In accordance with the requirements of 1952.10, the Minnesota State poster was approved by the
Assistant Secretary on March 7, 1975.
In accordance with 1952.203(g) the Minnesota voluntary compliance program became effective on January
1, 1975, and was approved by the Assistant Secretary on April 24, 1975.
State occupational safety and health personnel were retrained during March - May 1973.
Training sessions for public employers and employees were held during April - June 1973.
The Minnesota enabling legislation became effective on August 1, 1973. In addition, amendments to the
legislation which concerned employee discrimination complaints and violations became effective on July 1, 1975, and a second amendment concerning the
definition of a serious violation, posting of citations and penalties, right of employees to contest a citation and penalty, and furnishing copies of
citations and notices of penalties to employer representatives and, in the case of a fatality, to the next of kin or a designated representative,
became effective on August 1, 1975.
Regulations on variances were promulgated on February 20, 1974, and were approved with assurances by
the Assistant Secretary on August 31, 1976.
The management information system became operable in August 1973.
Coverage and enforcement of agricultural standards commenced on July 1,1975.
The Rules of Procedure of the Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, Chapter 20,
Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Code, and regulations concerning inspections, citations, and proposed penalties, Chapter 21, Minnesota
Occupational Safety and Health Code, were approved by the Assistant Secretary on August 31, 1976.
The downward revision of the projected increase in personnel for fiscal year 1976 due to a lesser than
anticipated increase of funding by the Minnesota legislature, was approved by the Assistant Secretary as meeting current required staffing on August
The State poster approved on March 25, 1975 (40 FR 13211) which was revised in response to legislative
amendments described above, to provide that citations and notices of penalties must be posted at or near the place of the alleged violation for 15
days or until the violation is corrected, whichever is later, and which lists additional Minnesota area offices, was approved by the Assistant
Secretary on August 31, 1976.
In accordance with 1902.34 of this chapter, the Minnesota occupational safety and health plan was
certified, effective September 28, 1976, as having completed all developmental steps specified in the plan as approved on May 29, 1973, on or before
June 30, 1976.
[40 FR 13212, Mar. 25, 1975, as amended at 40 FR 18996, May 1, 1975. Redesignated at 50 FR 30831, July 30, 1985]