The 2019 Regulatory Landscape – What’s on The Horizon?
Wednesday, April 24 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Regulations impact every part of your operation so it’s important to evaluate your Risk Management/Safety Plan against the 2019 regulatory landscape. Gain unique insights into the recently revised Crane Operator Qualifications and OSHA regulations, as well as the possible upcoming changes to CSA and the FMCSA hours-of-service regulations, so that your business and employees are in compliance.

Speaker: Bill Smith, EVP Claims & Risk Management and Chris Nelson, Transportation Program Manager, NBIS (NationsBuilders Insurance Services, Inc.)

Bill Smith


Bill Smith is Executive Vice President with NBIS. His responsibilities include risk management, loss prevention, safety awareness, and accident investigation working. Additionally, he is a liaison with industry associations that work with NBIS. Previously he worked as Safety and Health Specialist at the Directorate of Construction, U.S. Department of Labor/OSHA, bringing with him years of experience in the crane and construction industry. Bill started his career through the apprenticeship program in Baltimore, MD, and worked as a journeyman crane and heavy equipment operator in the field, moving on to work as an agent and lobbyist with the Baltimore Building and Trades Council later serving as the Director of Safety and Training for the International Union of Operating Engineers in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining the Directorate of Construction, he was the Safety and Labor Relations Manager with Maxim Crane, Inc., the largest crane rental company in the U.S.

Chris Nelson


As Specialized Transportation Program Manager at NBIS, Chris Nelson partners with agents and  insureds to sell comprehensive coverage and cross sell existing accounts, rehabilitate conditionally rated transportation companies, and work with active insureds on compliance and regulatory relevant updates and changes. He works with agents and insureds on risk assessments, CSA performance analysis and presentations. Chris is a member of TIDA, CVSA & SC&RA. He serves as the Vice Chairman of the Safety, Education and Training Committee for the SC&RA.

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