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MFG Tools for Safe & Productive Operations

MMA has developed MFG Tools for Safe & Productive Operations to help you develop your plan for business resumption and to identify partners that can help with procedures and equipment for critical operational elements like virus mitigation, enhanced facility disinfection, employee screening and training, financial resources, risk management and legal services.

This interactive digital tool integrates leading safety standards for manufacturers with direct contact information for MMA member companies that have demonstrated a commitment to the vitality of Michigan’s manufacturing sector. We encourage you to reach out to the companies included in the MFG Tools for Safe & Productive Operations to help you deal with the challenges facing your business.

In addition, MMA has achieved a staggering number of pandemic policy changes working with policymakers and state leaders on behalf of manufacturers.

The information contained on this page is for informational purposes only and does not, nor is it intended to, constitute legal advice. Companies and individuals should always consult legal counsel to obtain advice with respect to any particular legal question or issue.

See the MMA COVID-19 Financial Relief Tool Kit for information on federal and state programs that your business could qualify for.

As we prepare for the near future where manufacturers lead the return to a robust economy with a safe, healthy, confident and economically secure workforce, MMA is working to support our member companies by developing resources to help you restart or scale up your operations safely and productively.

  • MMA has developed two tools to help you develop your plan for business resumption:
    • MFG Tools for Safe & Productive Operations is an interactive digital tool that integrates leading safety standards for manufacturers with direct contact information for MMA member companies that have demonstrated a commitment to the vitality of Michigan’s manufacturing sector.
    • MFG Best Practices for Operating Safely and Productively condenses the leading safety standards and best practices for manufacturers on critical topics like employee screening, social distancing, decontamination, personal protection equipment, communication and training.
  • Heritage-Crystal Clean, the nation’s second largest and fastest growing parts cleaning and industrial waste services provider, offers FDA- and EPA-approved services to decontaminate common surfaces and dispose of potentially contaminated materials.
  • HoMedics, a trusted health and wellness company for over 32 years, has converted its supply chain to provide critically needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including face masks, no-contact thermometers, air purifiers, pulse oximeters and other equipment you might find useful for opening back up.
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  • iMBranded, a Pontiac-based provider of architectural millwork and customizable graphics for multiple industries, has developed a line of social distancing signs and products designed to help businesses implement social distancing measures as they re-open.
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MMA Premium Member Resources
Webinar: Money on the Table:
Use ERC & PPP Programs to Your Advantage
Webinar: Protecting Your COVID-19 Innovations

Host: Fishman Stewart
(MMA Premium Associate Member)
Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.
Register online.

Manufacturing innovations skyrocketed during 2020 as our nation’s greatest problem solvers worked to tackle the challenges of a global pandemic. While some acted quickly to protect their new intellectual property, too many remain vulnerable to sales disruption from competitors.

Join MMA, noted manufacturing innovators and attorneys from the well-respected intellectual property law firm of Fishman Stewart for a free virtual discussion that will help you increase the value of your company and protect your intellectual property’s revenue stream. Learn from the experience of your manufacturing peers in this interactive panel discussion.

Visit MMA’s Online Learning Center for the following COVID-19-related webinars:
(please note, you may need to log into the MMA website to access member-exclusive webinars)

  • Money on the Table: Use ERC & PPP Programs to Your Advantage
    Presented by MMA and Clayton & McKervey
  • Unemployment Insurance 101
    Presented by MMA, the Association for Human Resource Management (AHRM) and the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA)
  • It’s a Seller’s Market: Recruiting During the Pandemic
    Presented by MMA and Sigred Solutions
  • The COVID-19 Vaccine: What Manufacturing Employers Need to Know
    Presented by MMA
  • Do You Qualify for the Employee Retention Tax Credit?
    Presented by MMA and Maner Costerisan
  • PPP Round 2: What You Need to Know
    Presented by MMA and Butzel Long
  • What to Do When Customer or Supplier Financial Distress Stresses You Out
    Presented by MMA and Wolfson Bolton PLLC
  • Gain Insight into COVID-19 Special Enforcement Efforts
    Presented by MMA
  • My Employee Was Exposed to COVID-19; Now What?
    Presented by MMA
  • Learn More About New Workplace Safety Rules
    Presented by MMA
  • Payroll Tax Suspension Webinar
    Presented by MMA and Maner Costerisan
  • Open for Business; Now What? Managing a Different Kind of Workforce Crisis
    Presented as part of the 2020 MFG Operations Conference
  • Lessons Learned and Growth Ahead; A Peer-to-Peer Discussion
    Presented as part of the 2020 MFG Operations Conference
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2020
Press Releases
Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA)
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
County Orders
Governor’s Executive Directives
Governor’s Executive Orders
  • EGLE Discretionary Enforcement Guidance
    In light of the EPA Guidance, EGLE has issued guidance on discretionary enforcement. EGLE has established an email box to accept requests from entities who face unavoidable noncompliance directly due to the COVID–19 emergency. In response to those requests, EGLE may consider extending reporting deadlines, waiving late fees, and otherwise exercising enforcement discretion
  • Air Quality Guidance (April 6, 2020)
    Temporary policy from the Air Quality Division that has updated its procedures to allow for greater ease in submitting information to EGLE. The Guidance applies to Permit to Install Applications, Stack Test Reports and Protocols, Renewable Operating Permit Applications, and Renewable Operating Permit modifications. The Guidance also provides a District Office contact list for any submissions.

Contact Delaney McKinley

Delaney McKinleyVice President of Membership, Marketing & Events
Call 517-487-8530
E-mail mckinley@mimfg.org