December 2020
TSS TRAININGS
Through webinars and interactive online training courses, TSS offers a wide range of options that can help you reach your professional development or safety learning goals.
 
These include DOT and OSHA-related safety trainings as well as courses about home safety or those geared to keeping you secure behind the wheel.
UPCOMING
WEBINARS
webinar training stock
All webinars are
 
10 a.m. AK Time
  1 p.m. CS Time

Take a TSS Webinar 
in 2021!

Check our calendar  in January for upcoming trainings.
Online Learning
View our featured online courses on TSS's website homepage. Make sure to keep checking back for new content!
Blended Learning
FIRST AID & CPR
COST:  $85
2-Year Certification

During COVID-19 , TSS is not offering traditional CPR & First Aid courses.Instead, consider taking our
Blended Learning course. Blended Learning offers a flexible alternative to the standard format:
 
1. Take the classroom portion of the course online.
2. Then, schedule a hands-on evaluation at your convenience.
 
Same skills. Same certification. In the safest way.

Questions? Contact:
or call: 877.225.1431
REFER TSS
AND SAVE  
$50


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. 
 From the CEO

Merry Christmas!
It's been a tough year, by any measure. But I hope that you will enjoy some of the blessings of the season and take time with family over the holidays. 

TSS couldn't have made it through 2020 without your 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 2021. 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, 2021, the standard renewal rate of $250 applies. Please make sure your company's account is paid in full. If you are a federally regulated business, take a moment to review U.S. Department of Transportation COVID-19 guidance to be as compliant as possible with all 2020 drug screening.

Renewing your consortium membership 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 info@tss-safety.com

Please keep in mind that the TSS offices will be closed for the holiday Thursday, December 24 and Friday, December 25

Best wishes for a safe, happy and HEALTHY holiday, and a fresh start in 2021! 

Renee Schofield


Good News!

The National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association, of which TSS is a founding member, recently shared some positive news for those committed to maintaining safe, drug-free workplaces.  

After discussions through much of 2020, the House Judiciary Committee agreed to add language to the The Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MOREAct that will allow the U.S. Department of Transportation to continue to test workers in safety-sensitive jobs for marijuana use. 

The MORE Act, which would decriminalize cannabis on the federal level, passed in the U.S. House of Representatives in early December. It is unlikely to pass in the Senate, but this change in language will likely safeguard marijuana testing for federally-regulated workplaces in the future if the bill moves forward. 

COVID Clean Update
 


Our sincerest apologies if you have had difficulty signing up for TSS's COVID Clean online course this week.

We have encountered a technical glitch and are in the process of fixing it as quickly as possible.

You can view updates on TSS's Facebook page or contact us at info@tss-safety.com to tell us you want to be updated and we'll let you know as soon COVID Clean is good to go again!

Once COVID Clean is up and running again, simply register at tss-safety.com to take the course. 
SAFETY CORNER: Address Employee Fatigue

There are many reasons workers may be fatigued in December. The stress of the holidays, the miserable weather of the winter season or a busier work schedule as the end of the year approaches, can wear employees out. This year, those feelings of fatigue are exacerbated by trying to do it all during a global pandemic. Especially essential workers have been putting in more hours on the job since last March while dealing with the uncertainties of COVID-19 at home.

Why does this matter to the employer?

According to a report from the National Safety Council, nearly four out of 10 employees in the U.S. suffer from sleep loss. When workers are fatigued, they are at higher risk of injury. About 13 percent of workplace injuries are directly attributable to fatigue.

Fatigue costs American businesses about $136 billion in lost productivity every year.

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.

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