Exemplary work safety has been rewarded for the Messer Group with the presentation of no less than 22 awards.

The awards were presented by the European Industrial Gas Association, in recognition of the Messer Group’s extremely low accident rate.

With only 1.7 accidents per one million work-hours, the Messer Group
has one of the lowest incidences of accidents among the industrial gas enterprises, coming in far below the EIGA average of 3.5.

CEO and owner Stefan Messer, who received the safety awards from
EIGA president, Aldo Belloni, at this year's meeting in Cannes, France, sees
this as justification for his efforts in the areas of work safety and accident prevention.

He said: \\$quot;Not only do our employees profit from our safe gas handling measures, but our customers and partners benefit as well.

\\$quot;I am convinced that safety and environmental protection will again be in the spotlight of industrial activities in the coming years.\\$quot;

The Italian Messer subsidiary Messer Italia, which is based in Turin, was also presented with the Peter J. Jackson Safety Award, awarded since 1992 to the EIGA member company showing the greatest reduction in work accidents over a period of five years.

EIGA plays an active role in the areas of work and industrial safety within Europe and represents large parts of the industry for medical gas, as well as for gases used in foodstuffs production, processing and preservation.

Messer operates in 32 countries in Europe, Asia and Peru.

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