GSS News

5 Tips for Protecting HVAC Workers from Falls, Trips and Slips

Posted by Amy Westebbe Jan 29, 2019 10:00:33 AM

Falling from a rooftop is a very real hazard throughout the construction industry, and most certainly for HVAC workers. Whether installing HVAC equipment or doing regular maintenance, careful planning for fall prevention is an essential part of every job. At the bare minimum, compliance with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) standards is a must.

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Topics: fall protection, OSHA, personal fall protection, roof

Skylights: A Deadly Hazard for  Workers on Rooftops

Posted by Amy Westebbe Jan 28, 2019 10:13:45 AM

Here are 6 tips for keeping your workers safe.

The danger of falling—and being fatally injured—while working off a roof top is inescapable in construction. Compliance with OSHA (The Occupational Safety and Health Act) regulations, along with attention to worker awareness and training, should be a given for any reputable construction company, or building owner.

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Tips for Working at High Elevations and Safety on Rooftops

Posted by Susan Ring Dec 27, 2018 7:20:53 PM

Hazards and dangers are inherent in any job, but when working high up in the air, the risks increase. From roofers, to window cleaners, to construction workers – everyone needs to be prepared for the risks involved in their job while working at a higher elevation. Most accidents that occur are a result of falls but many of these can be prevented. Here are some tips to increase your awareness and help you to stay safe at higher elevations.

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Topics: safety, Construction, personal fall protection, protection, roof

An Overview of OSHA Violations

Posted by Susan Ring Dec 27, 2018 1:17:53 PM

Building managers usually do their best to pay attention to safety standards, making sure that their workers and workplace are safe. But often what you think you're doing is correct, it's not compliant with official OSHA standards, and can leave you in a not so favorable position with the law. At its worst, the OSHA regulation is ignored and that will result in some huge fines and possible incarceration.

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Topics: safety, fall protection, OSHA

Happy Holidays and Season Greetings!

Posted by Danielle Bosse Dec 21, 2018 1:12:41 PM
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Topics: christmas

Got Snow? Get Your Rooftops Ready

Posted by Susan Ring Dec 3, 2018 6:48:47 PM

In 2015, New England was pounded by snow. The buildup caused hundreds of roofs to collapse, resulting thousands of dollars in damage, not to mention injuries. Removing snow from a roof can be very dangerous not only to the people involved, but to the roof structure as well.

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Topics: fall protection, protection, shoveling, winter

What We're Thankful For This Thanksgiving

Posted by Susan Ring Nov 20, 2018 5:38:38 PM

We are just a short time away from celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday. As Mother Nature winds down and prepares for winter, it's a great time for us to reflect, get together with friends and family, get those elastic-waist pants ready, and root for our favorite football team. Members of our staff at GSS took some time to reflect on what they're thankful for, and encourage you to also take some time to do the same.

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Topics: #beingthankful, #thanksgiving

Doing These 5 Things Now Can Help Keep Your Building Safe For Winter

Posted by Susan Ring Oct 25, 2018 2:50:13 PM

Fall has fully made its presence known, and besides the beauty of the season, we know that it also means winter is coming. Once the freezing, cold, snowy weather begins, it can be a very trying time for owners and managers to keep their buildings safe. Here are a few suggestions that you can do now to make sure that you're structure is safe and prepared for winter.

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Topics: personal fall protection, winter

Get Your Windows Washed and GSS Will Donate To Breast Cancer Research

Posted by Susan Ring Oct 12, 2018 9:54:48 AM

It's October and you know what that means? Pink is everywhere! People are adding a pink hue to drinks, cupcakes, office buildings, -- even some canals and waterways are given a pink color in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. And this year, like every year, our General Safety Services employees proudly put on their pink T-Shirts, as GSS donates a percentage of October’s window cleaning revenue toward breast cancer research.

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Topics: fundraising, window washing, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Breast Cancer Awareness

CAD Designer / Project Manager

Posted by Danielle Bosse Oct 1, 2018 6:43:16 PM

GSS is looking for people who share our passion for a safe workplace, who know the importance of reliability and responsibility, and who want to be part of this dynamic – and fun – workforce.

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Topics: jobs

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