What is MnSAFE?
MnSAFE stands for Safety Accountability for Everyone and is the statewide workplace safety initiative for employees of the state of Minnesota. Beginning in 2011, Governor Mark Dayton challenged all state employees to reduce the rate of workplace injuries. We can only be successful if we truly embrace a safety culture in all of our workplaces.
Did you know?
In FY2011, over 1,900 workplace injuries occurred in the state workforce. Today that number has been reduced to less than 1,500. We owe it to our colleagues, their families and friends, and citizens of Minnesota to prevent workplace injuries. To do that, we can start by understanding the issue.
Our Shared Commitment
In FY2012, our mission was to reduce injuries by 25 percent over three years. By establishing annual goals, tracking progress quarterly, and supporting safe workplaces, we achieved a 23 percent reduction. We have renewed our commitment with a goal of reducing injuries by five percent annually over the next four years.
NEW June 5, 2015 - Safety results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2015 are now available. Review the data for your agency on the Results page.
March 11, 2015 - Safety results for the first and second quarters of fiscal year 2015 have been posted. Review the data for your agency on the Results page.
February 17, 2015 - A letter sent to all cabinet commissioners signaled the renewal of the MnSAFE initiative for the next four years. We've posted the letter to the Resources page for reference. Also check out Governor's Dayton's renewed Commitment to Workplace Safety.
“Workplace injuries and accidents prevent our state workforce from delivering services to the citizens of Minnesota. Injuries can and should be prevented through effective safety programs...”
- Governor Mark Dayton, A Commitment to Workplace Safety