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DAYSTAR NEWSLETTER APRIL 2015

Once again we want to say "Thank you" for your business and support in 2014. 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.

CONGRATULATIONS - CALVIN MCCANDLESS - RETIREMENT
Calvin McCandless
After 25 years with Day Star, Calvin retired on March 31st, 2015. He grew up in south Kansas City, graduated from Southwest High School, and was a produce manager for Kroger’s grocery store. He served his country as a Navy corpsman in Vietnam where he was awarded two Bronze Star Medals with Combat “V” and is currently an active member with the VFW.  He loves fishing and watching old movies. Calvin started out in the warehouse, then customer service, and finished up as an expediter. He is the older brother of Rick McCandless who has been in customer service with Day Star for 30 years. Congratulations Calvin!!!!! Thanks for being a faithful employee!!!!


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We can now provide assistance in getting your company set up and approved with ISNetworld.  Contact Mark Calvert at 816-221-3230 x120 or markc@daystarsafety.com.

ISN Collect. Verify. Connect.


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We are now an authorized distributor for RAE Systems, a manufacturer of portable gas detection equipment.

RAE Systems


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REGULATION NEWS & INFORMATION



OSHA Reports

Adding inequality to injury: The costs of failing to protect workers on the job

"Employers must do more to prevent injuries"

Who bears the cost of worker injuries?

A new report released by OSHA explores the substantial impact of workplace injuries and illnesses on income inequality Despite the decades-old legal requirement that employers provide workplaces free of serious hazards, every year, more than three million workers are seriously injured, and thousands more are killed on the job. The report states these injuries can force working families out of the middle class and into poverty, and prevents families of lower-wage workers from attaining greater economic opportunity. "For many, a workplace injury or illness means the end of the American dream, and the beginning of a nightmare," said Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health. "Employers must do more to prevent these injuries from happening in the first place and insure that when they do, workers receive the benefits to which they are entitled."

OSHA is asking workers who have been affected by the cost of a workplace injury to share their story. For more about this report (PDF*) and read Dr. Michaels' recent blog post.


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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 in June 2015 for 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.

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Heart of America ASSE Chapter - No Meeting in April due to PDC - 12 to 1:30 PM -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 2nd - 11:30 to 1:00 PM-
JE Dunn cafeteria - 1001 Locust Ave - Kansas City, Missouri - The speaker will be Arch York of Missouri One Call System.  He will present on the one call system in the State of Missouri and trenching and excavation safety.  Please RSVP by noon on Monday, March 30th, by calling the CSG reservation line at 816-471-0880 ext. 1369 or contact Sharon Mount, Secretary/Recorder at smount@thomasmcgee.com.

Wichita ASSE Chapter - April 6TH -11:30 to 1 PM - The speaker is Dave McDonnell who will give an OSHA Update - ISI Environmental Inc - 215 S Laura St - Wichita, Ks - Please RSVP to Brent Cothran at brent.cothran@westarenergy.com.

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group - April 10th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - The speaker is Scott Smith who will speak on Is It Recordable? OSHA RecordkeepingBuffet City - Plaza West Shopping Center -Wichita, Ks - For more information please contact Tamara Hadley at 316-264-7050 or constructionsafety@isienvironmental.com.

SCO Safety Alliance - Joplin -April 14th -11:30 AM to 1 PM - Red Hot & Blue - For more information please contact Debora Biggs at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or dbiggs@nscozarks.org.

SCO Safety Alliance - Monett - April 9th -11:30 AM to 1 PM - Big Baldy's Bac-Woods BBQ - For more information please contact Debora Biggs at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or dbiggs@nscozarks.org.

SCO Safety Alliance - Springfield - April 14th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Ramada Inn Oasis - 2456 N Glenstone Ave - Springfield, Mo. - For more information please contact Debora Biggs at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or dbiggs@nscozarks.org.

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

Mid-Missouri Section ASSE - April 23rd - 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM - HyVee Conference Room - Conley Road - Columbia, Mo. - Please RSVP to members@midmoasse.org.


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2015 AIHA/ASSE Professional Development Conference 
The 2015 AIHA/ASSE Kansas City area Professional Development Conference is coming fast. Registration starts at 7:00 AM at the PDC on April 17th 2015 at the MCC Business and Technology Campus 1775 Universal Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64120.

We offer a local/ low-cost opportunity to pick up CEUs for all attendees, network with local safety, Risk management, and HR professionals along with a convenient opportunity to meet with local safety equipment and service providers. We listened to you and have worked hard to bring great speakers to the PDC with topics suggested by you in the chapter survey. This conference is open to anyone who wants to attend so bring your HR Manger, Plant Manager, Shift Supervisors, and Safety Committee Members. I am sure they will get a lot out of the day.

We feel that this is a great value for attendees and an opportunity to support your ASSE/AIHA chapters.

Click here to register for the conference.  See the complete list of speakers and topics included in the newsletter.


MID AM Conference
May 4-8, 2015 - Chateau on the Lake - Branson, Mo


66th Annual Kansas Department of Labor Conference

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ASSE Professional Development Conference & Exposition


AIHce 2015


National Safety Council - Atlanta 2015

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