Safety Articles

How to Apply the 5S “Shine” Method on Job Sites

Maintain Cleanliness and Organization on Job-Sites The "Shine" 5S Lean Approach On your construction site, safety should always be a top priority. One method that has gained recognition for enhancing safety in construction is the 5S method. In this blog post, we will delve into the "Shine" step of the 5S method, which

By |2023-09-26T14:11:36+00:00September 15th, 2023|Hilmerson Safety Rail System™, News, Safety Articles|

How to Apply the 5S “Setting” Method on Job Sites

Eliminate Obstacles and Hazards The "Setting" 5S Lean Approach Whether you are an architect, engineer, general contractor, or trade contractor adopting a lean approach can reduce waste and optimize productivity and ultimately improve operational results. But, you need to stop and continually evaluate your methods, talk with your teams and brainstorm where you

By |2023-09-21T19:53:42+00:00September 1st, 2023|Hilmerson Safety Rail System™, News, Safety Articles|

How to Apply the 5S “Sorting” Method on Job Sites

Reduce Waste and Optimize Productivity The Sorting 5S Lean Approach Successful contractors are constantly evaluating how they perform work to identify cost-saving measures. Yet, 70% of construction projects are over budget and delivered late*. How is your bottom line stacking up at the close of a project? Whether you are an architect, engineer,

By |2023-08-21T16:03:00+00:00August 14th, 2023|Hilmerson Safety Rail System™, News, Safety Articles|

Risk Assessment on Construction Sites

A practical approach to risk assessment is at the beginning of your work day asking yourself the following questions: What is the task you’ll be performing? What are the hazards associated with that task? Can you eliminate the hazards? If not, then can you protect yourself from the hazard? If

By |2023-05-02T21:26:25+00:00May 2nd, 2023|News, Safety Articles|

How To Prevent Electrocution In Construction

Electrocution continues to be the 4th leading cause of death among construction workers The reality is, most workers are unaware of many of the potential electrical hazards on the jobsite or disregard known hazards because following safety protocol is time consuming. However, most work-related electrocutions are preventable. Causes

By |2023-05-18T20:09:56+00:00May 2nd, 2023|News, Safety Articles|

Preventing Struck-By Injury on Construction Sites

Struck-by incidents are the 2nd leading cause of death among construction workers, and the leading cause of nonfatal injuries in the construction industry.[1] This week is National Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-by Incidents and a perfect opportunity for all of us in and out of the construction industry to re-assess our safety practices

By |2023-04-17T21:55:19+00:00April 17th, 2023|News, Safety Articles|

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 |2023-05-12T18:24:20+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|