We just wanted to take a moment to share an update we recently received for the Tree/Landscaping businesses that we insure. Stay Safe!
ISA Michigan Members and Industry Colleagues:
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a revised stay-at-home order Friday, reopening several businesses in the process. The updated Executive Order, includes landscaping/tree care as a low risk industry regarding Covid-19, per OSHA.
Please read the Executive Order (EO) carefully, line by line, and follow the recommended PPE and related Safe Work Guidelines to protect employees and the public. If we don’t follow the proper safety procedures, we could go under another stay at home order. For reference, landscaping services is located in line 10c of the EO.
- Limit contact with clients
- Wear PPE
- Provide extra sanitation efforts on any shared equipment
- Be safe in the trees and on the ground
It is vital as leaders of your business operations that you please make sure that your employees are seen following social distancing rules, wearing masks and that you are screening your team as the CDC requires upon arriving for work each day. You should also review your county Department of Health’s recommendations for working safely. You must obey all parts of the Executive Order.
As we reintegrate into our world of production tree care that we do not lose sight of proper safety practices. Consider registering for our free Safety Awareness-Back to Workplace Mindset webinar on April 29, 2020. It’s a 1-hour presentation that will provide important reminders about work and personal controls in safety: engineering, administrative, and PPE. Join our Panelists for an in-depth discussion on how these controls work and how they affect everyone from owner to the crew.
Thank you and Stay Safe,
President, ISA Michigan
Executive Director, ISA Michigan
For additional resources to help your business and timely updates on what is happening with ISA Michigan during this pandemic, please visit the Covid-19 Update page on our website. Feel free to reach out to us at any time via the links above or at 517-337-4999.