June News & Updates

Each June, National Safety Month focuses on enhancing awareness to reduce preventable injuries and deaths. This observance emphasizes topics like workplace safety, emergency preparedness, and fall prevention at home and work.

Employers and communities participate by conducting safety training, sharing resources, and encouraging proactive measures. Activities such as first aid workshops and emergency drills aim to instill and emphasize a culture of safety consciousness.

By engaging in National Safety Month, individuals and organizations contribute to creating safer environments, promoting well-being, and protecting lives.

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Shield your workforce from the dangers of heat! Throughout June, members can register their employees for the Heat Stress (13Heat) course at no cost. Don't miss this opportunity to ensure your team stays safe and informed.

This course teaches learners to identify, prevent, and know specific treatments for heat stress. Participants will learn to recognize the early signs and symptoms of heat stress, understand the environmental and personal risk factors that contribute to it, and apply effective strategies to prevent its occurrence. Additionally, the course provides detailed guidance on administering first aid and other medical interventions to manage and treat heat stress effectively.

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June 1-7 is CPR and AED Awareness Week, a crucial time dedicated to raising awareness about the life-saving skills of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). This week serves as an opportunity to educate the public on how to respond effectively to cardiac emergencies, potentially saving lives through prompt and knowledgeable action.

Don't miss the chance to make a difference! Our course (13CPR) is designed to meet OSHA and other federal and state regulatory guidelines on how to respond and care for medical emergencies at work. Sign up now and be prepared to act when it matters most!

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Join us for our Resume Builder Workshop! 

Enhance your resume, learn valuable tips, and get expert advice to stand out in today's competitive job market.

Perfect for job seekers at any stage of their career. Don't miss this opportunity to boost your professional profile!

June 6 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM in the BOP Room | 3621 E. Napoleon St. Sulphur, LA 70663

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Building the Future: A Construction Journey!

Watch Our Vision Come to Life!

Together, we've built the foundation! Witness the incredible progress!

✨ Watch Our Vision Come to Life! ✨

Stay tuned for more milestones as we continue to Build the Future!

2023 Contractors Safety Awards Banquet

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

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Why You Should Up Your Training Game:

Continuing our series on the importance of continual improvement in training and use of adult learning theory, we present Part II - Engaging Evaluation for Active Learning.

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: 

Engaging Evaluation for Active Learning

At The Safety Council of SWLA, we believe that assessments should do more than just measure knowledge; they should actively engage learners in the learning process, because engagement promotes retention. That's why we utilize interactive assessments that go beyond traditional quizzes and tests. Our assessments are designed using a combination of tasks, quizzes, and simulations to create an immersive learning experience.

Interactive assessments are crucial because they promote active learning. Instead of passively absorbing information, learners are challenged to apply their knowledge in real-world scenarios. This not only reinforces learning but also helps identify areas where additional training may be needed.

By incorporating various types of interactive assessments into our courses, we not only improve engagement but also enhance retention rates, leading to more effective training outcomes.

Join us at The Safety Council of SWLA -- experience the power of interactive assessments in driving active learning and skill development!

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.

For additional information, please call 337-436-3354 or email 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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After-hours and Off-site Safety Training Services

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Introducing our after-hours and off-site safety training services! Whether it's responding to emergencies like floods, hurricanes, fires, or chemical spills, or just unexpected need for training, we're here to ensure your team is prepared—even outside normal operating hours.

Please note, this service is exclusively for customers, plants, and contractor companies requiring emergency training support outside regular hours. Emergency situations demand immediate action, and we're committed to mobilizing quickly to equip your team with the necessary training.

Please be aware that these specialized training services may include a convenience fee. Contact us today to discuss your emergency training needs and ensure your team's readiness in any situation.

Live Online Proctoring

  • 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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Attention: Construction Underway

Front building parking is very limited during construction. Entrance to overflow parking lot can be accessed through N. Cities Service Hwy/ LA-108. (across from Burger King)

Please allow additional time for parking and walking to the building.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

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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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: June 17, 2024

Where: Porter Hall

Sponsor: Total Safety

Speaker: Brad Jones

Topic: Psych Health and Safety Risk Management for the HSE Professional

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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