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

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

 


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

Choosing a Window Washing Company: What You Should Look For

Posted by Danielle Bosse Mar 28, 2018 12:00:00 AM

It’s window washing time! And it’s time to look to the company that finds a way to get it done, no matter what the situation. Even more importantly, look to the company that truly follows OSHA guidelines.

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Topics: window washing

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

How Architects Can Stay Ahead of Their Competitors

Posted by Danielle Bosse Feb 28, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Better late than never? Usually that's the case. But when designing fall protection on a building, we like to suggest the earlier the better. So let's zip backward in time when an architect is designing the plans for a building. This is the time when some critical questions need to be asked — and answered — resulting in saving not only a tremendous amount of time, but also a huge amount of money.

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Topics: Consulting

When is the BEST Time to Wash Your Windows?

Posted by Danielle Bosse Feb 15, 2018 12:00:00 AM

When is the BEST Time to Wash Your Windows?

We are still deep in winter, but spring is just around the corner (regardless of what the groundhog predicted). With the anticipation of the break in the cold weather, many people are waiting anxiously to book their building’s first window washing. Should you book? Should you wait? Do you drive yourself crazy trying to decide? What is the best time for cleaning windows?

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Topics: window washing

The Final Rule: Time to Get Compliant

Posted by Danielle Bosse Jan 30, 2018 10:59:24 AM

Safety. Safety. Safety. We can't stress it enough, and it's what we do.

A final rule went into effect this past November that states that building owners had until November 20th, 2017, to become compliant regarding their fall protection systems. The owner of the building is obligated under OSHA Regulation 1910.27 to have documentation that their fall protection system is certified as safe to be used.

What does this mean for you if you're a building owner?

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Topics: News

Fire Escape Inspections. There's No Way Out: They're Required By Law

Posted by Danielle Bosse Jan 15, 2018 12:37:48 PM

There's No Way Out: They're Required By Law

The year was 1975. It was a hot July night in Boston when fire engines roared to Marlborough Street to save two young girls from a blazing apartment fire. Frightened and panicked, the girls were at least able to move away from the flames and walk out to their building's fire escape to await their rescue. A firefighter and fire engine ladder were seconds away from bringing the girls to safety when suddenly the fire escape collapsed from under them, dropping the two girls into a free fall of about 50 feet to the ground. One girl died from her injuries within hours. This tragedy was a turning point not just for the people involved, but it prompted Boston to revise legislation regarding fire escape safety. Read more about this story that changed Bostons laws and regulations on fire escape safety. Read More

Topics: News

Roof Snow Removal: How To Be On Top Of It

Posted by Danielle Bosse Dec 17, 2017 4:14:25 PM

It's never an easy task to perform work on a roof, but ice, snow, and chilly winds can add to the risks. Every year people are seriously injured or killed while removing snow from elevated structures, and almost all of these are preventable.

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Topics: News

‘Twas The (GSS) Night Before Christmas

Posted by Danielle Bosse Dec 6, 2017 10:27:35 AM

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the town Santa and reindeer – just couldn't be found. The stockings were hung and the trees were all set, The folks were all waiting…but no Santa yet!

 

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Topics: News

What Are You Thankful For?

Posted by Danielle Bosse Nov 21, 2017 10:05:44 AM
November is almost synonymous with Thanksgiving. It's a time to get together with friends and family, enjoy delicious food, dig those elastic-waist pants out of the closet, and yell at the TV while watching some great football. We encourage you to also take some time to reflect on what you are thankful for, as we did here at GSS.

 

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Topics: News

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