December 18, 2020

Hello, and Happy Holidays.  From all of us here at Tennessee JT&S, I want to wish you all a healthy and safe Christmas season and great start to the New Year.

2020 has been a trying time for us all, and I fear 2021 will not begin much better. But, I believe that all things will get better as the year progresses.  I ask that everyone remains cautious and continues work each day to keep yourselves and those around you safe and healthy.  The introduction of vaccines for the COVID-19 virus provide us with a bit of brightness at the end of the otherwise dark tunnel of this year.  However, vaccines are not a universal, instant, or a guaranteed end to the potential for spread of the virus or its hazards.  That said, please be cautious over the holidays and through the first of 2021.  Stay social distanced where possible, wear your masks, and wash your hands.

Also, in our industry, the pandemic has not replaced all the other real and serious hazards we face.  Please remain aware and alert and continue to use good work practice and to follow all those golden rules of safety.

Feel free to reach out to me or any of the instructors should you need us.  Our offices at the Murfreesboro Campus will be closed starting Monday the 21st and through January 4, but I will still be accessible through the usual channels and will be happy to help with whatever you need.

Thank you all for your participation and support of the Tennessee Job Training & Safety program and once again, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Thank you,

Mike Simmons

December 10, 2020

The video presentation of December's safety meeting topic, Dealing with Workplace Violence-- Beyond Active Shooter, is now live on our YouTube channel!  Click here to watch! Don't forget to turn in a sign in sheet to JT&S so we can count it in your training transcripts!

October 22, 2020

Since the pandemic continues to add question marks to all of our advance planning, we are going to try to get ahead of the curve a bit and try to move our Foreman’s Conference from its traditional spot in early January to March 17-19, 2021. We will still try to hold our other workshops and schools during our usually scheduled periods. Please bear in mind that until the conditions surrounding the pandemic are resolved we must all remain flexible and anticipate possible changes. We will send out more details with regard to content and any special precautions as we get closer to those dates. We would appreciate any comments or feedback and we ask you all to remain diligent and be safe.

Thank you,

Mike Simmons

September 4, 2020

JT&S has launched our own YouTube page to provide safety videos for our subscribers! We understand that due to COVID-19, some monthly safety meetings have been put on hold so we have uploaded video presentations of some of our recent and upcoming safety meeting titles in hopes that this will help fill the safety meeting space until things get back to business as usual.

Take a look at the Safety Program Videos page under our Resources tab in the top menu for access to these videos. We will be adding more videos soon!