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Fall Protection Guardrails – 7 Ways to Prevent Injury and Reduce Risk

The challenge for all contractors is to maintain a reasonable balance between productivity, quality and safety to ensure injury-free work zones. We know when more value is put on schedule and budget with greater emphasis on production, injuries are more likely to occur. Deploying an engineered guardrail system vs. the typical 2x4 guardrail system

By |2022-11-16T18:37:47+00:00June 23rd, 2022|Hilmerson Safety Rail System™, News, PS Not BS|

Safety Guardrails for Construction – 4 Factors to Consider Before You Buy

Light gauge safety guardrails are the old standard for construction fall protection. Particularly, the yellow-painted guardrail is often specified in projects. As safety professionals what we’ve learned during inspections over the years is light gauge painted rails are only dependable in the short-term. They often rust and erode within 5 years and can become

By |2022-11-16T19:13:14+00:00June 2nd, 2022|Hilmerson Safety Rail System™, News, PS Not BS|

New Modular Guardrail System Offers Construction-Grade™ Versatility

Got Fall Hazards? Find Yourself Needing Different Safety Rail Attachment Options to Protect Workers on Your Construction Sites? Leading edges, elevator shafts, excavations, trenches, parapet walls, retaining walls, roofs and access areas all pose different challenges. Or, are you still using 2 x 4’s, wire rope cable or traditional steel rails with single base

By |2022-11-16T18:38:40+00:00April 27th, 2022|Hilmerson Safety Rail System™, News, PS Not BS|

Should You Ride Out Fluctuating Lumber Prices?

Lumber price volatility may be impacting more than your P&L statement. As Debra Hilmerson writes in this Construction Executive article, higher costs are also indirectly tied to jobsite safety and the skilled labor shortage. This time, change is mandatory. “It’s pretty much guaranteed that unless contractors make changes, the big hits to their bottom

By |2022-04-21T14:58:08+00:00April 20th, 2022|Hilmerson Safety Rail System™, News|

Family Handyman spotlights Deb Hilmerson

The Eleven Percent: Meet Debra Hilmerson, Jobsite Safety Pro A 30-plus year construction industry veteran, Debra Hilmerson actively encourages women to consider careers in the trades, and often mentors upcoming construction safety industry leaders and entrepreneurs. So, she was honored when Family Handyman asked to include her in its “11 Percent” series, named for

By |2022-04-13T17:03:37+00:00April 12th, 2022|Hilmerson Safety Rail System™, News|

Methodist Health System Hospital, Midlothian, TX – Hilmerson Safety Rail System™

The new Methodist Health System hospital in Midlothian, Texas, a fast-growing suburb south of Dallas. The greenfield campus features a five-story, 44-bed acute care hospital and three-story medical office building (MOB). Located prominently at the center of the campus, the hospital will employ approximately 300 medical professionals and support staff across 190,000 sq. ft.

By |2023-01-05T14:36:51+00:00April 11th, 2022|Hilmerson Safety Rail System™, Projects|

2022 Trailblazers – Celebrating Women in Construction

Each year, Hilmerson Safety® celebrates women in the construction industry during Women in Construction (WIC) Week™ by sharing their stories. How did they start? Who mentored them? What were challenges they overcame? What would they do differently? What advice do they have for women entering the construction field? Defying stereotypes is nothing new

By |2023-01-02T18:56:22+00:00February 24th, 2022|News|

New University of Arizona Multi-Use Facility Project

Customer was looking for a construction-grade™, modular fall protection system to provide worker fall protection while unloading trucks and working at heights. Mortenson had previously purchased the 3M™ DBI-SALA® Flexiguard™ M100 Modular Jib System™ on a different project and had relocated the Flexiguard to be used at the new Multi-Use Facility Project.  Mortenson requested

By |2023-01-03T17:14:51+00:00February 4th, 2022|Projects|

Lumber Prices Once Again Trending Higher

After dropping last fall, lumber prices are once again trending higher. Deb Hilmerson’s article in Construct America Magazine reveals strategies that will help protect your business against fluctuating lumber prices as well as material and labor shortages. “If you’re still using 2x4s for construction safety rails and leading-edge fall protection, and didn’t plan for

By |2022-04-06T19:16:36+00:00January 3rd, 2022|Hilmerson Safety Rail System™, News|

Steel Guardrails: Powder-Coated vs Hot Dipped Galvanized

Approximately 25 years ago, OSHA instituted the Subpart M Fall Protection Standard for construction workplaces implementing protection from falling objects, falls from tripping over holes, falling through holes, and protection while working around dangerous equipment. Employers were instructed to use fall protection systems such as guardrails, safety nets, or personal fall arrest systems. As

By |2022-04-06T21:20:44+00:00December 6th, 2021|Hilmerson Safety Rail System™, Safety Articles|

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