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May 10, 2014 1:36 PM by AP

Safety training center opens in Gonzales

GONZALES, La. (AP) - Contract workers employed in the construction, power and petrochemical industries will be able to get federally mandated training at a new $2.8 million center in Gonzales.

The Advocate reports the Alliance Safety Council's 11,000-square-foot center is in the Edenborne Development in Ascension Parish.

Alliance, a Baton Rouge-based nonprofit, provides an entry-level safety class and other training required by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration for more than 150,000 workers in a variety of industries in south Louisiana.

The organization has more than 1,000 corporate members that pay a yearly fee entitling them to training for their contract workers.

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