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Once again we want to say "Thank you" for your business and support in 2013. 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.

Hertz Equipment Rental has closed its walk-in retail store located on 18th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.  Stop by or contact us if we can assist you with your safety equipment needs.  We can supply you with most of the same products that you previously purchased from Hertz.



Electric Power Generation

OSHA announces final rule revising standards for electric power generation, transmission and distribution

OSHA today sent to the Federal Register a final rule (PDF) to improve workplace safety and health for workers performing electric power generation, transmission and distribution work.

"This long- overdue update will save nearly 20 lives and prevent 118 serious injuries annually," said Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health. "Electric utilities, electrical contractors and labor organizations have persistently championed these much-needed measures to better protect the men and women who work on or near electrical power lines."

The agency is revising the 40-year-old construction standard for electric power line work to make it more consistent with the corresponding general industry standard and is also making some revisions to the construction and general industry requirements to better protect workers. The final rule becomes effective 90 days after publication in the Federal Register. OSHA adopted delayed compliance deadlines for certain requirements. Read the news release and visit the new Power Generation Web page for more information.

OSHA Form 300A

Employers reminded to post OSHA 300A injury/illness summaries through April 30

OSHA is reminding covered employers to post OSHA's Form 300A, which summarizes the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred during 2013 and were logged on OSHA's Form 300, Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses. The summary must be posted between Feb. 1 and April 30, 2014, and should be displayed in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted.

Employers with 10 or fewer employees and employers in certain industries are normally exempt from federal OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping and posting requirements. A complete list of exempt industries in the retail, services, finance, insurance and real estate sectors can be found at



We are proud to announce that we are now an authorized distributor for BW Technologies by Honeywell, a manufacturer of portable gas detection equipment.

BW Technologies by Honeywell



CAOHC Course

CAOHC Certification/Recertification Course
Day Star will be offering the CAOHC 20-hour certification and the 8-hour recertification course on June 3-5, 2014 or those individuals performing audiometric testing. For more information or to register you may call 800-747-1401 or go online to and click on Training Classes.

3M Hearing Seminar

Save The Date! No-Cost 3M Hearing Loss Prevention Seminar
Kansas City, MO on May 6th!

We are offering a no-cost Hearing Loss Prevention Seminar in Kansas City, MO on May 6, 2014. All expenses, including lunch, are complimentary courtesy of 3M (a $300 value!).

The course will emphasize understanding of:
  • How hearing protectors function
  • How hearing protectors are tested and rated
  • How they perform in the real world
  • How they affect employees' ability to function on their jobs
  • Read the Full Course Description

Register Now

Kansas City Airport Marriott
775 Brasilia Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64153
May 6, 2014

Meet the Instructors
The course will be taught by Ted Madison Technical Service Specialist, and Laurie Wells, Board-Certified Audiologist.

Damon Inc. Fall Protection Training ~ June 2014 Classes

Mark Damon

This two day class is to instruct employees to serve as a competent person in fall protection for their employer. Successful students will receive training to meet or exceed requirements of OSHA and ANSI.

Competent Person Training will instruct employees to serve as a Competent Person in fall protection for their employer.

Students who successfully complete the course and pass the written test will receive a Competent Person Certificate. Please note per ANSI standards, the certificate is valid for a period of two years.

June 2014 Classes
$350/person (Limit 25) Breakfast & Lunch Provided  8:00 am—4:30 pm
6/2-3/2014-St. Louis Airport Marriott, 10700 Pear Tree Dr, St Louis, MO 63134
6/24-25/2014-Argosy Casino, 777 Argosy Casino Pkwy, Riverside, MO 64150

About the Trainer
Mark Damon, President, Damon, Inc.
• Over 35 years of fall protection experience
• Assisted in the development of OSHA 29CFR 1926.500
• Previous Member of ANSI Committee on Fall Protection
• Provided expertise in development of US Navy Fall Protection Standards

Register now – Classes Limited to 25 attendees

Register and pay using our WEBSITE!fall-protection-class/cirw

Or Register by Email

Or Register by Phone or mail
816.896.1849 or 620.960.2764
Mark Damon, Damon Inc.
16340 Lower Harbor Rd., Suite 1 #234,
Brookings, OR 97415



Day Star is currently looking to hire an additional salesperson for the Kansas City area.  If interested, please email your resume to EEO



Heart of America ASSE Chapter - No meeting this month
Construction Safety Group of Kansas City - April 2nd - 12 PM to 1:30 PM -Please RSVP by by calling the CSG reservation line at 816-471-0880 ext. 1369 or contact Tom Ruzicka, Secretary/Recorder at

AIHA Mid-America Local Section - No meeting this month

Wichita ASSE Chapter - April 7th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM -ISI Building - Enviromental & Safety Management Systems - Speakers - Nikki Chavez, CHMM, Scott Smith, Lead Auditor, iSi -  Please RSVP to Wayne Kordonowy by April 3rd at

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group - April 11th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Hometown Buffet on West Central - Listen Like a Negotiator - Speaker is Dan Oblinger, NATSB -For more information please contact Tamara Hadley at 316-264-7050 or

SCO Safety Alliance - Joplin - April 8th -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 17th -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 8th - 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

SCO Safety Alliance - West Plains - April 9th -11:30 AM to 1 PM - TBD - For more information please contact Barbie Lee at 417-869-2121 x106 or 800-334-1349 or

SCO Safety Alliance - Harrison, Ar. - April 15th - 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 2nd - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Western Sizzlin - Apringdale, Ar. - For more information please contact Greg Knight at or Fred Norwood at

Mid-Missouri Section ASSE - April 24th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - HyVee Conference Room - Conley Road - Columbia, Mo. - Please RSVP to Adam Burks at



MID AM Conference

May 5-9, 2014
Hilton Convention Center - Branson, Mo.
More information available early 2014

65th Safety and Health Conference



AIHce 2014

2014 ASSE Professional Development

2014 National Safety Council Congress and Expo

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