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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.

Mark your calendars now and get placed on the seminar mailing list by calling 651-284-5375 or emailing

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

May 18, 2021, 7 to 9 a.m. – Safety for mobile, elevating work platforms

Mobile, elevating work platforms, including aerial lifts and scissor lifts, are found on almost every construction jobsite. As an excellent best-practice, workers on such jobsites should be trained about the new "Safe Use" standard, ANSI A92. Attend this seminar for a discussion about how to use this equipment safely and how to train workers and supervisors. The presenter is a seasoned trainer about the use of mobile, elevating work platforms and will share his experiences.

  • Presenter:  Jay Tyrrell, APi Supply Inc.

March 23, 2021, 7 to 9 a.m. – Fall protection updates

Attend this Construction Seminar to learn about OSHA and ANSI fall protection standards updates, including the drafted 2021 ANSI Z359 standards that focus on self-retracting devices, horizontal lifeline systems and rigid rail systems. These new standards, resulting in significant changes to both equipment and systems, will be discussed as they pertain to the employer and employee in construction. There will also be a review of the many rooftop anchorage devices and frequently used anchorage devices in the construction field.

  • Presenter:  John Corriveau, owner, Lighthouse Safety, LLC

Jan. 19, 2021, 7 to 9 a.m. – Don't forget about health standards in construction

Attend this Construction Seminar to learn what Minnesota OSHA Compliance has been citing regarding industrial hygiene in the construction industry. Get an update about asbestos, silica and carbon monoxide inspections in construction during the past five years, as well as COVID-19 inspections. The "Focus Four Hazards" for health in construction will also be discussed.

Nov. 17, 2020, 7 to 9 a.m. – Why mental wellbeing and suicide prevention are leadership issues 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 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 CSDZ

Resources:  Mental health, substance misuse, suicide prevention resources

Sept. 22, 2020, 7 to 9 a.m. – 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

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

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