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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.

School Zone Safety

| August 3, 2021

Driving Tips for Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers

According to NHTSA, from 2007 to 2016, 98 school-age pedestrians died in school-transportation-related crashes. Thirty-eight percent of those accidents involved other vehicles such as passenger cars, light trucks and vans, large trucks, etc. With school almost back in session, it's a good time for CMV drivers to refresh their memory on some basic rules of the road while traveling near school zones and buses.

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Logging Deck Safety

| July 26, 2021

Forestry Good Management Practices

A landing area or "deck" is the heart of any logging operation. The deck is the busiest place on the entire logging operation. To be safe and efficient, everyone must take responsibility to prevent incidents.

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Reducing Slips, Trips, & Falls While Mounting or Dismounting Equipment

| July 6, 2021

Safety Recommendations to Protect Your Team

One of the top leading causes of workplace injuries is slip, trip, and falls. Heavy equipment operators are commonly exposed to these injuries while mounting or dismounting equipment. To avoid slip, trip, and fall injuries it is important to recognize the hazards and know how to protect yourself. 

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Lightning Strikes in the Oil and Gas Industry

| June 22, 2021

8 Engineering Controls to Mitigate Property Exposures

Did you know that the oilfield regions of Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico have some of the highest rates of lightning density in the world? Lightning strikes to tanks and oilfield production equipment can be costly: equipment damage, explosions, worker injuries, spills, and production shutdowns.

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Speed Management

| June 17, 2021

Fast Tips to Slow Down

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2018, 9,378 people were killed due to speeding. Not only is speeding dangerous, but there's a high price to pay for driving over the speed limit. A ticket may result in a large fine, missed work to go to court, and increased insurance rates. Speeding can also have long-term effects on the condition of your vehicle. We all know the dangers of speeding. What can you do to prevent it?

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Poison Ivy

| June 8, 2021

Tips to Prevent and Treat Exposure

Did you know that according to the CDC, poison ivy grows in every state except Alaska and Hawaii? Given its widespread existence, most people will be exposed to this poison plant at least once, if not often in their lives. According to the American Skin Association, poison ivy affects as many as 50 million Americans each year. Although some may not be allergic, 85% of people experience physical reactions such as rashes, swelling, and blisters.

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