Tools for a Safe, Responsible Return to Work
As Berrien County businesses prepared to return to work safely, it's important you have the right guidance and equipment to protect employees, customers and yourselves. Below is a Resource Guide that provides tips from the Center for Disease Control, Spectrum Health Lakeland and other reputable sources for a safe return. Also below are local companies with the capacity to supply personal protection equipment (PPE) for your business and employees.
Employer Toolkit by Spectrum Health Lakeland
Spectrum Health's guidance to Southwest Michigan businesses as they adapt to operating in a new environment with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Employer Toolkit will help businesses, no matter where they are in the process, whether it is navigating reopening to the community, welcoming employees back on-site or adapting to a new environment. The guide includes expert tips, best practices, checklists and ready-to-use signage and more. The Employer Toolkit can be found by clicking on the photo to the right or by clicking here.
Southwest Michigan’s economic vitality is critical to the health and prosperity of its residents. Cornerstone Alliance has created a working guide to assist local businesses in fully reopening in a safe, organized and effective manner. The specific recommendations in each category support the overall goal of opening businesses in a way that protects employees and customers from exposure to COVID-19 and to prevent spreading of the virus. This Guide for a safe reopening will be updated based on the most current guidance available from local, state and federal resources. You can access the Resource Guide here.
Journeyman Distillery (hand sanitizer)
Edgewater Automation (face shields and thermometers)
Edgewater Automation, based in St. Joseph, manufactures custom automation equipment. The company has been producing custom face shields for first responders since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Edgewater Automation can produce face shields for Berrien County businesses as they reopen. The company also has access to no-touch thermometers. These products can be secured by calling Jacob Brown, HR Manager. Jacob can be reached at (269) 408-4056 or via email.
Competitive Edge (personal protection equipment)
Doubleday Office Products (personal protection equipment)
Thayer Products (personal protection equipment)
Thayer Products, based in downtown Benton Harbor, has been in the janitorial, chemical, paper, and safety supply business since 1946. Thayer has gloves, masks, shields, sleeves, aprons, bouffants, disinfectants, sanitizers and paper goods of all kinds. For information on Thayer products, you should call them at (269) 925-0633.
Eagle Technologies (medical and personal protection equipment)