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  • A judge’s decision to vacate $2.38 million in fines against a Tesoro refinery in Anacortes, WA, came as a shock to state safety officials who now say they’ll appeal the ruling.  A judge of the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals said the Washington Department of Labor and Industries (the state’s OSHA) didn’t make its case […] [MORE]

  • 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]

  • Oregon OSHA says workers for this construction company were exposed to hazards that could cause death or serious injury as they worked to restore the Ross Island Bridge in Portland.  An employee was working on an upper deck of a suspended scaffolding system when he fell through a ladder opening, landing on an employee who […] [MORE]

  • You’d think after an employee died in a trench collapse a company would follow good practices during excavation projects. That wasn’t the case with this company.  OSHA says Arrow Plumbing LLC failed to provide trench collapse prevention and didn’t train its employees about excavation hazards. The employee died on Dec. 15, 2016, when a 12-foot trench […] [MORE]

  • Workers’ comp disability payments to an employee injured in a work-related truck crash were cut off. Does he have to “re-prove” his injuries for the payments to continue?  Johnnie Wilkes worked for the City of Greenville, NC, as a landscaper. On April 21, 2010, Wilkes was driving a truck owned by the city when another vehicle ran […] [MORE]