Health and Safety

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WPX employs environmental, health and safety specialists. Our environmental specialists have degrees and backgrounds in fields ranging from biology, industrial safety, engineering and geology to public administration and environmental science.

We work with federal agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, as well as state agencies and local jurisdictions. The Future of Fracking Fracking is making America more energy secure. Accordi

Additionally, one of the measures we continually monitor to assess our safety performance is lost-time accidents (LTA). An LTA is a specific reportable event, whose standards are set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

In short, an LTA involves a work-related incident, injury or illness that requires an employee to miss time away from their normal roles and responsibilities.

Over the past five years, we incurred 4 LTAs (2 each in 2011 and 2012) over the course of 2.3 million total hours worked by our Colorado employees. We did not incur any LTAs in 2013, 2010 or 2009.