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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.

Carbon Monoxide Exposure

| February 15, 2022

6 Ways to Control Carbon Monoxide - The Silent Killer

Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas known as a "silent killer." When breathed, CO displaces oxygen in the blood and deprives the heart, brain, and other vital organs of oxygen. Large amounts of CO can overcome you in minutes without warning, causing you to lose consciousness and suffocate. According to the CDC, each year, more than 400 Americans die from unintentional poisoning, 20,000 visit the emergency room, and over 4,000 are hospitalized.

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Warehouse Safety

| January 20, 2022

6 Common Hazards and How to Reduce Your Risk

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are currently over 1,400,000 workers that work in warehouses and storage facilities. In 2019, 24 fatalities occurred within the industry. Warehouses present a variety of hazards that can lead to injuries, illnesses, and even death. Learn more about six common warehouse hazards and how to reduce your risk.

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Combat the Cold

| January 4, 2022

5 Tips for Working Safely in Cold Climates

Working outdoors in cold climates is no easy task. NIOSH reports that in 2019, approximately 1,300 people in the U.S. died of hypothermia and nearly 32% of these deaths were occupationally related. Before working in cold climates, check out these five tips to stay safe.

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National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

| December 14, 2021

Celebrate Safely This Holiday Season

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. Each year, the number of traffic fatalities involving impaired drivers surges during the holiday season. Impaired driving is not only drunk driving. It also includes distracted driving and drugged driving. Remind your drivers that the best present they can give their family is to celebrate safely and arrive alive.

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Wildlife-Vehicle Collisions

| December 7, 2021

Look Out! Reduce Accidents with These Good Practices 

As dusk arrives earlier, the number of wildlife-vehicle collisions increases. Each year, there are an estimated one to two million collisions between cars and large animals in the United States and approximately 200 deaths, according to the Federal Highway Administration.

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Load Securement

| November 30, 2021

Strapping and Unstrapping Log Trailers

It is your responsibility to safely use tie-downs and consider all risk factors before using any tie-down system. Failure to properly tie down a load can lead to injuries that result in expensive claims.

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