for questions, please email info@scswla.org or call (337)436-3354 ext.1502
ThinkReliability:
Investigate Problems. Prevent Problems
Online Cause Mapping Root Cause Analysis Public Workshops

Train your team on how to lead, facilitate, and participate in a root cause analysis investigation. ThinkReliability will be offering an online workshop as well as a live training, email for pricing and information.

Online Dates: Click on dates to register

Live Training Date:

Don't miss out on your company's membership discounts for courses in 2021! Members of the Safety Council receive valuable benefits and are invited to special events.
  • Discounted Training
  • Discounted Room Rentals
  • Customized Badging
  • Invoicing Privileges (Upon Credit Approval)
  • Onboarding Training
  • Custom Course Development
  • Unlimited Access to Training Records
  • Videography
  • Special Events and much more!
IPQF
NOW AVAILABLE
Southwest Louisiana has a new upgraded and redesigned PQF system. The new system is called “industry PQF or iPQF” and was officially launched in January 2021.

This product supports SWLA small business. The Safety Council of Southwest Louisiana will cater to specific needs and lessen administrative burdens for your team. Some of the great new features include:

Marketplace for owners to select qualified contractors:
  • Get noticed through specialty work and your safety record

Other great features:
  • Enhanced support and easier navigation
  • Notification to indicate missing information before submission
  • Real time email notifications upon expiration date
  • Local personalized service


Please reach out to us to schedule a demo and get your company PQF information converted.

For more information please contact Ashley Daniel at Ashley.Daniel@scswla.org.
The Safety Council of Southwest Louisiana has upgraded our offerings. We have now converted to a new operating system. Please email info@scswla.org for more information. We have a recorded Zoom training available for those who missed our live training in December.
Room Rental

The Safety Council of Southwest Louisiana offers convenient and affordable conference spaces which you can reserve for the hour, day, or week. To make the best impression, reserve our conference rooms that are equipped with high-speed internet and state-of-the- art presentation equipment. Call us at 337-436-3354 or Email to find out more on how to book space today.
NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW

American Association of Safety Councils Scholarship
AASC members, company employees, or family members are eligible to apply for a $1500 scholarship. Membership must be current and established for not less than twelve months. The scholarship applicant must currently be a full-time student in the sophomore level or higher at an accredited college or university. The student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher and will be selected by the Scholarship Committee based on involvement in community/school organizations, leadership positions held, awards received and a strong emphasis will be placed on a submitted essay relating to how safety and health are important in their life and/or career.
Application deadline is March 1, 2021 to be considered for the 2021 AASC Award
Louisiana industry cuts toxic chemical releases by 5.6 percent
See list of top five polluters. Click here for article.
Safety through technology: How to protect your workers, assets, and operations.
Electrical incidents happen daily, putting lives and operational continuity at risk. However, there are ways companies can reduce the occurrence of these incidents and protect everyone from the physical, financial, and statutory consequences.
Click here for article.
Women and safety leadership: ‘A cultural shift’
Current climate and future outlook, click here for article.