Minnesota Training laws & safety compliance analysis

Minnesota Training : What you need to know

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Minnesota has adopted the federal workplace safety and health employee training rules by reference and added its own rules for training under its hazard communication standard (HazCom) or worker right to know, that are stricter than federal rules. For detailed information about the state HazCom requirements, see the state HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD regulatory analysis. See TABLE 1 for state-specific safety training requirements

For more information, see the national TRAINING regulatory analysis.

The state hazardous materials transportation training requirements are stricter than the federal. These include requirements for certain hazardous materials motor carriers. See TABLE 2 for state-specific hazardous materials motor carrier training requirements.

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (MDLI) administers and enforces the state’s job safety and health training rules. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) administer and enforce the hazardous materials transportation requirements in Minnesota.

State Requirements

TABLE 1: SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

Topic Training Refresher Training
Hazard Communication (Farming operations)Minnesota Rules (MR) 5206.1700 Additional training must be provided to employees who may be routinely exposed to a hazardous substance or harmful physical agent with properties or hazards not covered in the generic training program. Annually; maintenance of a private applicator’s certification license fulfills the annual training review requirement.
Hazard Communication (Nonfarm operations)MR 5206.0700 Training programs must include information about physical (e.g., heat, noise, radiation) and infectious agents. ...

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