Health and Safety

SWN is committed to safeguarding employees, contractors and neighbors who work at and live near our operations. To deliver on this commitment, we integrate responsible health and safety management into our business decisions, with a focus on prevention. Employees work side-by-side with our contractors as ONE Team with one goal: zero safety incidents.

Health and Safety Data1

Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) – SWN Employees2

per 100 employees

0.4
0.8
1.2
1.6
2
2014
1.14
2015
0.65
2016
0.83
2017
0.29
Year Value - per 100 employees
2014 1.14
2015 0.65
2016 0.83
2017 0.29

OSHA TRIR – Contractors

per 100 employees

0.4
0.8
1.2
1.6
2
2014
1.17
2015
0.76
2016
0.72
2017
0.83
Year Value - per 100 employees
2014 1.17
2015 0.76
2016 0.72
2017 0.83

OSHA TRIR – ONE Team (SWN Employees plus Contractors)

per 100 employees

0.4
0.8
1.2
1.6
2
2014
1.16
2015
0.71
2016
0.78
2017
0.65
Year Value - per 100 employees
2014 1.16
2015 0.71
2016 0.78
2017 0.65

Severity Rate (Person-Hour Method)3

per 100 employees

10
20
30
40
50
2014
38.21
2015
15.80
2016
2.5
2017
4.69
Year Value - per 100 employees
2014 38.21
2015 15.80
2016 2.5
2017 4.69

DART Incident Rate – SWN Employees4

per 100 employees

0.2
0.4
0.6
0.8
1
2014
0.64
2015
0.39
2016
0.18
2017
0.12
Year Value - per 100 employees
2014 0.64
2015 0.39
2016 0.18
2017 0.12

DART Incident Rate – Contractors

per 100 employees

0.2
0.4
0.6
0.8
1
2014
0.45
2015
0.23
2016
0.28
2017
0.60
Year Value - per 100 employees
2014 0.45
2015 0.23
2016 0.28
2017 0.60

DART Incident Rate – ONE Team
(SWN Employees plus Contractors)

per 100 employees

0.2
0.4
0.6
0.8
1
2014
0.53
2015
0.30
2016
0.23
2017
0.44
Year Value - per 100 employees
2014 0.53
2015 0.30
2016 0.23
2017 0.44

Recordable Vehicle Incident Rate5

per 100 employees

0.2
0.4
0.6
0.8
1
2014
0.71
2015
0.87
2016
0.45
2017
0.52
Year Value - per 100 employees
2014 0.71
2015 0.87
2016 0.45
2017 0.52
  1. These metrics are standard for our industry and reported voluntarily to the American Exploration and Production Council each year as part of their annual safety benchmarking survey. All rates are based on 100 employees working 200,000 hours (full time for one year) according to OSHA standard methodology (see www.bls.gov/iif/osheval.htm) – except for the Recordable Vehicle Incident Rate, which measures total preventable vehicle incidents multiplied by 1 million and divided by total mileage.
  2. An injury is considered recordable if it results in death, days away from work, restricted work or transfer to another job, medical treatment beyond first aid, loss of consciousness or other significant injury or illness diagnosed by a physician or other licensed health care professional.
  3. The person-hour method calculates severity by total number of person-hours.
  4. The DART Incident Rate measures days away from work and days of restricted duty or job transfer.
  5. We consider vehicle incidents recordable if the driver did not exercise every reasonable effort to prevent an incident that results in medical treatment beyond first aid or vehicle/property damage of $500 or more associated with the event.