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MECO Receives Award for Leadership in Safety

The Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corporation (LWCC) honored MECO with the LWCC Safest 70 Award. The Safest 70 Award program acknowledges leadership and employee safety in the workplace and the effectiveness of the company’s safety efforts.

“Safety is our number one priority at MECO and it is an honor to be presented with this award,” says George Gsell, MECO president.

A manufacturing facility presents many hazards. MECO’s goal is to eliminate those hazards by continually educating our employees on safety in the workplace. MECO’s safety improvements and preventive measures have proven successful and will continue to strengthen the culture going forward. One of highlighted improvements is the MECO safety incentive program. The program has increased safety awareness and participation by incentivizing preferable behavior such as: leadership, identifying and eliminating hazards, improving existing procedures, serving on the safety committee and being a safety standout. The program is not driven by incident rates, but by participation and preferable behavior. The safety committee is comprised of employees representing each department of the company, elected by their peers and acting as leaders for the safety department addressing challenges in their respective areas as well as employee/supervisor training.



MECO is a manufacturer of engineered products for water purification serving multiple industries. MECO is also the world’s leading producer of water purification plants for offshore oil and gas platforms and the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries where ultra-pure water is the primary ingredient in the drug manufacturing process. MECO also provides advanced water purification systems to the U.S. Armed Forces. MECO is a Louisiana-based company with facilities in Houston, Texas, Mandeville, La., Limerick, Ireland, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and Singapore. For more information, visit

To learn more about the LWCC and its Safety 70 program visit