May 2020
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Essential Trainings As Needed
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.  We are also committed to limit the total number of people in our building to less than 50.
  • Installed extra hand sanitizer stations.
  • Greatly increased the cleaning and sanitation routines.
  • Postponed specialty classes that don't directly support essential infrastructure partners.
  • Installed a "sneeze guard" type barrier at the front desk.
  • Asking for all background paperwork to be emailed or faxed.
  • Asking our staff and guests to stay home if sick.
  • Asking everyone to maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet.
  • Purchased commercial grade air purifiers for each classroom and front lobby.
  • Purchased an air scrubber that runs nightly in the lower level.
Although our building will be closed at times, we are working remotely and are available to support our members from 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday thru Friday. You may call (989) 837-2332, email, or email our team directly.  

We will get through this together by doing what we need to do to be safe and stay safe.
COVIDKnowing 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 corona virus.  We've also compiled a list of resources on our website here.

Motorcyclists are much more vulnerable to crashes than other drivers.   To call attention to the dangers and vulnerabilities motorcyclists face on the road, May is designated Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Offered here are six tips to help drivers and motorcyclists alike stay safe on the roads this May and all year long.

Throughout Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, motorists are encouraged to share the road with motorcyclists and be extra alert when they are nearby. National Safety Council's tips include:

1. Passenger car drivers must allow greater following distance behind a motorcycle.
2. Drivers also must show extra caution in intersections. Most crashes occur when a driver fails to see a motorcyclist and turns left in front of a motorcycle.
3. Drivers should never try to share a lane with a motorcycle. Always give a motorcycle the full lane width.
4. Motorcyclists should avoid riding in poor weather conditions.
5. Motorcyclists should position their motorcycles to avoid a driver's blind spot.
6. Motorcyclists must use turn signals for every turn or lane change.

Throughout spring and summer the number of motorcyclists on the road will increase. It is important for both motorists and motorcyclists to be aware of one another.  To better defend themselves, motorcyclists should follow the rules of the roadway and wear protective gear, including a Department of Transportation compliant helmet.
silicaSilica Competent Person For Construction

What is a Competent Person?
OSHA defines a Competent Person as a "one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable conditions in the surroundings and work areas which are unsanitary, hazardous or dangerous and who has authorization to take prompt corrective action."

What will you learn in this training?
    • Sources of silica in construction
    • Silica hazards
    • Permissible exposure limit
    • Specified exposure control methods - table 1
    • Alternate exposure control methods
    • Monitoring
    • Sample equipment
    • Recordkeeping for silica
    • Engineering controls
    • PPE - Respirators
    • Housekeeping
    • Written exposure plan
    • Competent person
    • Medical surveillance
    • Training
    • Maritime & General Industry
June 2, 2020  8:00 AM -12:00 PM
Price: Member $95  Non-member $115

View Silica Flyer Here!

Call (989) 837-2332 or email 

~ DOW for donating $500K

~ Three Rivers Corporation & Arnold Center
for supplying face shields

~ DuPont for donating hand sanitizers

~ Hemlock Semi Conductor, Lake Painting & Murray Painting for donating PPE (masks, gloves, coveralls & other materials)

~ Corteva for sponsoring food drives
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.

COSS - Certified Occupational Safety Specialist
May 18 - 22, 2020 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

OSHA - 7500 Intro To Safety & Health Management
June 2, 2020 (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

Silica Competent Person
June 2, 2020 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

OSHA - 7500 - Intro To Accident Investigation
June 3 - 4, 2020 (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

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

American Red Cross Adult CPR/First Aid/AED
June 11, 2020 (8:00 AM - 1:30 PM)
June 18, 2020 (8:00 AM - 1:30 PM)

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

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

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