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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 Rail System™ Recognized for Reducing & Eliminating Construction Hazards With Safety Innovation Award

The construction industry continues to evolve with heightened awareness of safety hazards and a push towards safer work environments and practices. The challenge for all contractors is to maintain a reasonable balance of productivity, quality and safety to ensure an injury-free outcome. When schedule and budget are compressed and greater emphasis is placed on

By |2021-11-10T23:31:50+00:00June 10th, 2021|News, Safety Articles|

The Million-Dollar Question for Construction Execs

If you’ve ever had an on-the-job fatality, it’s not something you’ll ever want to experience again. Yet, while we keep pushing the boundaries on elaborate, multi-million dollar structures, the construction industry isn’t making much progress in stopping serious injuries and deaths on construction sites. In her Construction Superintendent article, “What keeps you up at

By |2021-05-27T14:47:35+00:00May 25th, 2021|News, Safety Articles|

Which Fatal Four are you Willing to Risk?

Fatal Four Hazards in Construction Would you rather free fall from a high elevation, get crushed, get electrocuted or struck by a falling tool? In this Construction Executive article, Hilmerson President and CEO Deb Hilmerson shares her frustration that the same “Fatal Four” hazards in construction are still the most common causes of worker

By |2022-04-06T21:43:07+00:00May 14th, 2021|News, Safety Articles|

Construction Executive Asks Us to Share our Lean Construction Advice

Running a lean construction business can help you gain several competitive advantages. Construction Executive magazine invited lean construction industry vendor Deb Hilmerson to share her advice on eliminating, or at least minimizing, the eight most common areas of waste in lean construction. Hilmerson has spent much of her career working with construction industry leaders

By |2022-04-04T22:26:51+00:00December 22nd, 2020|News, Safety Articles|

Why Every Commercial Contractor Should Be Using Reusable Safety Systems

“Reusable safety systems don’t fall into the ‘nice if you can afford it’ column. They actually save money by reducing costs and inefficiencies, as well as providing additional revenue streams,” wrote Hilmerson Safety® President and CEO Deb Hilmerson. In her exclusive article for Construction Executive Magazine: “Why every commercial contractor should be using reusable

By |2022-04-04T22:15:42+00:00November 25th, 2020|News, Safety Articles|

Lean Safety on the Jobsite

Lean Safety is the all-important plank of the 6S System. What is 6S? As an equation: 6S = 5S + Safety. President & CEO of Hilmerson Safety®, Debra Hilmerson, explains the direct correlation of eliminating the 8 Wastes with improved safety and discusses how “Lean” and “Safety” are interconnected and the three ways they support

By |2020-12-07T15:24:57+00:00November 17th, 2020|News, Safety Articles|

Hilmerson Asks Readers: Would Your Jobsite Pass a Safety Inspection?

Construction inspections comprise 60% of OSHA’s total inspections. Our non-fatal injury rates are 71% higher than other industries. For this article "Do's & Don'ts from the Field: Would Your Jobsite Pass a Safety Inspection?" in Construction Superintendent, Deb Hilmerson stressed that because better solutions now exist, now may be a good time to reevaluate jobsite

By |2021-03-24T15:43:54+00:00October 27th, 2020|News, Safety Articles|

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