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.
Senior Project Manager
Jo McGuire is the Senior Project Manager for TSS, Inc. As a Certified Professional Collector Trainer and Certified Breath Alcohol Technician Trainer, she is responsible for training TSS personnel to DOT compliance standards and for cultivating their professional development.
Jo is a nationally recognized expert on the impact of employee substance use and the development of drug and alcohol policies that help employers maintain safe and drug-free workplaces. She is a Certified First Aid/CPR Instructor and provides a wide variety of training classes and webinars to TSS clients on both DOT-mandated and safety-related topics. Jo is the founding Chairman of the National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association and serves as a national advocate for drug-free work spaces, families and communities.
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.
David Martin has served the community of Ketchikan, Alaska, in the safety sector since 1978. After many years of health, safety and crew supervision with Ketchikan Pulp Company, he became safety officer at Alaska Ship and Drydock/Ty-Matt heavy construction. Wanting to experience the public sector, David went to work as safety coordinator for the City of Ketchikan/Ketchikan Public Utilities, eventually becoming assistant city manager.
After 16 years with the City, David accepted the position of Safety Coordinator with TSS. He strives to put his knowledge of regulatory compliance with a common-sense approach to work for our clients and for communities at large. David is also a Certified First Aid and CPR Instructor, Certified Professional Collections Technician and Certified Breath Alcohol Technician.
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