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TeamGLSTC Says Hello and Thank You!

We say hello and welcome to Sheena VandePanne. Sheena is our newest Customer Service Specialist at our front desk who is ready to help you. Feel free to stop by and introduce yourself.

And we say thank you and happy retirement to Marvin Anthony.  Marv has been an Associate Safety Specialist with GLSTC since January 16, 2002 and is retiring after 17 years.  We would like to thank Marv for his dedication to our Ludington training site and wish him a healthy, happy and safe retirement!

Holiday Reminders!

GLSTC 2019 Annual Meeting - Save The Date
Mark your calendar to join GLSTC on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, from 5 pm - 8 pm for our Annual Meeting!  You do not want to miss our keynote speaker, David D. Teater, as he presents "Distracted Driving - Impact on Employee Safety, Productivity and Employer Liability." 

David D. Teater of Spring Lake, MI, is a nationally recognized speaker and corporate consultant on the topic of distracted driving. Mr. Teater's 30-year business career has included serving as CEO of several private companies, including 20 years at an automotive supplier.

In January 2009, Mr. Teater joined the National Safety Council after their call for a nationwide ban on all forms of cell phone use while driving. From 2009-2015, Mr. Teater led the NSC's advocacy efforts to reduce fatalities and injuries resulting from distracted driving.

HolidayTwelve Ways to a Healthy Holiday!
Wash your hands often.
Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps you can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Wash your hands with soap and clean running water, and rub them together for at least 20 seconds. 

Stay warm.
Cold temperatures can cause serious health problems, especially in infants and older adults. Stay dry, and dress warmly in several layers.

Manage stress.
The holidays don't need to take a toll on your health and pocketbook. Keep your commitments and spending in check. Balance work, home, and play. Get support from family and friends. Keep a relaxed and positive outlook. Make sure to get proper sleep.

Travel safely.
Whether you're traveling across town or around the world, help ensure your trip is safe. Don't drink and drive, and don't let someone else drink and drive. Wear a seat belt when you drive or ride in a motor vehicle. Always buckle your child in the car using a child safety seat, booster seat, or seat belt appropriate for his/her height, weight, and age.

Be smoke-free.
Avoid smoking and breathing other people's smoke. If you smoke, quit today! Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or talk to your health care provider for help.

Get check-ups and vaccinations.
Exams and screenings can help find potential problems early, when the chances for treatment and cure are often better. Schedule a visit with your health care provider for needed exams and screenings. Ask what vaccinations and tests you should get based on your age, lifestyle, travel plans, medical history, and family health history.

Watch the kids.
Children are at high risk for injuries. Keep a watchful eye on your kids when they're eating and playing. Keep potentially dangerous toys, food, household items, and other objects out of kids' reach. Learn how to provide early treatment for children who are choking. Develop rules about acceptable and safe behaviors, including using electronic media.

Prevent injuries.
Injuries can happen anywhere, and often occur around the holidays. Use step stools instead of climbing on furniture when hanging decorations. Keep vaccinations up to date.  Keep candles away from children, pets, walkways, trees, and curtains. Never leave fireplaces, stoves, or candles unattended. Test smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors once a month, and replace batteries twice a year.

Handle and prepare food safely.
As you prepare holiday meals, keep yourself and your family safe from food-related illness. Wash hands and surfaces often. Avoid cross-contamination by keeping raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs (including their juices) away from ready-to-eat foods and eating surfaces. Cook foods to the proper temperature. Refrigerate promptly. Do not leave perishable foods out for more than two hours.

Eat healthy, and be active.
With balance and moderation, you can enjoy the holidays the healthy way. Choose fresh fruit as a festive and sweet substitute for candy. Limit fats, salt, and sugary foods. Find fun ways to stay active, such as dancing to your favorite holiday music. Be active for at least 2½ hours a week.   
Welcome GLSTC's Newest Members!

~ Bay Plastics Machinery
~ Compuvision Systems
~ Bodrie Trenching, Inc.

ClassesUpcoming Specialty Classes
American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED
December 13, 2018 (8:00 AM - 1:30 PM)
January 10, 2019 (8:00 AM - 1:30 PM)

Leadership At All Levels
December 20, 2018 (7:30 AM - 2:00 PM)

Competent Person Fall Protection
January 8 - January 9, 2019 (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

Fall Protection Authorized User
January 9, 2019 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Hazwoper 8 Hr Refresher
January 11, 2019 (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

Confined Space Entry
January 16, 2019 (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

Confined Space Rescue
January 17, 2019 (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

Leadership Institute
January 23 - January 24, 2019 (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

Hazwoper 40 Hr Initial
January 29 - February 1, 2019 (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

COSS - Certified Occupational Safety Specialist
February 11 - February 15, 2019 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)


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