How DIS-TRAN Overhead Solutions Sets the Standard for Safety

Whether it’s lightning strikes in violent storms or manufacturing equipment in the workshops, there are numerous factors that pose threats to the safety of our teams and the customers who rely on our products. That’s why, at DIS-TRAN Overhead Solutions, we make safety the number one priority for our employees and customers.

Our teams are made up of highly skilled employees who look out for their own safety and the safety of their teams when working on the overhead solutions included in our crossarm product lines and utilities support services.

In this month’s article, we’re going to talk about DIS-TRAN Overhead Solutions’ commitment to safety and explain the standards and procedures that protect all our employees and customers.

Awareness and Opportunities to Learn

While each and every employee of DIS-TRAN Overhead Solutions receives a full session of safety training, it’s important that every day begins and ends with a greater awareness of the dangers in our line of work and how individual employees can take steps to improve their safety on the job.

Because every day involves a variety of scenarios with potential risks, we begin each and every meeting with a safety minute in which we have an open dialogue about the safety topic presented. In these meetings and through shared dialogue, everyone has the opportunity to share lessons learned and best practices.

This kind of safety culture alerts team members to unexpected dangers and brings teams closer together by ensuring that every employee is looking out for each other’s best interest.

Addressing Potential Hazards

We recognize that each project involves a different set of tasks that have their own inherent risks, challenges and potential hazards. One way we address the risks involved and protect our teams and customers is through the implementation of a Job Hazard Analysis.

Unique to the process at DIS-TRAN Overhead Solutions, our Job Hazard Analysis is reviewed and signed by each employee daily and accompanies each and every job task performed. In addition to the thorough analysis procedure, our teams hold weekly toolbox talks in the shops in order to address any safety hazards.

Through interpersonal dialogue, team leaders and team members have the chance to share information about the safety topic presented and address any hazards that may arise in a set of tasks performed.

Outfitted and Equipped for Protection

At DIS-TRAN Overhead Solutions, we’re proud of the fact that since 1965 we’ve gone above and beyond project expectations for clients with a variety of demands.

Whatever the project calls for, our commitment to safety never falters, and our teams know the equipment protocols and safety standards for a multitude of scenarios. Our employees are required to wear the proper personal protective equipment or, PPE, for the job being performed.

From handling manufacturing equipment to installing our products, DIS-TRAN employees are outfitted to minimize exposure to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and illnesses that may result from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards.

But each individual knows that it’s not simply enough to make sure an individual is properly outfitted for safety. Employees hold each other accountable to make sure that the entire team is protected from any potential danger that may occur.


For more information about the safety standards that go into manufacturing and installing our crossarm products, the UltravexR Crossarm or how DIS-TRAN Overhead Solutions can support your utility needs, fill out the form on our contact page.