December 2019
COST:  $85
2-Year Certification
December 10
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Location: KTN Training Center 
Need a training for your team? Schedule one today! 
Contact to schedule a group class. 
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All webinars are
10 a.m. AK Time
  1 p.m. CS Time

TSS Webinars for 2020
Check the TSS calendar in January for upcoming trainings. 
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or call:  877.225.1431

Don't forget our referral program!

If you tell one of your friends about
TSS, you get a $50 credit for services! Let us know you referred them, and once they enroll for a drug screening program, we'll credit your account. 
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 From the CEO

Merry Christmas!

Knowing how busy this season is for everyone, I'll just leave you with a short note this month. 

As I shared in November, with TSS's 20th year in business we are busier than ever and excited about our plans for the future. Again, everything we've achieved in the last year - and the previous two decades - couldn't have been done without our clients' support. We appreciate being able to serve your safety needs and hope that you will continue to partner with us in the coming year. Thank you.

Also, thank you to everyone who has already renewed their consortium membership for 2020. If you haven't had the chance yet, don't forget that if you enroll by December 31, you save $50 on the cost of membership. After January 1, 2020, the standard renewal rate of $250 applies. Please make sure your company's account is paid in full and that you are compliant with all 2019 drug screening.  

Enrolling is easier than ever. Just  download the form, fill it out and return it to us via fax, email or mail. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at

Please keep in mind that the TSS offices will be closed for the holiday Wednesday, December 25 and Thursday, December 26

Best wishes for a happy holiday, restful break and a successful...and SAFE New Year! 

Renee Schofield

Help your Employees Through the Winter Blues

One of the keys to maintaining a safe work environment is having employees who are focused, clear-headed and feeling well. But for many people, the holiday season is an especially emotionally sensitive time of year in which they are distracted and overwhelmed by their feelings.

Employers need to keep in mind that all these emotions that people are feeling in their lives also come with them to work. When seasonal stress, sadness or depression set in, we as people are not programmed to simply flip the switch, shut it off and leave it at home.  Where we go, our feelings and emotional state go.

So how can employers be aware of this and address it at work?

Christmas Tree Safety 

Whether your Christmas tree is artificial, fresh from the farm, Douglas fir, or has white lights or color, now is the time to remember Christmas tree safety guidelines.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, "Between 2012-2016, U.S. fire departments responded to an average 170 home fires that started with Christmas trees per year. These fires caused an average of four deaths, 15 injuries, and $12 million in direct property damage annually."

Although Christmas tree fires are not very common, they do happen, and when they do, they are likely to be serious. So when you bring your Christmas tree into your home this year, make sure that you are aware of the potential and take the appropriate precautions.

SAFETY CORNER: Tips for working in frigid conditions

In many parts of the country the cold winter weather has arrived, and with it come numerous health and safety hazards that aren't always visible to the naked eye.
Cold stress, which occurs when the skin and body temperature is driven down to the point where the body is unable to warm itself, can be especially dangerous for those of us who work in frigid temperatures. For employees working in indoor freezers or outdoors, exposure over a long period of time can lead to frostbite, hypothermia, and even death.

With that said, here are some tips for preventing cold-related injury, illness, and stress:

Come join the TSS team!

TSS has full-time and part-time openings for Specimen Collection Technicians at its Juneau and Ketchikan locations.

Do you want to:
  • Be part of a great work environment?
  • Contribute to the health and safety of your community?
  • Learn and grow within your field?
  • Get involved in the growth of your company?
Then, consider joining the TSS team. 

We are looking for:
  • Dependable and professional employees. 
  • Excellent, verifiable people skills.
  • Quickbooks experience is a plus (at least 2 years)
  • Strong team players, committed to long term employment.
  • Leaders. Have you managed people?

Submit all information and questions to  David Martin, TSS Safety Coordinator.  

TSS is a drug-free workplace; this includes marijuana. 
We offer world-class education and screening services for workplace and community safety.
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