MARCH 2019
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AnnualHave You Registered Yet? 

You still have time 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." 

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.

Registration deadline is March 6, 2019.

Show Special Appreciation!

Great Lakes Safety Training Center would like to give a BIG Shout Out and thank you to each and every woman out there in the construction field. Keep up the great work and continue to stride safely to the top of your career.  
LadderTaking Workplace Safety To New Heights
for National Ladder Safety Month!
Check The Ladder
- Will it hold the user's weight?
- Is it in good condition?
- Is it tall enough to do the job?

Check It's Position
- Is it fully opened and locked?
- Is it on a hard, flat non-movable surface?
- Does it lean against a secure, unmovable surface?
- If it's in front of a door, move it.
- Remember the 4 to 1 ratio for ladder safety.

Are You
- Wearing shoes free from grease and mud?
- Facing the ladder as you ascend, descend and work?
- Mounting the ladder from the center, not the side?
- Maintaining a 3-point contact with the ladder at all times?

- Use fiberglass ladders around electrical wires or power lines
- Secure ladder when not in use
- Check the ladder shoes (feet) to ensure they're free of grease and mud
- Hold on with both hands

Always Avoid
- Carrying tools in hands. Use pockets, belt or pouch to raise and lower
- Climbing higher than the third rung from the top
- Overreaching...keep your torso between the ladder rails
- Using an outdoor ladder on windy days
Congrats to GLSTC's Recent COSS Graduates!

Pictured from left to right:  Matthew McQuaid-Servinski Sod Services, Kelly Longstreet-Stock Drilling, Inc., George Smith III-Kent County Road Commission, Kathlyn Bernardoni-Escon Group, David Brown-Air2, LLC., Michael Sauve-GLSTC, and Marc White-Instructor.
Great Lakes Safety would like to congratulate the February 2019, graduates on their completion of the Certified Occupational Safety Specialist program.
Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (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. 

The next scheduled COSS class will be held March 25-29, 2019. If you are interested in COSS training for yourself or one of your employees, click here for more information or email us
to sign up. 


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ClassesUpcoming Specialty Classes
MIOSHA - Part 10 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)

Asbestos Awareness
March 7, 2019 (8:00 AM - 10:00 AM)

* OSHA 500 Construction
March 12-15, 2019 (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

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

Leadership Institute
March 20-21, 2019 (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

COSS - Certified Occupational Safety Specialist
March 25 - March 29, 2019 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

American Red Cross Adult/Pediatric CPR/First Aid/AED
April 4, 2019 (8:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED
April 18, 2019 (8:00 AM - 1:30 PM)

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

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