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COVID-19 Workplace Safety Guidance

  • COVID-19

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Workplace Safety Requirements

Other Resources

  • COVID-19 Workplace Safety Ambassador Program

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General Workplace Safety Resources


Where Can My Business Purchase PPE

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    Are you in need of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) including face masks, face shields, gloves and goggles as your business transitions to in-person operations over the coming weeks? Pure Michigan Business Connect is offering a procurement program to assist businesses in accessing non-medical grade Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to keep their employees and customers safe as they begin resuming in-person operations, as is required by Executive Order 2020-97.

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Suitable Work or Refusal to Work

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    The Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) has developed new guidance on Suitable Work and Refusal of Work for workers and employers.

    While the guidance reminds employers of their obligations to follow workplace safety laws and guidance related to COVID-19, it also focuses on policy that expanding good-cause related to COVID-19 for employees who refuse offers of work and seek to continue receiving unemployment benefits.  

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COVID-19 MI Safe Start

  • This table and map attempt to summarize Governor Whitmer's executive orders related to COVID-19.
    The executive order should always be reviewed, and in MERC Regions in Michigan with assigned Mi Safe Start Plan Phases.the event of a conflict between the order and this table, the order controls.

    Regions on this map and table were created by analyzing work and commuting patterns. The colors in this map indicate the phase of the MI Safe Start Plan for each region. The phase is based on a variety of factors including: (1) data on COVID-19 infections and the disease's rate of spread; (2) whether sufficient medical personnel, hospital beds, and ventilators exist to meet anticipated medical need; (3) the availability of personal protective equipment for the health care workforce; (4) the state's capacity to test for COVID-19 cases and isolate infected people; and (5) economic conditions in the state.

    Businesses are subject to these orders and may also be subject to guidance issued by MIOSHA, LARA, and other state agencies where applicable. Social distancing and mask requirements apply to all activities listed in the table.

    Download a copy of the MI Safe Start Restrictions by Category 
    Learn more about the MI Safe Start Restrictions