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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.

National Protect Your Hearing Month

| October 7, 2021

Choosing the Right Hearing Protection for the Job

October is National Protect Your Hearing Month. According to the CDC, an estimated 22 million workers are exposed to potentially damaging workplace noise. Industries such as Mining and Construction have even higher percentages of workers with hearing impairment. When loud noises cannot be reduced or eliminated through engineering controls, workers exposed to them must use hearing protection devices (HPDs). Learn more about choosing the right hearing protection for your job.

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Catalytic Converter Thefts

| September 21, 2021

4 Good Practices to Help Respond To and Prevent Thefts

According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), reported catalytic converter thefts increased from 282 thefts per month in 2019 to 1,203 in 2020. Learn more about why the number of catalytic converter thefts is on the rise and how to protect your business.

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Tail Swing Radius

| September 3, 2021

Forestry Good Management Practices

Logging is one of the most hazardous industries, and transporting logs is no exception. Forestry transportation drivers who haul loads where logs extend behind the trailer must protect themselves and others from being struck by logs.

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Incorporating Safety Into Performance Reviews

| August 24, 2021

Safety Topics For Employers to Consider During the Review 

Building and sustaining a strong workplace safety culture requires coaching and training. A strong safety culture is not possible without active participation from all employees. As an employer, it is your responsibility to ensure that employees are not only trained on safety; but actively applying that knowledge on the jobsite. Reinforce the critical nature of this training by incorporating safety into job objectives. Consider evaluating these components in an employee's performance review.

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School Zone Safety

| August 3, 2021

Driving Tips for Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers

According to NHTSA, from 2007 to 2016, 98 school-age pedestrians died in school-transportation-related crashes. Thirty-eight percent of those accidents involved other vehicles such as passenger cars, light trucks and vans, large trucks, etc. With school almost back in session, it's a good time for CMV drivers to refresh their memory on some basic rules of the road while traveling near school zones and buses.

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Logging Deck Safety

| July 26, 2021

Forestry Good Management Practices

A landing area or "deck" is the heart of any logging operation. The deck is the busiest place on the entire logging operation. To be safe and efficient, everyone must take responsibility to prevent incidents.

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