Monday, May 27, 2024

Bossier Parish Police Jury Honored with LWCC’s Safest 70 Award for 2023

by BIZ Magazine

The commitment to safety within the Bossier Parish Police Jury has once again been recognized, as the Louisiana Worker’s Compensation Corporation (LWCC) presented them with the prestigious Safest 70 Award for 2023. This accolade celebrates the Police Jury’s dedication to providing a safe workplace environment for its employees.

Philip Rodgers, President of the Police Jury, was presented with a plaque by LWCC in recognition of being among the 70 safest workplaces in the state in 2023. LWCC, a prominent workers’ compensation provider in Louisiana serving nearly 20,000 companies, acknowledged the Police Jury’s exemplary efforts in ensuring the safety and well-being of its workforce.

Butch Ford, Parish Administrator, expressed gratitude for the special honor, emphasizing the professionalism exhibited by the men and women of the Police Jury in their daily job duties. Ford particularly highlighted the efforts of the highway department, where the risk of accidents is notably higher, and commended the staff for maintaining a safe workplace environment.

Jason Hazelton, LWCC Safety Consultant, emphasized the corporation’s mission to safeguard Louisiana’s workforce. He explained that the Safest 70 Awards serve to spotlight businesses that demonstrate an exceptional commitment to employee safety by implementing measures to create safer workplaces.

The recognition from LWCC underscores the importance of prioritizing safety in the workplace and acknowledges the significant efforts made by the Bossier Parish Police Jury in this regard. This marks the second consecutive year that the Police Jury has received this prestigious recognition, reflecting their ongoing dedication to safety initiatives.

Over the years, LWCC’s commitment to promoting workplace safety has not only contributed to protecting employees but has also fueled economic growth in Louisiana. Through dividends totaling $1.25 billion paid to policyholders over 17 years, LWCC has played a crucial role in supporting businesses while ensuring the well-being of their workforce.

Since 2003, the Bossier Parish Police Jury has received dividends totaling more than $1.8 million, further highlighting the tangible benefits of prioritizing safety in the workplace. This achievement not only demonstrates the Police Jury’s commitment to employee welfare but also serves as a testament to their proactive approach to fostering a safe and secure work environment.

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