HEALTH Archives - Foy Safety

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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Are you Experiencing Hearing Loss?

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 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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