WorldWide Drilling Resource

12 APRIL 2021 WorldWide Drilling Resource ® Apply for the Drilling Contractor Safety Award Program Adapted from Information by the National Drilling Association The National Drilling Association’s (NDA’s) Safety Award Program was created to recognize the outstanding safety per- formance of the association’s drilling contractor members. The program allows contractors of similar size to compete for an award based on their incident rates. Award recipients are honored at the NDA Annual Convention. To participate in the program, a company must meet the following eligibility require- ments: 1) Be a “Regular Member” Contractor of the NDA at the time of application and at the time recipients are determined. 2) Have field exposure from employees (not subcontractors) during the qualifying period. For the purposes of the NDA Safety Award Program, applicants combine injury/accident data for field, shop, and office employees. 3) Not have had a fatality of any of their own employees during the qualifying period. Based on the hours of exposure, companies will enter the NDA Safety Award Program in one of three categories: • 10,000 to 250,000 annual exposure hours • 250,001 to 500,00 annual exposure hours • More than 500,000 annual exposure hours These categories are based on the company’s Incident Rate for the previous cal- endar year. To apply, a completed NDA Safety Award Application (with signature) must be sub- mitted. Plus, companies with ten or more employees must also submit a copy of their Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 300A Summary of Work Related Injuries and Illnesses report for the previous calendar year (this information will remain confidential and will only be used to calculate the company’s loss ratio). All application documents must be received by NDA no later than June 30, 2021. Visit for more information, or click on this box in our online version at C&G WWDR photo.