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Our 20th Anniversary

With Foy Safety now celebrating 20 years, we believed it to be time to reflect on our business’s journey. We could not be more excited to be celebrating our 20th anniversary with you and are looking forward to continuing to serve and protect Baltimore’s construction industry! In commemoration, we interviewed our CEO, Terry Foy, and

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Heat Related Illnesses

Symptoms and First Aid Hot work environments can affect the body’s natural ability to handle heat which can lead to heat illness. Heat illness may appear in many different forms depending on its severity. When the body is unable to cool itself through perspiration, serious heat illnesses can occur. The most extreme heat-induced illnesses are

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What Business’s Need to Know about COVID-19 Liability

When it comes to dealing with COVID-19, their are special laws and regulations business owners must follow. If your business fails to abide by the safety regulations set in place, you could face liability charges if an employee becomes infected while working. OSHA’s General Duty Clause Under OSHA’s General Duty Clause, employers must take steps

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The Importance of Safety Inspections

If you want to keep your construction business running smoothly, without any hiccups or bumps, it is crucial that you stay up to date on all safety regulations, standards, and practices. It is essential that you and your employees are following all proper safety procedures, not only for their safety but for the safety of

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Safety and its Return on Investment

Ensuring you have sound safety practices in place is not only good for maintaining the health of your employees, but also good for your business. Research conducted, as well as industry expereience, shows that health and safety programs receive a substantial return on investment. Where does the Return on Investment Come From? By having sound

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Worker Fatigue and How to Prevent It

With Spring around the corner, it is important to remember the hazards of working in warmer weather. Warmer weather means the added potential of fatigue while out in the field. Fatigue is a state of mental and physical exhaustion, which can cause the involuntary shutdown of both one’s mind and body. Fatigue can lead to

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Are you Experiencing Hearing Loss?

If you work on a construction site, chances are you have encountered loud noises.  In short bursts, these loud noises can cause little harm, but prolonged exposure can result in permanent hearing loss.  When you are on the job site it is important that you take special care of your hearing.  Once your hearing is

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Falling, The Leading Cause of Deaths on The Job Site

There are plenty of safety hazards when it comes to the job site, but one of the leading causes of fatalities on the job site is due to workers falling.  With winter right around the corner, we feel there is no better time to review safety procedures when working from heights and how to prevent

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High Winds and the Danger They Present

With Winter right around the corner, we must discuss the dangers not only cold temperatures bring, but also the dangers high winds present. High winds can cause serious injuries on the jobsite. Either by causing someone to slip or by knocking an object over, there are countless possible injuries that could occur, unless proper procedures

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The Dangers of Trench Foot

Trench foot occurs when an individual spending long periods of time in cold, wet, conditions. It is a type of tissue damage and can lead to swelling, pain, and other disturbances in the feet. If left untreated, trench foot can lead more serious injury to the skin, muscles, blood vessels, and nerves. Therefore, it is

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