Desert Fire Protection believes that every individual is entitled to a safe and healthful place to work.

The management concept of Desert Fire Protection is not production and safety; it’s production with safety. When production with safety is achieved, production with efficiency is attained simultaneously.

Our team competes effectively in an extremely competitive industry. All employees, including management, are expected to maintain work habits and attitudes that ensure a safe work environment and comply with all federal, state and local regulations in addition to company policies. Employees are expected to participate in all safety related activities, such as weekly safety meetings, safety trainings and incentive programs. Supervisors also are held accountable for maintaining a safe work environment and assuring that all steps of the safety program are being followed.

There is no job so important – or service so urgent – that we cannot take time to work safely. The safety of our personnel is of the utmost importance. Every day that all of our employees and the people we work with return home safely to their families is a successful day at Desert Fire.

Nothing in our business is more important than safety.

MDU Construction Services Group support and resources

Safety never sleeps and it requires continuous monitoring and improvement. The latest initiative across MDU Construction Services Group is Human Performance Improvement (HPI). Proper HPI training helps to maximize the potential of an organization. It allows companies and individuals to identify gaps in human performance works toward implementing effective solutions to solve these problems.

Weick and Sutcliffe

(Leading with Resilience in the Face of the Unexpected)
… human fallibility is like gravity, weather, and terrain, just another foreseeable hazard. Error is pervasive … What is not pervasive are well-developed skills to detect and contain these errors at their early stages.

Our core principles

A healthy, safe work environment: that is Desert Fire Protection’s priority. Our team understands the importance of maintaining a safe workplace and we strive to keep our workplace injury- and accident-free.

Safety is incorporated into every part of our planning. Our team will first identify job-specific hazards and provide a hazard mitigation strategy for the highest risk activities. This is not a static list – risks change daily. Communicating with owners, contractors and the subcontractor team is key in benefiting the entire project.

  1.  Safety commitment from senior management
  2. Performance reviews must lead with safety
  3. Encourage two-way communication and employee suggestions
  4. Every employee is designated as competent and can call for work stoppage in the event of unsafe conditions
  5. “We are our brother’s keeper”
  1. Begins with bid process
  2. Jobsite Hazard Analysis (JSHA) – Develop with management team
  3. Communicate plan to workers
  1. Safety Task Analysis (STA)
    • Pre-job huddle – sign-off
    • Second look when conditions change
    • Post job review and sign-off
  1. General training
    • OSHA 10-hour training
    • Aerial lift training
    • Fall protection training
    • SDS
    • Lockout/tagout (LOTO)
  2. Task specific
    • Confined space
    • NFPA 70-E
    • Excavation
    • Respiratory protection
  1. Predictive solutions
  2. Audits
  3. Discipline
  4. Near-miss reporting
  5. Accident investigations
Liberty Mutual Gold Award

Safety training, programs and resources

  • Full-time safety director
  • Safety committee that meets every six weeks
  • New hire safety orientation
  • Human Performance Improvement
  • First aid & CPR classes
  • Defensive driver training
  • OSHA 10/30 classes
  • Drug testing
  • Daily Job Hazard Analysis in the field
  • Weekly safety meetings for field and office employees
  • Scissor, boom and fork lift certification
  • Fall protection certification
  • Confined spaces certification
  • Lockout/tagout