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About the seminars

Minnesota OSHA (MNOSHA) Compliance's free Construction Seminars feature a presentation about a specific construction safety or health topic – with time for questions, answers and input – plus an update from MNOSHA Compliance about what's currently happening regarding investigations.

There is no fee for the seminars and attendees are welcome to bring their own food and beverages.

Mark your calendars now and get placed on the seminar mailing list by calling 651-284-5375 or emailing osha.compliance@state.mn.us.

Location, format

Note:  The Construction Seminars are currently online only. See the links below to attend via Webex.

The Construction Seminars are set up for interaction with the audience, leading to better understanding of the topic and more practical learning, and providing a safe environment for participants to ask real worksite questions and get real worksite safety and health solutions.

2020/2021 seminars

Nov. 17, 2020 – Mental health in construction

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health conditions and substance use disorders have been a big concern in the construction industry. The unprecedented uncertainty of COVID-19 has created major stress, anxiety, fear and worries among workers and their families. Overdoses have risen in more than 40 states since the start of the pandemic. 

This seminar focuses on why these topics are imperative for leaders at all levels in the construction industry. Learn what you can do to help promote mental wellbeing and reduce risk of substance misuse and suicide in your company and the industry.

Presenter: Cal Beyer, vice president, Workforce Risk and Worker Wellbeing for CSDZ

Sept. 22, 2020 – Cranes in construction

Cranes are common on many construction sites in a variety of sizes and capacities. There are significant safety issues to be considered for the operators, the riggers and signal persons, the jobsite supervisors and managers, and the other trade partners in proximity to the diverse devices.

Attend this Construction Seminar for an update about the crane standard for construction in Minnesota. Learn what common crane hazards are often found on construction sites and how to eliminate them through best practices.

Presenter:  Doug Swenson, director, Safety and Field Training, Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Minnesota


Nov. 17, 2020 – Mental health in construction

Jan. 19, 2021 – Topic to be determined

March 16, 2021 – Topic to be determined

May 18, 2021 – Topic to be determined


 

More information, mailing list

For more information or to be placed on the seminar mailing list, contact us at 651-284-5375, 877-470-6742 or osha.compliance@state.mn.us.

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