June 4, 2014
Salt Lake City-headquartered Delta Fire Systems
set a major record in safety, making 2013 free of OSHA-recordable incidents. Achieving a milestone of zero recordable incidents in special-hazard environments and rugged working conditions is no small feat. Delta's design, installation and service contracts often involve challenging environments such as facilities in government, and industrial and energy sectors, including power plants, refineries and mining.
"This is a first-time milestone for Delta and is a product of our field crews that continue to make safety a priority, as well as the leadership and passion displayed by Dennis Orgill, our safety manager," said Delta President Bill Ball
, noting more than 230,000 labor hours were logged last year by its technicians.
Orgill, a ten-year veteran with the fire protection service and piping fabrication company, said the everyday awareness of safety by Delta's more than 80 field employees has sharpened. "Our employees are conscientious about the work they are doing and doing it safely. It's important to them," he said.
According to Orgill, the company has been working steadfastly to attain its first recordable-free year. "It's even down to the level of technicians noticing if they have a scratch on their safety glasses. Middle management and the job superintendents completely support our efforts and that makes our safety culture one that everyone takes ownership of."
Delta is active with the Utah Safety Council and has won the association's Award of Merit for eight years straight, representing a safety record of at least 25 percent below the OSHA industry average. Delta, an APi Group company since 2008, continues to expand. Last year, Delta acquired 3-D Fire Protection of Idaho Falls, Idaho, adding to its operations in Utah and Wyoming.