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Friday, March 8, 2019

Women in Construction: Diana Nelson

“I’ve noticed an increase of women in safety positions in construction in general. Overall there’s been an increase of women in the trades and I believe it’s due to the pre-apprentice program. Women get a feel for the position prior to actually joining the apprentice program.  You find out quickly if this is something you’d like to make a career of.”  

Electric Construction Safety Professional Diana Nelson

This week, as part of Women in Construction Week, we are highlighting women as a viable component of the construction industry. WIC Week also provides an occasion raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction industry and to emphasize the growing role of women in the industry.


Safety Professional
Years at Hunt: 10

Diana Nelson knows construction and she is very proud to have made it her occupation; she began her career as a laborer, spent a decade as a carpenter, and brings 18 years of experience to her current role in electrical safety.  As at a Hunt/ECSI Safety Representative, Diana has spent the last ten years helping keep our teams safe on the job site. She’s helped set new standards in construction safety state-wide, too! Diana is an active member of the team steering the development of the CHASE program, an effort between Contractors of the MN AGC and MNOSHA supporting safer companies and jobsites across Minnesota. Diana is also an active participant and former chair of the AGC Safety Committee. Diana’s passion for construction is in her blood—her father, husband, daughter, brothers-in-law and son-in-law all work in the industry. Thanks, Diana, for your hard work keeping us safe in the field!