NOVEMBER 2018
DELIVERING   SAFETY
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Honoring
Honoring our Veterans, November 11th
Pause for a moment at 11 am on Veterans Day to consider those who have served and silently thank them for having provided us with the greatest gift of all-freedom. And, for those of us fortunate enough to have a veteran at home, hug them tightly and thank them for their daily sacrifice and service to our country.
 

Pictured from left to right:  Marc White-Instructor, Steve Ordway-Hagu Equipment, James Cousineau Jr.-M.A.P. Mechanical, Greg McKinney-Sysco, Brad Blanchard-SK Saran, Bethany Strong-Dow, Tony Brown-Xalt Energy, Greg Miller-GLSTC, Andrew Kole-Dow, Robert Nelson-Xalt Energy, and Tyler Wolfgang-Bierlein.

Great Lakes Safety would like to congratulate the November 2018, 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 February 11 - 15, 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. 

Trades
Midland Public Schools Trades Students Grateful!

GLSTC made a special delivery to the Midland Public Schools Trades Program.  The students were excited to get new table saws, stands and first aid kits to help with the home they are building for Midland County Habitat for Humanity.
Hunter Hunter and Non Hunter Basic Safety Tips
  
When it comes to hunter safety, learn it, preach it, and - most of all - practice it yourself, because it's easy to get overconfident and become careless. Always remain conscious of safety when you head to the woods. 

Gun Safety:
1. Become familiar with your firearm. Know how to carry it, load it, unload it, and know what to expect when you pull the trigger.
2. Always assume every gun is loaded and always point the muzzle in a safe direction. Never point your gun at or toward another person.
3. Your firearm has a safety. Keep it in the 'On' position and never  put your finger on the trigger unless you intend to shoot.
4. Be sure of your target and what is behind it before pulling the trigger.
5. Wear blaze orange!  The visible portion of a cap and outer clothing above the waist, excluding sleeves and gloves, must be  blaze orange  when hunting or trapping during any open season.
6. Don't forget to protect pets with  orange vests .

There are so many different ways for a hunter to get injured during the hunting season, but more injuries and deaths are caused by falls from tree stands during the deer season than any other type of accident.

Tree Stand Safety:
1. Always carry a cell phone and keep it on your person. Don't put it in a pack that you may take off and hang in the tree because if you fall you want your phone readily available to call for help.
2. Always install and maintain tree stands with at least one other person.
3. Check all your steps and straps and replace anything that is worn or weathered.
4. Always wear a  full body harness when in a tree stand. Wear it properly.
5. Always use a rope to pull up your gun or bow.
6. Be aware of your surroundings and never shoot towards another hunter.

Non Hunters Safety Tips:
1. Wear bright clothing. Avoid white, blacks, browns, earth-toned greens and animal-colored clothing. Blaze orange vests and hats are advisable.
2. It's better to not head into areas known as deer hunting spots until the season is over, but if it cannot be avoided, be courteous when near areas you are sure there are hunters. Don't make unnecessary noise to disturb wildlife. Avoid confrontations.
3. Make presence known. If a non hunter hears shooting, the person should raise their voice and let hunters know they're in vicinity.

 
HealthFlu Season is Upon Us
You can help prevent flu in the workplace a s an employee. Your health not only impacts you but also the rest of your workplace. The best way to stop the spread of germs and the flu is to prevent it, and although not 100% effective, the best way to prevent it is to get vaccinated

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GLSTC 2019 Annual Meeting - Save The Date
Mark your calendar to join GLSTC on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, from 5 pm - 8 pm for our Annual Meeting!  You do not want to miss this! Details to follow!
Members
Welcome GLSTC's Newest Member!

~ Glazing Solutions, Inc.

 
ClassesUpcoming Specialty Classes
  LOTO Awareness
November 13, 2018 ( 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
December 12, 2018  ( 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)

Competent Person Fall Protection
November 28 - November 29, 2018 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Hazwoper 8 Hr Refresher
November 30, 2018 (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

*OSHA Introduction to Machinery and Machine Guarding
December 3, 2018 (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

*OSHA Lock Out Tag Out
December 4, 2018 (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

*OSHA Permit Required Confined Space Standard
December 5, 2018 (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

Fall Protection Authorized User
December 6, 2018 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

*OSHA Evacation and Emergency Planning
December 6, 2018 (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

*OSHA Recordingkeeping Rule Seminar
December 7, 2018 (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED
December 13, 2018 (8:00 AM - 1:30 PM)


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

 
 
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