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Date:October 24, 2017
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LWC to sponsor 4th annual Occupational Safety & Health Conference in Monroe

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is proud to sponsor the 4th annual North Louisiana Safety & Health Conference, November 6-7, at the Monroe Civic Center from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The event, which is free and open to all general industry and business community members, is hosted by the Louisiana Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). Some topics for this year’s conference include: Conducting Job Hazard Analysis in the Workplace, Incumbent Worker Training Grant Funding, Walking & Working Surfaces and Violence in the Workplace.

Participants can also take advantage of a free OSHA safety course being offered during the conference. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

Organizers say the conference is designed to enhance workplace hazard recognition and to strengthen a culture of workplace safety, in an effort to reduce employee injuries and illnesses.

“This conference is made possible by the tireless work of the Louisiana OSHA team and its dedication to monitoring and sustaining safe workplaces for all Louisiana employees,” said Judge Sheral Kellar, Director of the Louisiana Office of Workers’ Compensation. “Each year we anticipate this event where we renew the commitment to ensuring that every worker, regardless of occupation, returns home safe to their family.”

To register for the conference, click here. To register for the safety course, click here. For more information about the event, contact Corey Gaines, OSHA Consultant/Workplace Safety Manager for the LWC, at (225) 219-4216.

About The Louisiana Workforce Commission

The Louisiana Workforce Commission is an agency of state government that administers programs designed to enhance workforce growth and provide family-sustaining jobs for Louisiana residents. The commission monitors employment, administers unemployment compensation and tax funds, provides training resources for employers and employees and oversees worker compensation benefits. The agency also gathers and supplies information on the labor market and occupational sectors in Louisiana.

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