May 10, 2014 1:36 PM by AP
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.