News Archives - Foy Safety

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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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 it is important that we continue to do in-depth discussions about winter hazards. High winds are only one of the dangers that come with Winter, but the silent danger is the cold temperature. Both

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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 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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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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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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