September 2019
TSS TRAININGS
FIRST AID  & CPR
COST:  $85
2-Year Certification
September 17
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Location: KTN Training Center 
September 26
Time: 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. 
Location: KTN Training Center 
September 26
Time: 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. 
Location: TSS Keokuk
Need a training for your team? Schedule one today! 
Contact Ginny@tss-safety.com to schedule a group class. 
UPCOMING
WEBINARS
webinar training stock
All webinars are
 
10 a.m. AK Time
  1 p.m. CS Time

Getting High and Passing a Drug Test
September 10
Cost: $19.99
What do you do when you know that an employee's behavior and actions are off and you suspect they may be using drugs, but their drug screen comes up clean? How can you figure out what is going on? What can you do to protect your workplace?  In this webinar, we will cover potential causers for inaccurate drug test results, such as synthetics and expanded panels, and discuss solutions that fit your needs and provide peace of mind.
Register today

How to talk to your kids about drugs
October 8
Cost: $19.99
If kids don't hear specific facts about drugs from their parents, they can be more susceptible to social messaging and pressures - which may lead them to make devastating and life-changing choices. Parental involvement is key to keeping kids safe. In this course, our presenter Jo McGuire, executive director of the National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association (NDASA), will provide guidance about when and how to approach the topic with kids. She will cover issues that are trending, how to spot signs and symptoms of drug use and how parents can navigate the conversation in positive and age-appropriate ways.
  Register today

How to prepare a Job Safety/Hazard Analysis
October 24
Cost: $19.99
Has your business completed a job safety/hazard analysis? This is an invaluable tool for helping you identify, and then, reduce or eliminate hazards in the workplace before anything bad can happen. The webinar will provide a step-by-step guide on how to prepare a job safety/hazard analysis by focusing on job tasks and the relationship between the worker, the task, the tools and the environment.
Visit our calendar for additional webinars and courses.

Questions? Contact:
or call:  877.225.1431
Let TSS Help You

Navigating the new  FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse  is going to be a learning experience for everyone.
We can make it easier. 
TSS's certified safety consultants have been studying the ins-and-outs of the Clearinghouse for months, and we are ready to assist you in getting started. 
Call us! 
From the CEO: Let's Celebrate Recovery and Community  
Renee Schofield
CEO TSS, Inc. 

September is here, and that spells RECOVERY! This year marks the 30th anniversary of National Recovery Month. It's inspiring to see the gains made over three decades in terms of helping people find treatment, gain access and join with millions of others in sobriety.  Celebrating the successes is critical to continuing the work. To this end, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has rolled out a great new look and website to honor the past and look forward to the future.

The theme for 2019's National Recovery Month is "Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Are Stronger." We all know that when we work together, leveraging time, talent and focus, we can do almost anything. Throughout the month, SAMHSA is recognizing the efforts of the diverse groups of people in our communities who support recovery including emergency responders, healthcare providers, social workers, youth and emerging leaders, just to name a few.



I'm proud to say that TSS's hometown  of Ketchikan, AK has really embraced the idea of "Together We are Stronger." Building awareness around substance use and recovery is a community effort. 

As an example, coming up this month we have two great community events to support the cause.  First, on Friday, September 6, Ketchikan will host Lights of Hope, an event organized by mothers of addicts, where participants gather to light colored candles symbolizing where their loved one is in the disease of addiction - white for recovery, red for struggling, black for deceased and gray for incarcerated. Bring your candles to the mall at 8:30 p.m. to recognize those you love and join your voice to those of other family members impacted by addiction.

The second annual Stomp the Stigma march and resource fair takes place on Saturday, September 7 (10 a.m. - 3 p.m.). Folks can bring a sign to celebrate those in recovery and honor those who have passed on from substance use and mental health disorders. A highlight of the event is the resource fair where multiple agencies share information and discuss local treatment options. There will also be presentations from those in recovery, some just beginning and some with long-time success. Stomp the Stigma is a great way to come together to raise awareness - one of the most important steps in reducing stigma and helping both the community and those on the journey of recovery.

These are just two National Recovery Month events happening in my town. I encourage you to look for opportunities to honor the journey of recovery in your community. September is an important time to celebrate that treatment can work and recovery can happen! 

Check the National Recovery Month website to learn more.
Refresher Training? What and Why

Fall is a great time for a fresh start. In the workplace, this can mean encouraging (or requiring) employees to brush up on their skills and participate in some professional development to ensure that your business has a knowledge-base you can rely on.

We frequently hear about the importance of annual refresher training. Now, we know some refresher training is required by the job, or by regulation, or by company policy but we also find that certain types of training are essential to the ongoing health of a business. In other words, there are training topics employers should be focusing on to get the best bang for the training buck. Based on our experience, there are six topics that seem to rise to the top of the list for many of the businesses we work with.

Are they on YOUR list?
Stock Your First Aid Kit Today

Safety is our business. At TSS, we are all about providing our clients with resources and education to avoid hazards and minimize chances for serious injury. With this in mind, do you know what our certified safety specialists - people who live and breath safety - say is their number one safety must-have? The answer is: a well-stocked first aid kit.

"First aid kits are so important because you never know when the unexpected will happen," says TSS team member  Larissa Greer. "Being prepared can reduce panic and provide short term care to prevent infection or keep an injury from becoming more serious."

Greer recommends always having a first aid kit within reach in the house, the car, on boats at work and in your backpack for hiking. She also advises that families can benefit from taking a first aid course so that everyone knows how to utilize the supplies in the kit and other common household items that can be useful in an emergency.

Save the Dates

The National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association is proud to announce three exclusive, regional
events in September and November to provide DOT and FMCSA Clearinghouse updates. 

Des Moines, IA - September 10th

Phoenix, AZ - November 6th

Orlando, FL - November 13th


Visit  NDASA.com for more information. 
We offer world-class education and screening services for workplace and community safety.
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