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DAYSTAR NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2012

Once again we want to say ”Thank you” for your business and support in 2011. For over 34 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.

SAVE THE DATE – FRIDAY – SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2012
23RD ANNUAL DAY STAR CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY
BBQ & SAFETY FAIR – 11 AM – 1 PM

I WILL NEVER COMPLAIN ABOUT MY JOB AGAIN!!!

UNEMPLOYED? A JOB TO DIE FOR!!!!!
I WILL NEVER COMPLAIN ABOUT MY JOB AGAIN!!!


TWENTY ONE YEARS

We are celebrating our 21st year at our current location in North Kansas City, Missouri. Time flies when you are having fun! Stop by and visit our walk in display area the next time you are in North Kansas City. Hope to see you soon!


2012-13 Safety Products Catalog

Our 2012-13 catalog is now available for view 24/7 on line 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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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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Are you current with your Arc Flash Safety - NFPA 70E 2012 employee training? We can now provide a four hour certification course. For more information contact Mark Calvert at 816-221-3230 x120 or markc@daystarsafety.com.


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REGULATION NEWS & INFORMATION
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Safety 2012: 10 Reasons Your Risk Assessments Are Inadequate

Two risk control experts who have performed thousands of risk assessments throughout their careers have concluded that "a number of those risk assessments are not performed very well." They shared their expertise with ASSE Safety 2012 attendees in a June 5 session in the Colorado Convention Center.

"Organizations face a wide range of risk every day that has the potential to impact their ability to stay in business," said Bruce Lyon, CSP, PE, ARM, CHMM. "Risk assessment is an important tool to help manage that process."

Safety 2012

Lyon and Bruce Hollcroft, CSP, ARM, CHMM, both directors of risk control at Hays Companies, presented the top 10 reasons your risk assessments may be inadequate:

10. Failing to perform a formal risk assessment. Organizations may fail to conduct risk assessments for a variety of reasons: lack of resources, believing that the risk already is managed or doesn't need to be managed, assuming that insurance carriers or consultants are responsible for risk assessments, risk assessments are not mandated or the organization has not experienced significant events. "The key is to identify a strategy when, how and why risk assessments are being performed," Lyon said.

9. Failing to define the purpose and scope of the assessment. "When you fail to have a good purpose and scope, you lack direction, you lack focus," Hollcroft explained. "When you do have a good focus of scope, you get input from people who are going to be using that information."

8. Failing to understand organization's acceptable risk level. "A lot of organizations that I have dealt with have not thought of or defined what they are willing to accept in terms of risk," Lyon said. "Then you see a lot of organizations that promote the zero-injury goal. That's an impossible goal. There is a level where we have to accept the risk based on the fact that it's either impractical to reduce the risk further or the costs outweigh the gains that are achieved."

7. Failing to assemble the best team possible to perform the risk assessment. Without a trained, informed and competent team behind your efforts, the risk assessment will be weak.

6. Failing to use the best risk assessment technique. Organizations that are unaware or unskilled in risk assessment can fall into this trap.

5. Failing to be objective and unemotional during the assessment. Factors that may result in a biased or emotion-based assessment include influence from recent events/trends, personal experiences, personal areas of interest and strong personalities. The assessment team needs to be well balanced, objective and unemotional while assessing risk.

4. Failing to identify hazards and see combined whole-system risk. "Having a diverse team is important to address range of potential risks that exist," Lyon said. "If risk isn't identified, it doesn't get managed." Don't view risks as mutually exclusive; consider how individual risks could impact other risks.

3. Failing to consider the hierarchies of controls or prioritize by risk. "It's just not effective to rely on PPE," Hollcroft said. "If you don't have reliable controls, you might not want to consider them in the assessment."

2. Failing to perform risk assessment during the design/redesign stage. "Unfortunately, many organizations don't even consider doing risk assessments at this stage," Lyon said, but in reality, this is an imperative time for risk assessments. Conduct assessments at new facilities, during installations and when modifications and changes occur. And the No. 1 reason your risk assessments may be inadequate is…

1. Failing to communicate before, during and after the assessment. Before an assessment, determine who needs to be involved and ensure they understand what's expected of them. During the assessment, make sure everyone understands the process and their responsibilities. And afterward, convey the information to others so they can put it to work for themselves. "Figure out what you can share and share it," Hollcroft said. "Failure to communicate is a huge shortcoming when we conduct risk assessments."


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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 9th-11
th, 2012 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.

Essentials of Fall Protection
An Advanced Fall Protection Seminar


Capital Safety and Process Marketing Group are pleased to announce three Fall Protection Seminars for 2012 in St. Louis, Kansas City, and Omaha.     

The seminar will consist of a full day of training, giving you the opportunity to learn about Fall Protection, engage in hands on training/demos, along with receiving your Competent Inspector Certification.   

Download our brochure and sign-up online

Dates:
October 9, 2012         St. Louis, MO
October 10, 2012       Kansas City, MO
October 11, 2012       Omaha, NE

If you need additional information or have questions, please contact Teresa Rothanzl. 

Phone:  402-426-9254
E-mail:  teresa@processmarketinggroup.com
Fax: 866-208-0912


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Industrial Hygienist
It is likely that two new jobs will be announced for the Kansas City District Environmental Branch of the Army Corp of Engineers within the next quarter.  The experienced hygiene position will review plans according to USACE H & S criteria, prepare plans and reports, and provide field oversight according to the OSHA HAZWOPER Standard, 29 CFR 1926.65 et al. Experienced Risk Assessors need to have performed risk assessments according to Risk Assessment Guidance for Superfund (RAGS). For more information, please contact Charles Colbert at charles.r.colbert@usace.army.mil


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Heart of America ASSE Chapter - No meeting until September

Construction Safety Group of Kansas City - August 1st - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - The Legends of Asia - Blue Springs, Mo. - The speaker will be CSG member Mark Banden with OSHA who will be discussing the new Global Harmonization Standard - Please RSVP by Monday, July 30th, by calling the CSG reservation line at 816-471-0880 ext. 1369 or contact Chuck Rutledge, Secretary/Recorder at chuck.rutledge@faith-technologies.com.

AIHA Mid-America Local Section - No meeting until September

Wichita ASSE Chapter - No meeting until September

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group - August 10th - 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 - August 14th - 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 - August 16th - 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 - August 14th - 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 - August 8th - 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. - August 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 blee@nscozards.org.

SCO Safety Alliance - Northwest Arkansas - August 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 - No meeting until September

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Safety Fore Kids Golf Tournament

Safety & Health Council of Western Missouri & Kansas

Safey Fore Kids Golf Classic

This is our 17th Annual Golf Tournament.  We host it to raise money for our Safety Fore Kids program which gives out around 300 car seats to children who would otherwise not have them and teach their parents how to properly install and take care of them, and to benefit the MLBPAA. It is very important to get these seats to the kids so that we can keep them safe on the roadways.  The tournament will be held at Deer Creek Golf Club, which is located at 7000 W 133rd St, Overland Park, KS, on Monday October 8, 2012.  The tee time will be at 10:00am.

Not only will you get the chance to play a great course with some friends but you will get to play with a retired Major League Baseball player.  We hold this event in association with the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association.  Past ballplayers who have attended are Jeff Montgomery, Brian McRae, Kevin Seitzer, Willie Aiken and more. 

To register go to www.shcmoks.com/Golf.html.  Then click on the online registration tab.  You can also sign up by calling the office at 816-842-5223.

One CSG Golf Tournement 2012

This year's Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, September 7th at Shoal Creek Golf Course in Liberty, MO. To sponsor this tournament or participate, please contact one of the current officers or call (816) 595-4158.

Mark Your Calendars!


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Kansas Department of Labor

63rd Annual Safety and Health Conference
Hyatt Regency Wichita
400 W. Waterman
Wichita, Kansas 67202
October 2 - 5, 2012

Contact Us
Dena Ackors
Conference Coordinator
(785) 296-4386
(785) 296-1775 FAX
Dena.Ackors@dol.ks.gov


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