Health and Safety Performance

We track, trend, and analyze our employee and contractor health and safety performance. We use leading and lagging indicators to pinpoint opportunities for improvement to our safety program. We track fatalities, lost time incidents, total recordable incidents, near misses and their respective rates.

In 2019, Antero Resources and Antero Midstream work locations experienced zero employee or contractor fatalities, a combined employee and contractor Lost Time Incident Rate (LTIR) of 0.035, a 75% reduction since 2016. The combined Antero employee and contractor Total Recordable Rate (TRIR) of 0.369, represents a 47% improvement since 2016. In 2019, Antero Midstream’s employee and contractor TRIR and LTIR was 0.547 and 0.055 respectively. In comparison, the 2019 ISNetworld onshore oil and gas benchmark averages for our industry are 0.32 LTIR and 0.95 TRIR. As part of our Behavior-Based Safety program, we track and evaluate near misses — those events that did not result in injury, illness, or damage, inclusive of spills, but under slightly different circumstances, would have had the potential to do so.

TRIR is calculated as the total number of OSHA recordable injuries x 200,000 hours/# of exposure hours.

LTIR is calculated as the total number of lost time or restricted time injuries x 200,000 hours/# of exposure hours.