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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.

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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The Importance of Railroad Safety for Large Commercial Vehicle Drivers

| February 27, 2024

Best Practices to Clear the Tracks

Crossing railroad tracks can be extremely dangerous for all motorists, especially for drivers with large commercial vehicles. To ensure the safety of both the driver and others on the road, commercial vehicle operators should take extra caution when crossing railroad tracks. Let's look at the signs and signals, potential hazards, how to approach the tracks and the importance of maintaining a safe distance.

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Road Safety Alert: The Hazards of U-Turns for Log Trucks and Trailers

| February 20, 2024

Avoid the Risks of U-Turns by Using Safer Alternatives

We're raising the red flag on a serious safety hazard: U-turns with logging trucks and trailers. Logging trailers are essential tools, but their size and weight demand respect. These massive rigs, laden with heavy logs, are not built for sharp maneuvers. When attempting a U-turn, the consequences can be disastrous. Continue reading to learn about the risks of U-turns for log trucks, training tips for drivers, and safer alternatives to avoid incidents.

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Cold Weather Protection

| January 30, 2024

Staying Warm on the Job Site During Cold Weather

Working on a job site during winter can be challenging and dangerous, and exposure to cold temperatures for an extended period can result in health problems such as trench foot, frostbite, hypothermia, and death. Here's what you need to know about cold weather protection on the job site and how to stay warm.

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Oil and Gas Industry Good Housekeeping

| January 23, 2024

A Comprehensive Guide to Maintaining a Safe and Organized Workplace

Good housekeeping plays a crucial role in maintaining safety and efficiency in the oil and gas industry. It involves keeping the workplace clean, organized, and free from potential hazards. Continue reading to learn about our recommendations for good housekeeping practices in the oil and gas industry.

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