There is nothing more important than keeping your employees, your business, your community and your loved ones safe.
Safer workplaces and communities
Safety is not an accident. By consulting closely with every client, The Safety Specialists (TSS) has successfully implemented safety services and developed comprehensive safety training and education programs for nearly 20 years.
Started in 1999 as a small drug-screening company, we have grown into an award-winning safety services provider, covering many aspects of workplace, community and home accident and hazard prevention. Using industry-leading technology and best practices identified from peer-reviewed research, TSS offers clients the most current and trustworthy information and resources. As a federally compliant Third Party Administrator for workplace drug screening, TSS is able to cost-effectively take the burden off businesses, ensuring their drug programs are compliant with federal safety regulations.
From background checks and screenings, to helping businesses implement ongoing protocols mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and U.S. Department of Transportation, and to supporting parent efforts to keep families safe, TSS is committed to the highest standards of excellence to meet client needs in accordance with local, state and federal laws.
Words of Support
Judy Zenge, The Plaza Mall
"We have always appreciated the professionalism, and confidentiality of your staff when dealing with our employees. Your company is truly a leader in our community, and we thank you."
"When you build ships, you need good support partners. TSS has been our safety partner for over 13 years."
"Ketchikan may be an encapsulated (on an island) community, but we are really lucky to have some superb services like TSS that wouldn’t ordinarily be available in a town this size. Today businesses need to be proactive and TSS is dynamic and motivated to provide a wealth of services!"
"As a company operating in several remote Southeast Alaska communities, it is sometimes difficult to get the safety and compliance services you need in a timely fashion; TSS consistently provides comprehensive and confidential service with competitive pricing and great turnaround times."
Meet Our Leaders
The TSS, Inc. team of certified safety specialists is committed to providing customized services and educational opportunities that will best serve the needs of our clients. Since 1999, we have been dedicated to the highest standards of excellence in ensuring that the businesses and people we work with are safe in their workplaces,
communities, and homes.
Renee Schofield is the owner and CEO of TSS, Inc, and holds credentials as a Certified Occupational Safety Specialist, Phlebotomy Instructor, ACA for Healthcare Professionals, Breath Alcohol Technician Trainer, Certified Professional Collection Trainer, EKG Technician, Drug & Alcohol Testing Program Management, Respiratory Protection & Fit Testing Technician, Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist, First Aid/CPR Instructor, and Crime/Trauma Scene Cleaning Technician.
Renee is a founding board member of the National Drug & Alcohol Screening Association, has served on the board of directors for the Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association and is an active member of the Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association. She also serves as a governor’s appointee to the advisory board for Alcohol and Substance Abuse for the State of Alaska and as a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary in her community.
Her volunteer work and participation in a variety of safety programs, boards and community prevention efforts have earned her numerous awards. Most recently, she was named a Woman of Distinction in Ketchikan, Alaska for 2018.
Myron McCord joined the TSS Team in February of 2022, with a background of 16 years in construction safety as a Regional Safety Specialist. He traveled the country conducting hands-on safety training in all aspects of safety, including trainings on the DOT requirements and EPA concerns within the organization he worked for prior to TSS. He excelled in the safety field and has pride in the help he has offered to countless people over the years. Myron currently serves as a DOT-certified collector and is involved in all functions of the Midwest office in Keokuk, Iowa. A typical day may see Myron handling everything from invoicing, processing test results, greeting our customers and conducting drug and alcohol screens. Myron enjoys the commitment and dedication that TSS provides to the community and enjoys the opportunity to meet new people and conduct various trainings. Outside of working at TSS Myron has two conformation show dogs that he travels the country competing with in numerous dog shows throughout the year. Myron also enjoys rebuilding muscle cars and motorcycles that he shows on occasion.
Ginny Clay has been with TSS Inc., for more than 15 years and is currently serving as our Operations Manager. She is a Nationally Certified Phlebotomist, Certified Professional Collections Trainer, Certified Breath Alcohol Technician Trainer and Certified First Aid/CPR Instructor. She also holds certificates in Hearing Conservation and Spirometry.
Ginny oversees the Third Party Administrator services of TSS, ensuring compliance and audit-readiness for hundreds of companies participating in our national consortium program.
Eric Bartholomew joined the TSS Team in April 2017, with a background in staffing and human resources. He serves as a DOT-certified collector, a CPR and First Aid instructor, and is involved in all functions of TSS’s Midwest office in Keokuk, Iowa. A typical day may see Eric handling everything from invoicing, processing test results and conducting drug and alcohol screens, to presenting an online or in-person training session. Eric enjoys the variety of work he has the chance to be involved in at TSS and the opportunities to teach. Outside of the office, Eric is a musician and performs in several local bands.
LynnLee Mitchell came to TSS in August 2021 and is based in Ketchikan. LynnLee is trained for all TSS and TSS Express services. She is qualified for DOT and non-DOT drug screens and Breath Alcohol Testing, on- and off-site. Additionally, LynnLee trained with the Department of Motor Vehicles to provide Title Reg, Driver's license, Boat Title Reg, and APV registration for TSS Express. If you come into TSS’s Ketchikan location, you will see LynnLee helping with whatever needs to get done around the office including training other staff, ignition interlock, billing, filing and answering the phones. LynnLee really enjoys working with the community and getting to know everyone who comes in!
Accolades and Honors
- Member of the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition
- American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) First Aid & CPR Training Center
- Founding Member & Board of Directors of the Ketchikan Substance Abuse Task Force
- 2006 – Trailblazer of the Year recipient from Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce
- 2007 – Awardee Bill Bivin Small Business of the Year, ALASKA
- 2014 – 2018 Board Member of the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association
- 2015 – Small Business Administration – Alaska Small Business of the Year
- 2017 – Ketchikan Women of Distinction Award
- 2018 – Founding Board Member of the National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association
- Member Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association
- Member National Safety Council
- 30+ Year volunteer with the March of Dimes
Chambers of Commerce Memberships:
- Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce (2005 President, 2007 Member Services Chair)
- Craig Chamber of Commerce
- Skagway Chamber of Commerce
- Prince of Wales Chamber of Commerce
- Wrangell Chamber of Commerce
- Juneau Chamber of Commerce
- Keokuk Chamber of Commerce
- Quincy Chamber of Commerce
- Alaska State Chamber of Commerce (2011 Chairman)
- Member of the US Chamber