What can I do if my employer is not adhering to the CDC recommendations/guidelines (e.g. providing PPE, disinfecting workplace, working with sick or exposed workers)?

Unless an executive order has made following Center for Disease Control (“CDC”) guidelines mandatory, such as for nursing homes (EO 2020-50), CDC materials on COVID-19 are not mandatory. Nevertheless, Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) may take enforcement action against employers for not following CDC recommendations/guidelines in certain situations. If an employee files a complaint with MIOSHA, MIOSHA staff will contact management representatives and communicate the CDC guidance to determine whether the employer has implemented them.  

Workplace Issue and CDC Resources:

Co-Worker with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19