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 →

Safety and Superstition

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 →

Help us at General Safety Services Knock out Breast Cancer

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!

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General Safety Services Goes Back to School

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.

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Bottle Jacks to the Rescue

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 →

A Good Solution to a Unique Challenge

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 →

Another Preventable Death Occurs From Lack of Safety Equipment

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.

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Fall protection

Safety First: Why Don’t You Have Fall Protection?

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 →