Safety

MREA’s safety department works closely with our electric cooperatives and contractors by educating, training, engaging, serving and guiding to empower their safety cultures.

Partnering with MREA safety services can take your safety culture to the next level. Make this happen in these key areas:

  • compliance safety
  • fleet safety
  • health & wellness
  • incident analysis
  • public safety
  • emergency response
Onsite safety services – providing safety trainings, observations, inspections, and more through safety service packages to meet your specific needs.
Workshops, conferences and schools – keeping our cooperatives skilled and knowledgeable. (link to events)
RESAP (Rural Electric Safety Achievement Program) – providing the affirmation and direction of industry standards.
Mutual aid – coordinating emergency and power restoration assistance for Minnesota cooperatives and other states.
Safety tools – to promoting safety engagement and education for members and the public.

Accident guidance

If an unfortunate incident has occurred at your co-op, and you need direction, please call (763)424-1020 or any member of the MREA Safety Department.

Calling OSHA 

Federal OSHA
Minnesota OSHA

When to report a fatality or severe injury

  • All employers are required to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye.
  • A fatality must be reported within eight hours.
  • An in-patient hospitalization, amputation, or eye loss must be reported within 24 hours.

How to make a report

Be prepared to supply: Business name; names of employees affected; location and time of the incident, brief description of the incident; contact person and phone number.

Resources, forms and partners

Federated near miss reporting
MREA Safety playbooks
Incident form upload the PDFs and add links for these forms
Competency course tracking
Information transfer checklist
Lineworker curriculum safety roadmap
Life saving rules – Cover all
What happened forms
MN Stray Voltage Guide
Contact MN Burn Centers
MREA’s safety partners

Contact MREA if interested in information from these websites:
MSDS online
Worklete
Safety Amp