Coronavirus: Info and Updates
Michigan's Construction Industry Adapts to COVID-19 Policies
Updated January 7, 2021
To help reach the state’s goal of vaccinating 70% of Michiganders over age 16 and bring a quicker end to the COVID-19 pandemic in Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) officials have announced that the state is moving to a new phase of vaccination on Monday, January. 11th.
MDHHS is moving forward with vaccinating Michiganders age 65 and older; frontline essential workers including police officers, first responders, frontline state and federal workers and jail and prison staff; and preK-12 teachers and childcare providers. In addition to vaccinating Michiganders who are 75+ in Phase 1B, MDHHS is accelerating to vaccinate individuals 65-74 years old (Phase 1C Group A). Contractors are part of Phase 1C.
To ensure construction employers are protecting workers from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) has launched a new State Emphasis Program (SEP) that will be in effect through February 8, 2021. This SEP will increase MIOSHA’s enforcement presence, as well as consultation and education activities, on construction sites to assist with and ensure compliance with the requirements of MIOSHA’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 Emergency Rules.
The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, in conjunction with the MIOSHA Consultation Education and Training (CET) Division has developed a brief video as well as a COVID-19 Workplace Requirements Guidance Document to assist construction companies.
The newly issued directives enhance the current regulations requiring construction sites to adopt a set of best practices to protect their workers from infection. Those practices include:
- Creating a written Preparedness and Response Plan.
- Designating a site supervisor to enforce COVID-19 control strategies.
- Conducting daily health screenings for workers, including temperature checks.
- Creating dedicated entry points, if possible, or issuing stickers or other indicators to assure that all workers are screened every day.
- Identifying choke points and high-risk areas (like hallways, hoists and elevators, break areas, water stations, and buses) and controlling them to enable social distancing.
- Ensuring sufficient hand-washing or hand-sanitizing stations at the worksite.
- Providing appropriate personal protective equipment, including non-medical face coverings.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.