Redi companies are safety driven companies. The most important thing we do each day is return our employees home to their loved ones in the same condition as they arrived at the job.
We drive a robust safety program. Our Safety Director and his team of safety technicians have years of experience in safety programs.
Our Safety Practices
Our safety program includes the following practices:
Lance Norris joined the Safety Department at Redi Services in 2009 as a field Safety Supervisor and was promoted to HSE Director for the company in 2011. During 2015 Lance earned his Associate Safety Professional (ASP) certification from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. In 2014 Lance graduated from Western Governors University with the Master of Business Administration degree. Lance is also certified through PEC Safety as a Safeland USA Basic and H2S instructor. In addition to these, Lance holds the following credentials: First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor (American Red Cross), Authorized OSHA 10 & 30 hour instructor, MSHA Instructor for Surface Mining (Part 48), Smith System Defensive Driving, Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist (Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation), TapRooT Incident Investigation & Root Cause Analysis (System Improvements, Inc), and Certified Drug/Alcohol Collector (Occupational Health Care International). Aside from work Lance enjoys using his spare time to volunteer to train adult leaders associated with the Boy Scouts of America along with teaching youth how to hunt safely as a Hunter Education Instructor.
Travis Ayres joined the Redi Services Safety Team in the fall of 2017. He came over with 5 years of safety management experience with an oil and gas transportation company. One of his primary focuses is to help ensure Redi’s compliance with the DOT’s FMCSA Regulations. He also spends time in the field at Redi’s work locations to assist in employee participation and compliance with Redi’s safety culture. AS a PEC Authorized Safeland and JSA/GHS instructor, and Authorized OSHA 10/30 hour instructor, Travis can assist in the training of Redi Service employees. Travis has spent the last 6 winters coaching for the Lyman High School wrestling team. When he gets free time from work and wrestling, he enjoys the outdoors and spends time with his wife and two kids.
Chris Barragan joined the safety team in mid 2017. Chris is the HSE Manager for the Texas Division and has a little over 5 years in the HSE profession. Chris has an associate’s degree in Occupational Health and Safety from Odessa College and also received his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Angelo State University. Chris is a Smith System Driver Trainer and also a PEC certified instructor as well. When he has free time, Chris enjoys spending time with his family, bbqing, and also doing outdoor activities such as fishing and riding horses.
Stephanie Garcia joined the Redi Safety team in early 2016. Stephanie works to track employee training and medical records. Stephanie is certified as a DOT Urine Specimen Collector and Breath Alcohol Technician. She assists the company with compliance to our Drug and Alcohol Testing policy by working with Disa and NCMS to meet all monthly randoms and quarterly reporting requirements. As if that's not enough to keep her busy Stephanie also helps Redi keep up on ISNetworld and fulfill client required hours & miles reporting.
Eric Klatt joined the Redi Safety team in early 2018. He came with 3 years safety management experience and 11 years in oil and gas operations. His practical experience helps Redi’s compliance with DOT’s PHMSA regulations in the operation of a 10 mile natural gas pipeline. He is a certified evaluator in Energy WorldNet’s Operator Qualification system, American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor and has held his Emergency Medical Responder certification for the last 15 years. Eric spends his free time in the outdoors camping/hiking/fishing with his two children and two dogs.
Redi Services strives for excellence in safety performance. Since 2005 when Redi Industrial Services sold out to new owners, Gary Condos and Jay Anderson, and later became known as Redi Services the company has experienced rapid growth. The new owners made investments in safety along the way to ensure that the rapid growth did not come at the expense of employee health and safety. Redi Services’ commitment to safety has been recognized by clients, politicians, and government regulatory agencies. Redi Services’ safety program can only reach great heights based on the performance of every employee. Redi Services proudly hires and then trains quality associates to fulfill the service needs of their clients. Below you will find a list of accomplishments achieved by the Redi Services team.
In 2011, Redi Services received the Governor’s Safety Award for Best Safety Program in the Large Construction Industry category.
On February 9, 2012, Newmont recognized Redi Services, along with other contractors, for working together on a project with more than 500,000 exposure hours without any incidents.
In May of 2012, Redi Services received recognition at Chevron’s Contractor Health-Environment-Safety Management Forum for outstanding performance by an insulation crew that worked at their location incident-free throughout 2011. In addition to that recognition, Chevron also awarded Redi Services for their willingness to participate in safety meetings by sharing Behavior Based Safety information.
In July of 2012, Redi Services, along with their sister company Redi Project Services, received recognition from the Wyoming State Mine Inspector’s office for a perfect safety record while working on mine sites in the state during 2011.
On December 14, 2012, Redi Services received a letter from the management team at ExxonMobil’s Labarge Operations in Southwest Wyoming for their commitment to Stop Work Authority. Redi Services had long held the position that every employee had the right to stop any job that they thought was unsafe; but in 2012 the owners of Redi Services put that commitment on paper and produce wallet cards for every employee. Now Redi Services employees have a much better understanding of Stop Work Authority and the importance placed on that authority by management.
On September 6, 2012, Redi Services had an unfortunate incident on a Chevron location when an employee cut his hand while using a utility knife. The cut was severe enough that it required surgery. In October of 2012, Chevron presented Redi Services with a plaque that reads, “With Deep Appreciation we present this Award to Redi Services – For Exceptional Case Management and demonstrating care & compassionate effort to minimize the associated human toll when incidents occur.”
In June of 2014, Redi Services received a letter from the State of Wyoming Department of Workforce Services’ Wyoming Workers’ Safety—OSHA Division informing them that they have been accepted into the Employers Voluntary Technical Assistance Program (EVTAP). Toward the end of 2013, Redi Services invited OSHA’s consultation division onto their Wyoming corporate office location for a compliance review. The OSHA consultant provided Redi Services with a list of various recommendations for corrections that would improve their operations. One of Redi Services fundamental operating principles is a commitment to continuous improvement; so, the corrections were made and then communicated with OSHA. This is the first step toward entering OSHA’s elite Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).
On May 8, 2014, Redi Services again received recognition from Chevron. This award was presented because of Redi Services’ innovative approach to Near Miss Reporting. Early in 2013, Redi Services realized that the 3 year trend for Near Miss reporting was on the decline. Near Miss reporting is an important element of Redi Services’ proactive safety strategy. To turn this trend around, Redi Services safety team asked employees why they were not reporting Near Misses, and the feedback was that the term “Near Miss” has a negative connotation. Redi Services now has a Good Catch reporting program.
On June 25, 2014, Redi Project Services received the Governor’s Safety Award for Small Mine Site Contractor of the Year for their safety performance during 2013.
On June 24, 2015 Redi Project Services was again awarded the Governor’s Safety Award for Small Mine Site Contractors by Wyoming Governor Matt Mead for their outstanding safety performance in 2014.
In 2015 Redi Services renewed their standing in Wyoming OSHA’s elite Employer Voluntary Technical Assistance Program (EVTAP). Redi gained entrance in to this program by maintaining an outstanding safety performance and participating in Wyoming OSHA’s Consultation Services program.