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

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

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

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

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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