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DAYSTAR NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2009
Once again we want to say ”Thank you” for your business. 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. Thanks for your business and support in 2009!!!

 
HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

“JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON”

Virtual Catalog Our new 2009 virtual catalog is now available for view 24/7 on line at www.daystarsafety.net where you can also request a free printed catalog for your facilities.

Our new 2010 catalog should be available in March.

NEW!! - MATERIAL HANDLING AND INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT
We have added a comprehensive MATERIAL HANDLING AND INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT online catalog to our website. Click here to view.

Coming in 2010 – On-line safety training.

Congratulations to PCI
Congratulations to PCI – Performance Contracting, Inc. on accomplishing 1,500,000 hours (September 2004 – August 2009) without an OSHA recordable injury.

Congrats! PCI

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OSHA’s 2009 Preliminary Top 10 Violation List
1. Scaffolding – 9,039 violations.
2. Fall Protection – 6,771 violations.
3. Hazard Communication – 6,378 violations.
4. Respirator Protection – 3,803 violations.
5. Lockout – Tag Out – 3,321 violations.
6. Electrical (Wiring) – 3,077 violations.
7. Ladder – 3,072 violations.
8. Powered Industrial Truck – 2,993 violations.
9. Electrical – 2,556 violations.
10. Machine Guarding – 2,364 violations.

The top 10 violations have increased almost 30% over the same period in 2008.

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OSHA's new letter of interpretation requires that construction
workers wear high-visibility warning garments
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WASHINGTON - High-visibility warning garments are required safety attire for highway and road construction workers according to a new letter of interpretation recently released by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

"Highway construction workers should not suffer serious or fatal injuries simply because they could not be seen," said acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Jordan Barab. "Requiring the use of reflective vests is essential to help prevent workers from being injured or killed."

In 2004, OSHA issued a letter of interpretation about the use of high-visibility apparel in highway construction. The letter emphasized that section 5(a)(1) of the OSH Act requires workers in highway work zones to wear high-visibility apparel.

However, the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission ruled that OSHA's letter indicated a more limited position: high-visibility garments are only required where the Federal Highway Administration's Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) mandates their use.

Therefore, OSHA is issuing a new letter stating that all highway and road construction workers must wear high-visibility apparel regardless of whether the MUTCD requires them. OSHA considers road and construction traffic a well-recognized hazard to highway/road construction workers. Bureau of Labor Statistics reinforced the need for using safety apparel when data from 2003 to 2007 showed there were 425 road construction work zone fatalities.

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DAYSTAR SAFETY SERVICES
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Are you aware that we can provide on-site calibration and maintenance for your fixed monitoring systems? Contact us today for solutions to your safety problems.

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CAOHC Certification/Recertification Course.

Day Star will be offering the CAOHC 20-hour certification and the 8-hour recertification course on January 19th-21st, 2010 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.

arrow UPCOMING MEETINGS FOR DECEMBER 2009
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Heart of America ASSE Chapter – December 7th – Importance of Safety Culture in Gaining the Employee’s Participation – Lockton – 444 W. 47th Street, Suite 900 – Kansas City, Mo. 64112 –12 PM to 1:30 PM –To RSVP call Brittany Ohlemeyer at 816-231-5580 ext 441 or bohlemeyer@occutec.com. You may also pay on-line at www.kc.asse.org.

Construction Safety Group of Kansas City – December 4th – Christmas Party RSVP Required – 11:30 AM to 1 PM – Carlo’s Copa Room – 14944 W. 87th Parkway – Lenexa, Ks. – To RSVP call the CSG reservation line at 816-471-0880 ext. 1369 or contact Aaron Beisley at 816-985-7541 or aaron@randsc.com.

Mid-America Industrial Hygiene Association – No December Meeting – To RSVP click on midaamericaaiha@yahoo.co.uk.

Wichita ASSE Chapter – December 7th – Benefits of KDOL Consultants –ISI Building –Please RSVP to Holly Coleman at holly_coleman@hawkerbeechcraft.com.

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group – December 11th – 11:30 AM to 1 PM – Ryan’s Steakhouse on North Rock Road – For more information please contact Tamara Hadley at 316-264-7050 or constructionsafety@isienvironmental.com.

OSHAC – Joplin – December 8th –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.

OSHAC – Monett – December 15th –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 – December 16th –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 – No December Meeting –11:30 AM to 1 PM – West Plains Country Club – For more information please contact Michael Mulhall at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or mmulhall@nscozards.org.

Mid-Missouri Section ASSE – December 17th – 11:30 AM to 1 PM – China Garden – Please RSVP to Mark Woodward at mwoodward@mem-ins.com or 573-289-5990 by noon on December 15th.

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