May 2020
TSS TRAININGS
WEBINARS
10:30 a.m. (AKT)           
1:30 p.m. (CST)
Signs & Symptoms for Supervisors
May 13
Cost: $129 pp
It is essential for employers to understand the prevalence, trends and costs related to substance use among employees and how to respond. This 1.5- hour training meets the requirements for DOT-mandated training on drugs and alcohol and is appropriate for all supervisors, DERs and employees who need training.
You the DER
May 19
Special Offer: FREE
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 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. 
Dangers of Distracted Driving 
May 21
Cost: $19
In 2016, 3,450 people were killed and an estimated 486,000 injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. This is 100 percent preventable.
This webinar will cover w ays to reduce the potential for accidents, t een and adult driving habits, c ompany policies for drivers of company vehicles.
BLENDED LEARNING
FIRST AID  & CPR
COST:  $85
2-Year Certification
While COVID-19 shelter-in-place recommendations are in effect, 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 in the comfort of your home (or anywhere, really.) Register here.

 

2. Then, schedule a hands-on evaluation at your convenience with an experienced TSS instructor either virtually or in person. 


 

(If you are unable to come to a TSS office for your hands-on evaluation, contact us prior to registering as we have other options that may work for you. )  


Same skills. Same certification. In the safest way. 

Questions? Contact TSS at
1 (877) 225-1431
Need a training for your team? Schedule one today! 
Contact Ginny@tss-safety.com to schedule a group class. 
 From the CEO

Taking Care of Each Other

May 10-16 is National Prevention Week (NPW). What does that mean? It is a time to bring awareness and recognition to the work done around substance misuse prevention and mental health issues. With a pandemic in full swing, Prevention Week carries a special significance. According to a Nielsen market research project, alcohol sales were up by 55% for the week ending March 21. Hoarding for quarantine? Perhaps. We know that substance misuse increases during times of crisis. And with millions of people working from home, the opportunity to imbibe during the day also increases. What starts out as a way to relax and recover from a stressful day, now can become a daily habit to self-medicate for worry and stress relief. 



May is also Mental Health Awareness month. Again, as we experience life during COVID-19 this takes on a special significance. The uncertainty we are all dealing with takes its toll on people. Anxiety about finances and work, health fears, family relationship upheavals as people are unexpectedly stuck at home together, boredom, schooling the kids at home - these are all challenges that can overwhelm and lead to feelings of anxiety and depression. Everyone reacts differently to stress, but research has shown that suicides go up during times of crisis. Those who suffer from mental health issues are more vulnerable now than ever. If stress begins to affect your daily activities, please contact your healthcare provider your mental health is as important as your physical health.  

As employers, re-opening our workplaces will bring relief to some and added stress to others. It is critical for us to keep an eye out for employees who may need extra support when they return to work. Over the last weeks, people's lives have changed significantly without the usual support systems in place. They are leaving self-quarantine to now spend most of their waking hours in the workplace. Therefore, the employer may well be the first line of opportunity for recognizing a problem. Preparation is key. You can learn a lot by visiting the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline offers free and confidential information in English and Spanish on treatment and services, 24 hours a day. Call (800) 662-4357 or TTY: (800) 487-4889. Another helpful resource is the CDC website. Also, check out Mental Health America's toolkit for tips on how to support others. 

One thing is certain, we are all experiencing unprecedented changes. Being available to provide support for each other will assist us in getting through this time of crisis. If you need more assistance, please feel free to contact TSS. Our Safety Division can provide you with some resources for you, your company or your family.

Best regards, 

Renee Schofield

Ask us about our Reopening Plan  
templates!


If you are a business preparing to reopen in the "new normal" of the coming weeks and months, we want you to get back to business safely.

TSS has developed templates to assist employers with laying out their 
COVID-19 mitigation and prevention plans.

 Conditions and restrictions will continue to change as the pandemic evolves.  But Having a thorough, safety-conscious plan in place will help you be prepared.   
Contact TSS at info@tss-safety.com or (877) 225-1431 for details. 
New Opportunities in the New Normal

By David Martin
TSS Safety Coordinator

Finding ways to adapt to life during a pandemic is teaching us new, invaluable lessons every day. Yes. It's incredibly hard, full of personal, financial and professional uncertainty. But COVID-19 is also forcing us to innovate and discover new ways to engage, learn and work - that will benefit us long after stay-at-home orders have been lifted. 

Don't let this virus keep you from reaching your goals. In this article, we share some of the ways TSS is innovating to help clients learn skills for their current job or new career opportunities through online learning, webinars, and blended learning opportunities.

Find out how to sign up and start learning. 

OSHA on Corona-Free Workplaces
Ready to get back to work? Here are some helpful steps you can take to avoid exposure to coronavirus, courtesy of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) .



Boating Safety Tips 


Spring is finally here and the boaters among you are probably more eager than ever to get out on the water, where social distancing is possible in a beautiful setting. 

But before you board your vessel, it's important to review the basics of safe boating. No matter how experienced a mariner you are, knowing safety procedures and rules before departure can prevent putting you and your crew at risk and ensure a fine day on the water.  

In this article, TSS, Inc. - The Safety Specialists - share our top 10 tips
for boating safety. 

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