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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.

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

| October 20, 2020

How Can You Prevent Distracted Driving?

Distracted driving can be deadly. In fact, according to the National Safety Council, 2,800 people in the U.S. died in distraction-related crashes in 2018 alone – that’s at least seven people every day. It is important to be aware of the different types of distractions and how you can do your part to make the roads safer.

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Protecting Construction Workers During the Pandemic

| October 6, 2020

The last line of defense for safety: personal protective equipment

As the nation and even the world continue to deal with the health and economic fallout from the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the COVID-19 pandemic, the construction sector continues its essential work. From earthmoving to electrical and plumbing, the work doesn’t stop. That’s why it’s critical for employers to take the necessary steps to keep their employees safe at job sites.

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Bee, Wasp, and Hornet Awareness

| September 22, 2020

Protect Yourself From Stings

Many have experienced a bee, wasp, or hornet (which is actually a type of wasp) sting. For most, this may cause discomfort, but for those that have a severe allergic reaction, stings can be deadly. According to NIOSH, thousands are stung by insects each year, and as many as 100 may die as a result. Any employee working outdoors should be especially cautious of the hazard of these insects.

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Suicide Prevention in the Construction Trades

| September 8, 2020

Suicide is Real, and it’s Personal

December 7, 1985. I was in the Army, stationed at Redstone Arsenal. The last guest had left our apartment after having watched the annual Army – Navy football game.

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Preventing the Spread of Airborne Infectious Diseases

| August 25, 2020

Individual best practices for on the job site

COVID-19 exposures aren't the only germs you need to worry about on your job sites. From the common cold to the flu, SARS, and more, airborne infectious diseases are in the air and can easily be spread. Without taking proper caution, these illnesses can affect several workers on a job site.

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Updated Hours of Service Rules for Truckers

| August 4, 2020

New rules safeguard drivers while enhancing flexibility

The U.S Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently updated several Hours of Service (HOS) rules to accommodate drivers’ safety and flexibility. HOS rules have been some of the most controversial sets of regulations governing the length of the typical driver's workday and how it can be spent.

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