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DAYSTAR NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 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.

Holiday Schedule - We will be closed on Monday, December 26th and also on Monday, January 2nd.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !!!

“Jesus is the Reason for the Season”
The Reason for the Season.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour,
which is Christ the Lord.


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2010-11 VIRTUAL CATALOG IS NOW AVAILABLE
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2010-11 Safety Products Catalog

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.


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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 are now selling Safety Training Kits for the most common OSHA standards. Each training kit contains one training DVD and one CD. The following printable items are located on the CD: Program Outline, Customizable Topical Safety Manual, Employee Quiz, Answer Key, Training Certificate, Training Log and Wallet Cards. CD also contains a topical PowerPoint & Presentation. The complete training kit sells for & 125.00 and the basic training kit sells for & 99.00. Most are available in both English and Spanish. For more information please contact Mark Calvert at 800-747-1401 x120 or at markc@daystarsafety.com.


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REGULATION NEWS & INFORMATION
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OSHA's 2011 Top Ten


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A recent IH position became available in McPherson, Kansas. They are seeking experienced IH candidates who would enjoy working in the pharmaceutical industry. Certified Industrial Hygienists are preferred. Please contact Elisabel Puskar for more information.    

Elisabel R. Puskar, CIH
Manager, EHS Global Operations
Hospira Inc.
Global Environmental Health and Safety
Tel. 224-212-4984, elisabel.puskar@hospira.com


Company:  MEM
Title:  Loss Prevention Consultant
Department: Loss Prevention
Reports To:  Loss Prevention Manager
FLSA Status:  Exempt Professional Grade:  E3
Date Last Reviewed:  May 27, 2011

Primary Objective of Position:
This is a professional level position, under general direction performs loss prevention services for policyholders, producers, and internal/external constituencies.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

For More Information Click Here


The Safety Sciences programs located in the School of Environmental, Physical and Applied Sciences at the University of Central Missouri (UCM) have initiated a search to fill a full-time faculty position. We are searching for an assistant professor with expertise in occupational safety and health, risk analysis and management, and industrial hazard control. The position may be tenure-track or non-tenure track based on qualifications. The full job description is attached. Candidates should visit the Human Resources website at https://jobs.ucmo.edu to apply.


Central serves over 10,000 students in more than 150 areas of study. UCM is located in Warrensburg, MO, a community of 18,000 people, situated approximately 45 miles east of Kansas City. Safety Sciences has a distinguished faculty and well established programs that allow students to specialize in multi-disciplinary fields. The programs include two ASAC/ABET accredited degrees: a Master of Science in Industrial Hygiene and a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health. To learn more about the university or Safety Sciences, please visit www.ucmo.edu.


Par Electric has an opening in Ohio and Virginia. For those interested, please contact Brian Smith at (816)595-6267.


P1 Group has an opening for site specific safety person at the Honeywell Project. Those interested may contact Brian Smith or Don Campbell at (816)918-9154.


SPX Cooling Technologies operates in 20 countries worldwide and is the world's preeminent full-line, full-service cooling tower and air-cooled condenser manufacturer. Since 1883, Balcke, Marley, and Hamon Dry Cooling-the businesses that formed SPX Cooling Technologies-have generated more than 250 global patents in the global power generation, industrial, refrigeration and HVAC markets.

Job Summary
The primary responsibility of this position is to provide general EHS support for SPX Cooling Technologies manufacturing facility in Olathe, KS.  The successful incumbent will thrive in a fast-paced environment and will remain organized while prioritizing work effectively so that all tasks are completed on time. The incumbent will be a team member on various projects and will hold individual responsibility for certain aspects of each project.  The position requires an attention to detail, the ability to handle confidential information in a sensitive manner, and the ability to work well with others.  Duties include employee training, policy development, and the management of all aspects of the facility's Safety Management Plan.  Additionally, this position requires the ability to communicate effectively with employees at all levels of the organization.

Responsibilities
• Assists with developing safe work practices, OSHA and EPA compliant policies and procedures, and monitoring overall safety compliance
• Manages Workers' Compensation claims and maintains OSHA recordkeeping logs
• Maintains updated training records, tracking incidents and corrective actions
• Assists with planning, organizing, and executing safety training for  supervisors and hourly personnel
• Manages safety teams and tracks action items to closure
• Works with Supervisors to engage employees, conduct risk assessments, and implement positive reward systems
• Assists the EHS Manager with projects as needed

Qualifications
• Bachelors degree in EHS or a related field
• 3.0/4.0 GPA or better
• Strong interest in the field of environmental, health and safety
• Knowledge of OSHA and EPA regulations
• Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, and Excel

How To Apply
Please visit the following link or contact Kirsten Shoshone at Kirsten.Shoshone@spx.com: https://spxss.usi.net/psp/P89HSPX_APP/APPLICANT/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL? Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=111991&SiteId=1

SPX is an EOE

Full/Part Time Full Time Location New Century, KS


Description
Unilever is one of the world's leading suppliers of fast moving consumer goods with strong operations in more than 100 countries and sales in 180. With products that are used over two billion times a day around the world, we work to create a better future every day and help people feel good, look good and get more out of life with brands and services that are good for them and good for others. In the United States, Canada and the Greater Caribbean (Trinidad & Tobago, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico) the portfolio includes brand icons such as: Axe, Becel, Ben & Jerry's, Bertolli, Blue Band, Breyers, Caress, Country Crock, Degree, Dove personal care products, Good Humor, Hellmann's, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!, Klondike, Knorr, Lever 2000, Lipton, Omo, Pond's, Popsicle, Promise, Q-Tips, Ragu, Skippy, Slim-Fast, Suave, TIGI, Vaseline, and Wish-Bone. All of the preceding brand names are registered trademarks of the Unilever Group of Companies. Dedicated to serving consumers and the communities where we live, work and play, Unilever employs more than 13,000 people across North America - generating nearly $10 billion in sales in 2010. For more information, visit www.unileverusa.com.

SHE Supervisor

I. Position Summary:
This position is responsible for all Safety & Health Management Systems, Environmental Management Systems, and Coordinator of Site emergency Response. It is responsible for leading government, regulatory and Corporate audits. Scope of other responsibilities includes planning and managing within budget guidelines, coordinating annual required health events and OSHA training. This position will report to the SHEQ Manager.

II. Position Responsibilities (Expected Work):
Knowledge of, experience with, and compliance with: OSHA Regulations, Worker's Compensation Law, Federal and State Environmental regulations and reporting related to Safety & Environment Maintenance of reporting documents related to OSHA Log Tracking, OSHA Training, and OSHA Compliance.
Leading role in accident reporting and follow-up investigations and site programs.
Coordination of all safety & environmental training (including speakers and training materials and maintain records) and safety and health events (on-site trucks for hearing and safety shoes).
Provide all SHE technical advice & Develop site targets.
Maintain all site environment permits
Maintain site EMS program and site Registrar of Environmental Requirements
Coordinate plant Waste Management Program including a Waste Minimization Program
Maintain site Crisis Management Plan including various drills within the plant.
Development of health and wellness programs
Interface with SHE contacts at Corporate Headquarters.

III. Challenges:
Understanding the laws, regulations, compliance & audit requirements associated with the position.
Developing programs & establishing associated accountability methods to ensure participation & Compliance
Creating an environment and organizational culture focused on prevention
Fostering an efficient interface between plant SHE and headquarters SHE
Diplomatic handling of sensitive issues and the ability to establish and foster effective team work with key stakeholders at the plant (HR, the Management team, the employee population at large)
Effectively represent the plant & the business during Compliance and regulatory audits The incumbent must have the ability to effectively coach upward and to demonstrate the cost benefit & potential consequences of decisions made.

IV. Scope:
Primary role for plant compliance in the above areas. Non-compliance represents significant financial loss and legal penalties to business leadership. 205 employees on site

Requirements:
Knowledge
Education Bachelors Degree in Environmental or Safety or other Technical Field.

Unilever offers a competitive compensation package which includes: Medical & Dental Plans, Life Insurance, including eligible spouses, domestic partners & children; Health Care Flexible Spending, Dependent Care, Retirement & Savings Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Vacation and Holidays.

Please apply for this position at: https://recruitment.unileverservices.com//MAIN/careerportal/job_profile.cfm?sz OrderID=36381 or call Unilever Peoplelink 888.775.0389

Unilever is an equal opportunity employer. It prohibits discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Employment is subject to verification of pre-employment drug-screening results and background investigation.

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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 January 24th-26th, 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.


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Heart of America ASSE Chapter - December 12th -12 PM -Legends of Asia - 1853 Missouri 7 Highway - Blue Springs, Mo. - To RSVP call Shelly Killingsworth at 816-245-3931 or shelly.killingsworth@kcpl.com. You may also pay on-line at www.kc.asse.org.

Construction Safety Group of Kansas City - December 2nd - 11:30 AM to 1 PM -Christmas Party - Carlo’s Copa Room - 14944 West 87th Parkway - Lenexa, Ks. - Mandatory RSVP required - CSG Reservation Line @ 816-471-0880 x1369. For more information contact Chuck Rutledge at chuck.rutledge@faithtechnologies.com.

AIHA Mid-America Local Section - No Meeting in December -Please RSVP at aihamidamerica@live.com.

Wichita ASSE Chapter - December 1st - 5-7PM - ASSE/AHMP Holiday Mixer - Emerson Biggins - 808 East Douglas - Wichita, Ks. -Please RSVP to Deb McDaniel at mcdanied@kochind.com.

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group - December 9th -11:30 AM to 1 PM - ISI Building - For more information please contact Tamara Hadley at 316-264-7050 or constructionsafety@isienvironmental.com.

OSHAC - Joplin - December 13th -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 20th -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 21st -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 - December 14th -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. - December 20th - 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 - December 7th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Western Sizzlin - Springdale, Ar. - For more information please contact Greg Knight at greg.knight@georgesinc.com or Fred Norwood at fnorwood@nhci.com

Mid-Missouri Section ASSE -December 17th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - China Garden - Please RSVP to Adam Burks at aburks@midwestusa.com.


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2012 Midwest Conference

HEART OF AMERICA ASSE AND MID AMERICA AIHA PDC
Metropolitan Community College BTC, 1775 Universal Avenue, Kansas City, Mo 64120
April 20, 2012 from 7:15 am - 4:15 pm


MID AM Conference

April 30 - May 4, 2012
All Aboard for Safety
Tan Tar A Resort, Lake Ozark, Missouri
Please note that the conference dates have changed from the originally published dates


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ASSE SH&E Professional Development Conference & Exposition


SeminarFest



AIHce 2012


100th Anniversary - 2012 NSC Congress & Expo - Celebration of the Century
We look forward to seeing you next year as we celebrate our 100th Anniversary in Orlando, October 21 through October 26. Plan now to attend the "Celebration of the Century" the 2012 NSC Congress & Expo.


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