November News & Updates

The National Sleep Foundation’s Drowsy Driving Prevention Week® encourages everyone to prioritize sleep and drive when they are alert and refreshed.

The goal is to help people get the sleep they need and reduce the number of drivers who choose to drive while sleep deprived.

Together, we can help people drive alert and work to prevent thousands of motor vehicle crashes each year.

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Breaking Ground on Innovation and Excellence

Sulphur, LA.—The Safety Council of Southwest Louisiana held a groundbreaking ceremony celebrating the start of construction on their new facility on Wednesday, November 1, 2023. The ceremony was attended by local business leaders, politicians, industrial site leadership, contractors, and chamber representatives.

The 25,000 square-foot facility has been designed with state-of-the-art technology to deliver innovation and growth to support workforce development. The new facility will be built on the current Safety Council campus, on the corner of Highway 90 (E. Napoleon St.) and Cities Service Highway (LA 108).  Read more.

(Photo of Council Board of Directors, along with Petrochemical, Refinery and LNG Leadership)

Caption: L-R Sarita Scheufens, President and CEO is joined by David Deshotel – WR Grace, Mark Rhoads – Cameron LNG, Keith Perkins – Westlake Chemical, Sarita Scheufens – Safety Council SWLA, Mark Hanudel – R&H Quality Refractory, Sterling Neblett – CITGO, Kristin Ned – Lotte, Ryan Novak – SASOL, Julie Morris – WR Grace, Mark Jester – CITGO, Greg Satterfield – LyondellBasell 108, David Schrutka – LyondellBasell 108, Jim Rock – Lake Area Industry Alliance, Mark Peters – Lotte, Greg Gray – WR Grace

Safety Leadership: Safety Training and Development

November 13 - 17

Certified Occupational Safety Specialist

COSS program has helped workers master the core competencies necessary to be successful in the occupational safety and health field. COSS is ideal for those new to safety or someone looking for a refresher. The only prerequisite for COSS is a high school diploma. 

Email for available training dates, or to schedule your group training.

December 4 - 8

Certified Occupational Safety Managers

The COSM program is designed to help safety professionals advance in their careers. COSM offers specialized training for those with a minimum of 2 years of safety, health or environmental work experience.

Click here to register.

Supervisors' Impact on Safety

Supervisors' Impact on Safety focuses on behavioral learning using real life scenarios affecting non-safety professionals in high-risk environments. This two-day course provides a toolkit for trainees as they learn critical safety practices.

Email for available training dates, or to schedule your group training of 5 or more.

Principles of Leadership

Designed for both new and experienced leaders, the Principles of Leadership workshop is not your basic leadership course. It is a life-long lesson on how to authentically relay expectations, planning, coaching and accountability to maintain positive behavioral outcomes.

Email for available training dates, or to schedule your group training.

Group Training Available

Bringing Safety Training Directly to You and Your Team!

Our group training program is designed to make workplace safety education convenient and accessible. Eliminate uncertainty and guarantee consistent training for your entire team with our Group Training program! We bring expert instructors to your location, ensuring that everyone receives the same high-quality education, tailored to your industry.

Contact us now to elevate your team's skills and knowledge.

  • OSHA 10
  • Forklift Training and Certification
  • First Aid, CPR, & AED Training and Certification
  • Crane and Rigging
  • Defensive Driving
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Certified Occupational Safety Specialist Series (COSS)
  • Principles of Leadership
  • Supervisors' Impact on Safety

ASSP Monthly Meeting

When: November 20th - 11am

Where: Porter Hall (next to Lotte)

Sponsor: Indorama

Speaker: Ronald Washington

Topic: Human Performance Factors

Lunch will be available $15 per person

Click here to RSVP

Training Solutions

Live Online Proctoring

Secure solution to maintain integrity and deliver training everywhere.

Trainees now have more flexibility and opportunity to schedule training at their convenience.

Register for Live Online Proctoring courses via LINK™


*NEW* Virtual Reality Training

Mobile training available.*Pre-registration required



We have upgraded and improved the PreQualification Form- "Industry PQF"

Simplified Electronic Collection and Management of Man Hours

For more information please contact Holly Hassell at or visit our website.

GateCheck Site Security & Access Control

Is there stress or 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.

Unlock Your Road to Success

Do you have employees that need a CDL License to help your business grow?

Join the Transportation Industry Sector convening in Lake Charles.

Learn about a Vocational Class A CDL that will allow your employees to drive Truck-Trailer, Dump Trucks, Cement Trucks and More!

Learn how to apply for Incumbent Worker Training Program (IWTP) from the State!

Learn about other programs for your business.

More Information

Additional Links and News

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On Demand

OSHA 10 & 30

Cameron residents support proposed Venture Global expansion

A majority of Cameron Parish residents say they are in support of the proposed CP2 expansion in Cameron and CP Express pipeline planned for Southwest Louisiana.

Click here for article.

Why corporate sustainability practices must start at the top

While many factors have contributed to supply chain hurdles and economic woes, there are clear measures organizations can take to ensure progress toward more sustainable operations. 

Click here for article.

How to embrace the next-generation advances in PPE Materials

Safety professionals are always interested in improvements to PPE materials as these advancements could reduce waste, enhance effectiveness and more. The following are some recent advancements to keep in mind. 

Click here for article.

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