Passive Fall Protection is the Safe, Cost Effective Choice for Construction Sites

Dan Hannan, CSP A common belief is that success favors those that are active rather than passive. Hitting things head-on and hard directs the outcome, while being passive leaves you vulnerable. When it comes to safety, and in particular fall protection, we often find the exact opposite to be true. To find the best fit-for-purpose solution

By |2018-12-16T17:02:33+00:00December 16th, 2018|Hilmerson Safety Rail System|

The Hilmerson Safety Rail System: Where 5S Methodology and Construction Safety Intersect

Dan Hannan, CSP and Debra Hilmerson As 5S methodology and lean building practices become more wide spread in the construction industry, there is a growing need for smart safety solutions that are designed to align with lean building practices. Originally developed by the Japanese in the early 1900’s, the 5S methodology aims for systematic order

By |2018-12-18T02:21:49+00:00November 7th, 2018|Hilmerson Safety Rail System, Safety Articles|

How to Develop a Safety Strategy

How to Develop a Safety Strategy  Dan Hannan, CSP A strategy establishes the broad means and methods of how business will be conducted to achieve progress and attain goals.  Approaching something strategically implies calculated decision-making.  Strategies are forward-looking and develop an operational path into the future by committing to priorities and financial outlays.  The strategic

By |2018-09-21T13:50:47+00:00May 9th, 2018|Safety Articles|

What if OSHA Didn’t Exist?

What if OSHA Didn’t Exist? Dan Hannan, CSP Sorry to disappoint but OSHA does exist and it's here to stay. But if OSHA was absent from our lives would we be better off? What would the workplace look like? Would pre-1970 “best-effort” safety practices be sufficient in today's workplace? Without OSHA would employers sensibly self-impose

By |2018-06-15T15:00:22+00:00February 9th, 2018|Safety Articles|

How Will You Track Safety Performance in 2018?

Were you satisfied with your organization’s safety performance last year? Dan Hannan, CSP Regardless of your answer to that question, allow me to challenge you with this question—how do you know? It is critical to evaluate and understand how you are measuring success vs. failure of your safety program—are you only paying attention to injuries,

By |2018-06-15T16:20:36+00:00January 10th, 2018|Safety Articles|