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Updated COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rules

As announced Friday, 5/21/21, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) has revised their COVID-19 Emergency Rules to remove the mandate that employers prohibit in-person work to the extent that work activities can feasibly be completed remotely and to make changes aligned with new CDC and Michigan Department of Health and Human Serviece (MDHHS) face mask guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals. Changes in the Emergency Rules, which were filed with the Michigan Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules on Friday, 5/21/21, and anticipated to take effect today, include:

  • Employers may allow fully vaccinated employees to not wear face coverings and social distance provided they have a policy deemed effective to ensure non-vaccinated individuals continue to follow these requirements.
  • The rules have been reformed focusing on performance, eliminating industry-specific requirements. Definitions have been updated to more clearly reflect changes in close contact and quarantining requirements for fully vaccinated employees.
  • Cleaning requirements have been updated to reflect changes in CDC recommendations.
  • Employers should continue to have and implement a written COVID-19 preparedness and response plan in accordance with the updated rules.
  • See the Emergency Rules – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for more.

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.

All Michiganders 16 and Up
Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine

As of 4/5/21, all Michiganders age 16 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

  • To find a site in your county, go to How To Get The Safe, Effective Vaccine and check the website of your local health department.
  • You can also check with local pharmacies: Rite Aid, Meijer, Kroger, Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, SpartanNash (Topco) and Cardinal (with Snyder).
  • Residents who don’t have access to the internet or who need assistance navigating the vaccine scheduling process can call the COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136 (press 1) Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • To register for the West Michigan Vaccine Clinic at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, go to West Michigan Vaccine Clinic (spectrumhealth.org).
  • To register for the Regional Community Vaccination Site at Ford Field in Detroit go to clinic.meijer.com/register/CL2021 or text End COVID to 75049.
On-Site COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Available

Help drive vaccine engagement with employees and accelerate our economic recovery by hosting an on-site COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at your facility.

MMA is working to support our member companies with resources to help you scale up your operations safely and productively.

  • 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.
  • 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.
    MMA Member Discount: Go to www.homedics.com/MMA to save 10% and FREE Economy shipping.
  • 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.
    MMA Member Discount: Go to safely6ft.com and use code MMA to save 15%.
Webinar: Retaining Your Hard-Won Talent

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 • 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. • Register online

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed much in our personal and professional lives, not the least of which are the reasons your employees may choose to stay or leave. With recruiting harder than ever, make sure you’re retaining your hard-won talent by helping them navigate the ever-changing workplace, aligning your HR and Communications teams to effectively communicate expectations and work plans, and training your front-line leaders to support retention. Join MMA, Sigred Solutions, and leading manufacturing executives on Wednesday, May 26 at 8:30 a.m. for a dynamic roundtable discussion with leading manufacturers who are implementing creative and effective solutions to grow and retain their workforce.

Panelists:
Tracy Fuerst, Vice President of Corporate Communications and PR for Magna International, leads a global team that is bringing the Magna story to life inside and outside of the company. Her record of achievement in more than 15 years at Magna is remarkable and her work to convey crucial information throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to Magna’s 159,000 worldwide employees, including the development of Magna’s Smart Start-Up Interactive Playbook, was key to the global mobility technology company’s successful emergence and recovery from the crisis.

Candace Kettner, Director of Talent for The Shyft Group, is a strategic, results-oriented HR leader who plays a leading role in shaping the collaborative organizational culture and engaged workforce at The Shyft Group, the North American leader in specialty vehicle manufacturing and assembly for the commercial and fleet vehicle industries as well as for recreational vehicle markets. Candace has extensive experience in HR and talent management for manufacturing companies, including Dayco, Valeo, Parker Hannefin and ZF TRW.

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)

  • Protecting Your COVID-19 Innovations
    Presented by MMA and Fishman Stewart
  • Recruiting During a Pandemic
    Presented by MMA and Sigred Solutions
  • The COVID-19 Vaccine: What Manufacturing Employers Need to Know
    Presented by MMA, Honigman and Washtenaw County Health Department
  • 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
  • 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
2021
2020
Press Releases

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

  • 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

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