Labor and Industry News for September 2019

News from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry


September 2019


PIPELINE Program Speaker Series returns Sept. 19

One successful way to develop a dual-training program and further your organization's success is to make your company a place that embraces cultural leadership. The Minnesota PIPELINE Program welcomes Michael Carter and his interactive presentation, Effective Cross-Cultural Mentorship, Sponsorship and Coaching, Sept. 19 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Learn more and register to attend.

Apprenticeship Minnesota to present in Worthington

Apprenticeship Minnesota will offer a presentation for employers Sept. 17 in Worthington to share the benefits of registered apprenticeship. Attendees will also hear about Minnesota's changing workforce demographics and representatives from the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs will be available to discuss benefits available to veterans. Learn more and register to attend.

Construction Codes and Licensing seminar begins Oct. 1

The Construction Codes and Licensing Division Fall Seminar about proposed Minnesota amendments to the 2018 International Building Code is offered at eight locations throughout the state from Oct. 1-30. Building officials will receive six hours of continuing education credit. Learn more and register to attend.

Work underway on new online work comp claims portal

In summer 2020, the Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) will be rolling out a new workers' compensation claims portal, Work Comp Campus, which will improve support to injured workers and provide greater insight into claims and disputes for all parties.

Work Comp Campus will provide ready and easy access for all parties involved in a workers' compensation claim to manage their claim, on their terms, in real time online.

DLI is partnering with Minnesota IT Services, the Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals and the national IT consulting firm CapTech to build this state-of-the-art workers' compensation system. Learn more about Work Comp Campus.

MNOSHA Construction Seminars return Sept. 24

Minnesota OSHA (MNOSHA) Compliance's free Construction Seminars feature a presentation about a specific construction safety or health topic -- with time for questions, answers and input -- plus an update from MNOSHA Compliance about what's currently happening regarding investigations.

The five-session 2019/2020 series begins Tuesday, Sept. 24 with Hazardous Substances on Site. The discussion will focus on the responsibilities of the various parties on a construction site when working with or encountering hazardous substances, such as lead or asbestos. Learn more about Construction Seminars and the Sept. 24 event

MNOSHA fatality, serious-injury investigation summaries online

Each month, Minnesota OSHA (MNOSHA) Compliance publishes current, updated summaries of its fatality investigations and serious-injury investigations.

For the federal-fiscal-year that began Oct. 1, 2018, MNOSHA Compliance has investigated 23 fatalities through Aug. 28.

The information provided about each investigation is:  the inspection number, date of incident and worksite city; the type of business and number of employees; a description of the event; and the outcome of the MNOSHA Compliance investigation.


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