The winners of the National Drilling Association’s (NDA) 2013 Safety Awards have been announced.

NDA members competed in one of three categories based on their 2013 safety record. Award winners exhibited safety records above the average of their competitors.

The awards were presented at the 2014 National Drilling Association Annual Convention at the Great Wolf Lodge in Mason, Ohio. The convention took place Oct. 9-10 and the following NDA members were recognized:

10,000-250,000 Annual Exposure Hours
Earth Matters Inc.
Geo Lab Probing Services Inc.
Pearson Drilling Company
Terra Sonic International LLC

250,001-500,000 Annual Exposure Hours
Atlantic Testing Laboratories Limited
Geotechnology Inc.
Southern Earth Sciences Inc.

More than 500,000 Annual Exposure Hours
S&ME Inc.

To help its members achieve the level of zero accidents, NDA offers safety materials including Tailgate Safety Tips, a Drilling Safety Guide and Safety Label kits. These safety aids are available to any company wishing to improve safety among employees.

The National Drilling Association is a nonprofit made up of contractors, manufacturers and affiliated members from the drilling industry representing the geotechnical, environmental and mineral exploration sectors. NDA’s mission is to promote the use of professional drilling contractors and their methods. To learn more, visit