March 2021

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NSF Ambassadors Visit More Than 2,000 Michigan Employers to Provide COVID-19 Workplace Safety Guidance

In an ongoing collaboration with the State of Michigan’s workplace safety agency, NSF International ambassadors have visited more than 2,000 Michigan workplaces to provide education and guidance on the state’s COVID-19 prevention regulations.

After visiting more than 2,000 Michigan workplaces as part of the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) COVID-19 Workplace Safety Ambassador program, NSF ambassadors are reporting that more than 90% of the businesses visited are complying with the state’s face covering, cleaning and disinfection, and personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements.

“Our ambassadors have seen a great appetite for COVID-19 workplace safety education among Michigan businesses," said Paul Medeiros, Managing Director of Consulting and Technical Services at NSF International. “Business owners can see that the ambassador visits are consultative, collaborative and valuable. We are here to help them succeed during the pandemic and stay open safely with the appropriate COVID-19 controls in place.”

NSF International expects to conduct up to 5,000 additional ambassador visits to businesses in the next few months. At present, the program is focused on businesses in the following four categories:

  • Retail
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Fitness centers
  • Child care centers

Read more about the program in MIOSHA’s latest press release. Or watch Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and MIOSHA Ambassador program participant, Mike Stack, discuss the program during a press conference.