RS 23:13     

§13.  Employers' duty as to safety

Every employer shall furnish employment which shall be reasonably safe for the employees therein.  They shall furnish and use safety devices and safeguards, shall adopt and use methods and processes reasonably adequate to render such employment and the place of employment safe in accordance with the accepted and approved practice in such or similar industry or places of employment considering the normal hazard of such employment, and shall do every other thing reasonably necessary to protect the life, health, safety and welfare of such employees.  Nothing in this Section shall apply to employment in private domestic service or to agricultural field occupations.