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DAYSTAR NEWSLETTER MAY 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!!!!

MAY TRIVIA
May is the fifth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. It is also a month within the season of spring. The month may have been named for the Greek goddess Maia, who was identified with the Roman era goddess of fertility, Bona Dea, whose festival was held in May. In Japan, there is a so-called 'May sickness', where new students or workers start to be tired of their new schoolwork or jobs. (In Japan schoolyears and fiscal years start on April 1st.) In any given year, no other month starts on the same day of the week as May. The same is true for June.

DAY STAR SAFETY SERVICES
We can now provide the annual emergency shower and eyewash inspection and testing per the requirements of ANSI Z358.1. Contact us to obtain a proposal and schedule the testing.

Did you know that we can provide the following MSHA training:

Part 48 Subpart A (Underground) – 40 Hour & 8 Hour Refresher

Part 48 Subpart B (Surface) – 24 Hour & 8 Hour Refresher

Part 46 (Surface) – 24 Hour & 8 Hour Refresher

We can now provide you with both Cardiac Science and Zoll AEDs along with the necessary programs and training. Contact your Day Star salesperson for more information.

STANDARDS UPDATE
OSHA Hosts Informal Hearing on Proposed Rule on Confined Spaces in Construction

OSHA is inviting the public to participate in an informal public hearing on the proposed rule for Confined Spaces in Construction. The hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. on July 22, 2008, at the U.S. Department of Labor's Frances Perkins Building in Washington. On Nov. 28, 2007, OSHA published the proposed Confined Spaces in Construction Standard to address construction-specific issues as they relate to confined spaces and to establish comprehensive procedures to protect employees. More details on the hearing are available in the April 21 Federal Register.


Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program Reissued

OSHA recently reissued its Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program (NEP) Instruction to increase enforcement activities and focus on specific industry groups that have experienced frequent or catastrophic combustible dust incidents. The purpose of this NEP is to inspect workplaces that create or handle combustible dusts, which can cause intense burning or other fire hazards when suspended in air, and possibly lead to explosions. Under this expanded NEP, each OSHA area office is expected to inspect at least four facilities each fiscal year.

UPCOMING MEETING & EVENTS FOR MAY 2008
Heart of America ASSE Chapter – May 19th – 11:45 PM – KC Star Tour – Kansas City, Missouri - 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 – No formal meeting this month – 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, March 31st, 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 – May 15th – 11:30 AM to 1 PM – 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 – May 9th – 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 – May 13th – 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 – May 20th - 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 – May 21st - 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 – May 14th – 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 – May 15th – 11:30 AM to 1 PM – Hoss’s Market & Rotisserie –1010A Club Village Drive – Columbia, Mo. - Please RSVP to Kathy Cowan-Smith by email at k.cowan-smith@otscon.com or 573-474-7066 x115 by NOON Monday, May 13th. Cancelled RSVP’s must also be received by this date due to catering of the lunch.

2008 REGIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH CONFERENCES
2008 37th Annual Mid-America Safety, Health & Environmental Conference & Expo – May 5th-9th, 2008 – Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri - For more information go to www.missourisafetycouncil.org.

2008 Safety & Health Summit – May 14th-15th – Quest Center – Omaha, Nebraska – For more information go to www.safetyandhealthsummit.com.

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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