March 2020
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Mental Health Awareness Trainings

Did you know the suicide rate in construction is 53.2/100,000? That is 4 times greater than the national average and 5 times greater than that of all other construction fatalities combined, according to the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention.

GLSTC is partnering with Barb Smith, Executive Director of Suicide Resource & Response Network, to offer two different mental health trainings:

Suicide Awareness: A Training for the Workplace

Attendees will learn how to:
  • Recognize someone who may have thoughts of suicide
  • Hold a safe and effective conversation with a person having thoughts of suicide
  • Connect a person with thoughts to the appropriate resource
When:  April  14, 2020,  9 am - 10:30 am
Cost: FREE
Safe TALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone

Participants will learn to:
  • Notice and respond to situations where suicide thoughts might be present
  • Recognize that invitations for help are often overlooked
  • Move beyond the common tendency to miss, dismiss, and avoid suicide
  • Apply the TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe
  • Know community resources
When:   March 25, 2020, 8 am - 11:30 am
            April 14, 2020, 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost: $25.00 per person
To register, call GLSTC at (989) 837-2332 or email

WIC Appreciate These Women!  

Great Lakes Safety Training Center would like to give a BIG Shout Out and thank you to each and every woman in the construction field. Keep up the great work and continue to stride safely to the top of your career.
Are Your Ladders Inspected Regularly? Ladder
When your crew member pulls the ladder off the truck should they just give it a once over and make sure no part of it fell off and then they are good to go?

Crew members should be inspecting their ladders and emphasizing on these important points.
  • Always visually inspect ladder feet to ensure that foot pads and feet assembly are present and in safe condition. Damaged or missing feet pads can cause you to slip or lose balance and suffer a deadly fall.
  • Inspect the rungs, rails, lock (dawgs), rope, and pulley assembly of an extension ladder and be sure that all parts work properly.
  • It is very important to make certain that the rope and pulley are working and that the ladder locks (dawgs) do not slip!
  • Never attempt to repair a ladder! Do not use wire, screws, bolts, duct tape or electrical tape as a way to fix any ladder; instead, tag it and remove it from service.
  • Inspect the top cap, all steps, side rails, and locking braces on a step ladder before using.
  • Loose locking braces or spreaders can cause the ladder to wobble and become unstable.
  • Ladder inspections should include making sure that labels are readable and haven't been painted over or damaged.
  • Check the rungs and steps for mud, grease, or dirt to avoid potential slip/fall hazards.
  • Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for proper inspection and use of the specific ladder.
  • Remove any ladder from service that is found to be defective!
  • Never use a step ladder (in a folded position) as an extension ladder!
healthYour Health: Knowing 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.
ABC Save The Date!

It is time to celebrate the women of ABC! GLSTC is a proud sponsor of this first ever ABC Fashion show and we would like you to join us in some fun! The industry, ABC chapter and ABC events are male dominated. At this event we will take the time to celebrate the women of ABC and the industry. Come watch the women strut their stuff. A collaboration with Ferne Boutique.
March 21st, 2020 from 7-9 pm
Pere Marquette Depot, Bay City, MI
Ticket cost is $40 each (includes heavy apps and open bar)
Age 21+ event

Buy sponsorships for the ABC Fashion Show Calendar! The photos of the models from this event will be featured in the calendar. The calendar will be released in May 2020 and available for pick up at the ABC Midland or Lansing offices. Only 100 will be sold. Secure your copy now or at the event for $10 each!

For more information  click here!

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Classes Upcoming Specialty Classes
* OSHA 500 Construction
March 10-13, 2020 (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

Fall Protection Authorized User
March 17 , 2020 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

FREE LOTO Awareness
March 18, 2020 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
April 28, 2020 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)

FREE Leadership At All Levels
March 19, 2020 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

SafeTalk Suicide Alertness For Everyone
March 25, 2020 (8:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
April 14, 2020 (12:30 PM - 4:00 PM)

Competent Person Fall Protection
April 3 , 2020 (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

Leadership Institute
April 7-8, 2020 (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)

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

Confined Space Entry
April 13, 2020 (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

Confined Space Rescue
April 14, 2020 (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

FREE Suicide Awareness Training
April 14, 2020 (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)

* OSHA 511 General Industry
April 14-17, 2020 (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

* Please contact Beth Stoner at 734.487.8285 or for
* OSHA Training registrations or information.

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