June 2020
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Our hearts break for all those facing devastation from the flooding in our communities.  If you need help or want to give back please reach out to  United Way of Midland CountyMidland Area Community Foundation or Midland County Disaster Resource s.
Are You Looking to Invest in Your Safety Career? Check out COSM!

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.
Phase4 Michigan Moves to Phase 4 of the 
Please visit  Michigan.gov/COVIDWorkplaceSafety   for a  one-stop-shop for workplace safety resources as businesses reopen.

MIOSHA has launched a new online COVID-19 Workplace Safety Resources website, which provides guidance and a toolkit of resources to keep workplaces safe as sectors of the state's economy reopen.   This site includes MIOSHA issued guidelines, posters for employees and customers, fact sheets, videos and a  reopening checklist.
  Covid2GLSTC Is  Back In Full Force!
Pursuant to Governor Whitmer's Executive Order #2020-59, GLSTC is considered an "enclosed public space," under item 15a. Our expectation is that you and your employees will follow this order by wearing a face covering while visiting our facility until this order is lifted.  Click here for a link to GLSTC's Face Covering FAQ's.
Here's what we are continuing to do for everyone's safety:
  • Conducting instructor-led courses to support work at our member locations who are deemed "essential."  These classes are limited to ten students, to promote social distancing.
  • Installed extra hand sanitizer stations.
  • Greatly increased the cleaning and sanitation routines.
  • Installed a "sneeze guard" type barrier at the front desk.
  • Asking our staff and guests to stay home if sick.
  • Asking everyone to maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet.
  • Purchased an air scrubber and commercial grade air purifiers for our classrooms and front lobby that run nightly.
We are open 7:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday. You may call (989) 837-2332, email   glstc@glstc.org, or email our team directly.  

We will get through this together!
MonthNational Safety Month  
Summer is well under way and with the sun and fun comes a number of safety concerns to keep in mind. Here is a quick checklist:
  • CPR/AED: Knowing these skills can saves lives.
  • Sun Exposure: Wear sunscreen and follow the directions on the bottle.
  • Heat Exposure: Stay hydrated and avoid over heating your body.
  • Hot Cars: Don't leave passengers or pets if a vehicle if it will overheat inside.
  • Grilling: Always grill outdoors. Never grill indoors, on a balcony, or in the garage.
  • Bug Safety: Use insect repellents and wear light colored (full covering) clothing.
  • Water Safety: Be aware of electrical hazards in swimming pools, spas, on board boats and in the waters.
  • Swimming: Never swim near a marina, dock or a running boat. Never leave children unattended near any body of water and wear life jackets.
  • Boating: Complete a boater's safety course, know boating laws and always have life jackets for each passenger.  
Remembering these basic safety tips will help keep you and your family safe this summer!
Coss Congrats To Our Recent COSS Grads!
Pictured from left to right:  Scott Stewart - Dow, Paul Meylan - Dow, Chase Roberts - Dow,  Eduard Celestino - Fisher Contracting, Jeremy Martuch - Case Systems, Inc., and Travis Halsted - MTMIC.

Great Lakes Safety would like to congratulate our most recent graduates on their completion of the Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) program.
The COSS program 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. 

The next scheduled COSS class will be held October 12 - 16, 2020. If you are interested in COSS training for yourself or one of your employees, click here for more information or email mdebolt@glstc.org to sign up. 
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 COVID-19 pandemic.

Fork Lift Training
June 11, 2020 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
June 17, 2020 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Hazwoper 8 Hour Refresher
June 12, 2020 (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

Fall Protection Authorized User
June 16, 2020 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

FREE Lockout/Tagout For Managers
June 17, 2020 ( 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

FREE Lockout/Tagout Awareness
June 17, 2020 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)

Leadership Institute
July 6 - 7, 2020 (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

American Red Cross Adult CPR/First Aid/AED
July 9, 2020 (8:00 AM - 1:30 PM)

Competent Person Fall Protection
July 9 - 10, 2020 (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

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