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JANUARY news & updates
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
We are excited to announce our new look. We would like to introduce to you our new badges for 2021. Changes include:

  • Improved photo and graphic quality
  • Courses have been categorized on the back of the badge
  • BOP/BOPR can be found in the back and front of badge as well as SSV
  • Gate check coming soon

Old badges will still be valid. Please review the new badge to minimize confusion and ensure integrity of our badges.
Holiday Closure
Monday, Jan. 18th - Martin Luther King Day
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!
Community CPR Class
Did you know we provide Basic First Aid, CPR, and AED Training. This course is taught by certified American Red Cross Instructor, who administers both the cognitive portion of the course and hands on skills practice and testing. We are offering a special no cost CPR course for the community in February. This course has limited space and is on a first come, first serve basis until we hit our class maximum size.

Date: February 4th
Time: 7:30AM-11:30PM
RSVP: 337-436-3354 or email us
Defensive Driving
Our Defensive Driving course teaches participants how to recognize and change risky driving behaviors. Join us:

Saturday, February 6th @ 7:45am

Learn how to be a safer driver. All instructors are DTA certified. Email us for more information or registration.
Featured Course
ARSC CONFINED SPACE TRAINING (A13CSE)
Confined Space Entry will provide all the participants with requirements needed to stay safe and remain compliant with the essential regulations that govern the industry. This training is for entrants, attendants and includes the duties of host employers, controlling contractors, persons who test or monitor the atmosphere and rescue services in permit and non-permit required confined spaces.

Email info@scswla.org for more information.
IPQF
NOW AVAILABLE
The Safety Council of Southwest Louisiana is dedicated to offering top quality products and services. For this reason, we have upgraded and redesigned our PQF product. It is urgent that you convert into the new platform so that owners can view your updated IPQF.

Starting January 1, 2021 we will not support the current PQF product. This product will carter to your specific needs and lessen your administrative burden. We are excited to to assist your company in standing out to our local owners and complying with PQF requirements.

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.
Room Rental

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

American Association of Safety Councils Scholarship
AASC Safety Council member 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
OSHA Announces Deadline for 2020 Workplace Injury Data Submission
OSHA is reminding employers to submit the 2020 Form 300A data electronically by March 2nd. Click here to read more.
Health Officials Consider Delaying Second Dose of Coronavirus Vaccine
Amid the COVID-19 vaccination rollout, there is debate over whether the second dose in the two-dose vaccination process should be delayed.
Click here for article.
Stop Work Authority and Bystander Effect
Implementing a stop-work authority program can help reduce the amount of work place accidents. Click here for article.