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DAYSTAR NEWSLETTER JUNE 2008
Once again we want to say” Thank you” for your business. For almost 30 years we have been providing safety equipment, services, and solutions for many companies in the Midwest. This would not be possible without you, our valued customer. Thanks for your business and support in 2008!!!!

JUNE TRIVIA
June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with a length of 30 days. The month is named after the Roman goddess Juno, wife of Jupiter and equivalent to the Greek goddess Hera. See:- Months in various calendars

At the start of June, the sun rises in the constellation of Taurus; at the end of June, the sun rises in the constellation of Gemini. However, due to the precession of the equinoxes, June begins with the sun in the astrological sign of Gemini, and ends with the sun in the astrological sign of Cancer. June is the month with the longest daylight hours of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the shortest daylight hours of the year in the Southern Hemisphere.

June in the Northern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent to December in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa. The month of June—in the Northern Hemisphere—is in Spring until the 21st, when Summer begins. The traditional June birthstone is the pearl. The June birth flower is the rose, or the honeysuckle, as roses and honeysuckles bloom throughout June. June is also sometimes called the "Rose month."

June is known for the large amount of marriages that occur over the course of the month. This large quantity of marriages can be attributed to the Goddess that June is named after, Juno or Hera. Juno is the protecting goddess of marriage and a married couple's household, so it is considered good luck to be married in this month.

In both common and leap years, no other month begins on the same day of the week as June. This month and May are the only two months that have this.

DAYSTAR SAFETY SERVICES
We can now provide a facility survey for containment, liquid handling, assessment, waste management and safety storage. You can also do it yourself by requesting the Eagle C.L.A.W.S regulatory compliance guide. Give us a call or contact your Day Star salesperson for more information.


Safety Tips for the Fourth of July

What would July 4th be without fireworks? Workplace hazards can go hand-in-hand with fireworks manufacturing, storage, transportation, display, and retail sales. Since July 4th is right around the corner, OSHA is reminding employers and employees in the display segment of the fireworks (pyrotechnics) industry about the safety hazards of setting off fireworks and possible solutions to those hazards. Here are a few safety tips for fireworks display operators:

- Use competent, trained personnel.

- Wear protective gear and proper clothing.

- Prohibit accidental ignition sources.

- Properly install mortar boxes, racks and drums.

- Always handle fireworks carefully.

OSHA Assistance for the Pyrotechnics Industry Safety and Health Topics Page, Fireworks Safety Tips Pocket Card for Retail Fireworks Sales, and Fireworks Safety Tips Poster for Display Operators are resources that offer even more information on how employers can help their employees stay safe on the job and prevent workplace injuries and fatalities.

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
CAOHC Certification/Recertification Course

Day Star will be offering the CAOHC 20-hour certification and the 8-hour recertification course on July 22nd-24th, 2008 for those individuals performing audiometric testing. For more information or to register you may call 800-747-1401 or go online to daystarsafety.com


Free Online CPR & AED Training

Recognizing National CPR and AED Awareness Week, the National Safety Council will offer free online CPR and AED training next week, June 1-7. The opportunity is an easy and convenient way for people to learn or renew critical skills that could make the difference between life and death for a family member, colleague, or any individual experiencing cardiac arrest, the council says. The free training will be available at www.nscfirstaid.com/nationalCPRweek (a link that will be active June 1-7 only).


Free Hearing Conservation Clinics…special online-only sessions June 19 & 26!

Join hearing conservation expert, Elliott Berger, for two informative sessions from the convenience of your own location. He’ll present Hot Topics in Hearing Protection: An expert shares what you need to know, in two separate hour-long sessions in June.

Elliott Berger

Register for one or both of these hearing conservation webinars scheduled for June 19 and 26, from 12 – 1 pm EST. Find the details and register at:
http://www.e-a-r.com/onlineclinic


Free OSHA Construction Focus Four Hazards Program

Safety Council of the Ozarks is presenting a one-day Prevention Strategies for Construction’s Focus Four Hazards Program to be held in Joplin, Missouri on June 26th, 2008. This program is funded by OSHA’s Susan B. Harwood Grant. There is no charge for registration. For more information or to register please call 800-334-1349 or email blee@nscozarks.org.


NSC To Host Webinars on Hazard Communication and Building a Safety Culture

The National Safety Council (NSC) will host a Webinar on June 18 from 10 to 11 a.m. CDT focusing on the Hazard Communication Standard. Featured speakers are David O'Connor, director of the Office of Chemical Hazards (non-metal) in OSHA's Directorate of Standards and Guidance (DSG), and Maureen O'Donnell, project officer for the rulemaking on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals in DSG. On June 25, NSC will sponsor a Webinar on Building a Safety Culture featuring Wellesley E. Scott, Ph.D., P.E., manager of NSC's Consulting Services. For more information on future Webinars, visit NSC's Webinar calendar page at http://www.nsc.org/webinar/calendar.aspx

UPCOMING MEETING & EVENTS FOR JUNE 2008
Heart of America ASSE Chapter – Meetings will resume in September - To RSVP call Tom Ireland at 913-544-3382 or at irelandtr@gmail.com. You may also pay on-line at www.kc.asse.org.

Construction Safety Group of Kansas City – June 4th – 11:30 AM to 1 PM – Builders Association Training Center – 105 W. 12th Avenue – North Kansas City, Missouri – To RSVP call the CSG reservation line at 816-471-0880 ext. 1369 by Monday, June 2nd, by 3:30 PM or contact Greg Sweeney at grs@p1group.com.

Mid-America Industrial Hygiene Association – Meetings will resume in September – To RSVP go to midaamericaaiha@yahoo.co.uk.

Wichita ASSE Chapter – Meetings will resume in September – ISI Building – For more information please contact Corey Beacom at 316-269-6647 or at beacom.corey@dol.gov. To RSVP go to gilpin.lisa@dol.gov by May 12th.

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group – June 13th – 11:30 AM to 1 PM – Ryan’s Steakhouse on North Rock Road – For more information please contact Tamara Hadley at 316-264-7050 or at constructionsafety@isienvironmental.com.

OSHAC– Joplin – June 10th – 11:30 AM to 1 PM – Red Hot & Blue – For more information please contact Michael Mulhall at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or at mmulhall@nsozarks.org.

OSHAC – Monett – June 17th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM – Grant’s Restaurant – For more information please contact Michael Mulhall at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or at mmulhall@nsozarks.org.

OSHAC – Springfield – June 18th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM – Ryan’s Grill Buffet & Bakery – For more information please contact Michael Mulhall at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or at mmulhall@nsozarks.org.

OSHAC – West Plains – June 11th – 11:30 AM to 1 PM – Ryan’s Grill Buffet & Bakery – For more information please contact Michael Mulhall at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or at mmulhall@nscozards.org.

Mid-Missouri Section ASSE – Meetings will resume in September - Please RSVP to Kathy Cowan-Smith by email at k.cowan-smith@otscon.com or 573-474-7066 x115.

2008 REGIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH CONFERENCES
2008 Kansas City Area Safety & Health Conference – July 24th-25th – Adams Pointe Conference Center in Blue Springs, Missouri. For more information you may contact Beverly Smith at 816-842-5223 x*233 or go to www.safetycouncilmoks.com.

2008 Kansas Safety & Health Conference – October 7th-8th – Ramada Inn in Topeka, Kansas – For more information go to www.dol.ks.gov/events.

2008 22nd Annual Safety & Health Conference of the Ozarks – October 28th-30th – Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel at Branson Landing – For more information go to www.nscozarks.org.

2008 NATIONAL CONFERENCES & EXPOS
American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo– May 31st – June 5th – Minneapolis Convention Center – Minneapolis, Mn. – For more information go to www.ahia.org.

American Society of Safety Engineers Professional Development & Expo – June 9th-12th – Las Vegas Convention Center – Las Vegas, Nv. – For more information got to www.asse.org.

24th Annual VPPPA National Conference – August 25th-27th – Anaheim Convention Center – Anaheim, Ca. – For more information go to www.vpppa.org.

96th National Safety Council Congress & Expo – September 22nd-24th – Anaheim Convention Center – Anaheim, Ca. – For more information go to www.nsc.org.

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