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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.

Equipment Theft is Preventable

| June 2, 2020

Steps to help keep your equipment safe

Theft of materials, tools or equipment from construction worksites accounts for 45 percent of property losses. That’s an average cost per loss of $9,400 for contractors.

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Safety with Silica

| May 18, 2020

How to protect workers from risks 

With the weather warming up, the busy season has begun for many industries including construction, mining, fracking and more. Moving, drilling and cutting into materials such as concrete, sand, stone, brick and mortar are known to generate respirable crystalline silica. Silica is a mineral that is found in stone, soil and sand.

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Loading Logging Trucks

| May 11, 2020

Our top tips for reducing the risk of accidents

Moving thousands of pounds of logs onto a truck and then securing it for transport is not an easy task. Not surprisingly, it’s a high-risk activity. Many fatalities and serious injuries can occur as a result of logs falling and hitting drivers or operators.

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100+ Years Strong

| May 4, 2020

Supporting America’s industries through thick and thin

The Great Depression, World War II and the Great Recession are just a few of the events BITCO has weathered over the course of its 103-year history protecting American businesses.

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Pay Less During Slow Times

| April 24, 2020

Benefits of Interim Reporting in business insurance

All businesses have ups and downs. Sometimes you’re busy. Other times – especially as we face unprecedented times due to COVID-19 – business slows down. 

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How to Prevent Elevated Falls

| April 13, 2020

Ways to keep your team safe when working at high heights

Here’s a staggering fact: Each day in the United States, 2,000 people are injured in ladder-related incidents. 

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