Safe + Sound is a year-round campaign to encourage every workplace to have a safety and health program.

Recognize Safe + Sound Week, August 10-16, 2020

Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event held each August that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America's workers safe.

Fourteen Michigan sites have already signed up to participate in Safe + Sound Week 2019. Have you signed up?

Why Participate?

Successful safety and health programs can proactively identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness, improving sustainability and the bottom line. Participating in Safe + Sound Week can help get your program started, energize an existing one, or provide a chance to recognize your safety successes.

Who Participates?

All organizations looking for an opportunity to recognize their commitment to safety are welcome to participate. Last year, more than 3,300 businesses helped to raise awareness about workers' health and safety!

Visit the Safe + Sound Week website to learn more about how you can participate

Keeping Your Kids Safe!
COVID-19 infection has been reported in children of all ages, however case numbers seem to be far lower than in adults. Children generally experience a milder form of illness than adults, with most infected children presenting with mild symptoms or none at all.

As schools gradually open up their doors again, one question that many parents are asking is: “What can I do to keep my children safe?”

Make hand washing fun
Teaching your children how to wash their hands properly with soap (rub together for 20 seconds) and water is a really simple, yet effective way, to help keep them safe. The best way to get children to do this is by making hand washing more exciting and encourage them to sing their favorite song as they wash their hands. 

Lead by example
A little can go a long way when it comes to teaching and reinforcing basic measures that can help protect your kids. Children learn from the adults around them. By making good habits of your own, your kids will be more likely to practice what you teach them. 

Test their senses
Results from a COVID symptom study suggest that losing your sense of smell or taste may be a stronger predictor of coronavirus infection than fever. Therefore, keeping track of any changes to your child’s sense of smell may be a good way to identify coronavirus infection early. Mealtimes are a great time to test this out. You can make it a game and ask them to close their eyes and guess what they can smell or taste on their plates.

Listen to them
Your child may be feeling worried or concerned about the things that they see, hear, or read regarding coronavirus. As they return to school, they will be exposed to information and opinions shared by their peers and teachers. As a parent or caregiver, it’s important to reassure them that you are there to listen to them when they feel scared or unsure about the things that they’re hearing. You don’t need to have all the answers, but just knowing that it is safe to talk to you about their concerns can help them feel calm. 

Keep an eye out
Be sure to keep an eye out for common COVID-19 symptoms including fever, loss of senses, and/or a new continuous cough. If you see any sign of illness consistent with coronavirus infection, make sure to contact your healthcare provider and keep your child at home and away from others. 
GLSTC's Core Values
GLSTC is proud of our team, our accomplishments and our history. These core values drive our culture! We invite you to follow us on Facebook, as we share all of our core values this month! (Or you can check out the graphic below and preview all of them!)
GLSTC Member Give-Back Credit!

Membership definitely has its benefits! GLSTC launched a Member Give-Back program on May 1st, and we are pleased to announce that GLSTC Members received credits on their accounts totaling over $36,000 for training taken by their employees since then! That’s right – they received 25% of their tuition dollars back as a credit on their account for site-specific training. Due to the additional stress created by COVID-19, we wanted to find a way to help and thank our members at the same time. We greatly appreciate your business and support, and we hope this helps your business during these trying times. This program will run through December 31, 2020.

Not a member? Complete and submit this application to start taking advantage of this, and the many other benefits of GLSTC membership.

A Great Way To Invest More Into Your Safety Career!

Students who have seen the difference training can make firsthand through participation in the Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) program can take the next logical step in their careers with the Certificate for Occupational Safety Managers (COSM) designation. COSM is an advanced, executive-level safety program consisting of 40 hours of specialized training.

Outline of Session Topics:
  • Essentials of Safety Management
  • Strategic Planning & Evaluating for Safety Success
  • Managing Risk & Safety Finances
  • Communicating the Safety Message
  • Injury Management, Incentives & Discipline 

Class Dates: September 14 - 18, 2020.

Member Pricing: $1999* 
Non-Member Pricing: $2599*
*Prepayment is required.
Click here for a course flyer.
Upcoming Specialty Classes

MIOSHA - Part 472 & 554 Medical Services & First Aid,
Blood Borne Infectious Diseases
August 18, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

American Red Cross Adult CPR/First Aid/AED
August 20, 2020 (8:00 AM - 1:30 PM)

FREE Lockout/Tagout For Managers
August 25, 2020 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

COSM (Certificate for Occupational Safety Managers)
September 14 - 18, 2020 (7:30 AM - 4:30 AM)