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Workplace Safety Consultation -- MNSTAR Program

Minnesota STAR Program

MNSTAR graphicThe Minnesota STAR (MNSTAR) Program is a Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MNOSHA) program that recognizes companies where managers and employees work together to develop safety and health management systems that go beyond basic compliance with all applicable OSHA standards and result in immediate and long-term prevention of job-related injuries and illnesses. Key elements of this comprehensive program include:  management leadership and employee involvement; an allocation of resources to address safety issues; systems that identify and control workplace hazards; and a plan for employee safety training and education.

The MNSTAR Program, which began in Minnesota in January 1999, is modeled after the federal OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), which began in 1982. There are currently more than 2,000 companies nationwide that have met the program requirements.

For information about the federal OSHA VPP, view the Voluntary Protection Program policies and procedures manual, OSHA directive CSP 03-01-003, effective April 18, 2008.


MNSTAR Program worksites

Approved MNSTAR Program worksites

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  1. CF Industries, Inc. -- Glenwood

  2. Marvin Windows and Doors -- Warroad

  3. Potlatch Corporation -- Bemidji

  4. IBM -- Rochester

  5. New Ulm Medical Center -- New Ulm

  6. Alexandria Extrusion Company -- Alexandria

  7. International Paper -- White Bear Lake

  8. Specialty Minerals, Inc. -- International Falls

  9. Louisiana-Pacific Corporation -- Two Harbors

  10. Flint Hills Resources, Pine Bend Refinery -- Inver Grove Heights

  11. CBI Services, Inc. -- Rosemount

  12. Honeywell Aerospace Minneapolis Operations -- Minneapolis

  13. iLEVEL by Weyerhaeuser ISC -- St. Paul

  14. USG Interiors -- Red Wing

  15. Valmont Industries, Inc. -- Farmington

  16. Monsanto Company Soybean Research -- Redwood Falls

  17. Honeywell Defense and Space -- Plymouth

  18. Liberty Paper, Inc. -- Becker

  19. Monsanto Company Soybean Production -- Redwood Falls

  20. HB Fuller Company -- Fridley

  21. Aveda Corporation, Manufacturing Site -- Blaine

  22. Aveda Corporation, Midwest Distribution Center -- Blaine

  23. Trident Seafood Corporation -- Motley

  24. Pioneer Hi-Bred -- Jackson

  25. Sauer Danfoss -- Plymouth

  26. Monsanto Corn Research -- Olivia

  27. Monsanto -- Owatonna

  28. Monsanto -- Stanton

  29. Valspar -- Minneapolis

  30. Monsanto -- Glyndon

  31. GE Water and Process Technologies -- Minnetonka

  32. Norbord Minnesota -- Solway

  33. NuStar Energy -- Roseville

  34. NuStar Energy -- Moorhead

  35. NuStar Energy -- Sauk Centre

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