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DAYSTAR NEWSLETTER APRIL 2017

Once again we want to say "Thank you" for your business and support in 2016. For over 39 years we have been providing safety equipment, training, services, and solutions for many companies in the Midwest. This would not be possible without you, our valued customer.


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We can now provide a Confined Space Standby Rescue Team. Rescue Teams provide a cost savings alternative to maintaining equipment and personnel for an onsite team. Our Rescue Teams provide emergency retrieval systems, supplied air units, personal protective equipment and medical trauma kits for potential rescue in IDLH atmospheres. Rescue personnel monitor all activities inside and outside the space to ensure a safe confined-space entry. A 2-man trained rescue team with equipment is $175.00 per hour. Contact Mark Calvert at 816-221-3230 x120 or markc@daystarsafety.com for more information.

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We can now provide MDNR Operator Renewal Training for drinking water, distribution and wastewater operators. Contact Mark Calvert at 816-221-3230 x120 or markc@daystarsafety.com for more information.

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We have been providing Arc Flash Hazard Analysis and labels along with 2015 NFPA 70E, OSHA and NEC training. Contact Mark Calvert at 816-221-3230 x120 or markc@daystarsafety.com for more information.

Arc Flash and Shock Hazard Label

 

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.

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3M TO ACQUIRE SCOTT SAFETY FROM JOHNSON CONTROL FOR $2 BILLION



SAFETY NOTICE: Comfo® Air-Purifying Respirator Cartridges

MSA recently determined that a small percentage of Comfo Combination Cartridges, manufactured from September 1, 2016 through December 11, 2016, may not comply with the NIOSH required P100 filter minimum efficiency level of 99.97% for particulates. The affected cartridges types are listed below:

Air Purifying Respirator Cartridges

Our investigation confirmed that the reduced efficiency is due to leakage caused by separation of the adhesive used to bond the P100 filter component to the cartridge body. The adhesive separation was found to occur after final production and testing. Since this condition is internal to the cartridge assembly, it is not detectable by the user during normal respirator inspections or seal checks.

As a result of this condition, MSA requests that you immediately remove from service all affected cartridges indicated above that were manufactured during the specified time period. MSA has corrected this condition and will replace affected cartridges free of charge.

Identifying Affected Cartridges:
All affected individual cartridges, six-pack cartons of cartridges, and over-pack boxes of cartridge six-packs are marked with a date code containing the two-digit week, followed by the two-digit year of manufacture. The date codes of affected cartridges range from: “3516” through “4916” and represents the time period from September 1, 2016 through December 11, 2016. Disregard any letter that follows the four-digit code. See the photos on the attached Safety Notice for examples of date code locations.

Obtaining Replacement Cartridges and Returning Affected Cartridges: To obtain replacement cartridges, please complete the attached Return/Replacement Cartridge Order Form (page three) and email it to MSA Customer Service at the appropriate email address below. Replacement cartridges will be shipped to you immediately and we will forward instructions for returning the affected cartridges.

MSA Customer Service Contact Information: If you have any questions regarding this Safety Advisory, please contact MSA Customer Service as follows:



Again, we apologize for any inconvenience that this situation may cause; however, your safety and continued satisfaction with our products is most important to us.

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OSHA to Delay Enforcing Crystalline Silica Standard in the Construction Industry SOURCE: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR APR 6, 2017

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced a delay in enforcement of the crystalline silica standard that applies to the construction industry to conduct additional outreach and provide educational materials and guidance for employers.

The agency has determined that additional guidance is necessary due to the unique nature of the requirements in the construction standard. Originally scheduled to begin June 23, 2017, enforcement will now begin Sept. 23, 2017.

OSHA expects employers in the construction industry to continue to take steps either to come into compliance with the new permissible exposure limit, or to implement specific dust controls for certain operations as provided in Table 1 of the standard. Construction employers should also continue to prepare to implement the standard’s other requirements, including exposure assessment, medical surveillance and employee training.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.


Employers reminded to post injury and illness summaries through April; electronic filing not required until July

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OSHA reminds employers of their obligation to post a copy of OSHA’s Form 300A, which summarizes job-related injuries and illnesses logged during 2016. The summary must be displayed from February through April in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted. Businesses with 10 or fewer employees and those in certain low-hazard industries are exempt from OSHA recordkeeping and posting requirements. Under a new rule, many of the same employers will be required to electronically submit the 2016 data to OSHA by July 1, 2017. A page for submitting records electronically will soon be available. Visit OSHA's Recordkeeping webpage for more information on recordkeeping requirements.


National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls set for May 8-12

National Safety Stand-Down Event

Last year, more than 1,900 workers participated in a stand-down event at the construction site of the MGM Casino in Oxon Hill, Md.

Employers and workers are invited to participate in the fourth annual National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls in construction, to be held May 8-12. Sponsored by OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and CPWR — The Center for Construction Research and Training, the weeklong outreach event encourages employers and workers to pause during the work day to talk about fall hazards and prevention. Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry – accounting for 37 percent of fatalities industry-wide. In past years, more than 1 million workers participated in events. They have worked for public and private sector employees and small and large businesses. The event has recently expanded to include industries beyond construction. For more information on how to join in this year’s stand-down, access free training and education resources in English and Spanish, and receive a personalized certificate of participation, visit OSHA's webpage.


NIOSH releases sound app to help protect workers from hearing loss

NIOSH Sound App

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has developed a new, free mobile application for iOS devices that measures sound levels in workplaces. The NIOSH Sound Level Meter app displays real-time noise exposure data based on NIOSH and OSHA limits. The easy-to-use app can be particularly helpful to occupational safety and health trainers as they teach construction apprentices about noise hazards and the need for hearing protection. Visit the app webpage for more information.

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Metropolitan Community College

Join us for Lunch & Learn
In conjunction with the national construction fall prevention campaign, Metropolitan Community College’s OSHA Training Institute Education Center invites you to attend a complimentary event at the Business & Technology campus.

The Lunch and Learn includes:
  • Exhibitors: PMG Midwest, Day Star and Shur-Sales
  • Presentations: Area Director and Compliance Officer of the Kansas City area OSHA office
  • Demonstration: Fall protection equipment by Shur-Sales
  • Lunch
  • Campus tours
When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday, May 4, 2017
Where: Exhibit Hall A, MCC-Business & Technology | 1775 Universal Ave., Kansas City, MO 64120

Please RSVP by April 28 to Lisa Bray via email at:
lisa.bray@mcckc.edu or 816.604.5251

Note: This is a limited-invite event. Please RSVP as soon as possible to ensure your spot.
MORE THAN A GREAT FUTURE – BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

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, 2017 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 Chapter ASSE – May 5th – 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM – Roasterie Tour – 1204 W 27th Street – Kansas City, Mo. - You may RSVP and pay on-line at kc.asse.org.

Construction Safety Group of Kansas City – May 5th – 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM – Blue Hat Crane – Mark Henkel – JE Dunn Safety Manager – 240 S 65th Street – Kansas City, Ks – Must have appropriate PPE – boots, safety glasses, hi-viz vest, hard hat – Please RSVP your attendance by e-mail to Steve Reynolds at sreynolds@harenlaughlin.com.

Wichita ASSE Chapter – May 1st – 11:30 to 1 PM – Chapter Elections –ISI Environmental Inc – 215 S Laura St – Wichita, Ks – Please RSVP by to kent.perry@nustarenergy.com.

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group – May 14th – 11:30 AM to 1 PM – Please contact Haley Sumner at 316-945-0555 or hssumner@dodlingerconst.com.

Mid-Missouri ASSE

Mid Missouri ASSE Chapter – May 25th – 11:30 AM to 1 PM – Please send RSVP or questions to bderrick@broadwayergonomics.com or cell 573-808-2392.


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2nd Annual SAFECONEXPO


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National Safety Council - Indianapolis 2017


AIHce 2017

Safety 2017 ASSE

National Conference 33rd Annual National VPPPA Safety & Health Conference
National Conference
33rd Annual National VPPPA Safety & Health Conference

Tuesday, August 29-Friday, September 1, 2017
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, Louisiana


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