Michigan's Construction Industry Adapts to COVID-19 Policies
Updated March 22, 2021
The Michigan Occupational Health and Safety Administration (MIOSHA) is operating under Emergency Orders, which are set to expire April 14, 2021. We do expect an extension to that order. Under the order, employers are required to prohibit in-person work for any job where it is feasible to work from home. Feasibility takes into account economics and technology. If employees are required to report to an office, employers must create a safe work environment. In 4-6 weeks, we expect MIOSHA to issue permanent rules for operating in the future.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued a new Epidemic Order for Gatherings which is in effect from March 22 – April 19, 2021:
- Non-residential gatherings are limited to 25 people indoors or up to 300 people outdoors. Everyone must wear a facemask at all times, unless eating or drinking while seated in a designated area. Seated groups must not exceed 6 people.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released a Toolkit to assist employers of essential workers with educating their employees about COVID-19 vaccines, raise awareness about the benefits of vaccination, and address common questions and concerns. Click here for the Toolkit.
Michigan will see a big expansion of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility on Monday, March 22nd:
- Starting Monday (March 22) all areas of the state may, as vaccine supplies are available, implement vaccination of people who are aged 50 and up (part of Phase 2), as well as vaccination of people aged 16 and up who have disabilities and/or medical conditions, as well as their caregiver family members and guardians.
- By April 5, 2021, all areas of the state may, as vaccine supplies are available, implement vaccination of all people aged 16 and up who were not previously eligible.
For more information:
CAM has assembled a list of CAM members providing information, supplies, and resources available to assist your safe return to work. Click the image above to access our Members Serving Members page.
Return to Work Toolkit
Policies, Procedures, and Training
- MIOSHA Emergency Rules
- VERY HIGH RISK COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan — 7.13.20 — Disclaimer
- HIGH RISK COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan — 7.13.20 — Disclaimer
- MEDIUM RISK COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan — 7.13.20 — Disclaimer
- LOWER RISK COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan — 7.13.20 — Disclaimer
- CPWR Standards for Construction Sites
- MIOSHA Workplace Guidelines
- TOOLBOX TALK Preventing Transmission of COVID19 4.27.20
- TOOLBOX TALK Disposable Respirators COVID19 4.27.20
- TOOLBOX TALK Handwashing COVID19 4.27.20
- TOOLBOX TALK Disinfecting Surfaces COVID19 4.27.20
- Contact your CAM Membership Representative to find out how to save 10% on PureSafety online training.
Prepare the Workplace
- Restarting Your Business Checklist
- Health and Wellness Posters for the Workplace
- Acrylic Partitions, Social Distance Reminders
- Partitions, Reminders, Thermal Cameras
- OSHA Guidance: Keep Construction Workers Safe
- City of Detroit Workplace Standards
To meet health screening requirements, CAM member SPARK Business Works has created a digital screening tool that requires no app to download:
CAM Member Field Tools has also created a health screening tool.
Clean & Sanitize Tools
State of Michigan Health and Human Services Recommendations
Resources for Employers
On April 23, Congress approved additional funding for the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which offers forgivable small business loans to cover up to eight weeks of payroll and other costs such as rent and utilities. The loans are primarily available to companies with up to 500 employees. We strongly encourage you to apply now with your lending institution as applications are likely to be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
State of Michigan / Unemployment
- Guidance to Employers Contemplating Layoff
- Pure Michigan Business Connect Portal
- Michigan Unemployment: Work Share Program
- Michigan Unemployment: COVID-19 Fact Sheet
- Michigan Unemployment: Compensation Notice to Employee
- Small Business Resources
- Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
- Michigan’s Response
Tax / Financial / HR Information
- Doeren Mayhew Resource Center
- Rehmann Resource Center
- Plante Moran Resource Center
- Gordon Advisors
- Health & Wellness Posters for the Workplace
- Society for Human Resource Management
- Consumers Energy Support for Small Business
- Small Business Paycheck Protection Program
Resources for CAM Members
Precautions at the Construction Association of Michigan
All CAM employees have returned to work-from-home effective November 18, 2020. Incoming phone calls and emails are routed to the appropriate department. If you need assistance, call (248) 972-1000 or send an email to email@example.com. As previously announced, the 334 S. Water Street office located in Saginaw is closed permanently.
Future CAM events, classes, and meetings are being evaluated on a case-by-case basis and our team is working to notify affected parties as soon as possible. Click here for upcoming events.
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