Workplace Safety and Health

Environmental, Social, and Governance

WORKPLACE SAFETY AND HEALTH

It is our intention to create and sustain a workplace free from recognized safety and health hazards. We work to accomplish this goal through a variety of proactive means, such as HSSE policies, training, procedures, audits, inspections, incident evaluations, data analysis, reporting, and communications.

The following topics are a sample of what is included in the Genesis Energy HSSE Procedure Manual:
Look, Find, Communicate, Fix

  • Incident reporting and investigation
  • Hazard communication
  • Confined space entry
  • Electrical safety
  • Excavation
  • Hot work
  • Energy isolation (lockout/tagout)
  • HSSE audits
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Fall protection
  • Ladders
  • Industrial hygiene and chemical safety
  • Medical evaluations

COVID-19 Response

Our highest priority during our COVID-19 response has been the health and safety of our people, customers, vendors and communities. Genesis Energy has taken proactive measures to protect employees, while continuing to provide safe and reliable operations.

We quickly established a COVID-19 Management Team including management representatives from key disciplines. The actions we have taken to protect employees include:

  • Early implementation of a work from home program for all employees who can work remotely
  • Changing work procedures for operations personnel to ensure the safety of personnel who cannot work from home by:
    • Using shifts to decrease the number of personnel on site at one time
    • Increasing social distancing practices
    • Increasing facility cleaning and sanitation
    • Providing and requiring the use of additional personal protective equipment
    • Conducting medical monitoring of employees entering our worksites
    • Restricting visitor and contractor visits to our facilities
  • Reporting, tracking and following up with internal COVID-19 cases and possible exposures
  • Instituting travel restrictions and discontinuing all non-essential business travel
  • Adhering to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America and applicable state and local guidelines and requirements
  • Proactively communicating with our employees to share information and set expectations

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Mining Program (NIOSH), in conjunction with the Industrial Minerals Association–North America, the National Mining Association, and the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association, recognized our soda ash operations in Green River, Wyoming, with the 2020 NIOSH Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovations Award in the Industrial Minerals Category for implementing numerous innovative approaches to keep our workforce safe and operational throughout the pandemic.


Occupational Health and Wellness

We maintain a robust occupational health and wellness program that includes both occupational medicine management and drug and alcohol misuse. Genesis Energy provides its employees with access to a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program that is free of charge and includes a variety of support services addressing family, health, work, legal, and personal assistance.


Safety Statistics

Genesis Energy establishes annual safety and health targets for total recordable injury and illness rates. The targets are determined by the senior HSSE management and operations management and reviewed and approved by the executive management team. Due to the complex and diverse nature of our business segments and activities, it is difficult to identify comparable organizations for meaningful benchmarking. Therefore, our approach is to review the previous year’s results and determine, based on a variety of factors, an appropriate and challenging target looking forward. We strive for continual improvement; our goal is a downward trajectory and trend line of injury and illness rates across all business activities. Company results relative to the target are used for a variety of internal purposes, including short-term and long-term compensation calculations.

Lost Time Incident Rate LTIR Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR)

The Industrial Minerals Association – North America recognized our soda ash operations in Green River, Wyoming with their Mine Safety Achievement Award for the lowest reportable injury rate in the Large Category for 2019.