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DAYSTAR NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2011

Once again we want to say ”Thank you” for your business and support in 2011. For over 30 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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Our 2010-11 virtual catalog is now available for view 24/7 online at www.daystarsafety.net where you can also request our new 2011-12 free printed catalog for your facilities.2010-11 Safety Products Catalog


Our salesperson for Central and Southern Missouri, Cary Blaise, is no longer employed by Day Star Corporation. Please send you orders to sales@daystarsafety.com or contact Mark Calvert at 800-227-0787 x120 if you have any questions or require any additional information.


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Day Star Online Safety Training is Now Available
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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.

Launch Online Training Center >>.

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DAYSTAR SAFETY SERVICES
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We provide qualitative and quantitative respirator fit testing on-site or at our location. We also rent the TSI Portacount fit tester and necessary adaptors. Medical evaluation and respirator training is also available as needed. Contact us for more information or to set up an appointment.


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REGULATION NEWS & INFORMATION
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2011 Kansas Workers Comp Regulations
The state of Kansas recently enacted legislation that reformed the Workers Compensation Act.  While the legislation was crafted with a cooperative spirit by business and labor, the new regulations represent the most significant overhaul to Kansas Workers Comp laws since 1993 and fundamentally change what is compensable under the Act.

Document Resources
Several key documents on the new Kansas legislation are available for download on our website using the following links:

Form: Kansas Dept. of Labor Employer's Report of Accident
Poster: Kansas Dept. of Labor Information for Injured Employees
Poster: Kansas Dept. of Labor Notice to Employees effective May 15, 2011
Summary Report: KAIA 2011 Amendments to the Workers Compensation Act


EPA Proposes Modifications to 2008 Definition of Solid Waste Rule
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposed rule to modify the 2008 Definition of Solid Waste (DSW) rule. The DSW rule had been intended to promote recycling of "hazardous secondary materials." The EPA's proposed modifications are in response to concerns raised by the Sierra Club and other environmental groups through various court actions.

The 2008 rule established a group of materials that are excluded from the definition of solid waste (and thus excluded from hazardous waste regulation) if recycled in certain ways. Environmental groups felt that the wording of the exclusions allowed the possibility of materials "falling through the cracks" and not being managed correctly, thus increasing the risk of those materials having a detrimental effect on the environment and human health at large. The current modification is intended “to ensure that the rule, as implemented, encourages reclamation in a way that protects human health and the environment from the mismanagement of hazardous secondary materials."

The proposed modifications include:

* Creating a new category of "hazardous recyclable materials." Per the proposed rule preamble, "a hazardous recyclable material is a hazardous waste that is recycled. Unlike "hazardous secondary materials, " hazardous recyclable materials have clearly been discarded and therefore are always solid wastes."

* Replacing the exclusion currently found at 40 CFR 261.4(a)(24) and (25) for hazardous secondary materials that are transferred from the generator to other persons for the purpose of reclamation with new rules for "hazardous recyclable materials," to be located in 40 CFR 266 and to include:

* Management of hazardous recyclable materials according to current Subtitle C (hazardous waste) requirements, including counting towards generator status, manifesting shipments, and the acquisition of permits for storage;

* Submission of a biennial notification by March 1 of every even-numbered year;

* Extension of the accumulation time period for generators of hazardous recyclable materials to ONE YEAR, so long as a reclamation plan is created and followed;

* Marking of containers with the words "hazardous recyclable material" rather than "hazardous waste;" and

* Establishment of an upper limit on the amount of hazardous recyclable material accumulated at the generator’s site at any one time.

* Revising the exclusion for hazardous secondary materials reclaimed under the control of the generator currently found at 40 CFR 261.4(a)(23)

* Adding a regulatory definition of "contained" to 40 CFR 260.10;

* Making notification to the U.S. EPA or the authorized State agency a condition of the exclusion; and

* Increasing recordkeeping for speculative accumulation and reclamation under toll manufacturing agreements.

The proposed rule also includes revisions to the definition of “legitimate recycling,” currently found in 40 CFR 260.43. The revisions would make all legitimacy factors mandatory, would create a petition process for those situations where a given factor is not met but the recycling activity is still legitimate, and would require documentation proving the recycling legitimacy factors have been met. The EPA is also proposing that the definition of legitimate recycling be applied to all recycling activities regulated under 40 CFR 260-266, which would be a major change from the way the definition of legitimacy is currently applied.

The EPA is also seeking comment on a number of alternate standards, especially in regards to the management standards for hazardous recyclable materials. These include the creation of a “hazardous recyclable materials manifest” as an alternative to the existing hazardous waste manifest or adopting shipping paper requirements similar to those for universal wastes.

A prepublication version of the proposed rule and other information about the DSW rule are available on EPA’s Web site.


Industrial Stormwater Discharge
Storm water discharge associated with industrial activity means the discharge from any conveyance that is used for collecting and conveying stormwater and that is directly related to manufacturing, processing or raw materials storage areas at an industrial plant. This includes, but is not limited to:

* discharges from industrial plant yards;

* immediate access roads and rail lines used or traveled by carriers of raw materials, manufactured products, waste material, or by-products used or created by the facility;

* material handling sites;

* refuse sites;

* sites used for the application or disposal of process waste waters;

* sites used for the storage and maintenance of material handling equipment; and

Other areas included are:

* manufacturing buildings;

* storage areas (including tank farms) for raw materials, and intermediate and final products; and

* areas where industrial activity has taken place in the past and significant materials remain and are exposed to stormwater.

Material handling activities include storage, loading and unloading, transportation, or conveyance of any raw material, intermediate product, final product, by-product or waste product. The term excludes areas located on plant lands separate from the plant's industrial activities, such as office buildings and accompanying parking lots as long as the drainage from the excluded areas is not mixed with stormwater drained from the above described areas.

What is Stormwater Runoff?
Storm water runoff occurs when precipitation from rain or snowmelt flows over the ground. Impervious surfaces like paved storage yards, driveways, parking lots, roof tops, sidewalks and streets prevent stormwater from naturally soaking into the ground.

Many types of stormwater discharges associated with industrial or commercial activities are considered point sources and require coverage under a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. The primary method for businesses to control stormwater discharges is through the prevention of contamination and implementation of best management practices. In addition, use of methods to minimize the volume and rate of stormwater runoff provides further control.

EPA identifies a Point Source as any discernible, confined, and discrete conveyance, including but not limited to, any pipe, ditch, channel, tunnel, conduit, well, discrete fissure, container, rolling stock, concentrated animal feeding operation, landfill leachate collection system, vessel or other floating craft from which pollutants are or may be discharged. This term does not include return flows from irrigated agriculture or agricultural stormwater runoff.

EPA identifies Best management practices ("BMPs") to mean schedules of activities, prohibitions of practices, maintenance procedures, and other management practices to prevent or reduce the pollution of "waters of the United States." BMPs also include treatment requirements, operating procedures, and practices to control plant site runoff, spillage or leaks, sludge or waste disposal, or drainage from raw material storage

What is Stormwater Pollution?
Storm water can pick up debris, chemicals, fertilizers, dirt, and other pollutants and flow into a storm sewer system or directly to a lake, stream, pond, river, wetland, or coastal water. In most instances, flows that enter a storm sewer system, are discharged untreated into nearby water bodies that are often used for swimming, fishing and providing drinking water. Common contaminants in stormwater and the problems they cause are:

* Sediment– smothers aquatic species, beneficial plants, and their aquatic habitats.

* Fertilizers cause Excess algae growth– eventually die and decompose stealing precious oxygen from fish and other aquatic animals.

* Fecal bacteria– threaten animal and human health in recreational areas and drinking water.

* Debris– plastic bags, six-pack rings, bottles & cigarette butts washed into water bodies can choke, suffocate and disable aquatic life such as ducks, fish, turtles, and birds. This debris can also block the flow of water and cause localized flooding.

* Hazardous materials– insecticides, pesticides, paint, solvents, motor oil, coolants, etc. can poison animals and people.

Common sources of Industrial Stormwater Pollution

* Holding ponds that have overflow to the environment

* Uncovered pipes outside of the building

* Uncovered outside fuel dispensing

* Uncovered outside vehicle maintenance

* Contaminated or oil soaked pallets

* Open dumpsters or compactors

* Compressor or cooling system blow down discharging onto the ground or into the sewer

* Uncovered loading dock platforms

* Uncovered storage tanks

* Outside storage of chemicals and/or empty containers

* Visible materials on roofs, driveways or sides of buildings.

* Equipment stored outside or uncovered (machine fluids, oil, and grease).

* Piles of material, including dirt, sand, aggregates, etc.

The latest Industrial Stormwater Permit is from September 29th, 2008.  The Federal EPA is currently looking to update this permit and the process has been started to add additional language to increase regulations.


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Travis Johnson with Capital Electric Line Builders currently has a Site Safety Position open in Wichita Kansas. The position is for a Site Safety Coordinator for a 16-18 month project in Wichita Kansas. The project itself is a 50 miles of 345Kv Transmission Line. If anyone is interested in applying for the position please contact me by phone numbers listed below or email me at tjohnson@capitalelectric.com

SAFETY ADMINISTRATOR – VANCE BROTHERS Job Description • Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Safety / Safety Management with an overall GPA of at least 3.2 • Reports to the Safety Director • Position and office will be located at the corporate headquarters in Kansas City, MO, but some travel will be required • Ability to speak Spanish is not required, but would be a definite plus • Certification in CPR, First-Aid, & AED is not required, but would also be a plus • Implements the company safety program • Works with personnel throughout the organization to maintain a safe and healthy work environment. • Monitors the facility and processes for adherence to OSHA guidelines and the elimination of industrial accidents • Conducts incident investigations of employee accidents and near-misses including determination of root causes and action plans to prevent future similar incidents • Case management of various Workers Compensation cases • Conducts safety and health audits both in-house and on construction sites • Conducts annual OSHA required safety training of employees • Carries out inspections of various safety equipment • Involved in developing safety programs and policies for the corporation • Orders and dispenses personal protective equipment (PPE) as well as other safety equipment Interested candidates should apply by sending resumes by fax to: (816)922-8061. Resumes can also be attached to an email and sent to the following address: vbjobs@vancebrothers.com.  

APAC - Missouri & Kansas City is looking for a Specialist to assist their EHS Department in reviewing a site in Springfield, MO for process safety issues (OSHA 1910.119) as well as the development of a site specific LOTO and Confined Space program. Have you worked in the Process Safety field previously?  Do you have experience with oil and liquid asphalt terminals? If you are interested in this opportunity or know someone which might be interested, please contact: Christopher R. Schwedtmann, CSP, Operations Manager, EHS/HR Services, APAC-Missouri & Kansas City, 573-489-5444.

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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 October 11th-13th, 2011 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.


PMG Process Marketing Group

Innovations in Fall Protection Seminar

Capital Safety and Process Marketing Group are pleased to announce two Fall Protection Seminars in we are hosting in Wichita, KS and Fayetteville, AR.

The seminar will be a full day giving you the opportunity to pick up extensive knowledge on Fall Protection including Competent Inspector Training.  Certificates will be given out following the classes.

Download the flyer on our website:
http://www.processmarketinggroup.com/#/training-sessions

Dates:
October 18, 2011 - Wichita, KS
October 19, 2011 - Fayetteville, AR

Contact Teresa Rothanzl for more information.
Phone:  402-426-9254
E-mail:  teresa@processmarketinggroup.com
Fax: 866-208-0912

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Construction Safety Group of Kansas City's 17th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament - Friday, September 9th, 2011 - Winterstone Golf Course - Independence, Mo. - To register or become a sponsor, call Phil Shoemaker at 816-595-4158. A benefit for students majoring in Safety at the University of Central Missouri.

Safey Fore Kids Golf Classic
This year our Safety Fore Kids Golf classic will be held September 26th at Deer Creek Golf Club.  It is a gorgeous course located at 7000 W 133rd St, Overland Park, Kansas.  Each team will be paired up with a major league baseball legend - past players have included Jeff Montgomery, Brian McRae, Kevin Seitzer, Kevin Appier, Willie Aikens and many more.  For those of you who love golf, baseball and helping children this is a good time to put together a team.  They can come  out, have a fun filled day while supporting a good cause!    You will get the best of both worlds, an awesome course to play on and a retired major league player to talk baseball with.

Click here to link to registration.


Safety and Health Council of Western Missouri and Kansas 816-842-5223


22nd Annual Day Star Customer Appreciation Day BBQ and Safety Expo
Mark you calendar – Hope to see you there!
Friday, September 23rd –11AM-2PM –Great food, great vendors, and great fun!


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Heart of America ASSE Chapter - No meeting until September.

Construction Safety Group of Kansas City - August 3rd - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - The Builders Association Training Center - Mark Banden - Compliance Assistance Specialist with the Kansas City Area OSHA office - CSG Reservation Line at 816-471-0880 x1369. For more information contact Tom Cowan at 816-985-8619 or tom.cowan@pcg.com.

AIHA Mid-America Local Section - No meeting until September.

Wichita ASSE Chapter - No meeting until September.

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group - August 12th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - OSHA Update with Corey Beacom – ISI Building – For more information please contact Tamara Hadley at 316-264-7050 or constructionsafety@isienvironmental.com.

OSHAC - Joplin - August 9th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Red Hot & Blue - For more information please contact Michael Mulhall at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or mmulhall@nsozarks.org.

OSHA - Monett - August 16th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Happy House Restaurant - For more information please contact Michael Mulhall at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or mmulhall@nsozarks.org.

OSHAC - Springfield - August 17th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - The Pasta House - For more information please contact Michael Mulhall at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or mmulhall@nsozarks.org.

OSHAC - West Plains - August 10th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Primas - For more information please contact Michael Mulhall at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or mmulhall@nscozards.org.

OSHAC - Harrison, Ar. - August 16th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Western Sizzlin - For more information please contact Michael Mulhall at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or mmulhall@nscozards.org.

OSHAC - Northwest Arkansas - August 3rd - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Johnny Carino’s - Rogers, Ar. - For more information please contact Greg Knight at greg.knight@georgesinc.com or Fred Norwood at fnorwood@nhci.com

Mid-Missouri Section ASSE - No meeting until September.


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62nd Annual Kansas Safety and Health Conference - October 4th-7th, 2011 - Capitol Plaza Hotel - Manor Conference Center - 1717 SW Topeka Blvd - Topeka, KS 66612 - For more information you may contact Dena Ackors at 785-296-4386 or dena.ackors@dol.ks.gov


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National Safety Congress Expo

National Safety Congress & Expo - October 31st - November 2nd, 2011 - Philadelphia - For more information go to www.nsc.org.


PCIH 2011

AIHA - PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE on INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE - November 5th-8th, 2011 - Baltimore, Md. - For more information go to pcih@aiha.org


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