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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's vision is to be a trusted resource and an impartial regulator for employers, employees, property owners and other stakeholders.