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Ketchikan Training Center
   
October 10th
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: David Martin
   
October 27th
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Instructor: Ginny Clay

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I'm a Supervisor... Now What?!?
By: David Martin
October 9, 2018
$89 per person
Whether you were hired into the position, worked your way up through the ranks o r have many years of experience, this training is designed to keep you, your
employees and your workplace SAFE.  We will cover: supervisory responsibilities,  safety training compliance, incident/accident reporting, job safety analysis and much more!

Signs & Symptoms for Supervisors
By: Jo McGuire
October 23, 2018
$129 First Person / $89 Second Person
    How do you determine whether a Reasonable Cause situation exists in the workplace? This training will not only make the parameters clear to you but will also discuss the latest trends in employee substance use, how to approach the employee, document the situation, drug testing protocols and what the expectations are for record-keeping.  (120 min)
All webinars are
10:00 am AK Time
1:00 pm CS Time
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Teen Driving
By David Martin, TSS Safety Supervisor

   Do you have a teenage driver in the house?  Have they either just obtained their driver's license, or only had it a very short time?  With the darker days of autumn approaching, and winter right behind, how many of these relatively inexperienced teenage drivers have driven in all sorts of weather?
   Darkness, wind and rain, snow and ice; these are just a few examples of things that can be a distraction to drivers.  Now add sound systems, cell phones and friends. The Fall/Winter months can be extremely dangerous for new drivers.  According to the National Safety Council, every hour about 30 teens are injured in motor vehicle crashes involving an inexperienced driver. Each day, seven will die in those collisions.
   Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for young adults, and the numbers are climbing. Teen drivers are nearly three times more likely than drivers age 20 and older to be in a fatal crash.
Teen Crashes are Preventable
   Inexperience, coupled with risk-taking behavior, means a heightened crash risk for teens. While driver education and graduated driving licensing systems are effective, teens need additional training and guidance to change risky behaviors and improve decision-making skills.

Because......
  • Over 74,000 young people die or are injured each year by not wearing seatbelts
  • In their first year of driving 1 in 5 16-year-old drivers has an accident
  • Attitude is one of the most important factors in safe driving
  • Two-thirds of teen passenger deaths are in vehicles driven by other teenagers
  • Over one-third of teen fatal crashes are speed related
  • According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, a 16-year-old is 20 times more likely to be killed in a crash than an adult
  • The risk of a fatal crash is three times greater at night, for every mile driven
  • Practicing in all weather conditions is the only preparation for severe weather driving
  • One-third of all crashes are at intersections
What can you do?
  • Talk to your teen about the rules and responsibilities involved in driving. Share some stories and statistics related to teen drivers and distracted driving. Remind your teen often that driving is a skill that requires the driver's full attention. Texts and phone calls can wait until arriving at his or her destination.
  • Set consequences for distracted driving. If your teen breaks a distraction rule you've set, consider suspending your teen's driving privileges, further limiting the hours during which they can drive, or limiting the places where they can drive. Parents could also consider limiting a teen's access to their cell phone-a punishment that in today's world could be seen by teens as a serious consequence.
  • Show your teen the grim stats. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, teens are more likely than anyone else to be killed in an alcohol-related crash. In 2016, almost one out of five teen drivers involved in fatal crashes had been drinking. Even though the minimum legal drinking age in every State is 21, data shows 16 percent of 15- to 18-year-old drivers involved in fatal crashes in 2016 had been drinking. Drugs other than alcohol - illicit as well as prescribed and over-the-counter - can affect your teen's driving, so be sure you and your teen talk about driving and drug use as well.
Set a Good Example
   A study by Liberty Mutual and SADD found that parents are setting a poor example for teens by engaging in unsafe driving behaviors, such as texting and driving, and are not listening to their kids' warnings. Forty-one percent of teens say their parents continue these unsafe behaviors even after their teens ask them to stop, and 28 percent of teens say their parents justify unsafe behavior.
   As a parent, you are the number one influence on your teen driver's safety. Self-reported surveys show that teens whose parents impose driving restrictions and set good examples typically engage in less risky driving and are involved in fewer crashes.
   For more information on teaching teens about the hazards of distracted drive, visit tss-safety.com and sign up for our distracted driving webinar.
Ketchikan Health Fair
Ketchikan Strong!

   Together we are Ketchikan Strong!  Join us for the annual Health Fair on November 3 rd at the PLAZA (new location!)  Whether you want to be a vendor or join us for your annual health screenings, we are looking forward to seeing you there. For more information, contact ginny@tss-safety.com.
TSS is Awarded the Bi-State Consortium Contract
   TSS, INC is pleased to announce that in August 2018 we were notified that the Bi-State Regional Drug and Alcohol Testing Consortium has accepted our proposal and intends to award the contract for Third Party Administration of the Bi-State Consortium Drug and Alcohol testing program.
   Created in 1995, the Bi-State Drug and Alcohol Testing Consortium members are local governments, school districts and non-profit agencies with employees performing safety sensitive functions under Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) or Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulations within the Bi-State region of Illinois and Iowa.  With over 60 members representing over 1,000 employees, Bi-State Regional Drug and Alcohol Testing Consortium members have demonstrated a strong commitment to workplace and community safety.   
   TSS, INC Owner and CEO, Renee Schofield, stated "I look forward to the partnership with Bi-State.  With the changing regulations in drug and alcohol testing, it's important that employers have a company such as TSS, Inc. in their corner that they can trust to look out for them by doing things right."
D.O.T. and YOU
Protocol for Failed Breath Alcohol Test (40.255)
If the result of a D.O.T. breath alcohol test is a 0.02 concentration or greater, the following steps need to be carried out:
  • The Breath Alcohol Technician (B.A.T.) will perform a confirmation test.  This confirmation must be performed at least 15 minutes after initial test, but within 30 minutes of initial test.
  • Employers that utilize non-evidential alcohol screening devices must ensure that an E.B.T. (evidential breath testing device) is available for use within a half an hour of obtaining a test result on an A.S.D. (alcohol screening device).
  • B.A.T. will inform the driver of the need to conduct a confirmation test.  The driver should be instructed not to eat, drink, or place anything in his or her mouth.  B.A.T. must inform driver that the confirmation test will take place at the end of the waiting period, even if driver has not followed instructions thus far.
  • B.A.T. will conduct and air blank on the E.B.T.  If air blank test reads 0.00, B.A.T. proceeds with confirmation test.  If greater than 0.00, another air blank is taken.  If reading is still greater than 0.00, that machine is not to be used.
  • B.A.T. will carry out a confirmation test using the same procedure as original test.  A new mouthpiece is used.  Confirmation test reading is the final result.
  • If, for any reason, the result displayed on the E.B.T. machine is not the same as the result printed on paper form, test is cancelled and E.B.T. is to be removed from service.
  • B.A.T. will sign and date form.  Driver will sign and date certification statement, which includes a notice that the driver cannot perform safety-sensitive functions or operate a vehicle if the results are 0.02 or greater.  If results are 0.04 or above, driver must be removed from his/her driving duties and safety-sensitive functions, and be evaluated by a Substance Abuse Professional (S.A.P.)  The B.A.T. is to attach the test result print-out directly onto the collection form with tamper-evident tape (unless results are printed directly to form).
  • B.A.T. will transmit all results to the driver's Designated Employee Representative (D.E.R.) in a confidential manner.  In the event a driver must be removed from duties immediately, B.A.T. will notify the D.E.R. right away.
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