Personal Protective Equipment – Head Protection

All personnel are required to wear hard hats and head protection whenever entering a construction job site. The list of possible hazards in the field is long and can include falling tools, slippery surfaces, unsecured tools, and swinging electrical equipment. Appropriate head protection can minimize these hazards and should fit snugly on the employees heads…. Read More “Personal Protective Equipment – Head Protection”

New Year…New Elevator for Whiteface Mountain!

Bay State Elevator completes a full modernization of WhiteFace Mountain’s 1930’s elevator. Bay State Elevator completes a full modernization of WhiteFace Mountain’s 1930’s elevator. Unique among the High Peaks, Whiteface Mountain features a developed summit and seasonal accessibility by motor vehicle. Whiteface Memorial Highway reaches a parking area at an elevation of 4,600 feet (1,400… Read More “New Year…New Elevator for Whiteface Mountain!”

Saratoga Hospital Hires Bay State Elevator For New Elevator Modernization Project

MEDIA ADVISORY Wesley Horth Director of Business Development Bay State Elevator Company 40 Pleasant St. Albany, NY 12207 518.463.6363 www.baystateelevator.us Peter M. Hopper Director, Marketing & Communications Saratoga Hospital 211 Church Street Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 518.583.8679 Direct [email protected] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saratoga Hospital Hires Bay State Elevator For New Elevator Modernization Project Saratoga Hospital… Read More “Saratoga Hospital Hires Bay State Elevator For New Elevator Modernization Project”

Hard Hat Safety

An elevator construction worker removes his hard hat because he is too warm. An engineer refuses to wear head protection, as she has never been hurt before. A utility worker thinks hard hats make him look silly and removes his every chance he gets. All of these situations are dangerous. Head injuries can result in… Read More “Hard Hat Safety”

Spring Ahead!

Ever wonder what is in your elevator pit? Here’s a quick explanation on the two types of springs you might find! A Spring Buffer is one type of buffer most commonly found on hydraulic elevators or used for elevators with speeds less than 200 feet per minute. These devices are used to cushion the elevator and… Read More “Spring Ahead!”

What is battery lowering?

Have you heard the term battery lowering in relation to your elevator equipment and wondered how it works? Here’s a brief definition: Battery lowering operation occurs when the loss of normal power is detected, a battery lowering feature is to be activated. The elevator will lower to a predetermined level and open the doors. After… Read More “What is battery lowering?”

Throw Back Thursday

Throw Back Thursday! Great shot of Jim Bellas (Center) who was a Bay State Elevator employee for 53 years. Jim retired in 1999 and joined the company after serving in the Navy during WWII. He began his career in the drafting department, eventually transitioned to sales, and ended as a vice president of the company…. Read More “Throw Back Thursday”

Stay In The Game

Stay in the Game We all have exciting things going on in our lives outside of the elevator industry. Whether it is a big vacation that we have been waiting on for a long time, a holiday in which we get to see a lot of family or friends, or even just a much overdue… Read More “Stay In The Game”