The Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Act’s purpose is “to assure so far as possible every working man and woman in the state of Minnesota safe and healthful working conditions and to preserve our human resources.” Minnesota’s OSHA standards are codified in chapter 182 of Minnesota’s statutes. Minnesota’s Occupational Safety and Health Rules also adopt
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According to OSHA, every employer has to provide to each of his employees a place of employment that is free from recognized hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees. In addition, employers must comply with occupational safety and health standards laid out under the Act. However, employees must also comply with the safety and health standards, rules, regulations and orders under the Act. Therefore, it is both the responsibility of the employer and the employee to ensure safe working conditions.