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The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Receives Sixth LWCC “Safest 70” Award

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has received their sixth “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 approximately 20,000 policyholders 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 2021. In addition to this year’s Safest 70 award, The Convention Center also received the title in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

“Being safe on the job, no matter the job, is an immensely important aspect of the work we do here at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center,” said Michael J. Sawaya, Convention Center President. “When event planners schedule events, they look for teams and facilities that have a proven track record of safety-minded excellence. This award, our sixth from the LWCC, proves that it is not just the policy that makes the Convention Center a safe place to work, but the culture that this workplace inspires and demonstrates that we are Built To Host.”

Recently, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center was awarded the Top Workplaces award by, which celebrates winning employee cultures in New Orleans and around the country.

“Between six LWCC ‘Safest 70’ awards, and seven ‘Top Workplaces Awards’, we could not be happier with the dedication to the safety of our guests and external clients that our employees, who we consider internal partners in the success of our facility, have shown throughout the years,” Sawaya concluded.

“I couldn’t be more proud of our Team and their hard work, dedication and commitment to continually keep our internal and external customers safe, at all costs, said Adam J. Straight, Convention Center Vice President of Operations. “These accolades are a direct result of their sheer focus on the mission to deliver unrivaled results for our internal and external customers in safe, hospitable, exceptionally well-maintained facilities through innovative and collaborative efforts that contribute significant benefits to the New Orleans and Louisiana economy.”

“LWCC has always prioritized workplace safety and will continue to support safe work practices for all policyholders as we strive to better Louisiana, one business and one worker at a time,” said Kristin Wall, LWCC President and CEO. “We are proud to celebrate policyholders who are committed to this vision and to the safety of their workforce through the Safest 70 awards. Their efforts elevate Louisiana!”


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