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June News & Updates

National Safety Month is celebrated in June where we reflect on our working conditions and focus on how we can continue to create a safer work environment. For the variety of customizable training services that the Safety Council offers, please visit safetyswla.org or email info@scswla.org.

The Contractor Safety Performance Awards are presented annually to contractors in Southwest Louisiana who have achieved an outstanding safety record through rigorous attention and diligence. These winners recognize the importance of a safety culture and work tirelessly to promote safety within their sites and the community. To purchase sponsorship or tickets, click below. For questions, please visit safetyswla.org or email info@scswla.org.

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Business After Hours Event

Join us for the SWLA Economic Development Alliance Business After Hours Event. Connect with local business professionals and the community. We will have door prizes and more. 

Date: July 21, 2022

Time: 5:30-7:00pm

Address: 1201 Ryan St. Lake Charles, LA. 70601

For more information contact info@scswla.org

Membership 2022
We hope you have enjoyed the convenience and ease of LINK as much as we have. To continue uninterrupted access to member benefits, please call 337.436.3354 or email info@scswla.org today. Don't miss out on your membership discounts in 2022.
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Upcoming Training: COSS
June 13th - 17th

Master the core competencies necessary to be successful in the occupational safety and health field. Invest in yourself and become a leader in safety!

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Supervisor Impact on Safety

A NEW course to meet needs identified by you, our clients and partners. This course is designed to improve the knowledge of first-line supervisors about safety practices and, critically, their impact on the safety participation of their teams.


  • July 19th-20th
  • Sept. 21st-22nd
  • October 25th-26th

Please contact info@scswla.org for more information.


Defensive Driving

An overview of the basic principles of defensive driving, including preparation and tactics. Learn about factors that limit driver awareness (distraction types), methods for evaluating traffic patterns, strategies for preventing accidents, and more.


  • CBT (13DDCC)
  • Distance Learning (13DDCD) 
  • Instructor Led (13DDC)

Please contact info@scswla.org for more information.

Safety & Training

Safety Topic:

Hurricane Preparedness and Response

OSHA and NOAA are working together on a public education effort aimed at improving the way people prepare for and respond to severe weather

The Information provided below is designed to help businesses and their employees prepare for hurricanes, and to provide information about hazards that employees may face during and after a hurricane.

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Training Opportunities: Forklift Training (13FKLBDG)

The mission of National Forklift Safety Day is to focus on enhancing the safety of forklift operators and those who work around forklifts.

Our customizable training provides the latest operational information, hazards and risks, along with best practices for forklift operators - based on industry standards.

For more information email info@scswla.org  


Heat Stress 

Workers who are exposed to extreme heat or work in hot environments may be at risk of heat stress. Exposure to extreme heat can result in occupational illnesses and injuries.

Prevention of heat stress in workers is crucial. Our Heat Stress (13HEAT) course provides training so employees understand what heat stress is, how it affects their health, and how it can be prevented.

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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 your specific needs by reducing administration.

Other Features:

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

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

For more information please contact Holly Hassell at holly.hassell@scswla.org

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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.
Additional Links

It's Construction Season: Time for a Refresher on Worksite Safety Protocols

With the onset of various projects, this is the time of year that workers and safety managers alike should be refreshed on proper safety protocols while on the job. 

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New to the Job?

A larger number of inexperienced workers can create challenges for safety professionals.

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National Emphasis Program- Outdoor and Indoor Heat-Related Hazards

OSHA has launched a National Emphasis Program as part of a multipronged effort to protect workers from outdoor and indoor heat exposure.

Click here for article.

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