July News & Updates

2023 Contractors Safety Awards Banquet

Sponsorship Opportunities

Celebrate excellence and safety! Become a sponsor today—your moment in the safety spotlight awaits!

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Get ready for a reel good time!

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Ticket & Sponsorship sales will be closing July 16, 2024. Purchase today!

Attention attendees traveling from out of town:

For your convenience, a block of rooms has been reserved at The DoubleTree by Hilton Sulphur Lake Charles for July 18, 2024 through July 19, 2024.

Booking your room is simple, just click here to receive our preferred rate.

Safety Training and Development

Certified Occupational Safety Supervisor

COSS® is a training program designed by safety professionals for the entry-level safety employee, or for the experienced person who needs a refresher on safety. Its main objective is to equip employees who have safety and health responsibilities with the core competencies they must master to be successful in occupational safety and health.

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During the month of July, UV awareness for outdoor workers is critically important. With the summer sun at its peak, UV radiation levels are at their highest, posing significant health risks such as sunburn, heat exhaustion, and an increased risk of skin cancer. Outdoor workers, who spend long hours outside, must be vigilant about UV protection.

Employers should ensure that workers are equipped with broad-spectrum sunscreen, protective clothing, hats, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Additionally, providing shaded rest areas and encouraging regular breaks can help mitigate the harmful effects of UV exposure. By prioritizing UV awareness and protection, we can safeguard the health and well-being of those who build and maintain our infrastructure.

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Attention: Construction Underway

We are happy to announce that the connector road to our overflow parking lot has been reopened. Additionally, we have added a new parking area to better accommodate your parking needs.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during construction.

Why You Should Up Your Training Game:

Continuing our series on the importance of sustained improvement in training and use of adult learning theory, in Part III, we present discuss Empowering Learning Through Discovery.

Training developed and delivered with adult learning theory (ALT) at its core aligns with the unique characteristics and needs of adult learners. This month, we focus on confirmation of learning: 

Student Exploration: Empowering Learning Through Discovery

At The Safety Council of SWLA, we believe that learning should be a journey of discovery. That's why we encourage student exploration in all our courses. We go beyond traditional teaching methods to empower students to drive their own learning through investigation and hands-on discovery.

Student exploration is about more than just memorizing facts; it's about understanding concepts deeply and applying knowledge creatively. We provide opportunities for students to investigate real-world challenges, solve problems, and explore new ideas within the context of our courses.

Our courses are designed to foster a sense of ownership and empowerment, leading to deeper understanding and meaningful outcomes.

Join us at The Safety Council of SWLA and embark on a journey of discovery where learning knows no bounds.

Attention: Annual Contractor Permit Receiver Orientation 2024


The annual Permit Receiver Orientation at the Westlake South Facility is mandatory for Contractor Supervision handling permits.

Contractor Supervisors must pre-register through the Safety Council of Southwest Louisiana.

(code: 13WLCSPR) Click here for an instructional step-by-step guide.

To view the Annual Contractor Permit Receiver Schedule 2024, click here.

If the date you need is not available, please request a class by calling 337-436-3354 or emailing us at info@scswla.org.

WESTLAKE Petro/Poly:

Starting January 2025, contractors must have Safety Essentials to enter the facility; BOP will no longer be accepted.

Additionally, contractors are requested to begin taking SE-SAFE instead of BOP after June 1st.

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LINKmobile: There's an app for that!

The LINKmobile app brings an innovative and intuitive connected worker portal to your mobile device!

Visitors can access their digital badge, get real-time alerts for scheduled training and occupational health services, and access campus maps and quick facts.

Contractors can register and track personnel training and occupational health services on the go and get real-time activity and expiration alerts to utilize one-click registration.

Owners can quickly access GateCheck to scan digital or physical badges and verify that contractors meet site entry requirements.

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Live Online Proctoring (LOP)

Live Online Proctoring will be CLOSED July 4th. Regular business hours will resume July 5th. Email info@scswla.org for more information.

  • Maintain integrity of the training process for best-evidence recordkeeping
  • Remotely proctor trainees by watching through online video
  • Legally-sound record retention with subpoena support
  • All training records are automatically stored in our database and available through LINK
  • Best-evidence recordkeeping captures the trainee’s photo and ID when proctored
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Trainees now have more flexibility and opportunity to schedule training at their convenience.

Register for Live Online Proctoring courses via LINK™.

Monday-Friday 6 AM-6 PM (CST) & Saturday-Sunday 8 AM-4:30 PM (CST)

Safety Essentials Suite

Beyond the Basics

Elevate your Safety Training with the Safety Essentials Suite.

Revolutionary alternative to PSM Training!

Discover the most cost-effective, innovative and flexible training system available. The reciprocal courses equip workers with safety knowledge curated by subject matter experts and crafted by adult learning theories relatable for all five generations in the workforce.

Receive immediate results after testing in person or with Live Online Proctors, 7 days a week.

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Group Training Available

Bringing Safety Training Directly to You and Your Team!

Our group training programs are designed to make workplace safety education convenient and accessible. Eliminate uncertainty and guarantee consistent training for your entire team with our Group Training program! With our expert instructors at your location or ours, you can ensure that everyone on your team receives a consistent, 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: July 15, 2024

Where: Porter Hall

Sponsor: Cheniere LNG

Speaker: Bobby Burt (facilitator)

Topic: Open Discussion on LNG

Lunch will be available - $15 per person Click here to RSVP


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 holly.hassell@scswla.org or visit our website.

GateCheck Site Security & Access Control

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.

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OSHA 10 & 30

A Safer Warehouse Starts with an Engaged Workforce

To enhance warehouse safety, you must identify the limitations of the technologies you have deployed.

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Positive reinforcement done right

Changing traditional approaches can change safety culture for the better, experts say

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Keep workers safe during hazardous heat

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