January 2021
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. 
All webinars are
10 a.m. AK Time
1 p.m. CS Time 
You, the DER
Tuesday, February 16
Cost: $29
Do you receive the drug & alcohol screening results for your company?
Do you maintain the records of screening results?This webinar is designed to educate the Designated Employee Representative (DER) on what their responsibilities are regarding the drug screening program within their company. We'll cover drug screening, random selection, document retention and more.

Signs & Symptoms for Supervisors 
Tuesday, February 23
Cost: $129
Forty percent of workplace fatalities involve employee substance abuse. Do YOU know the signs & symptoms?
It is essential for employers to understand the prevalence, trends and costs related to substance use among employees and how to respond. This training meets the requirements for DOT mandated training on drugs and alcohol and is appropriate for all supervisors, DERs and employees who need training.

Online Courses 
View our featured online courses on TSS's revamped  website homepage. Make sure to keep checking back for new content!
COST:  $85
2-Year Certification
During COVID-19 , TSS will not be offering standard CPR & First Aid courses. Instead, consider taking our 
Blended Learning course. Blended Learning offers a flexible alternative to our traditional 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. 
Need a training for your team? Schedule one today! 
Contact Ginny@tss-safety.com to schedule a webinar or online course for your group.  
Coming Soon....
TSS's Annual 
Purchase your device at an 
UNHEARD-OF price in February to celebrate National Heart Month. 
Plus, with every purchase, get two FREE CPR classes through TSS.

Stay tuned to our social media platforms and website for more information.   
 From the CEO

Happy New Year! 

Here's hoping that we can all look forward to a brighter future in 2021! 

It's common to think about fresh starts in January. 

In the workplace, one
way you can set off on a good path in 2021 is to make sure that your employees have updated training in the areas that are important for the success of your business. We know that refresher training is key to the ongoing health of businesses. And, based on our experience of working with employers, among the most valuable professional programs - that can protect your business from incurring significant costs - are workplace safety and regulatory compliance courses. 

TSS is here to help you make sure your employees know what they need to know. Take a look at the our website to see if your company can benefit from any of our online or webinar courses. If what you are looking for is not there, give us a call and we'll work with you to provide the training you want. Remember, the right training, done right, is an investment that pays returns.
Now, if you are thinking about fresh starts outside of the workplace, I want to share with you another interest I pursue when I am not focused on safety matters. I have long had a passion for supporting and coaching people to live their best lives. Recently I started a venture called NO SPEED LIMIT in which I work with clients to articulate their goals for life and then help them do the work to achieve these goals. So, if you want to eat healthier and become more fit in 2021, or you hope to make a career change, or feel the need to redesign your life plan this year, visit the NO SPEED LIMIT Facebook page to learn more.

Wishing you a healthy, happy and successful 2021.
Renee Schofield

P.S. To our Ketchikan readers: During these dark days of winter it is especially important to keep an eye on your Vitamin D levels. So, save the date for our annual Vitamin D Health Fair,  March 1-12,  Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - noon at the TSS office.
Workplace Safety Culture

Does your business have a strong safety culture?

In many companies, safety issues tend to take a back seat to concerns about profit and production. Of course, employers have to focus on getting the job done, serving the customers and making their company financially viable. This, unfortunately, often leads to workplace safety unintentionally becoming a lesser priority.

But when employers or employees are willing to overlook safety problems or bypass safeguards, they are putting everyone who comes into their workplace at risk.

The safety specialists at TSS, know that a strong safety culture is critical for the long-term health and success of any company. Here are the five top reasons, listed by the Association of Safety Professionals: 
Are you ready for your next audit?

The majority of TSS clients are experts in flying planes, driving trucks, piloting boats and transporting people and goods in other ways. Paperwork is not their specialty. Nor should it be.

Therefore, an upcoming drug and alcohol testing program audit often induces some anxiety in employers and Designated Employer Representatives (DER).

A flurry of record-checking typically ensues because we all know that an unfavorable audit can result in hefty fines and potentially cripple a small business.

TSS wants to take the apprehension out of your next audit by helping you make sure that your I's are dotted, and your T's crossed.

TSS's Audit Ready Management System (ARMS), developed by our certified safety specialists, provides you with everything you need, to be organized and prepared. 
Snowmobile Safety 
It's time to hit the trail on our snowmobiles! This outdoor sport continues to grow in popularity, creating great exercise and fun for the nearly two million people in North America who ride them. 

It's important to keep in mind, however, that snowmobiles weigh in excess of 600 pounds and can reach speeds of 90 miles per hour. Each year, snowmobile accidents cause approximately 200 deaths and 14,000 injuries. Excess speed, alcohol, driver inexperience, and poor judgment are most often to blame, according to a report filed with the National Library of Medicine

Therefore snowmobile safety is critical when being outdoors for extended periods, as is knowing your surroundings, the terrain, and your own ability. 

Here are some tips to ensure that you and your fellow snowmobilers enjoy your trip and that every journey includes a safe arrival at home. 

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