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DAYSTAR NEWSLETTER APRIL 2013


Once again we want to say ”Thank you” for your business and support in 2012. For over 35 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.


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TWENTY TWO YEARS

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We are celebrating our 22nd year at our current 35,000 sq ft facility located in North Kansas City, Missouri. Time flies when you are having fun! Stop by and visit our walk-in display room the next time you are in the area. Hope to see you soon!


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2012-13 VIRTUAL CATALOG IS NOW AVAILABLE

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2012-13 Safety Products Catalog

Our 2012-13 catalog is now available for view 24/7 online at www.daystarsafety.net where you can also request our new 2011-12 printed catalog for your facilities.


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Day Star Online Safety Training is Now Available

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Compliance is critically important, but not difficult if you subscribe and train your staff with the most comprehensive library with courses in areas of Environmental Safety, Occupation Health & Safety, Green Building, Mine Safety, Forklift Operation, Construction Safety, Transportation, HAZCOM, Industrial Hygiene and human resources and more.

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, and Hazardous Waste. Some of the Construction courses are also available in Spanish.

Click below to view all of the available courses.

Launch Online Training Center >>.

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DAYSTAR SAFETY SERVICES

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Did you know that we can provide dielectric testing of rubber insulating products and hot sticks? Normal turn-around is 7-10 days.  For more information or a quote contact Mark Calvert at 816-221-3230 x120 or markc@daystarsafety.com.

Voltgard Test Lab


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REGULATION NEWS & INFORMATION

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Builders Association signs partnership to protect Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska workers

Partnership - An OSHA Cooperative Program

OSHA Area Offices in Kansas City, Omaha, St. Louis and Wichita recently signed a partnership with the Builders Association of Kansas City to promote safe and healthful work environments for construction and general industry workers in Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska. The partnership will encourage and provide methods for employers to voluntarily improve their safety and health performance, as well as recognize employers with exemplary safety and health programs.


OSHA's free on-site consultation program in Missouri takes new training tool on the road

Hazard Lab

OSHA's free on-site safety and health consultation program in Missouri is offering a new hands-on learning experience for employers to practice finding and fixing workplace hazards. The "Hazard Lab" simulates many workplace hazard scenarios, including those involving lockout/tagout, bloodborne pathogens, electrical hazards, and hazard communication. The next scheduled appearance of the Hazard Lab will be at the SHARP Association Meeting in Rolla, Missouri, on March 22, 2013. To learn more, read the consultation success story.

OSHA's On-Site Consultation Program offers free and confidential advice to small and medium-sized businesses to help them identify and correct hazards and improve their injury and illness prevention programs. To request a free consultation, visit OSHA's On-Site Consultation page or call 800-321-OSHA (6742) to find an office in your area.


WHAT TO EXPECT FROM AN OSHA INSPECTION

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is tasked with protecting employees in the workplace from the many hazards they face. As such, OSHA has the authority to inspect employers' facilities to ensure that they are correctly following all applicable safety standards [29 CFR 1903]. Should an OSHA inspector find a facility in non-compliance, he or she may assign corrective actions and hand out penalties. All workplaces should be prepared for an eventual inspection, as OSHA has the authority to inspect any employer or workplace with employees [29 CFR 1903.3].

OSHA inspections are generally carried out in four basic steps: presenting credentials, opening conference, the walk-around, and closing conference.

Step 1: Presenting Credentials
Keeping in mind that it is unlawful to obstruct an OSHA inspector, it's important for employers to check for proper identification from a compliance officer prior to allowing him or her access to records, employees, or the facility. This is something that should normally be done at the very beginning of the opening conference. Requesting credentials is NOT considered to be an objection to the inspection; it is simply ensuring that the inspector is legitimate.

Step 2: Opening Conference
During the opening conference, the compliance officer will explain the purpose and scope of the inspection, as well as the safety standards that will be applied. Inspections often occur for three major reasons: A reportable accident occurs, an employee submits a complaint, or an inspection is pre-scheduled at facilities with known safety hazards. Both employers and employees have the right under the OSH Act to have a representative of their choosing accompany the compliance officer during an inspection. The opening conference is the appropriate time to introduce these representatives.

Step 3: Walk-around
Once the opening conference has been conducted and the compliance officer has examined any records that he wishes to look at prior to examining the rest of the facility, the walk-around inspection can begin. The main purpose of the walk-around inspection is for the compliance officer to identify potential safety and/or health hazards that are present in the workplace. The employer representative may suggest a course to take through the facility, but ultimately the compliance officer determines the route and the duration of the inspection.

During the walk-around inspection, the compliance officer will observe conditions, point out any hazards that are observed, and discuss possible correction methods for the hazards. The compliance officer may make video recordings and take photographs and various instrument readings during the inspection. Employer and employee representatives are permitted to record similar data if they choose, and it is generally recommended that they do so whenever possible.

Step 4: Closing Conference
During the closing conference, the compliance officer will brief the employer and employee representative on conditions observed during the walk-around. At this time, the compliance officer will inform the employer and employee representatives of their rights to appeal any citation that may be issued, as well as resources available to them from OSHA.
 
As a note, citations will not be issued during or at the end of the conference. The results of the inspection will be given to the OSHA Area Director following the visit, and citations or other notices-of-violation (if necessary) will be issued within six months. 


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CAOHC Course

CAOHC Certification/Recertification Course
Day Star will be offering the CAOHC 20-hour certification and the 8-hour recertification course on June 11th-13th, 2013 or those individuals performing audiometric testing. For more information or to register you may call 800-747-1401 or go online to www.daystarsafety.com and click on Training Classes.


Fall Protection Road Show - April 16, 2013* Des Moines, IA
Capital Safety and Process Marketing Group are pleased to announce our next Fall Protection Road Show, Tuesday, April 16, Des Moines, IA.      
 
The seminar will consist of a 1/2 day of training, giving you the opportunity to learn about Fall Protection, along with receiving your Competent Inspector Certification.  

Download Flyer

Sign-Up Online
 
NOTE - payment is accepted via Paypal or check.  We use the Paypal service for credit card processing.  You do not need a Paypal account to process your credit card. Questions, please let Teresa know.
 
If you need additional information or have questions, please contact Teresa Rothanzl.
 
Phone:  402-426-9254
E-mail:  teresar@pmgmidwest.com
Fax: 866-208-0912


Associate Safety Professional ASP) Examination Preparation Workshop
The Builders’ Association will be hosting a Associate Safety Professional (ASP) Examination Preparation Workshop presented by SPAN International Training LLC, formerly known as Las Vegas/SRS Safety Workshops. The ASP (often called CSP Safety Fundamentals exam) is the first test required in the two-test process of becoming a CSP. The five hour computer delivered test consists of 200 questions designed to measure the academic knowledge expected of the entry-level safety professional.
 
This workshop will prepare you for the Board of Certified Safety Professionals' Safety Fundamentals Examination, which leads to the ASP designation. You will review more than 600 problems addressing the complete examination blueprint. At the completion of the ASP prep workshop participants will learn to:

  • Determine whether you are ready to attend the Safety Fundamental Examination
  • Identify areas where additional preparation is needed
  • Design an individual study plan that ensures exam success
  • Obtain answers to questions about core exam materials
  • Become familiar with resources available to prepare for the exam
  • Utilize information about certification requirements and scoring procedures in your test preparation
  • Review content material utilizing a testing format

The workshop include a 500 page professionally published Workbook, BCSP approved scientific calculator, pencils, notepad, highlighter, and SPANs exclusive EXAM PREP Software CD. The SPAN Exam Prep Software CD includes over 800 targeted questions with multiple enhanced learning, exam simulation, and performance tracking capabilities is provided as part of the workshop ($275 value!).

Training Dates:
August 21-23, 2013
*3 Days / 2.2 CEUs / 3.67 Safety CM Points, Approval # 10-210/ 25.5 CMPs / 2.2 COCs

Location:
The Builders’ Association Education and Training Center
105 West 12 Ave.
North Kansas City, Missouri 64116
 
Cost:
The Builders’ Association Members and Construction Safety Group of Kansas City Members: $850.00 per participant
Non-Members $950.00 per participant
 
To Register:
Call Span International Training, LLC at 888.589.6757 if you are a member of The Builders’ Association or Construction Safety Group of Kansas City to receive special member pricing.  For non-members please go to Span International Training, LLC webpage: http://spansafetyworkshops.com/asp-workshop.php
 
About SPAN International Training, LLC
SPAN International Training LLC, formerly known as Las Vegas/SRS Safety Workshops, is the leading provider of professional development programs for safety, health and environmental (SH&E) professionals seeking to achieve important career goals. SPAN helps EHS practitioners build critical skills, knowledge and networking for safety management excellence. As a leader in the SH&E profession since 1990, SPAN offers world-class Certification Preparation Workshops and materials, designed for professionals to gain critical knowledge, resources and skills to pass professional credentialing examinations the first time. With over 100 years of combined experience, SPAN safety workshop instructors and consultants deliver academic integrity and real-world experience to the client.


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Safety Manager
Posted 4-4-13

Summary:
To provide professional knowledge and expertise in the administration and support of environmental health and safety programs. Responsible for the overall development and implementation of safety programs and facility security to assure compliance with regulatory agency guidelines and institutional policies.

Wage Type:
Salaried Exempt

Essential Duties and Responsbilities:
  • Development and validated training of Tecumseh Poultry Safety Written Programs in accordance with OSHA standards and guidelines
  • Perform regular safety and security audits
  • Complete First Report of Injury
  • Perform investigations involving personal injury, property damage, theft or violation of state or federal regulations on company property or in company vehicles
  • Manage facility security systems such as card access control, CCTV and key control inventory
  • Develop training and certifications for relevant equipment
  • Administration of training forms and records for all associates
  • Monitor incidents to determine trends and corrective actions
  • Maintain OSHA standards and log
  • Schedule OSHA Hearing Tests
  • Develop, administer and conduct meetings for the Safety Committee.
  • Perform Job Safety/Hazard analysis and administration
  • Maintain Material Safety Data Sheets
  • Serves as the company’s security representative and maintains effective liaison with law enforcement agencies and contracted security companies
  • Administration of Security Policies, Safety Written Programs, OSHA forms/logs and associate training
Organizational Structure:
Reports to: Vice President of Operations

Qualifications:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be substituted for the expected levels of education and experience required.

Education and/or Experience:
Expected:  Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; or four to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Communication Skills:
  • Must be able to read, write and comprehend the English language.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Other Skills:
  • Corrected vision and dexterous use of both hands.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral diagram or schedule form.
Qualified applicants should contact:
Trish Reimers, Human Resources
Tecumseh Poultry
13151 Dovers Street
Waverly, NE  68462
trishreimers@smartchicken.com


Site Safety Coordinator
Posted 4-3-13

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries. Our products are present in 7 out of 10 homes globally and are used by over 2 billion people on a daily basis. In the United States the portfolio includes brand icons such as: Axe, Ben & Jerry’s, Bertolli, Breyers, Caress, Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy, Consort For Men, Country Crock, Degree, Dove personal care products, Good Humor, Hellmann’s, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, Just for Me!, Klondike, Knorr, Lever 2000, Lipton, Magnum, Motions, Nexxus, Noxzema, Pond’s, Popsicle, Promise, Q-tips, Ragú, Simple, Slim-Fast, Soft & Beautiful, St. Ives, Suave, tcb, TIGI, TRESemmé, Vaseline, and Wish-Bone.  All of the preceding brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Unilever Group of Companies.

Our ambition is to double the size of our business, whilst reducing our overall environmental footprint (including sourcing, consumer use and disposal) and increasing our positive social impact. We are committed to helping more than a billion people take action to improve their health and well-being, sourcing all our agricultural raw materials sustainably by 2020, and decoupling our growth from our environmental impact. Supporting our three big goals are more than 50 time-based targets. See more on the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan at http://www.unileverusa.com/sustainable-living/.

Unilever employs more than 10,000 people in the United States – generating over $9 billion in sales in 2012. For more information, visit www.unileverusa.com.


Site Safety Coordinator

Summary:
We are actively seeking a Site Safety Coordinator to join our plant operations in New Century, Kansas.  The incumbent will primarily be responsible for facilitating the business’ safety, health and environmental strategy.  This includes ensuring compliance with all relevant Unilever, Federal, State and Local SHE policies and standards, training and development, and lending expertise to all SHE related issues within the operation.  The incumbent will also be also responsible for assisting the SHE Supervisor and Site Leadership Team in the development of new site initiatives around SHE efforts.

Responsibilities:
  • Provide support for the administration and implementation of key SHE programs and policies to ensure the facility’s adherence to all applicable, federal, state, and local regulations to ensure an accident, hazard free, healthy work environment.
  • Support the Behavioral Safety Excellence Program to assure At-risk-behaviors and At-risk-conditions are addressed. Monitor and track all corrective action measures to ensure they are addressed and completed in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Provide support to the SHE Supervisor to ensure site to full OSHA, EPA, and other regulatory agencies compliance by maintaining and submitting safety, accident, environmental and industrial hygiene files and records as required.  Provide support in the process of SHE Inspections and audits and track and follow up on all corrective actions.
  • Coordinate investigation of incidents and injuries with line managers and supervisors to ensure accurate and timely completion.  Cooperate in the preparation of material and evidence for organization to use in hearings, law suits, and insurance investigations.
  • Under guidance of the SHE Supervisor, provide operational safety performance feedback on a regular basis. Support the SHE Pillar, associated sub-teams and provide support to RCAs as needed.
  • Support the SHE Unilever framework for site and employee safety teams. Provide support, instruction and training to line managers and supervisors in regard to SHE framework initiatives.
  • Aid in managing the SHE Rewards and Recognition Program.
  • Participate in the development of the annual site SHE budget and control fixed and variable cost expenditures.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Safety, Environmental Science, or a related field.
  • A minimum of 2 years of work experience in a similar role; preferably leading projects.
  • Strong oral and written communication and effective interpersonal skills, along with the ability to communicate business results to the company and regulatory agencies (Including presentation and facilitating skills).
  • Flexibility with work hours depending upon business needs.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Behavior based safety experience.
  • Experience with Continuous Improvement (TPM, Lean, and Six Sigma) within a factory or manufacturing environment.
Unilever offers a competitive compensation package which includes: Medical & Dental Plans, Life Insurance; including eligible spouses and children, Paid Vacation and Holidays.

Please apply for this position at
https://unilever.taleo.net/careersection/external/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=130006SE
or call Unilever Enterprise Support HR Services 888.775.0389

Unilever is an equal opportunity employer. It prohibits discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Employment is subject to verification of pre-employment drug-screening results and background investigation.


Safety Director
Posted 3-25-13

MMC Corp is a national commercial construction company.  MMC owns and operates three national construction services brands:  MMC Contractor (mechanical contractor with four offices), MW Builders (general contractor with three offices), and Countywide Mechanical (specialty contractor in San Diego).  We are seeking a national Safety Director to oversee our safety program for all three brands.  
 
Nature of Work:
Develop and administer safety policies, initiatives and training programs for the corporation and ensure that safety policies and practices are followed consistently and create a safe and healthy work environment for all employees.  Formulate and suggest work safety standards, and enforce procedures.  Ensure compliance with all environmental, health and safety regulations, and keep abreast of any changes to laws and regulations that impact the corporation.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Advise the corporate and subsidiary presidents on the establishment and support of a comprehensive, effective safety program for the corporation and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations, to include the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and applicable state regulations.
  • Direct the corporation’s policy development and program planning for safety programs and guidelines.
  • Represent company in all safety related hearings (OSHA, etc.).
  • Participate in the development, implementation or interpretation of new or revised initiatives and participate in meetings related to assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Develop and implement overall environmental, health, and safety protocols and procedures, in accordance with general company policies and regulatory requirements.
  • Thoroughly investigate all accidents resulting in death of employees, accidents involving multiple hospitalizations or major property or equipment damage.
  • Conduct investigations, institute studies, and prepare reports and related information to evaluate existing corporate safety policies, procedures and practices.
  • Analyze job functions, procedures, equipment and materials to discover any injury or illness.  Recommend proper equipment, materials in accordance with state and federal guidelines.
  • Perform periodic jobsite inspections and prepare reports.
  • Produce reports, findings, interpretations and other documentation as they pertain to compliance with health and safety requirements.
  • Participate in the recruiting, assessment, and hiring of safety personnel.
  • Assist corporate counsel with legal issues related to safety and health matters.
  • Keep up-to-date on current federal, state, and local legislation, regulation changes, and changes to fire/safety codes and manuals; maintain knowledge of current and emerging issues and trends in area of specialty.
  • Develop and implement safety programs for new projects including safety incentive programs.
  • Chair the company safety committee meetings.  Develop safety budget and ensure expenditures do not exceed the budget.
  • Formulate and initiate training programs for employees and supervisors.
  • Coordinate, supervise and train safety personnel to achieve corporate objectives.
  • Exercise initiative or, as directed, perform additional duties to meet the needs of the organization. 
Supervisory Responsibilities:                                         
Directly supervises four or more employees and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
 
Travel:
This position requires travel approximately 50% of the time to job site locations nationally.
                       
Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
Education:              
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college/university or equivalent experience. CSP or ARM equivalent certification preferred.
            
Experience:
Five to ten years or more of related work experience required.
            
Scope:
Responsible for the work of others directly or through subordinates; may supervise management-level positions; responsible for development of budgets and/or revenue projections and accountable for monitoring results; accountable for overall results of division/department.
           
Guidelines:
Uses judgment and ingenuity in interpreting the intent of guidelines that do exist and in developing applications to specific areas.  Addresses broad or basic principles; develops new concepts and imaginative approaches to meet novel or non-recurring situations.
 
Physical Demands:
Physical demands for this position are light. Typically the employee may sit comfortably to do the work. However, there may be walking, standing, bending or carrying of light items (10-25 pounds) such as papers, books, small parts, etc. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.
 
Work Environment:
Standard project site environment that may include machinery, parts and chemicals. May require protective gear.
 
To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to careers@mmccorps.com and reference Safety Director in the email message header.


Safety & Industrial Hygiene Professionals

Posted 2-24-13

Risk Consultants is a vibrant, growing company. Our professional staff includes Certified Safety Professionals, Certified Industrial Hygienists, Registered Professional Engineers, driving safety instructors, regulatory compliance specialists, safety trainers and other skilled professionals. We frequently need competent, experienced Safety and Industrial Hygiene Professionals to provide services to our clients.

Experienced safety professionals are invited to e-mail or fax a current resume with your contact information to us for consideration. If you email your resume we prefer it be in Microsoft Word or Adobe .PDF format.

Risk Consultants provides safety and risk control services to wide variety of clients in the Midwestern United States. We are currently looking for an independent consultant to work on a contractual basis for this territory and reside in the Kansas City area.

Our ideal candidate would have:
  • 5 – 10 years of experience as an insurance company loss control representative.
  • A working knowledge of industrial safety and health, workers’ compensation, fleet, premises/operations liability, products liability and property insurance coverages.
  • Must be a self-starter and capable of organizing trips, planning work, completing professional reports with minimal supervision and work from home.
  • A professional safety certification
  • Must be computer literate in a Microsoft Windows environment, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Pluses include experience in industrial hygiene, construction, ergonomics and safety training including the OSHA 10 and 30 hr courses for general industry and construction.
E-mail your resume to employment@riskcon.com (preferred) or submit email to mike.malone@riskcon.com

To learn more about Risk Consultants please visit our website at www.riskcon.com

Company: Confidential

Posted 2-21-13

Salary Range: 70-85k plus 10% bonus potential

Position Overview:  This position is responsible for providing guidance to facilities for compliance with various governmental regulations, managing projects and implementation of management systems. This role works with environmental, health and safety Central Services group to promote and deliver safety and operational expertise to facilities. This position is also responsible for performing or assisting with accident investigations as needed. Coordination and facilitation of project management, change control, work area assessment, surveys, and program evaluations to determine the presence of hazardous conditions, such as noise exposure, chemical exposure, and indoor air Quality and confined space are critical. This person works to integrate safety programs and initiatives seamlessly into daily operations processes.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate facility inspections and evaluations
  • Communicate risks, violations, and areas of concern to facilities and regional management
  • Review facility performance and consult on training programs to improve or correct performance
  • Provide input to EHS Central Services with respect to the implementation of Environmental Health and Safety programs at a facility level
  • Facilitate the identification and categorization of risk at a facility level
  • Act as a change agent for process and structural changes
  • Integrate EHS into daily operational control systems (develop systems if needed)
  • Identify problem and low performing facilities and establish plans for improvement
  • Direct and execute emergency response efforts
  • Work with Central Services DOT manager to implement clear guidance to operations on State and Federal Hazardous Materials and Motor Carrier safety rules
  • Integrate safety initiatives into operation processes
  • Serve as a liaison between EHS Central Services group and Geography Vice Presidents
  • Coordinate industrial hygiene monitoring for the site using OSHA/NIOSH methods
  • Provide technical guidance on safety and environmental issues
  • Develop solutions to complex technical problems that require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity
  • Mentor employees on EHS issues by supporting mentor walks and risk assessments
  • Interface with regulatory agencies on compliance issues
  • Other duties that may arise out of regulation changes or need.

Skills and Qualifications:
  • Minimum 5 years EHS experience in safety or environmental field or equivalent experience in operational management.
  • 24 or 40 hour Hazwoper trained; hazardous waste knowledge a plus
  • Possess strong communication skills, both written and verbal, including proficient risk communications and media relations and proven ability to effectively communicate with all levels of internal and external professionals
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing and proficiency in 5s a plus
  • Knowledge of agricultural chemical, seed and fertilizer business
  • Experience in providing training at all levels
  • Demonstrated ability to write reports clearly, describing results from complex processes
  • Ability to advise management on courses of action with minimal assistance using both written and verbal methods
  • Must be self-motivated, have good interpersonal skills, capable of analyzing and solving complex problems through innovative thought and experience.
  • Effective team member with experience in handling multiple projects/tasks and leading cross-functional teams with minimal guidance in a fast paced environment.

Job Requirements:
  • Requires travel, expected to be up to 60% of the time mostly day travel with some overnight.
  • On call 24/7 as Emergency Response Coordinator

Interested and qualified candidates should forward Resumes/CVs and cover letters to Richard Meyers, CEO of Talent Acquisition
Email: rmeyers@rmainc.com


Safety & Training Specialist
Posted 2-19-13

Austin Nichols is working with a multi-disciplinary, industry leading environmental and safety consulting firm seeking a Safety and Training Specialist.

The successful candidate will conduct and manage safety and training related projects that are provided to manufacturers, government institutions, and other organizations.  Other responsibilities include building safety programs on site with customer, developing web based training programs related to safety and regulatory issues, and performing risk assessment studies in dealing with workman’s compensation issues.  This is a ground floor position that will provide an excellent opportunity to build the process and department within the organization.

A bachelor’s degree is required; a bachelor’s degree safety is preferred.

ASP or CSP certification is strongly preferred.

2+ years of safety experience within the manufacturing, insurance, or consulting environment is required.

Email resume to debbie.martin@austintec.com


Safety, Health & Environmental Coordinator
Posted 2-18-13

JOB SUMMARY:
Provide broad support within the Safety Health and Environmental function through excellence in best safety, health and environmental work practices and pertinent Local, State and Federal Regulations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  1. Support compliance with OSHA and State Safety Regulations, as well as Corporate Safety Policies including but not limited to the Nestle Safety Management Systems.
  2. Support compliance with EPA and State/Local Environmental Regulations, as well as Corporate Environmental Policies including but not limited to the Nestle environmental Management Systems.
  3. Assist in conducting and/or coordinating all safety/environmental related training programs.
  4. Analyze new equipment installations and process changes to identify and mitigate safety and environmental hazards.
  5. Support the coordination and facilitation of the following safety activities:
    • Safety Committee
    • PTC Site-Based safety internal audits
    • Safety Orientations for New Employees
    • Safety Orientation for Contractors
    • Creation and facilitation of Safety Promotions
    • Supervision of Plant Hearing Conservation and Annual Audiometric testing programs
    • Supervision of Accident Investigation and Reporting
    • Maintaining and updating of Safety Operating Standards
    • Facilitation of Hazardous Communications Program
    • Facilitation of Emergency Action Plan
  6. Participate and contribute as a member of cross-functional teams as assigned.
  7. Support the continuous improvement of ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and OHSAS 18001 Safety Management System
  8. Travel as necessary
  9. Practice safety in the work area

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Must have a basic working knowledge of OSHA and EPA Standards and their requirements.
  • Support SHE function in all areas of the site.
  • Develop working relationships with all areas of the organization.
  • Additional duties as assigned

SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS PREFERED BUT NOT REQUIRED:
  • Manufacturing experience within a production facility.
  • Pet or animal handling skills

JOB QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, and Knowledge):
  • Must have obtained a B.S. in Occupational Safety and Health or similar degree
  • 2-5 years of relevant work experience in safety or environmental field.
  • Good sense of business/technical interrelationships
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects/priorities
  • Good organizational skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Pro-active/Self-Starter

All applicants can apply at: www.nestlepurinacareers.com.  Job number is nest-00030433

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Heart of America ASSE Chapter - April 8th -12:00 to 1:30 PM - Legend of Asia -1853 South 7 Highway - Blue springs, Mo. - Free Lunch - Student Section Presentations and Chapter Elections. To RSVP call Dave Hallerud at 816-809-02811 or at dkhallerud@fedins.com.  You may also pay on-line at www.kc.asse.org.

Construction Safety Group of Kansas City - April 3rd - 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM - Builders Association - 105 W. 12th Street -  North Kansas City, Mo. - Our speaker this month will be a good friend of CSG Howard Mermis of MSA.  Howard will be speaking to us on “Closing in on Confined Spaces” a primer on hazards and personal protect equipment. - Please RSVP by Monday, April 1st, by calling the CSG reservation line at 816-471-0880 ext. 1369 or contact Dave Ezell, Secretary/Recorder at dave.ezell@markone.com.

AIHA Mid-America Local Section - No April Meeting - 6 PM - Please RSVP at aihamidamerica@live.com

Wichita ASSE Chapter - April 1st - 11:30 AM to 1 PM -ISI Building - Topic: Toxicology - Speaker:- Brenda Tolson, CSP - Director of Services, CERTIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, LTD. "Toxicology is arguable the oldest scientific discipline, as the earliest humans had to recognize which plants were safe to eat. Most exposure of humans to chemicals is via naturally occurring compounds that are consumed from food plants. Humans are exposed to chemicals both inadvertently and deliberately. Ironically though even today 92% of all poisoning continue to happen at home. But the trend is changing with nanotechnology. This we will discuss in detail---from pharma to aerospace industries." Please RSVP by Thursday, March 28th,  to Wayne Kordonowy at wayne.kordonowy@kochind.com.

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group - April 12th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Golden Corral on East Kellogg - For more information please contact Tamara Hadley at 316-264-7050 or constructionsafety@isienvironmental.com.

SCO Safety Alliance - Joplin - April 9th -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 blee@nsozarks.org.

SCO Safety Alliance - Monett - April 18th -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 blee@nscozarks.org.

SCO Safety Alliance - Springfield - April 11th - 7:30 AM to 9 AM - Safety Council of the Ozarks office - For more information please contact Barbie Lee at 417-869-2121 x106 or 800-334-1349 or blee@nsozarks.org.

SCO Safety Alliance - West Plains - April 10th -11:30 AM to 1 PM - TBD - For more information please contact Barbie Lee at 417-869-2121 x106 or 800-334-1349 or blee@nscozards.org.

SCO Safety Alliance - Harrison, AR - April 16th - 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 blee@nscozards.org.

SCO Safety Alliance - Northwest Arkansas - April 3rd - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Western Sizzlin - Springdale, Ark - For more information please contact Greg Knight at greg.knight@tyson.com or Fred Norwood at fred@multicraft.com

Mid-Missouri Section ASSE - April 25th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - HyVee Conference Room - Conley Road - Columbia, Mo. - Please RSVP to Adam Burks at aburks@midwestusa.com.


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2013 Region VII VPPPA Conference

2013 VPP

Planning has begun for the 2013 Region VII Conference to be held in Kansas City, Missouri at The Westin Crown Center Hotel, May 6-8, 2013. The conference theme “Searching for Excellence” represents multiple aspects. First, it ties into Kansas City’s “guardian” of the city. The Scout is a famous statue by Cyrus E. Dallin in Kansas City, Missouri. It depicts a Sioux Indian on horseback surveying the landscape. The statue overlooks the downtown Kansas City area and is a local iconic figure to say the least.

The search for excellence also summarizes our continuous journey to maintain and improve our safety knowledge and culture. As a Board of Directors, we hope to offer valuable workshops, exhibitors and mentoring opportunities. With that said, be looking to participate and potentially offer your “knowledge of excellence” by submitting to present a workshop at the 2013 conference or to volunteer to assist in some way. Workshop application information is below. As always, we appreciate all of your support and considerations.

Registration Form

2013 Conference Registrations
Attendee registrations are now being accepted for the 2013 Region VII VPPPA Conference. Online registrations may be made by going to the ON-LINE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION link. You may also use the registration form below. We look forward to seeing all of you this coming May in Kansas City!

2013 Region VII Conference Registration Form


2013 ASSE & AIHA 5th Annual Safety and Health Professional Development Conference

When?
Thursday, April 18, 2013 Pre‐conference Seminars
Friday, April 19, 2013 Conference
Check in: 7:00 am (both days)
Event time: 7:45 am to 4:30 pm

Where?
MCC Business & Technology Campus
1775 Universal Avenue
Kansas City, Missouri 64120

Event brought to you by:

5th Annual ASSE and AIHA Conference

Pre-Conference Sessions Thursday, April 18

Registration Information
Visit http://kc.asse.org/pdc/ to register online.
Online registration gives option of payment by credit card or check.



MID AM Conference

2013 Conference
May 6-10
Hilton Convention Center
Branson, Missouri

Registration Now Available - Register Online

65 Technical Workshops
Vendor Expo
Motivational Keynote Presenters
OSHA Keynote
 
Pre Conference Certification Sessions
  • 30 Hour OSHA General Industry (continues throughout the conference)
  • First Aid/CPR Instructor Course
  • RCRA/DOT Refresher Course
  • Hazwoper 8 Refresher Course
  • Ergonomics: Managing for Results
  • Incident Investigation
  • Forklift Instructor Course.
 
Additional Certifications Available
Essentials in EH&S Supervision and Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion Recognition Training.
 
Other Conference Activities
Awards Ceremony - and NEW THIS YEAR - Video Awards
Golf and Fishing Tournaments
 
Online registration now available.


Ozarks Corporate Safety Awards
Applications are being accepted for the 2013 Ozarks Corporate Safety Awards

Awards will be presented at the Awards Lunch on Thursday, May 9 in Branson, Missouri.
Get the recognition your company deserves.  Apply Now.
 
NEW THIS YEAR - Video Awards Program.
Submit your company training/safety video for recognition

LODGING AND LOCATION INFORMATION
Hilton Convention Center, Branson, Missouri

RESERVATIONS:  Call 1-866-568-0890
 
CONFERENCE ROOM RATES:  Single or Double - $169, Triple or Quad - $189
 
DEADLINE TO RECEIVE CONFERENCE RATES:  April 5, 2013
 
DRIVING DIRECTIONS

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National Safety Council

September 29th - October 4th, 2013

AIHce 2013


ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition


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