Here are the 10 items on the Michigan Government’s Safe Reopening Business Checklist


LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan government has released a 10-item checklist that tells businesses how they can safely reopen and prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Workers must continue to fight the spread of the virus as sectors of Michigan’s economy begin to reopen, officials said.

Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration launched a new site which includes a reopening checklist for businesses designed to help them create a safe environment when the economy reopens.

Here are the 10 items on this checklist:

  • Establish the exposure determination for all employees.

  • Develop a COVID-19 preparedness and response plan.

  • Review and update policies and protocols.

  • Develop a daily entry self-screening protocol.

  • Designate one or more site supervisors to implement, monitor and report on the COVID-19 preparedness and response plan.

  • Install physical barriers between customers and / or employees.

  • Install dividing lines to maintain social distancing.

  • Provide training to employees on new procedures and protocols.

“As we re-engage our economy and begin the long road back to our normal routines, it is essential that we do so safely,” said Jeff Donofrio, director of the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunities. “(The new site) is designed to facilitate the safe reopening process and to equip businesses and their staff with the resources to protect themselves from the spread of COVID-19. “

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The site also shows employers how to create and make available to employees and customers a written exposure control plan, which includes the determination of exposure and describes the measures that will be taken to prevent employee exposure. to COVID-19, including:

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  • Engineering controls

  • Administrative controls

  • Hand hygiene and environmental disinfection of surfaces

  • Individual protection equipment

  • Health surveillance

  • Coaching

  • Incorporating the latest COVID-19 guidelines from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and Governor’s Orders

“Our first priority is to protect workers from the spread of COVID-19,” said MIOSHA director Bart Pickelman. “Employers, employees and customers who follow these guidelines will help ensure that everyone comes home safely at the end of the day. “

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Here are some tips that employees should follow to protect themselves from exposure to COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.

  • Limit contact with others by staying six feet apart.

  • Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and tools.

  • Stay home if you or someone in your household is sick.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

  • Perform self-tests to look for any abnormal / new symptoms.

Anyone with questions about occupational safety and health can call MIOSHA’s new hotline at 855-723-3219.

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