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Managing Employee Safety An important component to achieve our goal for an incident free workplace is communication. Since our last report, we have invested considerable efforts in communicating the safety message to our employees through safety alerts, bulletins and by increasing the presence of senior management in the field. Additional Health and Safety Coordinators have been hired in the field over the past two years to act as a resource to our employees and to increase the level of safety communication between field and office staff. We have focused our employee safety efforts on driver training. Driving is recognized as one of the most dangerous tasks our employees perform on a daily basis. As a result, all employees driving company vehicles receive collision avoidance and driver training to promote safe driving habits. In addition, ARC has a safe driving reward program to continually emphasize the importance of road safety. Through the use of driving metrics we will continue to evaluate new programs and initiatives to improve driving performance at ARC.

Lost Time Incident Frequency (Incidents per 200,000 hours worked)

Employee Lost Time Incidents

Contractor Lost Time Incidents

0.3

0.3

0.2

0.2

0.1

0.1

0

0 07

08

09

07

08

09

Employee Lost Time Incidents

Contractor Lost Time Incidents

CAPP Benchmark

CAPP Benchmark

Managing Contractor Safety Significant efforts are underway to improve the safety performance of our contractors. We have developed an effective contractor audit protocol that provides the opportunity to work closely with our contractors in improving safety performance collectively.

(1) The frequency rate is per 200,000 hours worked (equivalent to 100 person years), which is a standard measurement used by industry

(2) Contractor hours calculated based upon capital expenditures (3) 2009 CAPP data unavailable publication

In 2009, there was a decrease in the frequency of incidents from our contractors. As we continue to build strong working relationships and evaluate areas of improvement with our contractors we anticipate continued safety improvement. ARC continues to participate in Safety Stand Down, which is an industry wide initiative that encourages management to visit frontline workers to promote safety awareness. We feel that a visible presence from management in the field helps foster the strong relationships with contractors that are vital to the successful operation of our company.

Our Corporate Responsibility

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Corporate Responsibility 2010  

ARC Resources Ltd. Corporate Responsibility Report 2010

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