News Archives - Foy Safety

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 about the dangers high winds present. High winds can cause serious injuries on the job site. Either by causing someone to slip or by knocking an object over, the possibilities are endless, unless proper procedures are put

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Saving Lives Through Safety Inspections

When it comes to working on a construction site, safety is one of the most important factors. Construction sites can be hazardous, and if regular inspections do not take place, they can be exponentially dangerous. Therefore, performing regularly scheduled safety inspections are a must for any jobsite. Why Safety  Inspections are Important First and foremost,

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Are you at Risk of Losing Your Hearing?

If you work on a construction site, chances are you have encountered multiple loud noises. In short bursts, these loud noises can cause little harm, but prolonged exposure can result in permanent hearing loss. When on the job site it is important that you take special care of your hearing. Once damaged, there is no

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Treating Burns on the Jobsite

It should be obvious that the job site can be a dangerous place. With the numerous amount of activities taking place at once, it should be no surprise that injuries can occur if people are not careful. One of the most dangerous injuries to occur on the job site are burns. When a fire breaks

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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 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 serious

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Keeping Safety as a Top Priority

Construction sites are hazardous. With so much going on simultaneously, construction workers must always be aware of their surroundings.  If they are not, a severe injury or even death could occur. In addition, construction workers are exposed to the elements and, at times, are required to work during rain, snow, heat, and cold. These environmental

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Focus Four Initiative

OSHA’s Focus Four Campaign addresses the four leading causes of fatal injuries in construction. For the past seven years (May 2011) OSHA has mandated that as a part of all OSHA 10 and 30-hour class the Focus Four topics are allotted a minimum of 4 hours for the 10-hour class and 6 hours for the

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