April 2020
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Essential Trainings As Needed
GLSTC is  complying with Governor Whitmer's statewide "Stay at Home" order and closed our facility for most services. GLSTC will however, assist with safety requirements for critical infrastructure workers as defined by the Department of Homeland Securities memo referenced in the Governor's order.  These safety requirements include certain site required trainings and background screens.  

Here is what we are doing  for our students, clients and staff to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
  • Reduced the number of students per classroom to no more than 10; one student per table to support social distancing.
  • Increased our cleaning and sanitation schedule.
  • Cancelled classes that are not essential to support critical infrastructure partners.
  • Installed a "sneeze guard" type barrier at the front desk.
  • Asked for all background paperwork to be emailed or faxed.
  • Asked our staff and guests to stay home if sick.
  • Purchased commercial grade air purifiers for each classroom and front lobby.
  • Purchased an air scrubber that runs nightly in the lower level.
  • Daily Manager meetings to focus on needs and schedule adjustment.
If you are uncertain about an essential training you may be scheduled for or would like to cancel an upcoming training please call our office at (989) 837-2332.

All other current scheduled training classes and meetings have been temporarily cancelled and our building closed.  Trainings and meetings will be re-scheduled as soon as the order is lifted.

Although our building will be closed, certain staff will be working remotely from home and are available to support our members from 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday thru Friday. Our staff will be able to respond to member inquiries and questions via email or by phone.  You may call (989) 837-2332 or email  glstc@glstc.org  or any of our staff directly.  If there is no answer, please leave a message and your call will be returned ASAP.

We will continue to provide you with COVID-19 email updates as soon as information is available, along with other helpful safety information.

The safety and welfare of our staff and members is a top priority during this COVID-19 Crisis. We encourage everyone to follow the safe practices recommended by the CDC, Governor's Office, and State and County Health Departments to keep yourselves, your families and others safe during this challenging time.  
We will get through this challenge by doing what we need to do to be safe and stay safe.
COVIDKnowing And Keeping Safe!
When it comes to health, everyone wants what's best for themselves and their families.  See the latest information from the links below so you can help prevent the spread of novel coronavirus.

COSS Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS)  

Don't Miss Out on Your Early Bird Discount
It's Time For You! 
Invest in Yourself with a New Safety Designation
Earn Your Certificate in Just 5 Days
Ensure you are steps ahead of the competition in the new year by earning the Certified Occupational Safety SpecialistĀ® (COSS) designation. There is undeniable value in having COSS behind your name as many past graduates have said they are headhunted based solely on their designations.
Certified Occupational Safety SpecialistĀ® (COSS) training focuses on empowering employees to recognize, identify, and avoid hazards while on the job site.
The course consists of 40 hours of hands-on, face-to-face learning, delivered by an OSHA 500/501 Authorized Outreach Training Provider.
Walk away with these core competencies:
* The psychology of safety
* Hazard recognition
* The true cost of an accident
* How to start a health and safety program
* An understanding of the rights employees have under OSHA
* And much more!
Register by May 4, 2020, to receive the early bird discount!

**May Class deadlines: The price will increase by $75 May 5th - 7th and by $175 May 8th - 11th.  Final enrollment deadline is May 11th at 12:00 pm. 
Call 989-837-2332  or email enrollment@glstc.org

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What is a Competent Person?
OSHA defines a Competent Person as a "one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable conditions in the surroundings and work areas which are unsanitary, hazardous or dangerous and who has authorization to take prompt corrective action."

What will you learn in this training?
    • Sources of silica in construction
    • Silica hazards
    • Permissible exposure limit
    • Specified exposure control methods - table 1
    • Alternate exposure control methods
    • Monitoring
    • Sample equipment
    • Recordkeeping for silica
    • Engineering controls
    • PPE - Respirators
    • Housekeeping
    • Written exposure plan
    • Competent person
    • Medical surveillance
    • Training
    • Maritime & General Industry
June 2, 2020  8:00 AM -12:00 PM
Price: Member $95  Non-member $115

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Call (989) 837-2332 or email enrollment@glstc.org 

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Classes Upcoming Specialty Classes
We are looking forward to resuming our specialty class offerings.  Please note that all class dates are subject to change based on the COV-19 pandemic.

Hazwoper 40 Hour Initial
May 4 - 8, 2020 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

American Red Cross Adult CPR/First Aid/AED
May 7, 2020 (8:00 AM - 1:30 PM)
May 14, 2020 (8:00 AM - 1:30 PM)

LOTO Managers Training
May 12, 2020 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Fork Lift Training
May 12, 2020 (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

MIOSHA General Industry 10 Hour +
May 12-14, 2020 (8:30 AM - 4:00 PM)

COSS - Certified Occupational Safety Specialist
May 18-22, 2020 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Leadership Institute
May 28-29, 2020 (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

1900 Ridgewood Drive , Midland, MI 48642 | 989-837-2332 | www.glstc.org
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Preparing People to Live and Work Safely Every Day.
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