Safety Process

The integration of safety improvement efforts is supported by Range’s Safety Management System Leadership Team, made up of senior leaders in the Company. The involvement of the Safety Management System Leadership Team instills the sense of importance placed on safety, which resonates through the organization. In addition, all Range operations have their own site-specific safety and emergency response plans that address any unique elements to each location.

The Safety Management System seeks to:

  • Demonstrate management’s commitment to safety and to building a strong safety culture among all workers.
  • Ensure that all reasonably practical steps are taken to recognize and eliminate hazards or mitigate safety risks through effective and preventative measures.
  • Ensure compliance with Company standards, programs and procedures, and federal and state regulation.
  • Continually improve safety performance.

Range’s Incident Management Team (IMT), a group of employees trained in Incident Command System (ICS) processes, was established in 2018 and routinely participates in extensive training and drills to improve Company preparedness to handle a wide variety of potential emergencies. Participants must complete online training provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as well as general ICS training provided by Range.

In the event of a major incident, Range has invested in a state-of-the-art Emergency Operations Center (EOC), which utilizes advanced technology for live video feed, GIS, media monitoring, presentations, meetings, situation status displays, press briefings, operational security, and more. The EOC allows Range to manage any situation or event across all Range locations and provides regional incident management teams with a full back-up center supported by the IMT.

Further, Range implements a series of safety and emergency response plans, which include important site information in case an emergency situation arises. This information includes:

  • Address with coordinates, directions to location, and site map with legend
  • Emergency contact information
  • First responder emergency notification, critical information requirements for first responders, and nearest hospital
  • Emergency response procedure for well site personnel
  • Risks and hazards to the public
  • Safety data sheet (SDS) information
  • Spill control / fire suppression information

SIF Prevention

Range currently initiates a root cause analysis for all injury/illness incidents resulting in an OSHA recordable outcome along with other more minor incidents that could have had a more severe outcome had the situation been slightly different. We have also recently made the commitment to focus more on incidents involving potential Serious Injury and Fatality (SIF) outcomes. By focusing on SIF potential incidents in addition to other more minor incidents, we plan to uncover valuable information to prevent these potential SIF incidents from ever taking place.

Range also prioritizes the documentation of hazardous conditions and “near hits,” both on site and in our offices, through the Hazard Identification (Hazard ID) form on the Company’s intranet. All near hits and incidents are investigated to determine if a Severe Injury or Fatality potential (SIF-P) was or is present. Then, all SIF-P near hits and incidents are fully investigated, and the findings of 100% of those investigations are communicated to applicable levels of management.