Business Focused & Safety Centered
Sioux City Lawyer in Business, Health and Safety, Manufacturing, and Risk Management
Bruce Smith is business-focused and safety-centered. As a Sioux City Attorney, Bruce helps companies manage business risks while ensuring the health and safety of his clients and their employees. With over 38 years of legal experience, Bruce navigates his clients through the law to ensure compliance under the federal and state health and safety laws. Bruce’s practice protects you and your company from losing money due to bad business planning and noncompliance – worth it!
Before joining Goosmann, Bruce Smith served as Senior Counsel at IBP, Inc., formerly known as Iowa Beef Processors, Inc., now Tyson Fresh Meats, based in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, for over ten years. Bruce worked at Beef Products Inc., headquartered in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, for five years serving as Senior Counsel and Director of Environmental, Health and Safety.
Bruce has extensive knowledge on OSHA Process Safety Management and EPA Risk Management Plans including regulatory compliance involving hazardous chemicals. He also has experience representing companies before federal and state agencies of government involving environmental, health and safety matters, EEOC, Wage & Hour, USDA, FAA, FDA and other agencies.
Bruce Smith leverages his extensive experience to strategically manage business risk. Bruce proactively identifies issues that affect the bottom line. He negotiates to obtain results and achieve client goals. Bruce understands how to effectively communicate business issues that affect the bottom line, and he negotiates to obtains results and achieve client goals. His business-focused vision and safety-centered mentality make Bruce someone you want on your team.
Bruce says, “I’ve always enjoyed risk management. I find it rewarding to know that I made an impact to ensure the health and safety of our clients and their employees. Guiding clients to remain compliant under the federal and state health and safety laws helps prevent careless accidents in the workplace and most of all can save the lives of others. The dangers and complications that go along with specific jobs and duties are evident, however, there are ways that I, as an attorney, can help to prevent these accidents and lessen the risks of injury and fatalities. That is the best part of my job.”
Bruce’s general practice and industries include, but is not limited to business, corporate law, environmental, health and safety law, regulatory, manufacturing, transportation, administrative law and general litigation.
LICENSED IN: Iowa and Nebraska
Cornhuskers - one of Bruce’s favorite topics to discuss outside of triple jeopardy and OSHA safety laws. Bruce is an avid Nebraska Cornhuskers fan, it’s no surprise he went to University of Lincoln for law school. Fall football season is one of his favorite times of the year! Another fun fact about Bruce is that he was a pianist and produced albums with his composed music – he did all this just as a hobby! Aside from being a lawyer, Husker fan, and pianist, Bruce is a grandfather and loves spending time with his family.