We measure company health, safety and environmental (HSE) performance using a range of leading and lagging indicators. Leading indicators include metrics for training, leadership commitment, employee involvement and the quality of incident investigations. Lagging indicators include incidents, near misses and days away from work. Leading indicators help drive continuous improvement in our safety performance, while lagging indicators help us assess the success of our safety management efforts. All SWN employees and contractors are evaluated on and held accountable for HSE performance.

In 2019, we achieved record safety performance for TRIR and DART and significantly improved TRER.

Some of our key performance metrics for 2019 include the following:


improvement in contractor Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) compared with 2018


decrease in Days Away, Lost or Transferred (DART) combined rate for employees and contractors compared with 2018


decrease in Total Recordable Environmental Rate (TRER) compared with 2018


decrease in Tier 1 and Tier 2 Environmental incidents compared with 2018


reduction in driving safety incidents from backing compared to 2018


high impact hazard hunts


Job Safety and Environmental Assessments reviews / audits held with contractors


leadership site visits

See the Data section for additional Health and Safety performance metrics.