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September News & Updates

2021 Best Practices Seminar

Energy Rental Solutions- CAT

Speciality Contractor II- 78,001-500,000 MHW

Rusty Savage

Brock Services

Speciality Contractor III- Greater than 500,000 MHW

Thomas Frederick

Universal Plant Services

General Contractor III- Greater than 500,000 MHW

Craig Andrews

S&S Sprinkler

Speciality Contractor I- 5,000-75,000 MHW

Daniel Labrie

We would like to thank everyone who participated and attended our first annual Best Practices Seminar, where Best-in-Class award recipients shared their safety practices and procedures that helped them stand out in each of their categories. We believe in innovation through collaboration - through the sharing of best practices, our entire industry improves.

Historically, mental health and suicide have not been considered safety priorities— until now. Let's raise awareness about the unique challenges faced by construction workers, and what we can do to help safeguard their mental health and lives. For resources, click below.

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New Course 

LNG Training: (13LNGRE) 

Fire Suppression and Spill Control 

This course teaches users the history, characteristics, and supply chain of LNG. Users will also learn the common hazards and concerns to safely respond to and control liquefied natural gas spills, leaks, and fires.

Available through Distance Learning. This course can be custom-designed to meet your specific needs. Email info@scswla.org for more information.


Monthly Educational

and Business Meetings

Louisiana State Police Update Session 

Speaker –  Sean LaFleur and John Porter

Sponsor – ASSP

When: Monday, September 19 | 11 AM

Where: Safety Council of SWLA- Sulphur Office 3621 E. Napoleon St. Sulphur, LA 70663

High Risk Electrical Task

Speaker – Triad Safety Team and Mike Droddy

Sponsor – Triad Electric

When: Monday, October 17 | 11 AM

Where: Safety Council of SWLA- Sulphur Office

3621 E. Napoleon St. Sulphur, LA 70663

Lunch- $15, RSVP is requested.

RSVP to Jerry Pierrottie- jerry.pierrottie@scswla.org

Instruction for attendees to enter building:

Park in the South Parking lot, walk around to the North side of the building and enter in the main entry.  As you enter, go to the left side of the hallway and enter the room that states BOP classroom.  

Americas LNG & Gas Summit & Exhibition

The leading International Summit & Exhibition for the LNG, Gas & Energy Industry in The Americas is returning to Lake Charles. Be part of the conversation with the energy leaders shaping the future of the industry. Obtain the latest industry updates on the region’s LNG and gas forecasts. Visit us at booth 208.

Safety & Training

COSS: Certified Occupational Safety Specialist

Level up your safety skills and show that you’re committed to being the best safety professional you can be. For more information or additional dates please click here.

Date: September 12-16, 2022

Location: 1201 Ryan St. Lake Charles, LA 70601 | The SCSWLA


Construction Hazard ID


VR Training and Assessment for the NSC Hazard ID Certification

13VRTVirtual Reality Hazard Recognition Training

13VRC: Virtual Reality Hazard Recognition Certification

Pre-registration Required. For more information, email info@scswla.org.


Safety Topic:

National Preparedness Month

Emergencies can create a variety of hazards for workers in the impacted area. Preparing before an emergency incident plays a vital role in ensuring that employers and workers have the necessary equipment, know where to go, and know how to keep themselves safe when an emergency occurs.


Learn more about this year’s National Preparedness Month by clicking below. 

 More information

Training Opportunities:

Working Over Water (13WOW)

This course provides an overview of safety principles necessary when working over, on, in, or near water. Enrollees can expect to learn the particular hazards encountered working on/over water and the ways in which those hazards can be mitigated and managed in compliance with OSHA standards.

Register below or contact info@scswla.org for more information.


Upcoming Trainings

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.


  • September 21 - 22, 2022
  • October 26 - 27, 2022

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.


  • September 20, 2022
  • October 25, 2022

Human Factors Analysis in Incident Investigations

Training event focusing on understanding and identifying the conditions that contribute to human error in the workplace. Click here for more info.

When: October 18 - 20, 2022

Where: The SCSWLA- Lake Charles

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.

Member Benefits
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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

The Many-Faceted Unseen Dangers of Demolition

It is important, as part of pre-construction protocols to identify hazardous building materials before beginning a restoration or remediation project. 

Click here for article.

Who Owns Safety?

Findings from a recent survey may just surprise you.

Click here for article.

Workplace Violence by Occupation

Transportation and production facilities topped the list.

Click here for article.

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