Occupational Safety

Range regularly updates and improves the safety of our work processes to ensure we are meeting our evolving safety needs. Safety staff work in concert with all levels of employees to maintain consistent implementation of necessary procedures and protocols. Consistent communication and collaboration allow our safety programs to facilitate understanding and usability by our staff.

For more than nine years, Range has facilitated a Management of Change (MOC) program, which is a component of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Section 1910.119 – Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals. Though Range is exempt from section 1910.119, as it more directly applies to plants and refineries, we made the decision to develop and implement a MOC process as a Best Management Practice given our commitment to safety.

The purpose of Range’s MOC program is to implement change more effectively by:

  1. Identifying when a change is necessary or already taking place;
  2. Giving all affected parties the opportunity to communicate their thoughts and concerns; and
  3. Developing a plan to carry out the necessary changes.

After nearly a decade of implementation, the MOC process is a success story for Range. It has led to a safer workplace for employees and added value across all aspects of our operations. Implementing a formal process that is inclusive of all appropriate parties has created an open forum, allowing proposed changes to be raised and fully considered prior to final implementation.

Through the use of Intelex, an EHS Incident Management Application, Range’s Safety Department receives automated reports and is able to track the progress of incidents from the initial report through investigation, corrective action implementation, and closure. That means that Range can track not only the type of incident but also the root cause(s), the operation taking place, the length of time involved personnel was on duty and, for an injury, – the area of the body affected. Intelex also allows for a cohesive tracking of incident reviews and investigations, as well as the corrective actions implemented, providing a repository of lessons learned. The level of detail in this data is invaluable to Range, allowing us to proactively identify safety risks, educate employees, and vendors prior to beginning work on elements that may result in an incident or injury and provide ways to mitigate such factors.

In 2020, Range reduced the number of recordable employee injuries by 3 compared to 2019. Two moderate incidents involving Range employees were recorded that required days away from work (Figure 7.1). The incidents were analyzed and evaluated, resulting in corrective actions where appropriate.

Once these incidents were identified, the team acted quickly to ensure the safety of the affected employees and closely followed our incident policies and procedures. After analyzing the cause of the incidents, a determination was made that both were anecdotal in nature and not the result of systemic issues. However, the team responded promptly to address the root cause of each issue.

By leveraging the information provided through Hazard ID, we can track workplace conditions that could potentially lead to an injury or incident and prevent future occurrences from happening. Range’s goal is to report near hits, warning signs that caused no damage or injury, and provide an opportunity to enhance the current system and prevent future injuries or incidents.

Driver Scorecard

Range implements a driver scorecard to track driving performance data such as hard braking, speeding, or rapid acceleration. This data can be used to ensure driver safety best practices are followed. In 2020, our average monthly score was 97 out of 100. For 2021, we have set a goal of improving that score by one full point to 98. Furthermore, we are seeking to reduce by 25 percent the number of weeks any driver receives a score of a “C” or lower, when compared to 2020 data. Our firm commitment to safety, both of our employees and the communities in which they operate, is part of our culture of improvement and a dedication to best-in-class practices.

Workforce Safety Participation

Range’s Safety Management System was developed to equip our workers with the skills and knowledge they need to perform their daily responsibilities safely. This has been an evolving process, and over time we have refined our development and training programs to provide Range employees with relevant, job specific trainings based on the degree of risk involved and the complexity of efforts to mitigate said risk.

In 2020, our workforce completed safety related training, accumulating 1,800 hours of safety related trainings through our online Learning Management System, allowing individuals to learn at their own pace and convenience. Range also conducts in-person classes, including defensive driver and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training, to ensure our employees receive hands on instruction for critical health and safety skills that may be needed on the job.