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Voices of Safety: No More One Size Fits All

By Tamara Parris
Published: February 11, 2022 | Last updated: February 11, 2022 07:25:05
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Break the cycle of "One-Sit-Fits All"! Join the conversation as we look at why this is so important, and much more!

In this Voices of Safety we discuss considering each individual, and looking at the whole person, when designing safety programs, with Mandi Kime, MS-SHM, BS, BA, GSP, CHST the Director of Safety at AGC of Washington. Our second guest Debra L Hilmerson, President/CEO of Hilmerson Safety®, shares her insights on innovative safety tools and products.



00:34:21Safeopedia:Everyone is welcome to turn on cameras - just please keep your self muted
00:37:44Safeopedia:The golden rule is to do unto others as you'd have them do unto you; the platinum rule is to do unto others as they'd want done unto them. In other words, reject reciprocity as an ideal, in favor of something like empathy.
00:47:59Amandeep Beesla:those stats are a rude awakening
00:56:03Amandeep Beesla:thank you for sharing
00:57:36Edward Chibindi:Thank you for being open.
00:57:56Edward Chibindi:De-stigmatisation starts from there
01:07:23Amandeep Beesla:thank you so much Mandi
01:07:41Safeopedia:Thank you Mandi
01:07:51Safeopedia:connect with Mandi here >
01:08:49Mandi Kime (AGCW):my info: [email protected] and cell 206-786-6517
01:09:09Mandi Kime (AGCW):mental health best practices guide:
01:09:11Safeopedia:Connect with Deb here >>
01:09:29Mandi Kime (AGCW):Culture of CARE program:
01:09:47Mandi Kime (AGCW):National Culture of CARE program:
01:10:09Mandi Kime (AGCW):Coping and resilience toolbox talk:
01:10:40Mandi Kime (AGCW):my suicide prevention resource page:
01:15:42Safeopedia:Contact details for Deb: (Company Website)Phone952-239-0125 (Mobile)[email protected]
01:24:27Mandi Kime (AGCW):I love SLICE!
01:24:49Safeopedia:I love Slice as well - great tool
01:36:55Amandeep Beesla:the opioid crisis is unfortunately very alive and well in Vancouver BC Canada
01:37:32Amandeep Beesla:some mental health resources:
01:37:34Amandeep Beesla:
01:38:05Amandeep Beesla:
01:38:55Mandi Kime (AGCW)
01:39:11Amandeep Beesla:
01:42:55Amandeep Beesla:I can relate to you
01:43:05Amandeep Beesla:i come from a law enforcement background
01:48:13Amandeep Beesla:safety through positivity

Our Guests:

Mandi Kime,the Director of Safety at AGC of Washington.

Mandi assist their members with Safety compliance efforts and enhancing their safety cultures within their organizations. She embarked in Safety thinking that she would work in the Agriculture sector as she felt it would best utilize her Degrees in Safety and Foreign Language- Spanish Mandi found a wonderful opportunity in the AGC of WA and is happy to work in Construction. In her 19+ years, she has seen so much greatness come from the industry.

AGC specializes in developing Accident Prevention Programs, job site consultation, regulatory consultation, and dissemination of safety information to the industry.

To see more of what they do, take a look at their Safety Page:



Debra L Hilmerson, President/CEO of Hilmerson Safety®,

Changing a mindset takes a mountain of grit, something that describes Deb Hilmerson perfectly—from her hard hat to her steel toe boots. Her 30 years in construction as a field laborer, Safety Director and Consultant at companies like 3M Worldwide and M.A. Mortenson landed her in the right place at the right time to transform archaic equipment practices on construction sites as President/CEO of Hilmerson Safety®



Email: [email protected]


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Written by Tamara Parris

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Tamara Parris is the VP of Community and Business Development at Safeopedia, and owner of EHS Professionals Group on LinkedIn. Her passion is working with other EHS Professionals to collaborate in thought leadership, networking and connecting our industry peers to resources that will increase profitability and safety practices within their workplaces. Tamara has been in the Health and Safety field for over 20 years, her industry experiences include the Construction sector, CCTV and Security, and Commercial Retail industries.

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