LWC presents LAWorks Safe Awards

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Workforce Commission recently recognized 13 companies with its new LAWorks Safe Award, a certification available to all employers demonstrating exemplary safety and health management systems that make their workplaces safer for employees and reduce incidents of illness and injury.

Area employers receiving a certificate and a letter of commendation recognizing their commitment to workplace health and safety include Total Energy Services of Geismar, Belchem Industrial Products of St. Gabriel, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Company of Geismar and UCALCO of West Baton Rouge.

To be considered for the award, employers can request a free and confidential on-site consultation with an LWC workplace safety and health consultant.

The consultant evaluates the worksite’s safety and health management system and factors including injury and illness rates, citations, procedures, policies, rules, training, employee involvement and designation of a medical provider.

The LAWorks Safe Award can be renewed each year if a renewal review finds the workplace still meets standards for health and safety.