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Minnesota State Plan

Minnesota State Plan

Minnesota State Plan

[Minnesota State Plan Website]
  • Initial Approval: May 29, 1973
  • State Plan Certification: September 23, 1976
  • 18(e) Final Approval: July 30, 1985

The Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MNOSHA) is administered by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. The main office is located in St. Paul, Minnesota.


The Minnesota State Plan applies to all places of employment in the state, with the exception of federal government workers, the United States Postal Service, and certain agricultural operations (those pertaining to the field sanitation standard and temporary labor camps) which are subject to federal jurisdiction.

Unique State Plan Standards

MNOSHA has adopted most OSHA standards by reference, but has unique standards in the following areas:

  • Toxic Chemical Handling and Exposure
  • Agriculture
  • Repetitive Motion Injuries
  • Heat Exposure
  • Noise Exposure
Enforcement Programs

MNOSHA Compliance is responsible for the enforcement of the MNOSHA safety and health standards. The MNOSHA Directives provide guidance for the enforcement program. Compliance officers inspect workplaces for hazardous conditions and issue citations where violations of MNOSHA regulations are found. Inspections may be the result of regular scheduling, imminent danger reports, fatalities, and worker complaints or referrals. For more information, please visit the Minnesota State Plan website.

Voluntary and Cooperative Programs

MNOSHA offers voluntary and cooperative programs that focus on reducing injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. MNOSHA also offers on-site consultation services which help employers comply with MNOSHA standards and identify and correct potential safety and health hazards. For more information on these programs, please visit the Minnesota State Plan website.

Informal Conferences and Appeals

MNOSHA management personnel conduct informal conferences in an effort to resolve contested cases. Cases not resolved by informal conferences are placed in contest and are scheduled for hearing before an administrative law judge. Any party to the case may request a further review by the appropriate District Court.

Contact Information

Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, Minnesota OSHA (MNOSHA)
  • 443 Lafayette Road North
  • St. Paul, Minnesota 55155-4307
  • (651) 284-5050 | (877) 470-6742
  • (651) 284-5741

  • Ken Peterson, Commissioner
  • (651) 284-5010
  • (651) 284-5721
  • Cindy Valentine Workplace Safety Manager
  • (651) 284-5602
  • (651) 284-5724
  • James Krueger, Compliance Director MNOSHA Compliance
  • (651) 284-5462
  • (651) 284-5741


OSHA makes every effort to ensure that this webpage is accurate and up-to-date; however, for the latest information please contact the State Plan directly.

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