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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.

January 2021

View the January 2021 edition of Safety Lines


  • MNOSHA continues to respond, reach out during busy COVID-19 time

  • Minnesota OSHA 2020:  The year in review

    • Compliance

    • Workplace Safety Consultation

  • Survey shows workplace injury and illness rate remains at all-time low

  • MNOSHA proposes to adopt four federal regulations

  • New data being collected for occupational injuries and illnesses

  • Governor Walz appoints Roslyn Robertson as DLI commissioner

  • Free, online Construction Seminars in March and May

  • Nominate a colleague for the Arthur E. McCauley Jr. Award

  • MNOSHA fatality, serious-injury investigations summaries online

  • Pay extra attention to threat of carbon monoxide during the winter

  • Free on-site safety and health consultations available

  • State's fatal work-injuries increased in 2019

  • Minnesota's newest MNSTAR Program worksite

  • MNOSHA Compliance signs safety, health partnerships

  • 2021 national safety stand-down preventing falls, May 3 through 7

  • Recordkeeping notes:  Report your OSHA 300A data

  • SOII sauce:  Health care worker cases increased in 2019

  • Joint labor-management safety committees required for most employers

  • Minnesota OSHA's calendar of events


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