Coronavirus: Info and Updates
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.
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
- Michigan’s Guidelines and Best Practices for Construction 5.06.20
- Michigan Economic Recovery Council (MERC) Construction Facility Recommendations
- MI Start Safe Presentation 4/27/20
- Michigan’s Executive Order 2020-92
- State of Michigan Coronavirus Resources
- CDC Resources
- State of Michigan Paycheck Protection Program
Return to Work Toolkit
Policies, Procedures, and Training
- CAM_COVID-19 Site Response Sample Plan
- 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.
- CPWR Standards for Construction Sites
- MIOSHA Workplace Guidelines
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
- Milwaukee Tool Cleaning Protocol
- Equipment for Cleaning and Sanitizing
- Spray Nine Cleaner, Degreaser, and Disinfectant
- Disinfecting with Bleach – Safe Use Instructions
Personal Protective Equipment
- Can Employees Avoid Work, Avoid Discipline and Get Paid?
- The CARES Act: What CAM Members Need to Know
- COVID-19 “Ask the EEOC” Webinar
- Home Ergonomics: Setting Up Your Home Office
- Employer Plans and Responses to the Known and Unknown
- UIA Michigan Employer Informational Webinar (March 2020)
- Tax Implications of the CARES Act
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
- Executive Order 2020-57 Unemployment Expansion
- 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 the Construction Industry
- Shutdown Guidelines for Construction Projects
- Demolition Guidance During COVID-19
- Is Your Construction Contract COVID-19 Proof?
- Plans and Procedures for the Construction Companies to Implement to Mitigate the Impact of the Coronavirus.
- SAMPLE exemption letter
Federal Waivers for CDL Holders
Resources for CAM Members
Precautions at the Construction Association of Michigan
In observance of Executive Order 2020-92, all CAM employees will be working remotely. Our project news team will continue to report on and update projects. CAM Magazine and the e-News will continue to get published. If you need assistance, please send an email to email@example.com. We will keep you informed with any new information as it becomes available.
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.