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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

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

General Safety Services Answers Your Questions

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

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

Window Washing Safety: How To Minimize Your Risks

Posted by Susan Ring May 22, 2018 3:44:55 PM

OSHA regulations require building owners to provide proper fall protection equipment so that commercial window washers can safely do their jobs. Unfortunately, some people don't take these federal regulations seriously, resulting in deadly accidents and injuries when it comes to window washing.

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Topics: safety, OSHA, protection, 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

Railing Rentals for Fall Protection: 7 Things You Need to Know

Posted by Danielle Bosse Apr 16, 2018 2:29:53 PM

Deaths by Falling Are More Common Than You Might Think

According to OSHA, falls are one of the most common causes of work related injuries and deaths. In fact, 90% of fatal falls occur when no fall protection is in place. As a building owner you're required by law to provide a safe workplace that's designed to prevent workers from falling off of roofs and overhead platforms, or into holes or skylights on the roof surface.

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Topics: safety, Services, fall, fall protection, OSHA, personal fall protection, protection, roof, railing rental, guard rails

The Deadline Was Last November. Are You Compliant?

Posted by Danielle Bosse Mar 16, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Did you know that now it’s required by law to be compliant with OSHA Regulation 1910.27, The Final Rule? What does this mean for you?

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Topics: safety, OSHA

New OSHA Ruling & What That Means for You

Posted by admin Dec 21, 2016 1:48:12 PM

OSHA Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment Ruling

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Topics: Construction, fall protection, News, OSHA, personal fall protection

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