Articles by Bill Smith

How to navigate “nuclear verdicts”
Published on: 11 May, 2022
Bill Smith discusses a case of litigation gone wrong and the legislative change that is needed in many plantiff-friendly states.
Covid-19 and the effect of downtime
Published on: 06 May, 2020
When the dust settles on the Covid-19 crisis, how will downtime define your business?
RISK MANAGEMENT: One contract- four lines of defense
Published on: 21 January, 2020
Bill Smith discusses how having the right contract language gives your company four layers of protection
RISK MANAGEMENT: Winter weather driving safety
Published on: 07 January, 2020
It’s time to review winter weather driving safety with employees.
RISK MANAGEMENT: Understanding the ‘Reptile Theory’
Published on: 11 November, 2019
Bill Smith discusses how to protect your company from a frustrating legal trend.
SYNOPSIS: Rigger responsibilities
Published on: 11 November, 2019
ASME offers clarification on Rigger safety standards.
RISK MANAGEMENT: Everything you need to know about the crane signal person
Published on: 03 September, 2019
Bill Smith discusses Subpart CC – Signal Person Review.
RISK MANAGEMENT: 3 ways to manage risk in the crane sector
Published on: 03 September, 2019
Bill Smith discusses three thoughts on risk management for Q3.
RISK MANAGEMENT: How The Right GPS Can Prevent Bridge Strikes
Published on: 02 August, 2019
Bill Smith discusses how GPS navigation can prevent bridge hits.
RISK MANAGEMENT: Under pressure
Published on: 05 July, 2019
Bill Smith discusses the hazards of wind pressure. 
RISK MANAGEMENT: Lightning Safety For Crane Operators
Published on: 05 July, 2019
Bill Smith discusses four lightning safety tips.
SYNOPSIS COLUMN: Beat the heat
Published on: 07 June, 2019
Now is the time to revisit your heat illness prevention program.
SYNOPSIS COLUMN: Clarifications
Published on: 13 May, 2019
The differences between certification, qualification and evaluation.
VIEWPOINT: The troubling truth of crane cameras
Published on: 01 April, 2019
Bill Smith: ‘We have a duty to protect our operators.’
RISK MANAGEMENT: Agents do matter
Published on: 10 January, 2019
Bill Smith discusses how your insurance agent can make your life easier.
SYNOPSIS COLUMN: New year audit
Published on: 09 January, 2019
Start the year off with a commitment to continually improve safety. 
SYNOPSIS: Diligent driving
Published on: 03 December, 2018
Winter weather brings a whole host of driving safety issues.
SYNOPSIS COLUMN: Uncommon cold
Published on: 01 November, 2018
With winter setting in, it’s time to talk about cold stress.
RISK MANAGEMENT: Powerful words
Published on: 01 November, 2018
Protecting yourself through contract language can help you transfer risk to the liable party.
Published on: 04 October, 2018
Bridge strikes pose safety risks and they are expensive.
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