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January News & Updates
Make Sure You're One Step Ahead
We hope you have enjoyed the convenience and ease of LINK as much as we have. To continue to have uninterrupted access to member benefits, please call 337.436.3354 or email info@scswla.org today. Don't miss out on your company's membership discounts for courses in 2022.
We are excited to announce that PRIME Occupational Medicine will now be in our Sulphur facility. The services provided by PRIME help deliver our mission of improving safety and surety within the communities we serve. PRIME is committed to providing high-quality occupational health services and offer a full scope of occupational health solutions dedicated to reducing healthcare costs, minimizing lost time, decreasing regulatory complications and optimizing employee productivity. To schedule your employees or for more information click below or call 337-436-3354.
Defensive Driving:
Individual Training
We understand traffic violations happen from time to time. To enroll in our upcoming Defensive Driving Course, email info@scswla.org or call (337) 436-3354.

Date: Saturday, January 8, 2022
Time: 7:45 AM
Location: Lake Charles Facility
Employee Training
Do your employees need Defensive Driving to satisfy a mandated requirement? Do you want to ensure your employees get the latest information and quality instruction? Keep your employees safe.

Email or call (337) 436-3354 for more information.
Employee Onboarding:
Your actions during the onboarding process help set the company’s expectations for new hires. Let us help you create custom onboarding courses designed specifically for your company and employees. Find out how you can improve your hiring experience today!
Safety Topic: Confined Space
What are confined spaces?

Many workplaces contain areas that are considered "confined spaces" because while they are not necessarily designed for people, they are large enough for workers to enter and perform certain jobs. A confined space also has limited or restricted means for entry or exit and is not designed for continuous occupancy. Confined spaces include, but are not limited to, tanks, vessels, silos, storage bins, hoppers, vaults, pits, manholes, tunnels, equipment housings, ductwork, pipelines, etc.

OSHA uses the term "permit-required confined space" (permit space) to describe a confined space that has one or more of the following characteristics: contains or has the potential to contain a hazardous atmosphere; contains material that has the potential to engulf an entrant; has walls that converge inward or floors that slope downward and taper into a smaller area which could trap or asphyxiate an entrant; or contains any other recognized safety or health hazard, such as unguarded machinery, exposed live wires, or heat stress.
Confined Space (ARSC) A13CSE

This training is for entrants 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. Meets Subpart AA of the standard.
American Association of Safety Councils Scholarship Opportunity
AASC members, company employees, or family members are eligible to apply for a $1,500 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, 2022 to be considered for the 2022 AASC Award
Board of Directors:
Kenneth Moser, Purchasing Manager Reg 1, Westlake Chemical. Mark Jester, Manager at HSSE, CITGO. Doug Landry, Owner/ Partner, Howell Industries. Tony Wood, Site Manager, LyondellBasell JV. Mark Rhoads, HSSE Director, Cameron LNG. Gina Jones, SR Manager, Learning & Development, SASOL. Larry DeRoussel, Retired Plant Manager. Mark Hanudel, Owner & Pres. R&H Quality Refractory Services, Inc. Jacob Courville, SR. Plant Manager Entergy Louisiana. Sarita Scheufens, CEO, Safety Council of SWLA.
Not Pictured: Jim Rock, Executive Director, LAIA. Dr. Neil Aspinwall, Chancellor, SOWELA . Bryan Taylor, Admin Manager, Louisiana Pigment Co.
2022 Board Members
We would like to introduce our 2022 Safety Council of Southwest Louisiana Board of Directors. These ladies and gentlemen are ready to steer the organization towards a sustainable future by providing experienced oversight and strategic planning.
2021 LegisGator Session
We were happy to be in attendance with nearly nine hundred other Chamber SWLA members, colleagues, elected officials and visitors. The state legislators were honored for their commitment to the Chamber’s pro-business legislative agenda during the 2021 Legislative Session.
Now offering OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 virtually and at our locations.

To register or for questions, please email info@scswla.org or call (337)436-3354 ext.1502
Your Career. Our Priority
The Sulphur Facility now offers PSI Testing. Looking for a test? Search everything test-related from dates to locations, fees, and handbooks by clicking here.
Additional Training Resources Now Offered
360 training is a leader in regulatory approved online training and certification across a wide range of industries and professions in the United States.
Click here to search for a course.
Do you want to register for training through our online database? Become a member today to have access to our LINK portal and enroll in courses from your desktop.

Please email info@scswla.org for more information or to obtain virtual training on how to register your trainees.
Our distance learning platform will bring training to your desktop. 
Companies can register for Distance Learning through our new LINK app. Click on the button below to be directed to the LINK registration site.
No Desktop? No Problem!
Our online database is available on all smart phones, tablets, and laptops. Register, pay, and take Distance Learning courses from any device, any where.
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 specific needs by reducing administration.

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

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

For more information please contact Holly Hassell at holly.hassell@scswla.org
Is badging costing you time and money? Don't buy expensive badging machines, let us take care of your custom company photo badges.

  • Ensure your work environment is professional, safe and secure
  • No minimum requirement
  • You design the look!
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 for more details.
Room Rentals
We offer convenient and affordable meeting spaces that can be reserved for the hour, day, or week.

Our meeting rooms 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 your space today.
Plant Maintenance to Boost Louisiana Construction Jobs in 2022
Sluggish growth in the industrial sector is preventing the number of Louisiana construction jobs from bouncing back to their pre-pandemic levels, though that might be about to change, says Ken Naquin, CEO of the Louisiana Association of General Contractors. Click here for article.
My Toughest Challenge: Jim Rock of LAIA
The Lake Area Industry Alliance was formed in 2000 as a voice for industry in southwest Louisiana. LAIA is a channel of communication between industry and the community, civic leaders, elected officials, educators and non-profit organizations.
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Study: Calcasieu Ship Channel Accounts for $39 billion in GDP
A study commissioned by the Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District (LCH&TD) recently found that the Calcasieu Ship Channel is responsible for $39 billion, or two-thirds, of the GPD of Calcasieu and Cameron Parishes, reports KPLC News.
Click here for article