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The Department of Labor and Industry’s (DLI’s) mission is to ensure Minnesota’s work and living environments are equitable, healthy and safe. The department serves employees, employers and the public by regulating buildings and workplaces through education and enforcement.

Agency activities assure:

  • workplaces are safe from injury and illness;

  • buildings are safe and healthy for those who occupy them;

  • workers injured on the job are provided treatment and benefits;

  • workers from all communities have the opportunity to receive critical skills through apprenticeship training;

  • workers who construct and inspect buildings are qualified to perform the work; and

  • workers, potential workers and employers have a clear understanding of their rights and responsibilities in the workplace.


    DLI is committed to fair and competent enforcement of the laws it administers and serving as a responsive and reliable resource for all Minnesotans, including employers, workers, insurers and licensees. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce to better serve Minnesota’s citizens.