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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.

Heat-Related Illnesses

| July 30, 2020

Importance of acclimatization for new employees

The heat of summer is in full swing. Each year in the United States, thousands of workers suffer from heat-related illnesses. While heat illnesses can affect all employees, new employees are at the highest risk. In fact, according to OSHA, over 70 percent of heat-related deaths occur during a worker’s first week of work. Keeping your employees safe by training them on what to look out for and how to prevent heat-related illnesses is necessary for their safety.

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Why In-House Premium Auditors are Important

| July 7, 2020

Benefits of having one company handle your audit and underwriting

The insurance underwriting process can be a daunting prospect, but it pays off to fully understand all the steps.

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National Lightning Safety Awareness Week

| June 22, 2020

Safety tips for lightning strikes

Many people know that lightning can be dangerous, but did you know that lightning is the number two weather-related killer in the country? With more than 25 million cloud-to-ground lightning strikes in the U.S. each year, lightning can threaten your safety.

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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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