The Builders Group (TBG) has created a state-of-the-art classroom and hands-on demonstration training center at our Eagan, Minnesota headquarters. Here, our members can conduct customized safety training and education programs designed to help increase employee safety awareness and hazard recognition.
TBG Safety Service Association will help you tailor these training sessions to add to the effectiveness of your existing training by focusing on your company’s specific operational and company needs. We focus on practical and hands-on training, and our training center enables us to take our sessions from the classroom setting to a field simulation in a moment’s time. We also have a large selection of safety equipment and products available for trainees to view and evaluate for practicality.
Some of our training sessions are offered exclusively at the TBG classroom, but many can also be on-site at your office, shop, job site, or other specialized location. Please view our calendar of upcoming safety seminars.
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ABC of Minnesota and North Dakota Presents: 2023 MnOSHA Changes: What Contractors Need to Know
December 12, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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2023 brought a number of legislative changes regarding MnOSHA. Join ABC and construction attorney, Aaron Dean, to discuss these legislative changes, how the legislative changes impact contractors, learn about MnOSHA fines increased by more than 200%, and learn how contractors can mitigate the negative impacts brought by these changes by increasing safety training, surprise inspections and safety audits of projects. Seminar topics include:
- MnOSHA fines are more than doubling, tracking with Federal OSHA’s fine schedule.
- MnOSHA now has the right to interview employees without an employer’s representative present, potentially increasing employer liability.
- Guilty until proven innocent: MnOSHA Citations will now become public information 20 days after the employer receives the citation, even if the employer contests the Citation.
- The National Emphasis Program (NEP) based around heat hazards establishes “heat priority days” where an employer has an increased responsibility to protect workers from heat hazards.
- The proposed Federal OSHA rule to allow union representatives or grassroots organizers to accompany government inspectors on walk around inspections of job sites.
- MnOSHA has several provisions which go above and beyond Federal OSHA’s requirements.
- Anonymous complaints: There continue to be reports of anonymous complaints seeming to target merit shop contractors.
Lunch will be provided at this event. Please indicate if you have any dietary restrictions during registration.
Presenter: Aaron Dean, Moss & Barnett, P.A.
Aaron Dean of Moss & Barnett has handled more than 450 OSHA cases in 27 States, including more than 35 fatality cases. Aaron A. Dean Moss & Barnett Law Firm: Moss & Barnett – Minneapolis, Law Firm – Attorneys (lawmoss.com) Mr. Dean routinely handles fatality, serious injury, and non-injury cases against MnOSHA, other State Plans, and Federal OSHA. Mr. Dean is a construction lawyer and is licensed to practice in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. He regularly handles about 10 trials per year.