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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.

Prevent Back Injuries at Work

| February 21, 2023

Avoid Sprains and Strains by Using Proper Lifting Techniques

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2016, 38.5% of work-related musculoskeletal disorders resulting in days away from work across all occupations were back-related. One of the leading causes of back injuries in the workplace is lifting or carrying heavy objects. The good news is that back injuries are preventable when using the correct lifting techniques.

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Designated Safe Zones at Logging Operations

| January 31, 2023

Safety Recommendations for Truck Drivers, Employees, and Contractors on the Loading Dock

Loading and unloading logs are dangerous practices, and the potential for injury or death should never be underestimated. It is essential that those involved in the process are aware of the risks and take the necessary precautions to ensure their safety. All drivers, employees, ground workers, and contractors should be adequately trained in the proper procedures and safety protocols to minimize the likelihood of an incident occurring. The cost of an incident can be exorbitant, and it is in everyone's best interest to ensure the safety of all involved.

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Shoveling Safety

| January 26, 2023

What You Need to Know to Stay Safe this Winter

Winter has arrived, and snow shovels are coming out of the garage – but don't forget safety first! Each year in the United States, hundreds of people die, and thousands are injured due to snow shoveling. The National Safety Council reports that individuals over the age of 40 and those who are inactive, should take extra caution when shoveling. Here is what you need to know to stay safe and be more efficient this winter.

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Insulate Yourself from the Cold

| December 27, 2022

Personal Protective Equipment for Outdoor Workers in Winter

Winter is officially here. Regardless of the inhospitable conditions that this season can bring, outdoor work still must be done. Employers are responsible to ensure all workers are prepared and protected to safely work outdoors.

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Commercial Property Snow/Ice Removal Planning and Preparedness

| December 13, 2022

Recommendations for Communicating Plans in Response to Weather Conditions

Winter is just around the corner, meaning it's time to establish your company's Winter Storm Response Plan (WSRP) for commercial property snow and ice removal. Risk management activities associated with a WSRP include preparing employees, materials, equipment, scenario plans for various weather events, and other activities that are best not left to the last minute.

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Video Telematics

| November 29, 2022

Protect Your Fleet and Reduce Your Company's Operational Expenses

You've probably heard the term video telematics, but do you know what it is or how it can help your fleet? Here's what you need to know about video telematics.

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