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Safety Lines is a quarterly publication of the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. Its purpose is to promote occupational safety and health and to inform readers of the purpose, plans and progress of Minnesota OSHA. Visit the archive for past editions.

October 2020

View the October 2020 edition of Safety Lines


  • MNOSHA adapts, responds, reaches out during busy COVID-19 time

  • Grain industry hazards

  • MNOSHA gets high grade during federal audit of the program

  • Minnesota OSHA rulemaking update

  • Next Construction Seminar, Nov. 17:  Why mental wellbeing, suicide prevention are leadership issues in construction

  • COVID-19 and recordkeeping

  • Reviewing the basics:  Recordkeeping training webinars in January

  • Free on-site safety and health consultations available

  • MNOSHA fatality, serious-injury investigations summaries online

  • Elections are coming ... are you registered to vote?

  • MNOSHA Compliance signs safety, health partnerships

  • Notes from the undercount:  Workers with regular work hazard exposure are more likely to report their injuries

  • Safety, health grants available, awarded for up to $10,000

  • Statistic shine spotlight on worker safety indicators

  • SOII sauce:  A look at injuries to workers 55 to 64 years old

  • New injury, illness, fatality estimates released soon

  • Minnesota OSHA's calendar of events


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