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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 stricter than federal standards.

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Administration and enforcement. MDLI administers and enforces the MNOSH Act and may consult with DOH on matters relating to occupational health.

Requirements
VIOLATIONS OF SAFETY LAWS
Prohibited Act Penalties
OSHA: Violation of the MNOSH Act Administrative:MSA 182.666:Minimum of $5,000 for willful violation, and up to $70,000 per willful or repeated violation; up to $7,000 per serious violation, and up to $25,000 per serious violation if it results in the death of an employeeCivil:See Administrative Penalty if MDLI takes civil action to enforce
OSHA: For companies larger than 49 employees:serious, willful or repeated violation of the MNOSH Act other than the General Duty Clause, or blocking an inspection, that causes or contributes to the death of an employee Administrative:MSA 182.666:Nonnegotiable $50,000 fine per willful or repeated violation; nonnegotiable $25,000 fine if there is no willful or repeated violationCivil:See Administrative Penalty
OSHA: For companies smaller than 50 employees:serious violation of the MNOSH Act other than the General Duty Clause, or blocking an inspection, that causes or contributes to the death of an employee Administrative: MSA 182.666:Nonnegotiable $25,000 fine, payable in $5,000 installments over 5 years, with possible waiver of installments if there are no citations in the year preceding an installment; fines may not apply if the dead person is an owner of the companyCivil:

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