Who we are

The Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health (MNOSHA) program is administered by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. The program was established by the Minnesota Legislature with the passage of the Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1973.
Our mission is to make sure every worker in the state

How to apply
You can submit your resume through the Department of Employee Relations online Resume Builder program at https://statejobs.doer.state.mn.us/ResumeBuilder. You may copy and paste your existing resume or let the software create a resume for you. From this Web site, you may also select the “Job Search Agents” feature that will inform you when vacancies arise. Resumes may also be sent directly to the Human Resources office at the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry at:
State of Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Attn.: Human Resources 443 Lafayette Road N. St. Paul, MN 55155


has a safe and healthful workplace. This is accomplished through standards development, enforcement, compliance assistance and outreach that enable employers to maintain safe and healthful workplaces.
Our vision is to strive toward the elimination of workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths so all of Minnesota’s workers can return home safely. We believe the workplace must be characterized by a genuine, shared commitment to workplace safety by both employers and workers, with necessary training, resources and support systems devoted to making this happen.

Career opportunities

Careers with MNOSHA
Working as an occupational safety and health investigator can be a very rewarding job. Minnesota’s economy has always had a great variety of industries and its business leaders have often been at the forefront of new technology. Keeping up with new developments is challenging and exciting. One thing is certain, there will be changes. MNOSHA investigators are one of the very few individuals with the authority to affect improvements in working conditions for all Minnesotans.
Education requirements for positions as

If you wish to speak to someone about jobs with Minnesota OSHA, contact a MNOSHA supervisor at: • (651) 284-5050; or • toll-free at 1-877-470-6742.

investigators begin with a bachelor’s degree, often in safety or industrial hygiene, or related sciences. Many new investigators also have a master’s degree.
Work experience of applicants – from a variety

of fields – may bring knowledge and skill to working with MNOSHA. Careers as investigators involve communication, hazard recognition, auditing, report writing, computers, instrumentation, formal presentations, negotiation, dispute recognition, education and more.



Career opportunities with Minnesota OSHA ...
Minnesota OSHA investigators conduct on-site field inspections to identify hazards in a variety of industries, such as manufacturing, warehousing and public-sector entities. Investigators also provide their expertise – through training and presentations – to new staff members and to outside stakeholders.
Safety investigators Construction investigators

Becoming a MNOSHA investigator has many advantages:

visit residential and commercial worksites covering issues such as: • falls from excessive heights; • electrical safety; • proper personal protective equipment; • faulty scaffolding; and • excavation and trenching. formulate findings of discrimination or nondiscrimination against Minnesota employees by: • interviewing complainants, respondents and witnesses; • conducting mediations/settlements; • writing investigative reports; and • gathering, organizing and examining evidence.

conduct inspections in general industry, covering issues such as: • machine guarding; • electrical work practices; • servicing of equipment (LO/TO); • storage and use of flammable materials; and • review of safety and health programs. conduct sampling and

Discrimination investigators

• internships available with opportunity to complete project degree requirements; • preparation for CSP or CIH certification; • continuing education and training; • 40-hour work weeks with flexible schedules; • medical, dental and life insurance benefits; and • excellent resume-building opportunities.

Workplace Safety Consultation
The Minnesota OSHA program also includes consultation services for both private- and public-sector employers. Services are provided in safety, health and construction, with emphasis given to employers in hazardous industries and to smaller employers. Besides on-site audits, consultants may also provide presentations to employers or groups.

Health investigators

review issues such as: • chemical exposures; • use of respiratory protection; • excessive noise levels; and • ventilation.

Training officers provide instruction that is second-to-none, using all types of media to train: • MNOSHA staff members about regulatory and hazardous topics; • safety and health organizations; and • safety and health professionals.