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  • If you’re looking for a new computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to help track the upkeep and associated costs of your assets, such as equipment, machinery and vehicles, you know that there are lots of choices out there. The unbiased experts at Software Advice have reviewed 30 maintenance management systems and are ready to help […] [MORE]

  • Every company has basic accounting needs, such as general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, inventory and payroll. Accounting for manufacturing companies carries additional requirements. For example, it’s important to have features to support job costing, work-in-progress (WIP) reports, change orders and job payroll tracking. However, the market for these systems is complex due to consolidation, […] [MORE]

  • An employee says he was discriminated against because of a disability. His employer says an analysis showed he couldn’t do the job safely. How did a court rule?  Charles McLane worked as a groundskeeper for the School City of Mishawaka in Indiana. Based on the results of a job site analysis, McLane was transferred to be […] [MORE]

  • In a random drug test, an employee in a safety-sensitive position tested positive for cocaine. When he was fired, he filed a lawsuit against his employer arguing his job wasn’t safety-sensitive. How did a court rule?  Roberick Washington worked at the Wyandotte County Juvenile Detention Center in Kansas City, KS. He had been promoted from being […] [MORE]

  • Does the amputation of two fingers and part of a third equal the total loss of the use of a hand? The answer to that question determined what workers’ comp benefits this employee would receive.  On March 19, 2012, Broc Root suffered a work injury when his left hand was caught in a machine while working at RS […] [MORE]

  • OSHA says there’s reason to believe an airport maintenance manager was demoted because he spoke to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) about safety deficiencies at the facility.  Abdul-Malik Ali, former Director of Field Maintenance for the City of Cleveland-Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, had expressed concerns about a lack of ice-melting chemicals and staffing during winter […] [MORE]