Louisiana Chapter conducts two special events each year: the
Annual Meeting and Expo in the spring and the Annual Golf Fore Safety
Tournament in the fall. This committee arranges all aspects of
these events, as well as any other special events determined to
implement the Councilís mission.
Safety Committee is involved in improving the safety and efficiency of
our roadway systems, including vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian safety
as well as engineering, design, and law enforcement. Over the years,
this committee has recommended and supported legislation and other
official actions to improve the traffic safety of the community.
Members of the committee include representatives from area law
enforcement, traffic courts, public works and traffic engineers,
traffic consultants, coroner's offices, American Automobile
Association and other concerned citizens and public officials.
Through regular monthly meetings, the group discusses current traffic
related problems and disseminates traffic safety information.
Some achievements in prior years include the all-weather motor vehicle
inspection station, the separate Traffic Court of New Orleans, the
license deposit law (providing use of a valid driver's licenses as
bond in certain traffic violation cases), the establishment of
mandatory attendance in driver improvement courses for rehabilitation
of problem drivers, the state-wide pre-licensing course for first time
driverís license applicants, and the ban on street solicitation on
This committee supports better street lighting, more efficient roadway
signaling systems, highway emergency call boxes, lowering the blood
alcohol content to .08 for those over 21 and zero tolerance for those
under 21 as well as professional drivers, state-wide ban on open
containers of alcoholic beverages in motor vehicles and other measures
to improve traffic safety. [MORE,
including organizations, agenda, calendar]
health training is an integral par of the Council's activities and a
major source of revenue. This committee identifies the training needs
of industry and develops educational programs to meet those needs. The
Training Committee also recommends to the administrative staff the
fees to set for such training and develops discount offers for
employees of Corporate Members.
Members of the committee include those
responsible for training at their facilities and others interested in
the training activities of the Membership. Membership on the
Training Committee is not limited to Corporate Members of the South
The National Safety Council's Advanced Safety Certificate is awarded
to those completing a series of NSC courses within a five-year period.
The South Louisiana Chapter offers these courses on a rotating basis.
The local chapter is one of only a few training facilities other than
the NSC sites, where certified NSC instructors conduct such training.
Information from other committees regarding training needs is relayed
to the Training Committee for consideration and possible