Workplace COVID-19 complaints flood Minnesota safety inspectors
February 8, 2021
Minnesota workplace safety inspectors have been inundated with a historic level of complaints from employees worried about COVID-19.
Yet there is no specific work-safety standard for infectious disease. Connecting COVID-19 deaths to workplaces is murky at best. And all workplaces have become potentially dangerous, increasing the stakes while pinching state resources.
"With COVID, every industry has kind of turned into a high-hazard industry," said Nicole Blissenbach, assistant commissioner for enforcement at the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry.