What is MnSAFE?
MnSAFE stands for Safety Accountability From 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 March 14, 2016 - Safety results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2016 are now available. Review the data for your agency on the Results page.
January 14, 2016 - We've got a fresh batch of new safety posters for 2016. Download your copies from our posters page and post them around your workplace today!
January 11, 2016 - Subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with the MnSAFE initiative and get safety tips and info right in your email inbox. The subscription link and archived newsletters are on our MnSAFE Way page.
“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