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Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.
The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Making small changes in your daily routine can add up to big benefits and help you live a healthier, more balanced life. 

Are you prepared and certified in CPR? If not, click here!

For information on AED's contact Jill Dougherty now!
It's Contest Time!
In honor of Heart Health Awareness Month and our 30th Anniversary Celebration, we are giving away a FREE Fitbit! Like, Share and Comment on our GLSTC Facebook page to enter into the drawing. It's that easy! The winner will be drawn at 10 am on March 1, 2019. The winner will then be announced on our Face Book page and contacted. The Fitbit will be available for pick up at our office. Good Luck!
It's Time To Reserve Your Seats For
The GLSTC 2019 Annual Meeting
Mark your calendar to join GLSTC on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, from 5:15 pm - 8 pm for our Annual Safety Celebration 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.

Net proceeds from GLSTC's Annual Meeting will help support the Safety for Kids Program.  This program funds scholarships for students pursuing a trade or degree with an emphasis on safety.  It also helps provide safety training and gear for the high school building trade programs within the Great Lakes Bay Region.

You may click here to view event flyer.
2019 Pete Crawford Safety Champion Award!

This award was created to honor a Great Lakes Safety Training Center Member Company, who exemplifies commitment, passion and dedication to the safety of their employees and colleagues. 
Nominations are being sought.  You can nominate your own company or others.
The award will be presented at GLSTC's   Annual Meeting, which will be held on March 13th, from 5:15 pm - 8 pm.
Award Nominations are due February 8, 2019.
Questions? Contact Jill Dougherty
@ 989-837-2332

Click here to view the criteria and cover page.
It's Scholarship Time Again from GLSTC!

Through our "Safety for the Kids" program we are able to provide scholarships to students pursuing a certification or degree in the trades, manufacturing or construction with an emphasis on safety within the Great Lakes Bay region. 
We have partnered with community foundations in the Great Lakes Bay Region to offer scholarships. We will award three $1,000 scholarships on an annual basis to eligible students, one from each of the Midland, Bay and Saginaw Community Foundations.

The "Safety for the Kids" program is funded through generous donations from our members and businesses.  This program also allows us to provide safety training and safety gear to local schools as well as our scholarship program.

Managing Workplace Stress
The reasons for workplace stress can seem completely out of your control. Some are, and some are not. With preparation and coping strategies, you can help eliminate some of the stress and have a healthy, productive work-life balance. 

Ways to reduce your stress level:

1. Think about what is causing the stressful situation and find a solution

2. Get help - talk to your manager, your doctor, a family member or friend

3. Get enough sleep - seven to nine hours a night helps restore your mental and physical energy

4. Eat healthy - fruits and vegetables, lean protein, whole grains and limit sugar

5. Exercise for 30 minutes a day - pick an exercise that fits your life style 

6. Leave your work at work - your personal time should be spent that way 

7.  Plan a getaway - Use all your vacation time, you've earned it

By maintaining these healthy habits, you can make your body and mind more resilient, and better able to deal with the stressful events that come your way.
Welcome GLSTC's Newest Members!

~ Jackson National Life
~ Remer Plumbing
~ Stock Drilling
~ Vertical Safety Solutions

ClassesUpcoming Specialty Classes
MIOSHA - Recommended Practices For Safety and Health Programs
February 5 - February 6, 2019 (8:30 AM - 4:00 PM)

* OSHA 510 Construction
February 5 - February 8, 2019 (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

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

Fall Protection Authorized User
February 13, 2019 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

* OSHA - Protecting Construction Workers From Silica
February 15, 2019 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

* OSHA 502 Construction
February 19 - February 21, 2019 (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED
February 21, 2019 (8:00 AM - 1:30 PM)
March 21, 2019 (8:00 AM - 1:30 PM)

MIOSHA - Part 45 Fall Protection
February 27, 2019 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

MIOSHA - Cranes And Derricks
March 5, 2019 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

MIOSHA - Supervisor's Role In Safety And Health
March 6, 2019 (8:30 AM - 4:00 PM)

* Please contact Beth Stoner at 734.487.8285 or  estoner@emich.edu for
* OSHA Training registrations or information.

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Preparing People to Live and Work Safely Every Day.
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