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June News & Updates
Join us in celebrating and recognizing companies who despite dealt with the stressful challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, displayed and delivered outstanding safety performances. These Performance Awards are hosted in collaboration with SLCUC (Southwest Louisiana Construction User’s Council), the LAIA (Lake Area Industry Alliance) and SCSWLA (Safety Council of Southwest Louisiana) for the industry's dedication to cultivating a strong safety culture. We are excited to announce Coach Dale Brown, former Head LSU Coach, as our keynote speaker.
The Safety Council of Southwest Louisiana is a non-profit 501(c)3 and it is only through the kindness and generosity of our sponsors we can host The Contractor Safety Awards Banquet. The sponsorship levels are Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, and in-kind donations. For more information or to become a sponsor click the links below or call Rebecca Cantu, 337.436.3354 ext. 1007
Safety Council CEO in Action

Sarita Scheufens, CEO, has had a busy month speaking with government leaders to share our mission to improve safety and surety within the regions we serve. Southwest Louisiana has had many challenges and Mrs. Scheufens is keeping the importance of safety services at top of mind with plans for a new 49,000 square foot Safety Council facility in Sulphur. If you want to learn more about this facility or become a sponsor contact us at info@scswla.org.
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.
Defensive Driving
Our Defensive Driving course teaches participants how to recognize and change risky driving behaviors. Join us:

Saturday, June 5th @ 7:45am

Learn how to be a safer driver. All instructors are DTA certified. Email us for more information or registration.
Available on Distance Learning or in Council CBT
Summertime can be long and hot especially in Southwest Louisiana. We want to ensure everyone is educated on how to protect themselves and others from heat related illnesses like heat stroke, dehydration, and sunburn. Heat safety is a computer-based training aimed at educating workers on the dangers and preventative measures of heat related illnesses.
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.
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 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. We have converted to a new operating system.

Please email info@scswla.org for more information or to obtain virtual training on how to register our registration trainees.
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.
Slip, Trip and Fall Hazards
OSHA proposes updates to handrail, stair rail requirements in Walking-Working Surfaces standard
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States with the Highest Rates of Severe Injuries in the Workplace
A new analysis shows the top 10 states with the highest rate of severe injuries in the workplace.
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How to Improve and Promote Safety in Construction
Advice for managing safety in the construction industry, including four ways to get buy-in and seven areas to focus on.
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