In April 2008, Ron Fox and Ted Lucas were speakers at the annual maritime law seminar in New Orleans, Louisiana, sponsored by the Greater New Orleans Barge Fleeting Association. This annual seminar is the leading maritime law seminar for the inland river transportation industry. There were more than 500 people in attendance representing all facets of the inland river industry, including operators, underwriters, brokers, marine surveyors, and maritime attorneys.
Ron and Ted gave a presentation on the types of forms that inland operators should use (pre-employment applications, pre-employment medical questionnaires, incident reports, boarding and separation reports, and CG 2692s) and how those forms can help screen applicants, evaluate accidents, improve the employer’s position in litigation, and otherwise assist in reducing expenses associated with injury claims.
As part of their presentation, Ron and Ted provided copies of the recommended forms to the seminar participants. Fox Smith, LLC makes those forms available to any inland operators who request them.