Why are injury prevention and safety culture so important? Because...

  • Between 2003 and 2011 we were not reducing the number of injuries: The rate of injuries in state government was stagnant. In the preceding eight years incidence rates were in steady decline. We had hit a wall.
  • Costs were going up: As our incidence rate remained flat, medical costs were continuing to rise. Unchecked, the financial impact to the state would have increased rapidly.

Of course, this was not just a fiscal issue. It was a moral one. 1,900. That was the number of injuries to our coworkers occurring each year at the stagnant rate.

That was 1,900 instances where our coworkers, friends and family members were seeing significant disruption, if not devastation, in their lives, the lives of their families, and their ability to serve the people of Minnesota effectively.

With MnSAFE we are standing together and working together to address this issue.

Get started by reviewing the goal and Governor Dayton's safety commitment statement.