Industrial Safety Training Council Launches SmartStorm Learning Portal


In partnership with Lamar University Center for Resiliency and Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD)

(BEAUMONT, TX | 9/27/2023) – The Industrial Safety Training Council is pleased to announce the launch of SmartStorm, a disaster response community impact initiative produced in partnership with Lamar University Center for Resiliency and Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD).  This learning portal, available to the community via distance learning technology, will provide useful and critical information for preparing for and coping with the effects of Hurricanes, floods and damaging weather.  This powerful tool can assist homeowners, Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), and interested persons in preparation, organization, response, recovery, assessment and mitigation of the effect of disasters and storms.


3 courses are currently available within the SmartStorm Learning Portal:

  • SmartStorm Preparedness – Tier 1: Simple steps for how to prepare for storm emergencies during times of uncertainty. (Course length is 10 minutes)
  • iSTAT Awareness & Assessment Preparedness – Tier 2: Step by step guide for homeowners and interested persons on how to use the iSTAT reporting tool. (Course length is 10 minutes)
  • Post Flood Muck-Out and Gutting Preparedness – Tier 3: This course provides information to homeowners and interested participants on clean-up of homes affected by flooding and storm disasters. (Course length is 15 minutes)


These engaging short videos may be viewed on demand via our website For individuals who would like a certificate of completion through Lamar University Center for Resiliency, registration and training will take place via our online learning management system:

About the Industrial Safety Training Council


The Industrial Safety Training Council is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit training and education organization located in Southeast Texas. With locations in Baytown and Beaumont, Texas.  ISTC delivers safety training and site-specific job safety orientations to contractors and employees across the nation.


The organization is firmly entrenched in the Petro-chemical and Refining industry. ISTC responds to the challenge of these industries by combining their acquired knowledge of regulatory and compliance standards within the industries with their expertise in training. This results in reductions in costs while improving the quality of required training and documentation.