Window Cleaning

Choosing a Window Washing Company: What You Should Look For

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.

You’re looking at GSS. Our standards are as high as the skyscrapers we work with.

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fall protection systems

The Deadline Was Last November. Are You Compliant?

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?

Building owners had until November 20th, 2017,  to become compliant regarding their fall protection systems.  Under OSHA Regulation 1910.27, it’s mandatory that building owners have documentation that their fall protection system is certified Continue reading →

How Architects Can Stay Ahead of Their Competitors

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 Continue reading →

When is the BEST Time to Wash Your Windows?

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 Continue reading →

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The Final Rule: Time to Get Compliant

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

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Roof Snow Removal: How To Be On Top Of It

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.

OSHA has very specific guidelines to help keep workers safe while removing snow from rooftops, decks, and Continue reading →

‘Twas The (GSS) Night Before Christmas

‘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!

 

Hour after hour, no visit…no toys, No joyous laughter from good girls and boys. The children were crying; the grandparents, too. No Santa?

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What Are You Thankful For?

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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Don’t Be Like Ricky

Meet Ricky.

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 →