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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:28 AM

BNSF reaches deal with OSHA


Published Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 1:00 am / Updated at 5:13 pm

BNSF Railway has changed its policies on workplace injuries and whistle-blowers as part of an agreement with regulators.

The federal Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the pact with BNSF Tuesday.

OSHA said BNSF's policies violated whistle-blower provisions of the Federal Railroad Safety Act and discouraged injury reporting.

The railroad, owned by Omaha-based Berkshire Hathaway, will also require managers to review cases where an employee who reported an injury is disciplined.

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