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  • Federal OSHA issues emergency temporary standard (ETS):  Federal OSHA published the ETS in the Federal Register on Nov. 5, 2021. The ETS requires employers with at least 100 employees to mandate that employees get vaccinated against COVID-19 or mandate that employees submit to weekly testing and wear face coverings at work.

  • Webinars:  OSHA COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard in Minnesota:  These webinars will detail the steps Minnesota OSHA (MNOSHA) will be taking to review and adopt this standard. Questions can be submitted to osha.consulation@state.mn.us.

    This seminar is informational only. MNOSHA's adoption, implementation and enforcement will be dependent on the current litigation challenging the federal OSHA ETS. The webinar content is subject to change by judicial determination as the current litigation makes its way through the process.

  • MNOSHA rulemaking:  MNOSHA adopts occupational exposure to COVID-19 emergency temporary standard
  • COVID-19 Preparedness Plan:  A written COVID-19 Preparedness Plan is no longer mandated by executive order. However, under federal and Minnesota OSHA laws, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace free from recognized hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm. To meet these obligations under OSHA laws, employers should continue to implement COVID-19 prevention programs in the workplace. The most effective programs contain a number of key elements, including conducting a hazard assessment, identifying and implementing measures that limit the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace and adopting measures that ensure that workers who are infected or potentially infected are separated and sent home from the workplace. Prevention programs should take into consideration mandatory safety and health protocols established by OSHA standards, as well as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and OSHA recommendations that reflect developments in science and best practices.

    For additional information or assistance, businesses can contact MNOSHA Workplace Safety Consultation at 651-284-5060 or osha.consultation@state.mn.us.

  • Worker protections during COVID-19 video

  • COVID-19 workers' compensation claims statistics (updated Nov. 17, 2021) (PowerPoint presentation)

  • Minnesota OSHA:  COVID-19 and recordkeeping

  • Minnesota worker resource guide for employees in processing and manufacturing plants (May 1, 2020)

  • Report:  Minnesota's workers' compensation response to COVID-19 (Jan. 15, 2021)

  • Worker protections related to COVID-19 – English | Hmong | Somali | Spanish

  • Workers' compensation bill:  Bill language | Bill summary | Frequently asked questions (summary and FAQs updated April 28, 2021)

    This legislation creates a presumption for workers’ compensation coverage of first responders, certain workers at a corrections, detention or secure treatment facility, and certain health and child care workers who contract COVID-19. View related information from MWCIA.

  • Unemployment insurance:  Visit www.uimn.org. Labor and Industry does not oversee this area. Inquiries must go to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

  • No walk-in customers or visitors at offices:  Labor and Industry is not currently allowing walk-in customers and visitors at our office locations until further notice. For assistance, contact our staff members via phone or email from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Hmong | Somali | Spanish


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Minnesota OSHA

Workers' compensation

  • Administrative conferences, mediations:  Until further notice, the Department of Labor and Industry will conduct administrative conferences exclusively by telephone or video conference. Alternative Dispute Resolution staff members may travel to conduct mediations in person subject to agreement by all parties. Any decision to meet in person for a mediation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Contact us at dli.workcomp@state.mn.us or 651-284-5032, or contact your assigned mediator, for more information. Parties should also reach out to reschedule events to a later date if needed.

  • COMPACT newsletter:  Special edition – COVID-19 (published August 2020)

  • Emailing documents:  Emailing of certain documents is temporarily allowed