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Preparation Begins for Michigan's Construction Industry to Return to Work

May 19, 2020

On May 18th, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-92 as part of her MI Safe Start plan.  In addition to adding manufacturing to the list of businesses allowed to resume, it maintained the Stay Home order until May 28, 2020 for most regions in Michigan.

This executive order repeats the guidelines of the May 1st Executive Order 2020-77, which allowed the May 7th resumption of some types of work that present a very low risk of infection, including construction, real-estate activities, and work that is traditionally and primarily performed outdoors.

Under the order, construction sites must adopt a set of best practices to protect their workers from infection. Those practices include:

  • Designating a site supervisor to enforce COVID-19 control strategies.
  • Conducting daily health screenings for workers.
  • 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.

Click here for the full Executive Order

We encourage you to protect your workplace, employees, suppliers, and customers as you return to work. Protection may include retrofitting office space to provide additional separation, purchase of personal protective equipment, touch-less thermometers, and sanitizer stations, training on new policies and procedures, and designation of certain staff members to coordinate activities.

Together we will get through this! However long COVID-19 impacts our lives and our work, eventually life will go back to normal. And the world will understand that we are all connected and better together than apart.

Stay focused, stay healthy!

Kevin N. Koehler
Construction Association of Michigan



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