Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Sunday, May 19 2019

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Receives Fourth Consecutive LWCC “Safest 70” Award

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For the fourth consecutive year, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has received a “Safest 70” award from the Louisiana Workers Compensation Corporation (LWCC), the largest workers’ compensation carrier in the state. The award acknowledges excellence, outstanding performance, and commitment to workplace safety, and is given to the top 70 of over 16,000 entities insured by LWCC.

The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center was recognized based on the effectiveness of their safety efforts in preventing injuries and maintaining a consistent workplace safety history in 2018. In addition to this year’s Safest 70 award, The Convention Center also received the title in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

“I am proud that we were once again chosen for this prestigious award from the LWCC,” said Michael J. Sawaya, President and General Manager of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. “To be honored with this award time and time again proves that it is not just the policy that makes the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center a safe place to work, but the culture that this workplace inspires. We consider our employees internal customers and value their input while collaborating on ways to continuously improve our facility. Philosophically, this in turn results in a safer environment for our patrons/external customers as well.”

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center employees receive the Safest 70 award from LWCC representatives.

Left to right: Brett Slocum, Assistant Director of Public Safety; Tim Tumminello, Director of Human Resources; Susan Paisant, Client Relations Representative, LWCC; Tanya Smith, Human Resources Coordinator; Darren J. Kimball, Lead Safety Services Consultant, LWCC; Mark Kaufman, Director of Public Safety; Erica Hamm, Facilities Safety Manager; Tommy Norman, AJG Senior Risk Control Consultant

About the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

With 1.1 million square feet of prime exhibit space, in an entirely contiguous hall, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center provides the largest single exhibit space in the country. The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center features an award winning staff and first class amenities, and is the sixth largest convention center in the nation.  A consistent Top 10 host of the largest conventions and tradeshows in the nation annually, the Convention Center is also one of the city’s “Top Workplaces.” A leading contributor to the city’s robust tourism economy, the Convention Center’s event activity has produced $81.7 billion in economic impact since its 1985 opening, including $5.1 billion in new tax revenue for state and local governments.

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