A More Proactive Approach to Safety

As the most important aspect of our company, Jensen’s approach to safety sets us apart from our competition. We manage safety through a proactive, behavior-based approach which focuses on developing safe thought processes when planning work and following through to ensure each employee takes safe actions. Jensen employs safety-minded individuals who are skilled at assessing, eliminating, and controlling risk on a daily basis.

Our proactive approach starts by incorporating safety into every project from the bid process forward. Working together as a team, our office and field staff reviews methods and determines how the project will be constructed while managing risk as a key element. Within this process, our goal is to ensure that safety, production and quality go hand-in-hand.

Throughout the construction of every project, every employee is challenged to recognize, correct and report hazards before they become incidents. Every employee has the right and responsibility to stop work anytime he or she feels there is an unsafe condition. Safe work practices are not an afterthought on our projects.

Our process has proven to be successful and beneficial, allowing our clients to stay on budget and schedule without costly and time consuming accidents. Our commitment to safety has also been recognized by a number of industry awards, including twice being recipient of the AGC of Minnesota’s Jeff Jensen Construction Safety Excellence Award (which happens to bear the namesake of our past Owner and President).

Never complacent and always compliant, we are dedicated to continued growth and development of Jensen’s safety culture. We continually invest time and resources toward further developing the safe behaviors and mindsets of our employees to ensure each person returns home safely every day.


Throughout the last several years UPI has developed a great long-lasting relationship with J.R. Jensen. Their employees, from management to field crews, are respectful and professional. The safety culture at J.R. Jensen is second to none – and it shows with their respected reputation in the construction industry. It’s been a pleasure working with their crews and we look forward to a continued relationship.

Mike Villa, CSP - Safety Manager
United Pipeing Inc.

JR Jensen has an earned an outstanding reputation over the course of this 3+ year project. Your management team and field crews have consistently demonstrated a commitment to our core values of integrity, safety and respect. Your organization overcame the inherent challenges of this project with professionalism, and a willingness to always do the right thing. It has been a wonderful experience working with such a great group of people!


Jacob Wohlrabe - Lead Safety Inspector, Mainline Enhancements

JR Jensen has always demonstrated a safe working attitude when on our projects.  They are willing to work with our Management Teams and address unusual safety related issues positively when they arise.  Working with a cooperative Contractor such as JR Jensen allows projects to be completed safely and with high quality.

Charles Faegre CHST, MIS - Senior Project Safety Lead, LP Engineering