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Minnesota OSHA Training

Completing OSHA Outreach training has numerous benefits for Minnesota workers. Even if your job doesn't require OSHA training, you'll learn about industry standards for workplace health and safety. In addition, earning an official OSHA card is a low-cost way to improve your resume for future job opportunities.

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Minnesota Labor Laws

The Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry oversees labor standards, teen rules, wage and hour laws, and minimum wage laws. It also handles matters regarding agricultural workers, sick leave, work breaks, packinghouse workers, and termination.

The Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MNOSHA) covers almost all public and private-sector employees, exempting employees involved with the federal government in a variety of ways, the United States Postal Service, and certain agricultural related operations (field sanitation and temporary labor camps).

A top initiative for MNOSHA is reducing workplace hazards through A Workplace Accident and Injury Reduction (AWAIR) program. The program requires many employers to develop and use a formal program for accident and injury reduction, with a written copy available. For more information on the program, see MNOSHA's AWAIR page.

For outreach, consultation and enforcement, MNOSHA can be reached directly by phone at 651-284-5050 or by email at osha.compliance@state.mn.us. You can browse through surveys and statistics or even file a complaint on the Department of Labor and Industry website.

Minnesota Top OSHA Violations

Minnesota's leading cause of workplace fatalities has recently been related to construction and extraction occupations. MNOSHA provides free seminars dealing with construction safety and OSHA compliance in that field.

Nationwide, the most cited standard, which also receives the highest penalties, is fall prevention in construction. Falls commonly cause serious work-related injuries and deaths, and OSHA has many guidelines to help prevent them.

Further Reading and Resources

  • For more information about MNOSHA free construction safety seminars and how to register for seminars, see the MNOSHA construction seminars page
  • For more details on illnesses and injuries related to the workplace, read Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry's online reports

OSHA Courses

Online OSHA courses provide fast and efficient training for workers. While classroom courses are offered throughout the state, online OSHA Outreach training guarantees high-quality, interactive education for every student, with downloadable lesson reviews, course trainer access and 24/7 live customer support.

Offered through the American Safety Council, these courses can be completed on your time, stopped and resumed as often as you want. Choose from the courses below to learn more about OSHA training available for your area.

Minnesota Courses Online

What You Get

  • Instantly Downloadable Certificate
  • Official OSHA Card
  • Email Access to OSHA-Authorized Course Trainer
  • Money-Back Guarantee

OSHA Guidelines

OSHA's purpose is to provide safe conditions for workers. OSHA sets very broad and general regulations that most businesses must followed, as well as more detailed standards for specific industries, from construction to cosmetology and beyond.

Receiving OSHA training has benefits beyond meeting requirements and keeping employees safe. It leads to healthier employees with more ease of mind, which increases productivity. Boosting morale, it reduces turnover and the time and resources spent on recruiting and training replacements. It reduces productive workers' time away from the job due to injury and illness. This is all in addition to helping protect you from OSHA's retribution, as it can levy heavy fines for not following the standards presented in American Safety Council's OSHA courses.