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Once again we want to say ”Thank you” for your business and support in 2011. For almost 34 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.

Meet one of our team members
Calvin McCandless
Calvin McCandless has been with Day Star for 22 years and has served in various job capacities. He began in the warehouse and then customer service and is now our purchase order expeditor. He was a Navy Corpman in Vietnam and is now an active member of the Lee’s Summit VFW Post 5789. He lives with his older brother, Larry, and when he is not fishing, he is spending time with his brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews. And yes, he is the older brother of our own, Rick McCandless, in customer service.

Salesman Change – After 12 years with Day Star, Larry Curtis is seeking other opportunities to advance his career. We wish Larry and his family our best and thank him for his loyalty and hard work over the years. Bob Ripplinger will be taking over Larry’s territory and may be contacted at 816-221-3230 x122 office, 816-520-4171 cell, or at

Congratulations to the Builder’s Association 2011 Safety
Excellence Award Winners!!!!!

General Contractors

Under 100,000 work hours
1st Place – Coleman Industrial Construction, Inc.
2nd Place – Sircal Contracting, Inc.
3rd Place - HarenLaoghlin Construction

300,001-500,000 work hours
1st Place – Turner Construction

Over 500,001 work hours
1st Place – The Weitz Company
2nd Place – Clarkson Construction Company
3rd Place – JE Dunn Construction Company


Under 100,000 work hours
1st Place – Audio Acoustics, Inc.
2nd Place – Seal-O-Matic Paving Company

100,001 – 200,000 work hours
1st Place – The Fagan Company
200,001 – 300,000 work hours
1st Place – Rand Construction Company
2nd Place – Cates Sheet Metal Industries, Inc.

300,001 – 500,000 work hours
1st Place – MMC Contractors National, Inc.
2nd Place – Faith Technologies

300,001-500,000 work hours
1st Place – P1 Group


Over 500,001 work hours
1st Place – HNTB Companies

Grand Award Winner all Divisions – Coleman Industrial Construction, Inc.

Safety Professional of the Year – Jim Miller, Vice President Safety, JE Dunn Construction Company


2011-12 Safety Products Catalog

Our 2011-12 catalog is now available for view 24/7 online at where you can also request our new 2011-12 printed catalog for your facilities.

Day Star Online Safety Training is Now Available
Just added – Confined Space Entry Training - 8-Hour - $189.00

We have the solution for the small employer without safety resources or for the employee who missed their initial safety training.

It is as easy as 1-2-3. Choose your course, create a profile, provide billing information, and verify your confirmation.

Most of the OSHA courses offered are 1-4 hours in length and start at just & 20.00. The courses pertain to Construction, General Industry, OSHA 10/30 Hour Outreach, and Hazardous Waste. Some of the Construction courses are also available in Spanish.

Click below to view all of the available courses.

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If you have a Hearing Conservation Program, annual audiometric testing is required. We can provide on-site mobile service with certified technicians to fit your schedule. We also can perform a noise survey for your facility. Contact Mark Calvert at 816-221-3230 x120 or for more information.


Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Finalized: Training Deadline Moved Up

On Monday, March 26, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) promulgated a final rule officially adopting the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) into their regulations. The adoption of the GHS classification and labeling system will be included within OSHA’s already existent Hazard Communication (HazCom) Standard [29 CFR 1910.1200].

The HazCom Standard has always been about protecting workers from hazardous chemicals in the workplace. Commonly known as the worker “right–to–know” standard, HazCom requires employers to provide hazard communication to their employees through hazard labels, material safety data sheets (MSDSs), and training. These elements will still be a part of the new system, but in a much more formalized and consistent fashion. The modified standard will provide a single set of harmonized criteria that all employers will have to follow.

With the addition of the GHS, OSHA is now rebranding the HazCom Standard as the “right–to–understand” standard. It is the hope that employees will not just recognize the hazard communication in their workplace but also have a clear understanding of what it means.

With the GHS now implemented, the major areas of change include:

º Hazard Classification - There will now be defined classes of hazards encompassing varying health and physical hazards with clear specified criteria, based on the third revised edition of GHS, as to when a chemical meets a hazard classification. However, in addition to the GHS criteria, OSHA has included additional hazard–defining criteria. This includes criteria for “combustible dusts” and a “hazards, not otherwise specified” category. These criteria would apply to any chemicals in the workplace that pose adverse physical or health effects, as shown by scientific evidence, but that do not meet other defined hazard classes.
º Labels - Unlike in the previous standard, HazCom will now require standardized pictograms and language that must go onto labels.
  Hazcom Labels
º Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) - Previously MSDSs, SDSs will now have to follow a 16–section format containing specified hazard information.
º Information and Training - Training has always been required under the HazCom Standard, but with the new modifications, employees will need to get retrained on the new container labeling and SDS requirements

Changes to the GHS Rule

The proposed rulemaking for GHS was originally published in September 2009. There have been several public hearings and a long comment period to ensure that any needed modifications were made to the rule before making it final.

Some of the changes in the final rule, as compared to the proposed rule, include, but are not limited to:

º Requiring all affected employees to receive training at a date earlier than expected.
º The proposed rule had suggested that employees receive training within two years of the final rule.
º The actual final rule has stated that employees will have to be trained on the new standards by December 1, 2013.
º Longer deadlines for other parts of implementing the standard.
º The proposed rule had suggested that affected persons comply with the rules within three years of the final rule.
º According to the final rule, all chemical manufacturers, importers, and employers would have to comply with all modified provisions of this final rule by June 1, 2015.

The exception to this is that distributors may continue to ship products labeled under the old system until December 1, 2015.
º Employers would then need to update their labels, hazard communication, and training by June 1, 2016, upon identifying any new physical or health hazards.
º Maintaining the disclosure of Threshold Limit Values (TLVs).
º Listing carcinogen statuses recognized by national and international authorities.
º Clarification on using red borders on pictograms.
º Flexibility to allow label preparers to consolidate or eliminate inappropriate or redundant statements.

With the final GHS ruling, employers now have the option of still following the old HazCom rules until the specified compliance dates (see above) or they may immediately begin implementing the new changes.

The final rule, which OSHA has named "HazCom 2012," can be viewed here.  OSHA has also created a fact sheet for the final rule, which can be viewed here. 

ANSI Approves Two ASSE Fall Protection Standards

Two new ANSI approved American Society of Safety Engineers standards focus on safety for self-retracting devices and assisted-rescue and self-rescue systems

 The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved two American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) standards addressing fall protection - the new ANSI/ASSE Z359.14-2012, Safety Requirements for Self-Retracting Devices for Personal Fall Arrest and Rescue Systems, and the revised ANSI/ASSE Z359.4-2012, Safety Requirements for Assisted-Rescue and Self-Rescue Systems, Subsystems and Components. The standards are part of the Z359 Fall Protection Code.

The new Z359.14 standard establishes requirements for the performance, design, qualification testing, markings and instructions, inspections, maintenance and storage, and removal from service of self-retracting devices, including self-retracting lanyards, self-retracting lanyards with integral rescue capability, and self-retracting lanyards with leading-edge capability (SRL-LE’s). It also establishes requirements for self-retracting devices intended for use in personal fall arrest or rescue systems for authorized persons within the capacity range of 130 to 310 pounds (59 to 141 kg).

“The new Z359.14 standard on self-retracting devices addresses several types of these retractable lanyards and additionally classifies them according to performance,” says Tom Wolner, ME, PE, vice president of engineering for Capital Safety. “Type A devices, for example, are capable of arresting a fall in less than two feet which is very important in situations where fall clearance is limited. And for the first time, this standard addresses self-retracting devices that may be exposed to a sharp edge in a fall situation. Special testing is included to evaluate and qualify these. Other important additions include expanded requirements for user information and guidelines on inspection expectations depending on the severity of use."

As for the revised Z359.4 standard Wolner notes, “The major focus is to emphasize the need for preplanning each potential rescue scenario with the expectation that employers and equipment users will use the code to develop effective rescue procedures. This preplanning process includes analysis of rescue needs, equipment selection, training and periodic evaluation of training effectiveness. The equipment types and performance requirements included in the code were specifically geared toward preplanned rescue events to support this approach."

The revised Z359.4 standard establishes requirements for the performance, design, marking, qualification, instruction, training, use, maintenance, and removal from service of connectors, harnesses, lanyards, anchorage connectors, winches/hoists, descent control devices, rope tackle blocks, and self-retracting lanyards with integral rescue capability comprising rescue systems utilized in pre-planned self-rescue and assisted-rescue applications for one to two persons.

For more information on ASSE standards please go to

What's in your drain?

This Stormwater Minute is mostly visual. After all, they say a picture is worth a thousand words. And this is a perfect example. The photo above shows what was removed from 50 catch basin filters after 2 weeks in storm drains in the southern California area.

We could give you test reports, case studies, fancy graphs and charts but none of it would be as visually impactful as this one image. Imagine what is going into our stormwater system each day from unprotected drains.

The Ultra-Drain Guard is the flagship product of our stormwater management product line. Simple in concept but, as you can see from the photo, incredibly effective.

Help your customer stay in compliance with NPDES and other stormwater management regulations. Call us today for more details on the Ultra-Drain Guard and other stormwater products.


CAOHC Course

CAOHC Certification/Recertification Course
Day Star will be offering the CAOHC 20-hour certification and the 8-hour recertification course on June 5th-7th, 2012 for those individuals performing audiometric testing. For more information or to register you may call 800-747-1401 or go online to

EHS Compliance Consultant/Auditor, Overland Park, KS
Posted Mar 13th, 2012
ERM is looking for a motivated, experienced EHS Compliance Consultant/Auditor to join our growing Performance and Assurance team in Overland Park, KS. Working under the direction of a senior auditor,…
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Safety Specialist – Kansas City
Posted February 28th, 2012
Job Title: SAFETY & ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST Job Location: Kansas City, MO Job Description: With annual sales over $10 billion, Praxair, Inc. is a global, Fortune 300 company that supplies atmospheric,…
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Safety & Compliance Manager, Olathe, KS
Posted Jan 10th, 2012
Position Haz-Mat Response, Inc., an Olathe, KS environmental company, is seeking a Safety & Compliance Manager. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Developing and implementing safety procedures
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Safety Manager, Milan, MO
Posted Jan 4th, 2012
Employment Opportunities Farmland Meats Group Farmland Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer Job…
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Corporate – Safety Representative
Posted Dec 6th, 2011
Location: 10- Kansas City, MO- Corporate State: Missouri Shift: Full Time Job Information: We are Murphy-Hoffman Company (MHC), North America’s largest Kenworth truck dealership group. As MHC continues to grow,…
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EH&S Manager
Posted Dec 1st, 2011 - St. Joseph, MO
Job Description  Environmental Health Safety (EHS) Manager – St. Joseph, Missouri linkedin Position Summary: Designs, directs and administers the occupational health and safety function in compliance with all…
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EH&S Manager
A recruiter from the McPherson, KS Hospira facility is looking for EHS Manager candidates.  Please contact Adrianna White if you are interested in learning more about it and would not have a problem with moving to McPherson, KS. Adrianna’s phone number is: 620-245-6246.

Industrial Hygienist
The experienced hygiene position will review plans according to USACE H & S criteria, prepare plans and reports, and provide field oversight according to the OSHA HAZWOPER Standard, 29 CFR 1926.65 et al. Experienced Risk Assessors need to have performed risk assessments according to Risk Assessment Guidance for Superfund (RAGS). For more information, please contact Charles Colbert at


Heart of America ASSE Chapter - April 9th - 12 PM to 2 PM - Midwest Public Risk - 19400 East Valley View Parkway - Independence, Missouri - Todd Foster - Municipal Safety Issues - To RSVP call Shelly Killingsworth at 816-245-3931 or You may also pay on-line at

Construction Safety Group of Kansas City - April 4th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM Whitecap Construction Supply - 1907 Warren, KC, MO 64116. The phone number is (816) 474-1188 - The presenter will be Brent Smith with AES Raptor who will be introducing and updating us on various Fall Protection Equipment Raptor Fall Arrest Carts, Guard Rail Systems and other new innovative products. – Please RSVP by Monday, April 2nd by calling the CSG reservation line at 816-471-0880 ext. 1369 or contact Chuck Rutledge, Secretary/Recorder at

AIHA Mid-America Local Section - April 3rd - 6 PM to 8 PM - Manny’s Mexican Restaurant - 207 SW Boulevard - KC, Mo. - UCM Student Presentation - Please RSVP at

Wichita ASSE Chapter - April 2nd - 11:30 AM to 1 PM –ISI Building – Please RSVP by Friday, March 30th to Deb McDaniel at

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group - April 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

SCO Safety Alliance - Joplin – April 10th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM – Red Hot & Blue – For more information please contact Barbie Lee at 417-869-2121 x106 or 800-334-1349 or

SCO Safety Alliance - Monett – April 19th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM – Big Baldy’s Bac-Woods BBQ – For more information please contact Barbie Lee at 417-869-2121 x106 or 800-334-1349 or

SCO Safety Alliance - Springfield – April 18th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - The Pasta House - For more information please contact Barbie Lee at 417-869-2121 x106 or 800-334-1349 or

SCO Safety Alliance - West Plains – April 11th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Primas – For more information please contact Barbie Lee at 417-869-2121 x106 or 800-334-1349 or

SCO Safety Alliance - Harrison, Ar. – April 17th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Western Sizzlin - For more information please contact Barbie Lee at 417-869-2121 x106 or 800-334-1349 or

SCO Safety Alliance - Northwest Arkansas – April 4th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM – Western Sizzlin - Springdale, Ar. - For more information please contact Greg Knight at or Fred Norwood at

Mid-Missouri Section ASSE - April 19th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Wastewater Management and Current Regulations - Tom Ratermann, Boone County Sewer District - China Garden – Please RSVP to Adam Burks at

Metropolitan Community College BTC, 1775 Universal Avenue, Kansas City, Mo 64120
April 20, 2012 from 7:15 am - 4:15 pm

MID AM Conference

April 30 - May 4, 2012
All Aboard for Safety
Tan Tar A Resort, Lake Ozark, Missouri
Please note that the conference dates have changed from the originally published dates


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