Corporate Responsibility

Our approach is to analyze every project individually to determine its economic, safety and environmental impacts over the life of the project

Safety & Health

Cimarex promotes a safe working environment. In addition to keeping our workers safe, studies show companies with lower incident rates have lower costs and increased productivity.

Karen ACierno

Employees and contractors are encouraged to shut down any operation they are uncomfortable with or believe may be unsafe with our Stop Work Authority program

Total recordable incident rate (TRIR) and Days Away, Restrictions and Transfers (DART) are two common metrics used in the industry to measure safety performance. These are OSHA standardized metrics that help compare data across companies and industries to measure past safety performance. TRIR measures recordable incidents, which include all work related injuries that result in death, loss of consciousness, restriction of work or motion, transfer to another job, or medical treatment beyond first aid. DART measures the total number of incidents that involve days away from work, days of restricted work activity, or days of job transfer. Both metrics are calculated by multiplying the number of incidents by 200,000 (the number of hours worked by 100 full-time employees in one year), then dividing by total hours worked by all company employees. We are not reporting Contractor TRIR and DART data specific to Cimarex operations at this time. To improve our understanding of the safety performance of our contractors and analyze how everyone on Cimarex locations are performing, we are working on a consistent way to gather contractor hours spent on Cimarex locations.

Our experienced safety teams continually review and update our Environmental, Safety & Health manuals to incorporate the latest best practices. Employees and contractors are expected to perform a risk assessment ahead of every activity regardless of the size or scale. Every year our employees and contractors are required to review a variety of safety training topics through group meetings, offsite courses or online module-based training. The required training is specific to the employee or contractor based on their job responsibilities and location. Training topics vary from year to year based on ongoing activities, best management practices in the industry, and new rules or regulations that affect our operations. The result is each employee receives an extensive, evergreen safety curriculum that is fit for purpose.

Other aspects of our safety practices include formal emergency and crisis management teams that participate in periodic drills to ensure preparedness. We screen all of our contractors through a third party using criteria based on specific safety metrics and utilize contractors with strong safety records and safety cultures similar to our own. Although we work hard to instill a strong safety culture, incidents can and do occur. Cimarex has implemented safety stand downs to reinforce our safety principles and ensure everyone recognizes the importance in safety for every one of our jobs. A “safety stand down” is an event where Cimarex shuts down a job, area or department for a certain period of time to bring all employees and/or contractors together to discuss and reinforce both a specific safety topic(s) and the overall safety culture at Cimarex.

Cimarex initiated a preventative maintenance program for all operated major rotating equipment and major gathering systems to ensure asset reliability, reduce unscheduled downtime and minimize the potential for leaks in the systems. Some elements of the program include the use of several forms of corrosion protection, systematic pigging to sweep potentially corrosive liquids out of the pipelines and non-destructive testing to evaluate the properties of the metal, including wall thickness.

Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) 2014 2015 2016
Employee 0.50 1.09 0.44
Days Away, Restrictions and Transfers (DART)


Employee 0.20 0.40 0.11