Excellence in Safety & Health

Our safety, environmental and regulatory compliance (SERC) policy is a reflection of our values and our ongoing commitment to a high level of performance and reporting. It is a plan that articulates our expectations for employees, contractors, partners and all others who may be involved in our operations. Click here to view our SERC Policy.

We believe a culture of safety and continual performance improvement is achieved through hands-on workforce engagement and the active participation of employees and contractors, communities, regulators and advocacy groups. NewTrack, a custom incident management information system, is used to monitor and report our safety performance and incidents. A data analysis allows us to convey lessons learned and opportunities for improvements to our workforce, senior leadership and Board.

We host regular safety meetings and provide specialized training for our employees, contractors and emergency response teams. Positive behaviors also are reinforced through a periodic review of our SERC Management System programs and policy.


Contractor Management

Prior to awarding or renewing master services agreements, we evaluate and prequalify contractors based on safety performance and risk factors.


We currently screen 100 percent of new contractors that perform work on our field locations and track performance for more than 1,700 contractors. An independent, third-party review helps us validate and grade performance to ensure our contractors are following proper safety practices.

This year, more than 9,000 contractors participated in our updated contractor orientation program, which will be available online soon for easier access. We also hold periodic contractor expectation meetings to ensure our partners share our safe operating philosophies. 


Safety Performance

Safety is an integral part of our corporate culture and it permeates our daily actions. We use Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) as an indicator of safety performance. Rig

Because we hold our contractors to the same standards as our employees, we include their performance in our safety statistics. In 2015, we maintained our combined safety performance and improved our contractor TRIR by five percent.

Newfield maintains a zero incident safety goal and is committed to protecting the safety and well-being of every employee, contractor and local community.

Safety Highlights

In addition to reporting through our behavioral safety program, 750 safety observations were made by our employees and contractors to identify both positive and at risk behaviors.


Daily “stop the job drills” were enacted for every shift on our Mid-Continent drilling rigs to give workers an opportunity to practice safety procedures in a non-emergency.


We increased our near miss reporting by 35% compared to 2014. Reporting unplanned events that do not result in injury or damage allows us to proactively identify risk and prevent future incidents of a similar nature.


We participated in the National Safety Council’s 2016 Safety Month and provided our employees with helpful tips on preparing for emergencies, preventing identity theft, using medications safely and avoiding distractions on the road.



Safety At A Glance