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July News & Updates
The Safety Council of Southwest Louisiana is pleased to announce a new keynote speaker for July 8, 2021.  Jeff Duncan is an author and Senior Writer at The Athletic. He previously worked at The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune, where he was a member of the team that won two Pulitzer Prizes for the paper’s coverage of Hurricane Katrina. He has been honored four times as the Columnist of the Year and four times for the Story of the Year by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. He is the author of three books on the New Orleans Saints: Payton & Brees: The Men Who Built the Greatest Offense in NFL History; From Bags to Riches; and Tales from the Saints Sideline. He is one of forty-eight members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee.
 
We are honored and excited to welcome Jeff Duncan to Southwest Louisiana. We are sorry Coach Dale Brown was unable to join us due to health reasons and circumstances beyond his control. We wish him well and hope for the best.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
As of May 1, 2021 we have UPGRADED our distance learning platform which will lower costs and improve your experience. 
 
Companies can register for Distance Learning through our new LINK app. Click on the button below to be directed to the LINK registration site.
NEW!
HEAT STRESS MICROLEARNING
Available on Distance Learning or in Council CBT
Protect your workers from Heat Stroke! Workers who succumb to illness related to overheating, is a serious challenge in Southwest Louisiana. This results in missed work and can be fatal. An average of 702 people die each year from heat related factors. The course, Heat Stress, provides preventative measures while working outside or in heat related environments. 
UPCOMING TRAINING: COSS & COSM
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 Holly Hassell at holly.hassell@scswla.org
NOW OFFERING CUSTOM COMPANY BADGES
Looking for ID badge printing services? We offer custom company photo badges for employee identification. Ensure your work environment is professional, safe and secure with custom photo ID badges. No minimum requirement. Badges will include logo, photo, name and employee title.
GateCheck Site Security & Access Control
Now providing efficient verification of Contractors' compliance with site-entry requirements as they enter Owner/Operator facilities.

For more information or to get started with GateCheck, please contact us.
NOW AVAILABLE: OSHA 10 & OSHA 30
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
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!
The Safety Council of Southwest Louisiana has upgraded our offerings. Become a member today to have access to our LINK portal.

Please email info@scswla.org for more information or to obtain virtual training on how to register your trainees.
Room Rentals
The Safety Council of Southwest Louisiana offers convenient and affordable conference spaces which can be reserved for the hour, day, or week. Our conference 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.
OSHA Announces Almost $22 Million in Training Grants
OSHA has made available nearly $22 million in grants aimed at improving worker safety and health training.
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Risk Assessments: Establish Your Purpose
Not all risks hold equal weight. To effectively protect workers, safety activities need to go beyond compliance.
Click here to read the article or contact us for assistance in getting your worksite prepared for risk challenges.
Spring 2021 Regulatory Agenda: OSHA will seek to restore injury and illness recordkeeping requirements
 As expected, the Department of Labor’s regulatory agenda for Spring 2021 features some changes.
Click here for article