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Minnesota Safety Council

Also known as:
Safety Council
Active dates:June 1, 1928 -
Governor Theodore Christianson

The mission of the Minnesota Safety Council is to make Minnesota a safer and healthier place to live by helping prevent unintentional injuries at home, on the road, at work and at play.


In November 1926, a rising tide of traffic injuries and deaths prompted Governor Theodore Christianson to convene the first Minnesota Conference on Street and Highway Safety. The conference endorsed a resolution "to arrange for a permanent organization to promote the safety of the public...not only upon state highways, but industrial and all branches of safety in which the public is interested." On June 1, 1928, that organization-the Minnesota Safety Council-was formed. (Paragraph taken from Minnesota Safety Council Website, Sept. 10, 2010. For more history, please see Website listed below.)

The Minnesota Safety Council is a semi-state agency, providing safety and health training services to state agencies and the citizens of Minnesota through a variety of programs. The Minnesota Safety Council is a chapter of the National Safety Council.

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Record last updated: 11/10/2021

Additional print information on this group may be available in the Library's collection of agency notebooks. Please contact a librarian for assistance. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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