There’s a difference between a priority and a value. Priorities change, moving up and down on a list among other priorities. At International Line Builders, safety is a core value – and part of our culture.

Safe crews are productive crews. Our team members discuss and plan their work before they do it, identifying and eliminating potential hazards before they can occur. Working with a sharp focus on safety often allows us to meet or beat deadlines, stay on budget and exceed our clients’ expectations.

Safety keeps our employees productive, our company successful and our clients satisfied.


When safety is a core value, training and certifications are an ongoing commitment. Every new employee goes through safety orientation and our crews conduct daily job briefings and daily task hazard analyses to stay mindful and attentive to the tasks at hand. Our training also includes:

  • ET&D OSHA 10-hour class.
  • High-voltage rules for electric workers.
  • Hazard communication.
  • Forklift and crane certification.
  • EQUI potential grounding.
  • 100% fall protection.
  • DOT training and flagging certification.
  • Personal protective equipment 
  • ET&D OSHA 20- hour class 
  • In-house foreman training syllabus 
  • Heat illness 
  • Smith system driving 
  • Stop work authority 
  • First aid/ CPR

Electrical Transmission & Distribution Strategic Partnership

MDU Construction Services Group was one of six original signatory contractors to join the national Electrical Transmission & Distribution Strategic Partnership. Today, more than a dozen companies collaborate with OSHA to reduce injuries and fatalities in the line construction industry.

OSHA Partnership logo_330wideMDU Construction Services Group actively participates in all four of the partnership’s task teams. The task teams focus on data analysis, training, best practices and communications with a common goal of industry safety. The partnership has developed industry-specific training courses and best practices to address the most common injury-producing situations, resulting in a significant reduction of lineman fatalities nationwide.