Blog Archives - Foy Safety

The Dangers of Cold Temperature

We have already touched on some of the hazards that come with Winter, which you can read more about here, but we must continue to do in-depth discussions about winter hazards. High winds are only one of the dangers that come with Winter, but the silent threat is the cold temperature. Both workers and employers need to understand

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Don’t Leave Safety Out in the Cold This Winter

With winter approaching fast, you should begin reviewing safety measures and making preparations to get your workplace ready for the elements! Begin to review safety tips with your employees and make sure they understand the threat winter weather brings. Employers and workers must be aware and cautious of dropping temperatures, wet/frozen surfaces, and higher winds

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Safety Hazards on a Construction Site

A construction site is prone to severe injuries if workers do not have the proper training and experience. However, if one is more aware of the potential hazards, it is easier to avoid and prepare for them. Top Risks on the Construction Site: Working from Heights Slips and Falls Electricity Moving Objects High Volume Noise

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Staying Hydrated is Crucial

The Summer heat can be hazardous if one does not take proper safety precautions. Therefore, you must learn and memorize these safety tips about staying hydrated to help keep yourself and your crew safe and healthy. Symptoms of Dehydration The first symptom of dehydration is either darker urine or lack of urination and thirst. Urine

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Summer Safety Tips

With Summer fast approaching, you must remember, and you must remind your workers about the dangers of the Summer heat. Those who work outside must remain vigilant and aware of themselves and their coworkers to help prevent heatstroke and heat exhaustion. What is Heat Stroke? Heatstroke is a medical condition that occurs when the body

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Health Hazards of Asbestos

The presence of asbestos in building and automotive materials can be a hazard to lung health. Heavily regulated by OSHA and the EPA, it’s especially important for employers to reduce risk to their employees of exposure to asbestos. What is it? Asbestos is the name given to a group of naturally occurring mineral fibers chrysotile,

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Covid-19 and What Employers Need to Know

Why is this Important? We are in unchartered territory with the response to this pandemic of COVID-19, also referred to as coronavirus, sweeping the world right now. While activities are being cancelled, people are practicing “social distancing” of at least 6 feet, and parts of the world are on lock-down, many employers are having employees

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Electrical Hazards on the Job Site

When workers can accurately identify potential electrical hazards, the risk of electrocution diminishes. However, when there are improper training and a lack of experience, mistakes are far more likely to occur. Construction workers make up 52% of workers who have died from electrocution.  Therefore, it is essential to train workers adequately to prevent further accidental

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Climbing the Ladder Rungs of Safety

For as commonplace ladders are, especially on the job site, they can quite dangerous if not used properly. The possibility of falling, especially on the job site, can leave any worker feeling uneasy before beginning to climb. Therefore, in order to maintain the safety of yourself and your fellow workers, it is important that ladder

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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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