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Minnesota employers must report the following to Minnesota OSHA:

  • all work-related fatalities within eight hours;

  • all work-related inpatient hospitalizations within 24 hours;

  • all work-related amputations within 24 hours; and

  • all work-related losses of an eye within 24 hours.

To file a report, the employer must call MNOSHA Compliance during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday:

  •  651-284-5050 or 877-470-6742

Outside of MNOSHA Compliance business hours, on a weekend or holiday, the employer must call federal OSHA:

  •  800-321-6742

Note:  The following are recent injury reporting changes made by federal OSHA, now adopted by Minnesota OSHA

Changes to OSHA's injury reporting rule became effective at the federal level Jan. 1, 2015. Minnesota OSHA adopted the new injury reporting requirements, which became effective Oct. 1, 2015.

Changes to OSHA's recordkeeping requirements (for low-hazard industries) were not adopted by Minnesota OSHA, which is consistent with what is currently in effect in Minnesota.

Mechanical power-press injuries

This form can be filled in online, printed and faxed or mailed to the Department of Labor and Industry. Users with Adobe Acrobat (not Adobe Reader) will be able to save the completed form; it can then be emailed to the department using the email address provided on the form.

Workers' compensation reporting requirements

Fatalities and serious injuries:  Workplace fatalities and serious injuries must be reported to the Department of Labor and Industry within 48 hours by either calling the Workers' Compensation Division Help Desk at 651-284-5005 (press 3) or 800-342-5354 (press 3) or by sending an encrypted email message to, to be followed by the first report of injury form. See the information above for the separate workplace fatality and serious-injury reporting requirements from Minnesota OSHA Compliance.