Ricky has decided it’s time to clean his gutters from the fallen leaves and pine needles. But he has decided to do this chore a bit differently this year. After all, it’s a boring chore and he wants to get it over with quickly. He’s not really paying attention to gutter cleaning safety. Somebody should tell Ricky that … Continue reading →
This time of year, giant decorations of spiders and silky webs decorate doors and windows everywhere you look. Along with cats, bats, and witches, spiders are one of Halloween’s most recognized icons. And even if these creepy-crawly decorations send a shiver up your spine, a spider’s ability to cast silk of great strength is an impressive skill to consider when … Continue reading →
Thanks To You, GSS Can Donate Even More To Breast Cancer Research
The month of October is dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness, and each year our President, Nardine Bellew, donates a percentage of revenue from General Safety Services to Breast Cancer Research. And by scheduling your window cleaning service for October, you can help her exceed last year’s goal!
“Breast … Continue reading →
For many people, September means back to school! Along with new classes, packed lunches, full backpacks, and stricter schedules, comes the dreaded pop quiz. But sometimes a little quiz can be fun! How do you do with this GSS challenge?
September means the end of summer and it’s also back to school time! Kids aren’t the only ones who go back to school. Our employees also continue their education and training classes. Meet Danny Touchette, our Head Chair Supervisor, and find out about his experience at a recent 16-hour safety course.
Q: What course did you attend?
A: It was … Continue reading →
How many engineers does it take to replace a light bulb? Before you attempt to answer
that ancient philosophical question, there is another question we want you to ponder:
How many building and construction experts does it take to place a series of 20-ton
bottle jacks under a sinking Roof Top Unit?
That’s exactly what we were confronted with on … Continue reading →
As time goes by, we all eventually become more secure and accustomed to our routines at our jobs – whether it’s pressure washing a building, re-pointing a chimney, or washing windows. As professionals, we know how to prepare and approach each task that presents itself during the workweek. But what happens when we’re confronted with a situation that’s outside the … Continue reading →
Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 350 of the 937 construction fatalities recorded in 2015 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Fall Prevention Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.
Yet, in spite of readily … Continue reading →
Last Tuesday, a local construction worker fell to his death in a tragic accident; his fall yet another unfortunate statistic enforcing the need for proper safety equipment. Despite regulations, the contracted HVAC worker was alone on the roof of the Millbury Cinema complex when he fell approximately 30-35 feet from the unsecured structure. The victim was unresponsive to first responders … Continue reading →