GSS News

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

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

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