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


SAFETY FOR LIFE

Featured Videos

“My fall protection saved me today”- Manuel

“I fell off the roof today” -SoCal


An Important Promise

Working with a contractor that is focused on worker safety is important. 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. We promise to train our workers on safety protocols to mitigate work-related injuries. We also promise to reinvest in additional worker training to ensure continued operational excellence.


Safety Testimonial by Shea Homes Company

“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 Co.

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Insurance for Our Workers

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 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
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Fire Protection
  • Hazard Communications
  • OSHA Regulations
  • Job Site 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.


Hazard Communication

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

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