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Safety Tips

Attention: Important Operational Schedule Change

Attention: Important Operational Schedule Change

Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, and continuing until further notice, National Safety Council Ark-La-Tex Chapter will be closed for all training.

This closure is in compliance with the order from Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards. As the Covid-19 pandemic develops, we will make operational changes appropriate to meet those developments.

For any questions, please email us at We will respond to your questions as soon as we are able. Thank you from NSCALT staff.

Safe guidelines for use: Space heaters

Winter is coming, or so whispers that chill of cold air making its way through your office. To keep warm, you may be considering using a portable space heater at your desk.

Before you plug it in, know that portable electric space heaters can present a “major workplace safety hazard,” according to Electrical Safety Foundation International.

Outdoor workers and skin cancer

The American Academy of Dermatology cautions outdoor workers to be aware of an invisible hazard: the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Exposure to these rays for hours is a major risk factor for a number of skin cancers, including melanoma – the most serious form.