Feds tighten rules on workplace death reporting

September 11, 2014 7:11 PM

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Feds tighten rules on workplace death reporting

WASHINGTON (AP) The federal government is tightening its rules on the reporting of workplace deaths and severe injuries, declaring that employers beginning Jan. 1 must report any fatalities within eight hours of the accident or incident.

Work-related hospitalizations, amputations or losses of an eye will now have to be reported within 24 hours, under the final rule announced by the Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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