Blog Archives - Foy Safety

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 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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