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  • Using the Congressional Review Act (CRA), Congress has passed a measured to rescind an OSHA rule that requires companies with more than 10 employees to keep injury records for five years.  President Trump is expected to sign the measure. The vote nullifies OSHA’s rule, “Clarification of Employer’s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain Accurate Records […] [MORE]

  • The head injuries his wife received were so severe, a funeral director suggested a closed casket. Now the husband wants answers so that this sort of tragedy involving a factory robot doesn’t happen again.  On July 7, 2015, Wanda Holbrook, 57, was working at Ventra, an auto parts factory, in Ionia, MI. Holbrook specialized in […] [MORE]

  • Employers will have some additional time to comply with the new beryllium rule.  OSHA has decided to delay the effective date of its beryllium rule from March 21, 2017 to May 20, 2017. The additional 60 days is in line with a White House memo, “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,” issued Jan. 20, 2017. The memo directs […] [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]

  • A trucking company has agreed to pay $30,000 following its withdrawal of a conditional job offer. The applicant wasn’t able to provide a urine sample for a drug test due to a medical condition.  The settlement is between Covenant Transport Inc., based in Chattanooga, TN, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC had […] [MORE]