October Safety

Distracted Driving: Distracted driving is doing another activity that takes your attention away from driving. Distracted driving can increase the chance of a motor vehicle crash. Three main types of distractions are: Visual (taking your eyes off the road), Manual (taking your hands off the wheel), and Cognitive (taking your mind off of driving). When driving remember to stay focused on the road, it will save injuries and lives!

Fire Safety: Establish a family emergency action plan, discuss escape routes with family members, and locate fire extinguishers in your home. Check smoke alarms and fire extinguishers regularly and be sure they are in good working order.

Flu Shot Season: Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, reducing the spread of respiratory illnesses, like flu, this fall and winter is more important than ever. Steps to help with this are; getting a flu vaccination, avoid people who are sick or if you are sick, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, don't touch your face, wash your hands often, and social distance.

Halloween Safety and COVID: Health experts say families should err on the side of caution when it comes to trick-or-treating and other traditional fall activities. Much depends on each family’s comfort with taking risks and ensuring they adhere to safety standards and common sense. Masks should be worn by all, even if not part of a costume, social distance, and use plenty of hand sanitizer. Check out these websites for more information: The CDC and Good House Keeping.
3M™ PROTECTA® Rebel Self-Retracting Lifelines (ANSI Versions)

Action Date – August 28, 2020

3M™ Fall Protection has identified a potential manufacturing issue with a limited number of 3M™ Protecta® Rebel Self-Retracting Lifelines (with galvanized or stainless-steel lifelines) produced between October 14, 2019 and February 25, 2020. There have been no reports of injuries or accidents associated with this issue. This manufacturing issue could result in the SRL not engaging properly but can be easily detected through the pre-use inspection as specified in the Protecta® Rebel Instruction for Use (IFU) document.

Impacted Part Numbers can be found HERE.

3M Fall Protection has posted this NOTICE.
Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS)
It's Time For You! 
Invest in Yourself with a New Safety Designation
Earn Your Certificate in Just 5 Days
Ensure you are steps ahead of the competition in the new year by earning the Certified Occupational Safety Specialist® (COSS) designation. There is undeniable value in having COSS behind your name as many past graduates have said they are headhunted based solely on their designations.
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.
Walk away with these core competencies:
* The psychology of safety
* Hazard recognition
* The true cost of an accident
* How to start a health and safety program
* An understanding of the rights employees have under OSHA
* And much more!

**October Class deadlines: The price will increase by $75 September 29th - October 1st and by $175 October 2nd - October 5th. Final enrollment deadline is October 5th at 12:00 pm. 
Call 989-837-2332 or email enrollment@glstc.org
GLSTC Member Give-Back Credit!

Membership definitely has its benefits! GLSTC launched a Member Give-Back program on May 1st, and we are pleased to announce that GLSTC Members received credits on their accounts totaling over $60,100 for training taken by their employees since then! That’s right – they received 25% of their tuition dollars back as a credit on their account for site-specific training. Due to the additional stress created by COVID-19, we wanted to find a way to help and thank our members at the same time. We greatly appreciate your business and support, and we hope this helps your business during these trying times. This program will run through December 31, 2020.

Not a member? Complete and submit this application to start taking advantage of this, and the many other benefits of GLSTC membership.
Upcoming Specialty Classes

Confined Space Entry
October 6, 2020 (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

Confined Space Rescue
October 7, 2020 (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

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

Fall Protection Authorized User
October 20, 2020 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Competent Person Fall Protection
October 22 - 23, 2020 (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

Leadership Institute
October 26 - 27, 2020 (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

Hazwoper 40 Hour Initial
November 2 - 6, 2020 (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)