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LWCC's Safety Services Team Members: Over 125 years of safety experience

LWCC is committed to providing policyholders more than a workers’ comp policy, but a variety of unique benefits.  With a commitment to fostering a culture of wellbeing in the workforce, a key benefit is our Consultants on Call program which works closely with policyholders in the development of a safe work environment.

Developing a successful safety and risk management program requires a thorough assessment of current procedures, detailed planning, careful implementation, and a workforce that is committed to the cause. Having an expert to help with this endeavor can make the process easier and efficient.

Our Consultants on Call are dedicated to understanding your operations and customizing safety solutions to meet your needs. Take a minute to get to know our talented team and how they can help you.



Damian Simoneaux, CSP

Safety Services Manager, 32 years of experience

Q: How is Consultants on Call beneficial to policyholders?

A: This free service can potentially save our policyholders both lives and money. As we work with the policyholder, we can provide examples of hazardous situations experienced by others and show them how they can reduce or avoid similar situations by developing a safety plan and implementing best practices.

Q: What does a safe workplace mean to you?

A: A safe workplace means being able to perform your duties in an environment with minimal risk to injuries with the support of coworkers and management.

Q: What is a quick tip for companies wanting to develop a safer work culture?

A: A quick tip to develop a safe work culture is to have management and supervision both lead and support the safety culture transformation. Set the example.

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Richard Perkins, CSP

Lead Safety Services Consultant, 29 years of experience

Q: What is your favorite part of being a consultant?

A: I really enjoy helping people find solutions to their workplace hazards and showing them how they can reduce and manage potential risks.

Q: Why should companies prioritize safety?

A: Prioritizing safety helps protect employees which often leads to increased productivity. As a result, this can makes companies more productive by reducing their insurance costs and limits negative public opinion.

Q: Best safety tip you can give a policyholder?

A: My best tip I can give someone is to know your hazards and work to control or eliminate them. Take the necessary steps to ensure safety for everyone.

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Monique Granier, OHST, CRM

Safety Services Consultant II, 33 years of experience

Q: What would you consider your greatest success story?

A: My greatest success story stemmed from a simple walkthrough at a small-town municipality’s wastewater treatment plant. During the visit I identified a major fall hazard. At the time, employees had to climb 6 feet and then literally hang over a guard rail to clean sewer filters. The risks associated with this daily activity weren’t a matter of if, but when, an accident would happen. I met with the local mayor to discuss the fall risk and we developed a safety plan and permanent solution. The mayor sought out grant funding that paid for a new platform that provided a safer workplace and eliminated the fall risk. It was a big win for all involved– the employees, the company, the municipality, and LWCC.

Q: What is a quick tip for companies wanting to develop a safer work culture?

A: The best tip I can give someone is that safety does not happen without top management belief and support of a safety program. Safer work environments take time and dedication from everyone.

Q: Why should companies prioritize safety?

A: Companies should prioritize safety because everyone deserves a safe workplace – free from recognized hazards and risks.

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Catherine Landry

Safety Services Consultant I, 12 years of experience

Q: What are some quick tips for policyholders wanting to develop a safer work culture?

A: A simple tip I would give is to make time for a weekly safety meeting, even if it’s a 5-minute toolbox talk. Create an open dialogue about safety and best practices, that helps employees feel comfortable communicating their concerns and working together to find solutions to potential risks and hazards.

Q: What does a safe workplace mean to you?

A: A safe workplace to me, is an organization that provides the information, resources, and training to the employees with full participation. Seeing or hearing employees actively using their safety knowledge, interfering with fellow coworkers to stop unsafe work acts, and committing to the safety program.

Q: In your opinion, what is the best safety resource LWCC has to offer?

A: LWCC offers policyholders a variety of resources and tools to create safer workplaces. To me, the best resource we have is our Learning Management System (LMS) where companies can browse through a catalog training topics and customize training to their specific needs.

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Jason Hazelton, CSP

Safety Services Consultant II, 9 years of experience

Q: What would you consider your greatest success story?

A: With one particular policyholder, I implemented a safety procedure for custodians to use while conducting tasks related to stripping and waxing of floors. The process is very slippery due to the chemicals used which creates a high risk for slips, trips, or falls. I conducted research and discovered a product called “paws” which consists of an abrasive pad with straps that fasten to the sole of a shoe. The cost of implementation was minimal when compared to the cost of a claim. The organization approved and ordered the product, which was them added into inventory and distributed each year to the custodians for use, drastically reducing potential incidents.

Q: What do you enjoy most about your job?

A: I love being exposed to every industry in LA. I have an opportunity to see what people do and how they do it across a plethora of industries from agriculture to construction, and from medical facilities to barge offloading operations. I get to see all the spokes of the economic wheel in our state.

Q: What is the best safety tip you can give a policyholder?

A: Proactivity is key. Never wait until after an incident to act and implement controls. The adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” rings as true in safety as in other critical processes; even more so for safety, in my opinion.

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Evan Canzoneri

Safety Services Consultant I, 1 years of experience

Q: What are some quick tips for policyholders wanting to develop a safer work culture?

A: A safe work culture is not something that happens overnight; it takes continued support and communication to enforce clear and consistent safety values. A few things that can help jumpstart the process are frequently communicate about safety, hold everyone accountable, and reward safety behaviors. Most importantly, continued improvement and the reduction of hazards are key.

Q: What does a safe workplace mean to you?

A: A safe workplace is one where employees feel comfortable in their environment, understand the hazards, have the proper training, and the proper personal protective equipment needed for the job. A safe workplace is also one where employees are not asked to do unsafe procedures or cut corners, and are celebrated for reporting unsafe procedures, near misses, and damaged equipment.   

Q: Why should companies prioritize safety?

A: By prioritizing safety, a company conveys they care about their business and their employees, which creates a better working environment. Historically, companies that prioritize safety tend to have less turnover resulting in better employee performance. This will create a positive safety culture on the job.

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Mike Prejean

Safety Services Consultant I, 14 years of experience

Q: What are some quick tips for policyholders wanting to develop a safer work culture?

A: Develop your goals. Understand your risk involved with each step of every task your employees perform. Get all employees properly onboarded through teaching, mentoring, and persuading. Let them know you care. All of these things come together to create a great safety culture.

Q: What is your favorite part of being a safety consultant?

A: It’s my chance to help others. I have always wanted to be in a position to mentor, teach, and consult. Becoming a safety professional has provided me with the golden opportunity to do all three and I absolutely love it.

Q: What is the best tip you can give a policyholder?

A: Stay focused! Safety isn't a one time initiative, nor does it happen overnight. To develop a culture of safety, it takes time and continued effort.

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