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Specific goals of the Minnesota OSHA Compliance partnership programs

To reduce by 3% annually (see MNOSHA's strategic plan) the number of injuries, illnesses and fatalities affecting participant employers, with a focus on eliminating injuries and fatalities resulting from those hazards that are the four leading causes of death on construction sites (falls, struck-by, caught in or between, and electrocutions).

To increase the number of construction contractors that implement effective safety and health programs and provide effective safety and health training for management, supervisors and employees.

To recognize those contractors 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.

To promote open lines of communication between MNOSHA and the construction industry in pursuit of safety.

Level 3 – Cooperative Compliance Partnership program

The partnerships acknowledge the importance of providing a safe, healthful work environment in construction and seek a working relationship that creates mutual trust and respect among all parties – including project owners and construction workers – involved in the construction process. In the first two programs below, participants may achieve three award levels:  basic, intermediate and peak.

Level 3 – Cooperative Compliance Partnership program agreement

MN ABC partnership

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) signed a major safety-initiative in March 2006, designed to reduce the number of injuries, illnesses and fatalities at participant construction industry employers. The partnership was revised in 2012 and the new initiative was jointly agreed upon by the Minnesota Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (MN ABC) and Minnesota OSHA.

MN ABC partnership employers list

Company Location Partner since Current level Qualifies for Level 3 (CCP)
A.B. Systems, Inc. Rochester 2019 1  
Anderson Companies St. Louis Park 2021 2 Yes
Bauer Design Build, LLC Plymouth 2020 2 Yes
Berd Electric St. Cloud 2020 1  
Cedar Lake Electric, Inc. Faribault 2018 1  
Dale Gruber Construction St. Cloud 2008 2 Yes
Electrical Production Services Chaska 2013 1  
Enclave Construction, LLC West Fargo 2022 2  
Fagen, Inc. Granite Falls 2020 1  
Greystone Construction Shakopee 2011 2 Yes
Horizon Roofing Waite Park 2018 1  
J-Berd Mechanical Contractors, Inc. St. Cloud 2007 1  
Kuepers Architects and Builders Brainerd 2023 1  
Laketown Electric Waconia 2015 2 Yes
Larson Building Inc. Buffalo 2017 2  
Lyon Contracting St. Cloud 2014 2 Yes
Marcus Construction Willmar 2015 2 Yes
MinDak Commercial Construction Lonsdale 2018 2 Yes
Nor-Son, Inc. Baxter 2007 1  
Rice Companies Sauk Rapids 2019 2 Yes
Schwickert's Tecta America Mankato 2011 1  
Security Fire Sprinkler Sauk Rapids 2020 1  
Shingobee Builders, Inc. Loretto 2008 2 Yes
Stotko Speedling Construction, Inc. Hastings 2008 2 Yes
Willmar Electric Service, Inc. (WES) Willmar 2008 2  
Yellow Tree Construction Services Minneapolis 2022 1  

MN ABC Level 3 Cooperative Compliance Partnerships

Bauer Design Build, LLC
Project:  PICA Head Start
Project address:  4255 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN  55409
Start date:  May 15, 2023
End date:  April 9, 2024

Rice Companies
Project:  Gordini Distribution Center
Project address:  2175 Lookout Drive, North Mankato, MN  56003
Start date:  May 20, 2023
End date:  Dec. 1, 2023

Lyon Contracting, Inc.
Project:  Avalon Apartments
Project address:  9800 Diffley Court, Inver Grove Heights, MN  55306
Start date:  Dec. 1, 2023
End date:  April 1, 2025

CHASE Minnesota partnership

In February 2003, DLI implemented a similar safety initiative – Construction Health and Safety Excellence (CHASE) Minnesota – with Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Minnesota. The partnership was revised in 2012 and the new initiative was jointly agreed upon by the AGC of Minnesota and Minnesota OSHA.

CHASE Minnesota partnership employers list

Company Location Partner since Current level Qualifies for Level 3 (CCP)
Adolfson & Peterson Construction Minneapolis 2003 2  
Ames Construction Burnsville 2021 2  
Atlas Foundation Company, LLC Osseo 2021 2  
Belair Sitework Services New Brighton 2015 2 Yes
Benike Construction Rochester 2017 2 Yes
Bituminous Roadways, Inc. Inver Grove Heights 2004 2 Yes
The Boldt Company Cloquet 2012 2 Yes
Carl Bolander and Sons Co. St. Paul 2009 2 Yes
C.S. McCrossan Construction, Inc. Maple Grove 2019 2 Yes
Danny's Construction Company, LLC Shakopee 2014 2 Yes
Donlar Construction Shoreview 2019 1  
ECSI, Inc. St. Paul 2012 2 Yes
Egan Company Brooklyn Park 2023 2  
Frattalone Companies, Inc. St. Paul 2020 2  
Gardner Builders Minneapolis 2023 1  
Gilbert Mechanical Edina 2023 1  
Harris St. Paul 2018 2  
Hunt Electric St. Paul 2008 2 Yes
Ironmark Building Company Minneapolis 2023 1  
J.E. Dunn Construction – North Central Eden Prairie 2004 2 Yes
Kelleher Construction, Inc. Burnsville 2019 1  
Knutson Construction Minneapolis 2024 2  
Kraemer North America Burnsville 2019 2  
Kraus-Anderson Construction Co. Minneapolis 2012 2 Yes
Lakehead Constructors, Inc. Superior, Wisconsin (corporate office) 2011 2 Yes
Lametti and Sons, Inc. Hugo 2016 2 Yes
LS Black Constructors, Inc. St. Paul 2011 2 Yes
Mathiowetz Construction Company Sleepy Eye 2013 2 Yes
McNamara Contracting, Inc./Midwest Concrete Specialties, Inc. Rosemount 2020 2  
Meyer Contracting, Inc. Maple Grove 2018 2 Yes
MG McGrath Glass and Glazing Maplewood 2014 2 Yes
MG McGrath Surfaces Maplewood 2014 2 Yes
Minger Construction Company Inc. Jordan 2018 1  
Minnesota Paving and Materials Rogers 2006 2 Yes
Minnesota Utilities and Excavating Forest Lake 2023 1  
Mortenson Construction Minneapolis 2004 2 Yes
Palmer Soderburg Inc. Rochester 2023 1  
Park Construction Spring Lake Park 2017 2 Yes
Parsons Electric Minneapolis 2005 2 Yes
PCL Construction Services, Inc. Burnsville 2016 2 Yes
Q3 Contracting Little Canada 2009 2 Yes
Rachel Contracting Inc. St. Michael 2018 2 Yes
Ramsey Companies Minneapolis 2017 2  
Rice Lake Construction Group Deerwood 2019 2 Yes
RJM Construction Minneapolis 2015 2 Yes
Rochon Corporation Osseo 2022 1  
Ryan Companies US, Inc. Minneapolis 2008 2 Yes
Sellin Brothers, Inc.  Hawley 2006 2 Yes
Shaw-Lundquist Associates, Inc. St. Paul 2019 2  
Sowles Co./Northwest Tower Cranes Shakopee 2013 2 Yes
Uland Brothers, Inc. Virginia 2022 1  
Vic's Crane and Heavy Haul, Inc. Rosemount 2017 2 Yes
VEIT Rogers 2003 2 Yes
Weis Builders, Inc. Minneapolis 2012 2 Yes

CHASE Minnesota Level 3 Cooperative Compliance Partnerships

Minnesota Department of Transportation, Ames, Kraemer North America Joint Venture
Project:  Twin Ports Interchange
Project address:  I-35, I-535, Hwy. 53, Duluth, MN  55802
Start date:  Oct. 1, 2020
End date:  July 1, 2024

Carl Bolander and Sons Co.
Project:  Canvas Apartments
Project address:  2301 California Street, Minneapolis, MN  55418
Start date:  Dec. 9, 2022
End date:  May 1, 2024

LS Black Constructors
Project:  Canvas Apartments
Project address:  2301 California Street, Minneapolis, MN  55418
Start date:  Dec. 9, 2022
End date:  May 1, 2024

Carl Bolander and Sons Co.
Project:  Soul Apartments
Project address:  176 S. Robert Street, St. Paul, MN  55107
Start date:  Dec. 1, 2022
End date:  May 3, 2024

Weis Builders, Inc.
Project:  Soul Apartments
Project address:  176 S. Robert Street, St. Paul, MN  55107
Start date:  Dec. 1, 2022
End date:  May 3, 2024

Benike
Project:  Bio-therapeutics One Discovery Square
Project address:  202 4th Street S.W., Rochester, MN  55902
Start date:  Sept. 1, 2023
End date:  June 1, 2024

Mortenson Construction
Project:  Graco Anoka
Project address:  1201 Lund Blvd., Anoka, MN  55303
Start date:  June 1, 2023
End date:  June 1, 2024

J.E. Dunn Construction
Project:  Acadia Fairview Behavioral Health Hospital
Project address:  559 N. Capitol Blvd., St. Paul, MN  55107
Start date:  April 1, 2023
End date:  July 1, 2024

Adolfson and Peterson Construction
Project:  Artessa Mound Harbor District
Project address:  2350 Auditors Road, Mound, MN  55364
Start date:  July 1, 2023
End date:  July 1, 2024

VEIT
Project:  Phalen Village Apartments
Project address:  1180 Prosperity Ave., St. Paul, MN  55106
Start date:  Aug. 23, 2023
End date:  Sept. 21, 2024

Weis Builders, Inc.
Project:  Phalen Village Apartments
Project address:  1180 Prosperity Ave., St. Paul, MN  55106
Start date:  Aug. 23, 2023
End date:  Sept. 21, 2024

LS Black Constructors
Project:  Balsam on Broadway
Project address:  311 Balsam Street, St. Paul, MN  55101
Start date:  June 5, 2023
End date:  Nov. 1, 2024

Rice Lake Construction
Project:  Water Treatment Plant
Project address:  10120 Cty. Rd. 116, Corcoran, MN  55340
Start date:  June 1, 2023
End date:  Dec. 31, 2024

J.E. Dunn Construction
Project:  State of Minnesota Emergency Operations Center
Project address:  3925 Pheasant Ridge Drive, Blain, MN  55434
Start date:  Nov. 13, 2023
End date:  March 6, 2025

Mortenson Construction
Project:  University of Minnesota, Fraser Hall Chemistry Undergraduate Facility, Phase 2
Project address:  106 Pleasant Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN  55455
Start date:  Dec. 1, 2023
End date:  June 30, 2025

RJM Construction
Project:  Duffy Lofts 2.0
Project address:  500, 506 and 528 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN  55401
Start date:  To be determined
End date:  To be determined