Minnesota Illness and Injuries: What you need to know

Minnesota has adopted the federal recordkeeping requirements for workplace illness and injury reports and maintenance of medical records by reference (MR 5205.0010 and MR 5210.0150), except that the state has not adopted the partial recordkeeping exemption for establishments in certain industries.

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Reporting fatalities and multiple hospitalizations. Employers must report any accident resulting in one or more fatalities or the hospitalization of three or more employees to the nearest regulatory agency office within 8 hours of either the occurrence or the time it became known to any agent of the employer. The report must be made in person or by calling 651-284-5050 or toll free at 800-342-5354.

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry administers and enforces workplace safety and health rules in the state.

Recordkeeping Exemption
MR 5205.0010

All employers with more than 10 employees at an establishment must comply with the federal injury and illness recordkeeping requirements regardless of their size or Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code. In other words, the size-based exemption and low-hazard industry group exemption for injury and illness recordkeeping in the federal rule (29 CFR 1904.2) does not apply to workplaces in Minnesota.

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