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Pelican Training & Consulting is committed to providing your organization with quality customized training programs to meet your goals and positively impact your workforce.  With over 50 years of experience in program development and training, we are positioned to increase employee effectiveness by building and refining critical job skills while maintaining a cost effective solution.  


∞    A better prepared workforce translates into better served consumers;
∞    Systems, organizations and individuals all have the potential and need for continued growth;
∞    Effective growth requires knowledge, skill, and commitment;
∞    The best training and development efforts are those that allow participants to transfer what they have learned to the actual work they do.
∞    These beliefs translate into instructor-led training programs and professional development products that are relevant, practice oriented, and founded in skill-based proficiency.

Our Story

As a Safety Consultant and Instructor for Pelican Training and Consulting, I am responsible for developing course curriculum for vertical markets based on OSHA General Industry Standard 1910. I instruct/lead specialized classes for employers to enhance profitability by reducing liability exposure and lost-time accidents, expand customer base through relationship building and networking, and review current course materials on an as needed basis for clientele. I conduct safety audits/inspections and provide recommendations based on OSHA compliance, assist employers with written programs, Job Safety Analysis, and assessments, certify industrial lift operators, and facilitate National Restaurant Association's SERVSAFE program.

  • Attended Wossman High School, Monroe, LA

  • Attended University of Louisiana – Monroe



  • HSI (Heath and Safety Institute) Level 2 Instructor

  • Life Safety and Property Protection License through the Louisiana State Fire Marshall

  • Certified Safety and Health Official through the University of Texas – Arlington OSHA Training and Education Institute

  • OSHA 503 Certified Authorized General Industry Trainer

  • OSHA 511 Certified Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry 

  • Certification for Manufacturing (C4M) Instructor through Bossier Parish Community College

  • National Restaurant Association ServSAFE Proctor Certification

Michael B. Farris – Safety Consultant

As President of Pelican Training & Consulting, I represent the professed desire and commitment to serve clients by assisting them in meeting professional goals through effective training; supporting these efforts through the development of comprehensive and customized training programs; researching funding opportunities available; and demonstrate the character, experience, humility, wisdom and discernment necessary to create the trust and influence for success.

Attended Jackson Academy High School, Jackson, MS
B.S. – Business Administration, LeTourneau University
M.S. –Human Services Administration, LSUS

Julie R. Farris - President 

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