Educational Seminars

The LGA is proud to bring more educational seminars to its members this year! These trainings and roundtables are designed to inform, educate, and provide the opportunity to learn using the new GASTEC facility. Registration is open to all members and non-members. We hope to see you there! 

$35 for LGA Members | $50 for LGA Non-Members

1400 W Irene Rd
Zachary, LA

LGA is looking for Lunch Sponsors or volunteers to cook for one of the seminars below! If you are interested in doing either (Sponsor Level is $200 or cooking for 30-35 people) please reach out to the LGA office at

  CP: Basic & Advanced
    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Event will be moved to early 2024.
  • An introduction to basic cathodic protection theory that will cover CP regulations, criteria, IR drop, coupon test stations, induced AC corrosion, and personal hazards.
    • Basic training will include the definition of corrosion, methods to control corrosion, corrosion control testing and troubleshooting, and troubleshooting techniques.
    • Advanced training will include visual inspection of atmospheric corrosion, visual inspection of buried pipe and components when exposed, visual inspection of installed pipe and components for mechanical damage, measure structure – to – --electrolyte potential, and inspect rectifier and obtain readings.

  First Responder Training - Controlling Natural Gas Fires
  • When first responders arrive on the scene of a gas fire, the initial minutes are critical to making sound, safe decisions on controlling the fire.  Making the scene safe, understanding the abnormal operating condition, and extinguishing the blaze are all part of safely and effectively managing the incident.  Participants will begin with classroom time, then go out to the GasTEC fire pits for hands-on training for handling 3 different gas fire scenarios.
Rescheduled to March 2024

  Small Operator Pipeline Safety Seminar & Roundtable

  Not held at GASTEC Facility - (3 different locations TBD)
  • The LA Department of Natural Resources (LDNR) Office of Conservation, Pipeline Division employees will cover key current topics and challenges facing small operators relating to Pipeline Safety Regulations, Title 49 CFR Parts 190-199. The agenda will be driven by topics most important to small operators based on input from LDNR inspectors.
  • Some of the topics may include the completion of annual reports, construction, operation and maintenance requirements, DIMP & SHRIMP process and compliance, etc. The session will be interactive and questions/answers are encouraged by all participants.

  Driver Safety Course with La State Police trainers at JESTC
  • JESTC has a state-of-the-art Emergency Vehicle Operations Center (EVOC). A two (2) mile oval driving track was developed with multiple travel lanes and varying driving surfaces. EVOC is equipped with a three (3) story control tower which provides complete visual observation and command and control for all training scenarios. Other training systems/props include fully operational traffic control devices, skills pad (450 ft x 600 ft), skid pan (180 x 300 ft), urban grid with streets and stop lights, multi-media classrooms, and training vehicles.
  • The class will focus on defensive driver training. Students experience multiple scenarios and road conditions using driving simulators. Limited to 12 participants.
  • Cost: $135, using the participant's vehicle.

  Competent Person Training, Safety in Excavation & Shoring (National Trench Safety)
  • This course focuses on qualifying an individual to be competent on a field job site to oversee the safe excavation and protection of personnel before entering the excavation.
    • An OSHA "competent person" is defined as "one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has the authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them" [29 CFR 1926.32(f)]. By way of training and experience, a competent person is knowledgeable of applicable standards, is capable of identifying workplace hazards relating to the specific operation, and has the authority to correct them. Some standards add additional specific requirements which must be met by the competent person.

  Excavation Operations Saftey Training
  • Like any heavy machinery, excavators can be dangerous in untrained hands. This seminar will demonstrate the safe, skillful operation of excavators, including proper hands-on operation of excavators. You’ll learn about the anatomy and moving parts of an excavator, how to maintain and inspect excavators, and how to properly use forks and attachments. Digging dangers will also be covered in this training.
Horizontal Directional Drilling - Operational & Safety Training 
  • HDD Training class is designed to offer students a day to learn from industry experts. Classroom instruction would drive home the theory behind HDD, job site safety, equipment operational safety, damage prevention and equipment maintenance tips. The afternoon session would entail a live demo of a directional bore, including best practices and manufacturer's recommendations. Participants include field, management and office personnel.
 Early 2024


Questions? Contact the LGA office.
Ph: (225) 218-6885
Fax: (225) 767-7648