It Pays to be Safe!

Posted: Apr 24, 2024, 3:12 PM

The Bossier Parish Police Jury has been recognized with LWCC’s Safest 70 Award for 2023.

The Louisiana Worker's Compensation Corporation (LWCC) awarded a plaque to Philip Rodgers, Police Jury President, for being one of the 70 safest workplaces in the state in 2023.

LWCC is a workers' compensation provider in Louisiana, serving nearly 20,000 companies. They strive for excellence in underwriting and providing lifelong care to injured workers.

Butch Ford, Parish Administrator, said this special honor is reserved for the men and women who professionally perform their job duties each day. “I appreciate our staff for maintaining a safe workplace, especially our highway department, where the risk of accidents is considerably higher,” said Ford.    

Jason Hazelton, LWCC Safety Consultant who presented the award, said the mission of LWCC is to ensure the safety of Louisiana’s workforce. “The Safest 70 Awards allow us to spotlight those businesses that go above and beyond to protect their employees by developing safer workplaces,” said Hazelton.

LWCC has fueled Louisiana's economic growth by paying policyholders $1.25 billion in dividends for 17 years. This is the second year the Bossier Parish Police Jury has received the recognition.  Since 2003, the police jury has been awarded more than $1.8 million in dividends.

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Philip Rodgers, Police Jury President; Jason Hazelton, LWCC Safety Consultant; Damian Simineaux, LWCC Safety Services Manager; Lisa Wilson, BPPJ HR Director; Felesha Sweeney, Bossier Library Director; Andrea Richardson, BPPJ Public Works Manager; Butch Ford, Parish Administrator, Jim Firth, BPPJ Purchasing Agent