Safety

We’re focused on safety every day.

Training, training, and more training

Personal certifications and evaluations

An industry leading 12 Golden Gate Safety awards

Mandatory fall protection gear

After 33 years in business, we know safety is less expensive in the long run than the alternatives.

 

Featured Safety Videos

My fall protection saved me today Manuel

I fell off the roof today SoCal

Working with a contractor that is focused on worker safety is a very important. Since most PetersenDean employees spend their workdays at least 15 feet off the ground, our commitment to roofer safety training is as solid as the roofs we build. Preventing accidents and ensuring the safest possible working conditions – for our employees and our customers—remain priorities across all PetersenDean divisions.image-safety-01Training our workers on safety protocols to mitigate work-related injury claims provides our employees with an exceptional work experience, allows PetersenDean to control costs over the long term and reinvest in additional worker training to ensure continual operational excellence.

“I wanted to take a moment to thank you for setting an outstanding example in safety and housekeeping. Over the past 4 months your team has been recognized 3 times on our Shea jobs for performing over and above in safety.
From all of us at Shea we wish to extend congratulations, appreciation and thanks for all that you do. Keep up the good work!”

—Shea Homes
We have mandated fall protection for all field workers and workplace safety training since 2002. PetersenDean consistently exceeds Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements and is the recipient of several Golden Gate SAFETY Awards.

PetersenDean maintains Worker’s Compensation, general liability and automobile insurance for its operations throughout the country. A copy of our certificate of insurance is registered with the contractors’ license boards in the states in which we do business; it also can be provided at the customer’s request.

A Clear Leader in Roofer Safety

image-safety-02PetersenDean’s safety policy and procedures address the following topics:

  • Code of Safe Practices
  • OSHA Regulations and OSHA job site inspections, Including OSHA10, OSHA30
  • Fall protection
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Hazard communication
  • Respirator protection
  • Emergency Action Plan, housekeeping, fire prevention
  • Safe access to work areas
  • Assured Grounding Program (GFCI) and electrical hazards
  • Lock-out/tag-out procedures
  • Physical hazards, such as heat/cold stress and noise
  • Heat illness prevention
  • Slips and fall protection
  • Back injury protection and material handling

Demonstrated Leadership in Roofing Safety

PetersenDean’s focus on safety extends beyond our own workforce; our efforts have earned us state and federal recognition and participation in important injury and illness prevention campaigns:

image-safety-03Six Cal OSHA Golden Gate Partnership Awards – more than any other roofing contractor – from California/OSHA

Partner with Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) to promote conventional fall protection standards throughout the state’s construction industry

Pioneer participant in U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) case study for respiratory protection from silica dust

Leader and volunteer for NIOSH case study for fall protection feasibility in residential construction

Safety Training and Testing

All new hires are trained and tested before beginning work. All field employees are trained, fitted and issued their own personal protective equipment (PPE) to match their job description. New hires are also required to view a video detailing our fall protection requirements and their responsibilities. New-hire training covers the following topics:

  • Fall protection
  • Code of Safe Practices
  • Safety meeting/daily checklist
  • Respirator program
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Blood borne pathogens
  • Fire protection
  • Hazard communications
  • OSHA regulations
  • Jobsite inspections

Accident Investigation Practices

In the event of an accident or near-miss, facts are gathered, reviewed and reported by the employee, crew leader and crew leader’s supervisor.

Each accident is investigated by PetersenDean’s regional safety specialist. Hazardous conditions, if any, are corrected and/or eliminated. Results of the investigation and corrective measures are provided to branch managers for proper review to prevent recurrence.

Hazard Communication

A copy of PetersenDean’s Hazard Communication Program is maintained at each job site along with all relevant material safety data sheets, copies of which are provided at the request of the customer.

Hazard communication training is provided at job sites, orientation, periodically at safety meetings, and in accordance with PetersenDean’s training schedule.