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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|

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 |2022-04-06T19:13:33+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 |2022-04-06T19:15:12+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|

Hilmerson Safety® Empowers Women Entering the Construction Field, You Can Too!

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) is dedicated to enhancing the success of women in the construction industry by building educations, careers, futures and lives ... and so is Hilmerson Safety®! Hilmerson Safety sponsors the NAWIC Annual Holiday Party that raises money in support of an annual scholarship donation to women who

By |2021-12-02T17:09:26+00:00December 1st, 2021|News|

Safeguard the Bottom Line as Lumber Prices Rise

Ridiculously high lumber prices and untrained skilled workers can be a direct hit to your bottom line. In this article for Construction Executive, Deb Hilmerson commented on these financial and safety obstacles, and offered her experienced insights so you can be better prepared the next time something like this happens. While you may be

By |2022-04-06T21:25:32+00:00September 21st, 2021|Hilmerson Safety Rail System™, News|