Our services in the workplace
Our clients will attest that TSS provides workplace safety services that meet the highest standards of professional excellence. We are available to help you with your safety needs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, no matter where your business is located.
“When you build ships, you need good support partners. TSS has been our safety partner for over 13 years.”
“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.”
“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.”
Safety program development
Accident Prevention Plan
Job Safety Analysis
Root Cause Analysis
OSHA Compliance Analysis
OSHA violations are serious. If your business is not compliant with OSHA regulations you are putting your workers in danger and running the risk of costly citations. TSS, Inc.’s Certified Occupational Safety Specialists offer comprehensive job site analysis to help you identify hazards and eliminate them before OSHA comes calling.
Drug Policy Preparation
Safety and Screening Services
Since 1999, TSS, Inc. has become a premier drug and alcohol screening provider, ensuring that our clients can take advantage of the latest in cutting-edge technology and science. A federally-compliant Third Party Administrator for workplace drug screening programs, TSS, Inc. will ensure that your business is safe, audit-ready, and compliant with OSHA and DOT regulations.
Workplace Drug Screening
Using drug screening as a tool in safety programs is critical to reducing accidents and increasing productivity. Whether via urine, hair, saliva or sweat, we will get you the answers you need in a timely manner.
Third Party Administrator Services
When your business is DOT regulated your drug screening program quickly becomes multi-layered and complex.
As a DOT compliant Third Party Administrator, TSS Inc. can reliably handle every mandated step of the process for you, from random selection to specimen collection and testing, result confirmation, notification, employee interviews, reporting and record keeping — all in complete accordance with federal laws.
Sign up to be part of TSS, Inc.’s consortium of businesses to take advantage of the cost-savings that come with being part of a group, while receiving world-class screening services in a timely manner, without having to do the work yourself.
In 2021, TSS became one of only a handful of companies to be accredited for their TPA services by the National Drug & Alcohol Screening Association. This designation signifies the highest standards in the industry.
Drug Screening Frequently Asked Questions
Who draws the names in a random pool?
Why are random draws made quarterly?
Who determines the percentage of people that get chosen?
Do I have to be in a consortium?
Why does my employee’s name get chosen so frequently?
Why do I have alternates pulled after I receive the initial list?
Why can't I send a substitute in when one of my employees can’t make it?
What is the value in using a TPA for my random pool?
What if I have employees that work in two modal agencies, for example they are Captains of our boats, but they also drive the buses?
What if an employee works for two D.O.T. companies simultaneously?
Per 49 C.F.R. Part 40, MIS Reports are kept separately for each company and may not be used to satisfy another company record. To satisfy these D.O.T. reporting requirements, the employee would have to be listed with each company and tested separately, depending upon which company name may come up in the random draw. If the individual’s name is chosen for each company in one quarter, they would have to complete two separate tests, one under each company name.
What if I miss completing my random list?
I have an employee who I suspect is using drugs/alcohol. May I send them in for a random test?
Join the TSS Consortium today.
Renew your Consortium Membership for 2020!
Download the linked form. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to (907) 247-1432 or mail to 120 Carlanna Lake Rd. Ketchikan, AK 99901.
Log in to the TSS Consortium portal to access your business’ screening information, including scheduling and results.
Post Accident Emergency Screening
After hours emergencies happen. Your TSS crew is on-call 24/7. Our after-hours information can be obtained for each office via the location voice-mail.
Prompt testing is necessary to get the appropriate findings. Medical needs come first. This is one time TSS will be second.
To have lab work completed, bring your physician order to our office. Our nationally certified phlebotomists can perform your venipunctures with little wait time. TSS has two nationally certified phlebotomy instructors on staff to train our employees in the best practices available today.
While we can draw for any laboratory, we are pleased to partner with Quest Diagnostics, as a draw site for that agency.
Available in Ketchikan only.
Breath Alcohol Testing
Alcohol Testing is available in a variety of methods. Breath alcohol testing is the preferred manner, but TSS staff is highly trained in saliva and urine alcohol testing, as well.
In post-accident DOT situations, timing and type of testing is crucial and your testing professionals must know how to perform testing according to 49 CFR Part 40. All TSS Staff are trained and certified professional Breath Alcohol Technicians.
TSS can assist you and your company with an audiogram to be sent for review with your Audiologist or ours. This service works particularly well for companies that need hearing tests annually to meet their OSHA requirements.
Available in Ketchikan only.
Does your company require an established baseline or an annual test for employees using respirators? The most efficient way to fulfill this requirement is to take TSS spirometry test and provide your corporate health care provider with the results along with a completed OSHA Respirator Questionnaire.
NIOSH approved trained staff in Ketchikan only.
Background Checks & Record Searches
When hiring new employees, it pays big dividends to do your homework on the front side rather than to be blindsided with bad news later. TSS provides background screening for a variety of reasons and can access local, state, and federal records.
TSS, Inc. provides reliable and accurate screening services, rapid turnaround time and outstanding customer service.
TSS staff can provide professional fingerprinting services along with full background checks.
Contact your local TSS office to find out whether fingerprinting services are available in your area.
When you need to know the history, drug screening via hair testing is the best way to go.
Approximately 1.5 inches of hair will give a 60-90 day window of historical drug use. Hair is usually cut from the nape of the neck area, but can also be secured via armpit, chest or leg. Results are timely, accurate and evidentiary for court use, if needed.
DNA collection via a cheek swab takes only minutes. Collection is quick, painless and confidential. From establishing paternity to identifying sibling ship, this process is simple to do and is court admissible. It is most often used for custody and child support issues, but also frequently being used for folks working on bringing family members into the USA from other countries.
Ignition Interlock Systems
Ignition Interlock Devices provide a valuable tool in keeping our roadways safe by not allowing someone who is under the influence to drive. TSS utilizes the top-rated Draeger interlock ignition system for this service.
If you are court ordered to have an ignition interlock, TSS provides client training, professional installation and expert calibration service.
Available in Ketchikan only.
Body fluid testing
Our certified professional collections staff can perform oral fluid testing, urinalysis, and sweat patch testing whether in rapid format or lab-based.
Crime Scene & Trauma Cleanup
From workplace accidents to traumatic events, such as suicide, TSS Inc. will provide professional cleaning services that specifically address decontamination of blood and body fluid spills.
After your local emergency personnel have completed their work, contact TSS for proper cleaning and decontamination.
After hours and on-call staff is available.