Minnesota Recordkeeping - General laws & safety compliance analysis

Minnesota Recordkeeping - General: What you need to know

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Minnesota’s hazardous materials motor carrier recordkeeping regulations are stricter in some cases than the federal. See TABLE 1 for state-specific hazardous materials motor carrier requirements.

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Minnesota is a “state plan” state; that is, it has a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. Both public and private sector employers are governed by state work safety requirements. The state has adopted the federal workplace illness and injury recordkeeping and medical record retention requirements by reference and adopted its own recordkeeping requirements for hazard communication training and notice of safety data sheet (SDS) unavailability, safety committee recommendations and reports, and documentation of safety plans that are stricter than federal requirements. All employers with 11 or more full- or part-time employees must comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordkeeping requirements. See TABLE 2 for state-specific safety requirements.

See the national section RECORDKEEPING for more information on federal recordkeeping requirements.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) regulates hazardous materials transporters in Minnesota.

The Minnesota OSHA Compliance enforces the workplace safety and health inspection requirements in Minnesota.

State Requirements
TABLE 1: HAZARDOUS MATERIALS MOTOR CARRIER REQUIREMENTS
CITATION/ DESCRIPTION RECORDS RETENTION
Hazardous materials—Motor carriers(MSA) 221.033 Records of annual visual inspections by an authorized inspector for cargo tanks with a capacity of up to 3,500 gallons (gal) that transport gasoline in intrastate commerce that are exempt from federal requirements at 49 CFR 180.405 ...

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