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Timely briefs on topics specific to the industries BITCO serves. Subjects include worker safety, worksite hazards, best practices, new research, industry updates, regulations, public liability, property protection and more.

Staying Safe at Heights

| May 28, 2024

The Ultimate Guide to Fall Protection PPE

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2021, just over one-third of construction deaths were due to falls, slips, and trips. Of those, almost all were from falls to a lower level. Using fall protection PPE can either prevent a fall from occurring or arrest a fall before the worker strikes the ground.

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Top 10 Safety Recommendations for Operating Scissor Lifts

| May 21, 2024

Cultivating a Culture of Safety 

Scissor lifts are valuable tools, enabling workers to reach heights safely and efficiently. However, their use also presents significant hazards if proper safety protocols are not followed. Use our top ten safety recommendations for operating scissor lifts safely.

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Mastering Ladder Safety Practices

| April 30, 2024

Ensuring Your Safety at Every Step

When working at heights, ladder safety is imperative to prevent accidents and injuries. Continue reading to learn our best practices to stay safe at every step.

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The Road to Safety

| April 16, 2024

Best Practices for Work Zone Awareness

Highway and street construction workers face significant risks working alongside passing motorists, construction vehicles, and heavy equipment. The dangers increase when machinery is positioned incorrectly, signage is insufficient, or workers fail to adhere to safety protocols. These hazards can have severe consequences, potentially resulting in injuries or even fatalities. All parties involved in road construction projects must always prioritize safety to prevent tragic incidents from occurring. This includes proper training, clear communication, and strict adherence to safety guidelines to ensure the well-being of all workers on site. Check out our best practices for staying safe in work zones.

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Log Truck Pre-Trip Inspections

| March 19, 2024

A Comprehensive Guide Before Hitting the Road

Before hitting the road, log truck drivers must conduct a thorough pre-trip inspection to ensure the safety of themselves and other road users. By neglecting a pre-trip inspection, you're essentially rolling the dice with safety, increasing the likelihood of accidents, legal troubles, and financial burdens. Use this checklist before your next trip:

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Prompt Claim Reporting

| March 12, 2024

The Value of Prompt Claim Reporting

In the world of insurance, one of the most important aspects that often gets overlooked is the importance of prompt claim reporting. Whether it's a minor fender-bender or a tragic incident, reporting your claim promptly can ensure a smooth and efficient claims experience, protect your employer's rights as an insured, and facilitate timely resolution and payment. Continue reading to learn more about the value of prompt claim reporting.

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