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Golf2018 Safety For The Kids Golf Outing
Was A Huge Success!!!

Thank you to all of our sponsors, golfers, and donors!

To everyone who supported our Annual Safety for the Kids Golf Outing on August 22nd: Thank you so much for joining us for a beautiful day at Bucks Run Club!  We had our most successful outing to date, and we were sold out!  We are truly humbled by the generosity of all.

Introducing GLSTC's Newest Team Members!

Greg Miller, Safety Specialist and Tara May, Customer Service Specialist have recently join our GLSTC staff.  We are very happy to have them as a part of our team!
GrantGrant Opportunities  Beginning
in Fiscal Year 2019!
Due to the past success of the MIOSHA Safety and Health Improvement Program (MiSHIP) that was offered as part of MIOSHA's 40 th Anniversary in 2015, MIOSHA has decided to provide a similar opportunity beginning in FY 2019 on an ongoing basis.  The  MIOSHA Workplace Improvement to Safety and Health (MIWISH) matching grant will be offered to small employers (250 or less) to purchase safety and health-related equipment and corresponding equipment-related training that will provide a safer and healthier work environment.  Preference will be given to employers in high hazard industries identified in MIOSHA's 2019-2023 Strategic Plan.  Consideration will also be given to projects in areas not targeted in the Strategic Plan.  All projects will be evaluated based on the specific hazards addressed.

Please watch for additional information here in the near future!

DisastersDisasters Don't Plan Ahead.

Disaster preparedness, response and recovery requires a whole community effort. Make sure that you and your community are prepared by checking out these resources:
  • Sign up for FEMA's Individual and Community Preparedness eBrief.
  • Be prepared and download the FEMA app for free on the App Store and Google Play. Learn what to do before, during and after emergencies with safety tips and receive weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five different locations anywhere in the United States.
  • Know what disasters could affect your area and learn what to do before, during and after each type of emergency.
  • Learn how to be the help Until Help Arrives.
  • Join together with individuals and organizations to strengthen youth preparedness across the country.
  • Read stories about individuals, communities, and organizations across the nation that are preparing.
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COSS Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS)

COSS is an INVESTMENT in your career. COSS will provide you with the knowledge necessary to help lower fatalities, near misses and OSHA citations.
What COSS is:

The course consists of 40 hours of hands-on, instructor-led
learning, delivered by OSHA-authorized trainers.

COSS builds a solid foundation in safety knowledge for the beginning practitioner as well as the experienced professional.

COSS meets the requirements outlined in ANSI Z490.1 

COSS graduates will be able to:
  • Determine the true cost of accidents
  • Calculate total recordable incident rates
  • Search records to assess where the likelihood of an accident may lie
  • Utilize the Code of Federal Regulations
  • Identify hazards, determine regulatory requirements,implement corrective actions and train personnel in
  • required changes
  • Complete risk analyses
  • Perform accident investigations
  • Develop and implement a safety audit
  • Communicate corporate safety initiatives
  • Develop and maintain company safety plans

GLSTC Member:         $1,799*
GLSTC Non-member:  $2,299*

Payment required upon enrollment.

**Early bird deadline: The class price will increase by $50 October 19th - 21st and by $150 October 22nd - 25th.  Final enrollment deadline for this class is October 25th at 12:00 pm. 

View the COSS Flyer for detailed information. 

CALL 989-837-2332 to REGISTER TODAY!
JPostingGreat Lakes Safety Training Center is growing!

Great Lakes Safety Training Center is looking for qualified Safety Specialists to work on a part time or casual/as needed basis. This is a great opportunity for retired Dow or Dow Corning employees with a background in construction safety.  Hours will vary based on demand and availability. If you know someone who would be a great addition to our team in this position, please have them contact Sue Schalk at for additional information.

  Classes Upcoming Specialty Classes

American Red Cross
CPR/First Aid/AED

OSHA 500 Trainer
Course Construction

September 13, 2018
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM

September 18-21, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

September 19, 2018
8:00-AM - 10:00 AM

Fall Protection
Authorized User

MIOSHA - Construction
Pt 45 Fall Protection

MIOSHA - Machine Guarding and Hazard Communication
September 20, 2018
8:00-AM - 12:00 PM

September 25, 2018
8:00-AM - 4:00 PM

October 9, 2018
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM


COSS - Certified
Occupational Safety Specialist

40 Hr  Initial

October 16-17, 2018
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Oct 29 - Nov 2, 2018
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Nov 5 - Nov 9, 2018
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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Our Mission:
Preparing People to Live and Work Safely Every Day.
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