LAFAYETTE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission recently opened a new Louisiana Workplace Safety office in Lafayette to provide free assistance to help small businesses implement and maintain effective safety and health management systems.
The new office, located at 706 East Vermilion Street in Lafayette, is staffed by two professional safety consultants to help businesses identify workplace hazards and ways to prevent them.
“With more than 50,000 new and existing jobs in the oil and gas and construction industries projected in the region, our Workplace Safety office is an asset for Acadiana,” said Curt Eysink, LWC executive director. “Our goal is to be a partner with the business community and a resource to improve workplace safety for employers and employees.”
The office provides free training, including fall protection, recordkeeping, scaffolding, electrical and machine guarding.
Small businesses with 500 or fewer employees qualify for services from the LWC’s Louisiana Workplace Safety offices. Current clientele in the Lafayette area includes small businesses in the oil and gas, construction, logging and machining sectors.
The office also offers the Louisiana Cost Containment Program to assist qualified employers reduce their workers’ compensation premiums and the OSHA SHARP Award, a deferred inspection program for qualifying employers who meet specific safety requirements.
All Louisiana Workplace Safety services are confidential and provided at no cost to the employer. Call 1-800-201-2495 today to learn more about how your small business can benefit from Workplace Safety services.
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