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Tips for Working at High Elevations

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

Most Common 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

How to Remove Snow from  Rooftops Safely

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

How to 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.Contact Us

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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

Fall Prevention FAQs

Posted by Susan Ring Sep 19, 2018 10:02:44 AM

Can you remember coming across a situation in which you felt unsafe and your intuition kicked in to guide you through? Thank goodness for that sixth sense. Sometimes, however, it's not about intuition. It's about knowing the facts and getting input from knowledgeable safety experts. Our priority at General Safety Services is to keep people safe. (It is our middle name, after all.) We'd like to share some of the most frequently asked questions that we receive to help you with your safety process.

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Topics: safety, Construction, OSHA, personal fall protection, roof, skyilght, window washing

Hidden Hazards At Your Job Site

Posted by Susan Ring Sep 4, 2018 11:13:21 PM

According to OSHA, falls are one of the most common causes of work related injuries and deaths. But did you also know that many of these accidents can be prevented? Most falls aren't from terribly high roofs. Most falls are from ladders and roofs less than 10 feet high.

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

Working at GSS: How To Advance Your Career From The Ground Up

Posted by Susan Ring Jul 26, 2018 9:47:43 AM


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Why GSS is a Great Place to Work

Posted by Susan Ring Jul 18, 2018 3:50:52 PM

GSS: What Makes Us A Great Place to Work?

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Topics: working, Careers, Team, personnel, jobs

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