Messer was recognized as the Safe Employer of the Year by the Mid-America OSHA Education Center and Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Ohio Valley Chapter. Additionally, Senior Company Foreman Darren McDonald, who has been with Messer for 15 years, was honored as runner-up in the Safe Employee of the Year category.

We earned the Employer of the Year award due to our:

  • ​Zero Injury culture; 

  • 5S and Green S Challenge initiatives; and 

  • passion for keeping employees, subcontractors and the public safe. 

Messer is actively involved in the ABC Ohio Valley Safety Peer Group and Safety Council, and Operations Vice President Matt Schnelle is on the board of directors.

As Safe Employee of the Year runner-up​, McDonald adds to his company awards collection. In 2019, he won Messer's QIPS, Love of the Tools and JSA Champion awards for:

  • mentoring others; 

  • taking ownership of his work; 

  • refusing to compromise on safety; and 

  • recognizing potential safety violations.