The safety of our employees, our contractors and our communities is at the heart of everything we do. Safety is our number one priority as reflected in part in our guiding operational priorities – “SAFETY…no compromises”. This concept relates to the physical safety of our employees as well as the safety of local communities. We are committed to ensuring we operate our business safely, and we have dedicated safety employees as members of our EHS team that place safety at the forefront of every operating practice.
The two primary metrics we track and monitor, as related to safety, are the Total Recordable Incident Rate (“TRIR”) and avoidable vehicle incidents. The metric TRIR is a U.S. mathematical measure of occupational safety and health, defined as the number of work-related injuries per 100 full-time workers during a one-year period. For 2019, we are pleased that our TRIR of 2.06 was favorable to our goal of 2.50. In 2019, our field operations employees drove over 12 million miles while only incurring 12 avoidable vehicle incidents. Although our goal is ZERO avoidable vehicle incidences, the incidences in 2019 did not result in significant injuries to our employees or third parties.
For more information on our approach to safety, please refer to our Sustainability Report.