GSS News

Don't Let Falls Like This Happen at Your Job Site

Posted by Amy Westebbe Apr 23, 2019 4:39:40 PM

Scaffolding and ladders can be a construction worker’s worst enemy. Without proper safety equipment, they are putting themselves at risk for the #1 cause of construction fatalities—falls. With one of every three construction deaths being the result of a fall, it’s an employer’s responsibility to provide proper protection.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Project Engineer

Posted by Danielle Bosse Jul 6, 2018 4:24:40 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, personal fall protection

SUPERINTENDENT

Posted by Danielle Bosse Jul 6, 2018 4:21:18 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, personal fall protection

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

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