GSS News

4 Steps to Inspecting Your Fall Protection Equipment

Posted by Amy Westebbe Apr 24, 2019 11:51:24 AM

There are so many choices when selecting safety harnesses—different types of buckles, padding, impact indicators, and more. All OSHA-compliant harnesses will keep workers from plummeting to the ground below, but pricier models will do more to prevent injury; they may have additional padding in essential locations, more adjustment points, additional stretch in the webbing, or other safety features.

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Topics: safety, Construction, fall protection, harness, fall protection equipment, D-Ring, rooftop, protective equipment, personal fall equipment

7 Best Practices for Rooftop Spring Cleaning

Posted by Amy Westebbe Apr 4, 2019 2:07:28 PM

Spring signals that it’s time for a new start. So after the ice melts, what can you do to renew the safety of crews inspecting a roof or working on rooftop systems? A good idea is to check for debris left over from snow, ice and gusty winds. And why not use this time to review safety policies, conduct a company-wide refresher on rooftop safety, and make sure that your workers and job sites are well equipped.  

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Topics: Construction, fall protection, OSHA, roof

Springtime Commercial Window Cleaning Has Shining Benefits

Posted by Amy Westebbe Apr 4, 2019 1:55:44 PM

Spring is warm and refreshing, and it’s time for your windows to shine again. Winter makes it difficult, impractical, or impossible to clean windows in larger buildings or hi-rises. During those months, however, your windows are taking a beating. A high quality commercial window cleaning company can make all the difference, and the benefits go beyond letting the sun shine in. 

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Topics: fall protection, window washing

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

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

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

Fall Safety: 10 Hidden Hazards That Might Be 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

Project Coordinator

Posted by Danielle Bosse Jul 6, 2018 4:30:09 PM

GSS is a leader in fall protection services, and we’re excited to announce that we’re growing our company and expanding our staff. We’re a small but mighty company that appreciates people who are passionate about what they do and take pride in their achievements. Our employees work hard, but we also foster a friendly and supportive environment.

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Topics: safety, Careers, fall protection, personal fall protection, protection, Team

Roof Anchor Requirements: Do You Need Certification?

Posted by Susan Ring May 29, 2018 12:03:05 PM

We’ve all heard the expression, “There’s more than meets the eye.” This holds true for so many things in life ranging from a person’s mild demeanor to a complicated job that seems simple to a layperson. It also holds true for roof anchor points.

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

Roof Anchors: Your Lifeline to Fall Protection Safety

Posted by Susan Ring May 3, 2018 6:43:11 PM

The latest superhero movies inspire us to be strong, right wrongs, and use amazing super powers. But alas, we are mere mortals and cannot fly like Superman. So when it comes to roof safety, we still need a strong, sturdy fall protection system.

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

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