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First Aid & CPR
Ketchikan Training Center
   
September 5th
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
   
September 22nd
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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WEBINARS
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You, the D.E.R.
By: Jo McGuire
September 18, 2018
$75 per person
If you receive the drug & alcohol testing results for your company, you are required to know the responsibilities outlined in 49 CFR Part 40. We'll cover the rules, random selection, document retention and much more! Certificates of completion will be given for attending this course.  (90 min)

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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or call:  877-225-1431
D.O.T. 
& YOU
DOT means NO on POT

We cannot say it enough. Marijuana is NOT legal for anyone who falls under Department of Transportation regulated substance screening.

If you hold a FEDERAL LICENSE (CDL, FAA, USCG, PMHSA, FTA, FRA) you are subject to all federal rules under 49 CFR Part 40.

That means a BIG NO on marijuana. Even if you live in a legal marijuana state.  
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September is National Recovery Month!
By Renee Schofield, CEO

Now in its 29 th year, the observance of National Recovery Month celebrates the achievements of individuals who have worked so hard to claim long-term recovery. It also celebrates treatment and recovery service providers who help Americans reach sobriety. This recognition is important because it delivers the message that treatment does work, and recovery is possible.

While America talks day-in and day-out about the problems associated with substance abuse, millions of Americans have transformed their lives through the treatment process. For each and every one, the improvement in their health, relationships and overall life, cannot and should not be ignored. Just as we honor other achievements, Recovery Month brings to light POSSIBILITY. Shining the light on the possibility of recovery: where to go and who to ask about it, might allow others to join the ranks of those who have achieved it. 

We all know someone who struggles with addiction. The people who need us are our moms, dads, brothers and sisters. They might be co-workers or friends. The 2018 theme for Recovery Month is "Join the Voices of Recovery: Invest in Health, Home, Purpose and Community." It's time to challenge ourselves to see how integrated care, strong communities, sense of deliberate purpose and leadership can contribute to effective treatments to sustain recovery for persons with mental and substance use disorders. No small task.

We have plenty of work to do. And we have the resources to do the work! Check out: www.RecoveryMonth.gov  for details on the many ways YOU can contribute to celebrating Recovery Month in your community. The complete toolkit posted there is FREE. You can download flyers, banners, posters and so much more. You can also list your events on the Recovery Month page so everyone can locate an event near them. Materials also include SAMHSA's National Helpline (1-800-662- HELP (4357)) for 24 hour, free and confidential information and treatment referrals. 

Together, we can and will help those in our community who desire treatment, to find it. It's not easy, it's not cheap, but it is worth it. Let's invest in taking care of each other. Together, we can. 
Note: If you need more information about Recovery Month or how to plan an event, please call TSS. We'd love to participate in your local celebration of Recovery Month!
Don't Forget - AED's SAVE LIVES!
In most first aid /CPR classes (all of them at TSS, Inc.)  people get, at a minimum, an introduction to AED's providing the basic premise of how they work and how, when combined with effective CPR they can help to save lives.

But in an emergency when everything is going wrong, how many of us are comfortable enough with our knowledge of AED's to grab one and use it? What's going through your mind?

Can they be used in the rain?
Can they be used in the snow?
How do you know if the battery is charged?
Can you use them on infants?
Are the electrodes interchangeable with other models/manufacturers?
Are there different size electrodes?
Can they be used overtop of clothing?
What if the victim has a hairy chest?
How do I not get shocked?

Proper use of an AED is critical in the first few minutes of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).  For several years, TSS, Inc. has been a regional distributor for Zoll AED's. 

Purchasing an AED is an investment,  the dividend could well be a life saved.
SAFETY CORNER:  FIRST AID KITS
A Must Have for Every Home
By David Martin, Safety Coordinator

First aid kits are necessary for treating ailments and injuries that happen at home. From the minor ailment to the more serious injury, a first aid kit can help reduce the risk of infection or the severity of the injury. It might benefit you and your family to attend a first aid class, so you can learn how to utilize all the supplies in your kit. Another good place to keep a kit is in your vehicle so if something happens when you are out with your family you can start treating the problem immediately.

The selection of items inside your kit will help treat cuts, scrapes, injuries including sprains, burns, and supplies for a variety of common situations. You can either buy a prepared first aid kit or you can build your own with a list of frequently used items that are suited for your needs, ie: around the house, camping, fishing, etc.
If you make your own first aid kit, make sure to store it in an easily accessible place so anyone can find the kit in the case of an injury. Also make sure it is easy for everyone to open so when an emergency occurs there are no distractions from delivering immediate aid.

Whether you buy a first aid kit or put one together, make sure it has all the items you may need: include any personal items such as medications, emergency phone numbers or other items your health-care provider may suggest.Check the kit regularly.Check expiration dates and replace any used or out-of-date contents.

Recommended items for first aid kits for a family of four include the following:
  • 2 absorbent compress dressings (5 x 9 inches)
  • 25 adhesive bandages (assorted sizes)
  • 1 adhesive cloth tape (10 yards x 1 inch)
  • 5 antibiotic ointment packets (approximately 1 gram)
  • 5 antiseptic wipe packets
  • 2 packets of aspirin (81 mg each)
  • 1 blanket (space blanket) 
  • 1 breathing barrier (with one-way valve)
  • 1 instant cold compress
  • 2 pair of nonlatex gloves (size: large)
  • 2 hydrocortisone ointment packets (approximately 1 gram each)
  • Scissors
  • 1 roller bandage (3 inches wide)
  • 1 roller bandage (4 inches wide)
  • 5 sterile gauze pads (2 x 2 inches)
  • 5 sterile gauze pads (4 x 4 inches)
  • Oral thermometer (non-mercury/non-glass)
  • 2 triangular bandages
  • Tweezers
  • First aid instruction booklet 
For more information about first aid kits at home or work, please contact david@tss-safety.com
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