The National Drilling Association (NDA) has announced the winners of its 2014 Safety Awards, which were presented at the 2015 National Drilling Association Annual Convention, Sept. 17-18. NDA members competed based on their 2014 safety records and the winners were required to have safety records that were above the average of their competitors.

The following NDA members were recognized:

10,000 – 250,000 Annual Exposure Hours

  • Earth Matters, Inc.
  • Frontz Drilling Company
  • Gregory Drilling
  • McCray Drilling

250,001 – 500,000 Annual Exposure Hours

  • Southern Earth Sciences, Inc.

To aid in achieving the level of zero accidents that all its members aspire to reach, NDA offers safety materials such as tailgate safety tips, a drilling safety guide, and safety label kits. They 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. For more information, visit