IPIECA: SHS-3 / SASB: EM-EP-320a.1 / GRI: 403-9

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. In 2020, SWN achieved record safety and environmental performance, and achieved top quartile performance among our peers in safety, driving and environmental metrics.

Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) – SWN Employees20.430.330.22
Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) - Employee + Contractor0.640.560.36
TRIR - Employee2
TRIR - Contractor0.750.670.42
Severity Rate (Person - Hour Method)3 per 100 employees13.484.545.61
Days Away Restricted or Transferred (DART) Incident Rate – ONE Team (SWN Employees plus Contractors) per 100 employees
DART Incident Rate – SWN Employees4 per 100 employees0.250.250.11
DART Incident Rate – Contractors per 100 employees0.230.200.23
Recordable Vehicle Incident Rate5 per 100 employees


  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 https://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. * No injuries recorded in this table constitute fatalities of any SWN employee or contractor, because none occurred during the years reported.
  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.