September 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. 
Online Courses 
 
View our featured online courses on TSS's revamped 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 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.  
 From the CEO

Community Strong
The economic times we are living in are creating terrible hardships for small businesses. It is heartbreaking to witness the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on my clients and the companies I partner with, as well as the stores, restaurants and retailers in our corner of Alaska. We are a close community. So I find myself spending hours every week talking to friends and neighbors about what the next six months will bring for our businesses and our employees.

As most of us were stuck at home this spring, it's not surprising that Small Business Week, which is usually held in May, was moved to September 22-24

At this time, history is being written and it will reflect whether or not we supported small businesses well enough to avoid losing the economic engine of our country. 

Every mom and pop hardware store, every crafting shop or backyard lawn mower repair store, all of them need your support. It's likely that not many of us have a ton of extra cash right now. We're watching every penny. The most value from that penny will come from spending it in your hometown, with your local vendors. Those business owners are your friends and neighbors. They are the folks who support baseball and swim teams. They are the contractors who build the church steps, the wheelchair ramps and help set up your daughter's wedding venue. Please help keep the small business in your community alive and well. It matters.

If you are a small business owner, fighting for your company's survival, know that it's in your community's best interest that you recover. So, don't hesitate to start your search for solutions locally. Reach out to your hometown banks and financial institutions. Talk to your rotary club, chamber of commerce, or area entrepreneurial, networking, or mentorship organizations. You may be surprised by who can help you think creatively, invite you to refinance, offer you a small grant or be willing to prepay for a service.

As long as our communities stick together, we will survive, recover and eventually thrive again.

Best regards,

Renee Schofield
The Importance of the Safety Carveout 


Our roadways, airways, waterways and rails are in danger of becoming less safe in the near future, if we don't pay special attention to changing marijuana laws.
This fall Congress may vote on the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act. If passed, the MORE Act will completely decriminalize and commercialize marijuana at the federal level.

What does this mean?

If the MORE Act passes without a Safety Carve-Out - or a special exemption for safety-sensitive employees regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation and for federal employees subject to drug and alcohol testing - the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will be forced to remove marijuana from its drug testing panel.



Be Prepared for the Unexpected


Fires to the west, hurricanes to the east, tornados - even freak snowstorms. Late summer, early fall marks a period when many parts of the United States see an increase in natural disasters and extreme weather events. So, it's only fitting that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has named September National Preparedness Month.
In 2017, 59,985 weather-related events resulted in 592 deaths and 4,270 injuries, according to Injury Facts.
Are you ready for the unexpected? Can you keep your workplace safe?

Celebrate Recovery 


For the last six months, there has been so much bad news about COVID-19 and the toll the pandemic is taking on every part of our lives that it feels great to talk about something positive in September.
This month marks the 31st anniversary of National Recovery Month in which we celebrate the millions of people who are in recovery. Currently, 20.2 million Americans identify as a person in recovery from a drug/alcohol use problem. An estimated 30.8 million Americans identify as a person in recovery from a mental health issue.

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