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Minnesota Enforcement : What you need to know

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Minnesota has its own federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. Therefore, the MNOSH Act applies to all employers in both the public and private sector workplaces. The MNOSH Act contains several penalty provisions that are different from federal standards.

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Administration and enforcement. The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (MDLI) administers and enforces the MNOSH Act and may consult with the Department of Health (DOH) on matters relating to occupational health.

State Requirements
VIOLATIONS OF SAFETY LAWS

Prohibited Act

Penalties

MNOSHA:Willful violation of the MNOSH Act

Administrative: MSA 182.666: Minimum of $5,000 up to $70,000 per violation

MNOSHA:Repeated violation of the MNOSH Act

Administrative: MSA 182.666: Up to $70,000 per violation

MNOSHA:Serious violation of the MNOSH Act

Administrative: MSA 182.666: Up to $7,000 per violation

MNOSHA:Serious violation under the General Duty Clause that causes or contributes to the death of an employee

Administrative: MSA 182.666: Up to $25,000

MNOSHA:Serious, willful, or repeat violation of the MNOSH Act other than the General Duty Clause that causes or contributes to the death of an employee

Administrative: MSA 182.666: Minimum of $50,000 for willful  and repeat violations; Minimum of $25,000 if there is no willful or repeat violation

MNOSHA:Employers with fewer than 50 employees: Violation of the MNOSH Act other than a willful or repeat violation that causes or contributes to the death of an employee

Administrative: MSA 182.666: Initial fine of $5,000 plus additional fine of $5,000 for each of the ...


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