GSS News

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

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

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

Skylight Regulations Require Fall Protection Equipment

Posted by admin Dec 9, 2016 1:30:22 PM

Many homeowners enjoy the additional sunshine that a skylight can bring. However, installing a skylight can be quite dangerous for construction personnel. In fact, occupational fatalities caused by falls remain a serious public health problem throughout the United States. Data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries indicate that falls are one of the leading causes of traumatic injury death in the workplace, accounting for 13.7% of such deaths (808 of 5,900) in 2001. During that year, 23 workers died in falls through skylights, 11 died in falls through existing roof openings, and 24 died in falls through existing oor openings. Most of these deaths occurred in the construction industry [BLS 2002(a)].

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Topics: Construction, fall, industry, News, protection, roof, skyilght

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