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.
MNOSHA has adopted most OSHA standards by reference, but has unique standards in the following areas:
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.
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.
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.
OSHA makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate and up to date, but changes in state law and procedures affecting the information on this page are beyond OSHA's control. Contact state program staff directly to verify important information.
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