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Jul 15, 2014 7:10 PM by Zoe Tan

New Workplace Safety Office in Lafayette Offers Free Help to Small Business

The Louisiana Workplace Safety now has an office in Lafayette to to help small businesses.

The office located on 706 E. Vermillion St., provides free assistance to small businesses to implement and maintain effective safety and health management system. Other services provided are free training, including fall protection, recordkeeping, scaffolding, electrical and machine guarding.

The LWC's current clientele in the Lafayette area includes small business in the oil and gas, construction, logging and machining sectors. Any small businesses of 500 or fewer employees will qualify for these services. 

The office also offers the Louisiana Cost Containment program to assist employers reduce workers compensation premiums and the OSHA SHARP Award, as well as a deferred inspection program for employers who meet specific safety requirements.

Curt Eysink, LWC executive director says, "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." He also expresses that, "Our goal is to be a partner with the business community and a resource to improve workplace safety for employers and employees."

All services provided by the Louisiana Workplace Safety Office are confidential and provided to the employer at no cost. Call 1-800-201-2495 today to learn more about how your small business can benefit from Workplace Safety services.

 

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