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DAYSTAR NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2012


Once again we want to say ”Thank you” for your business and support in 2012. 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.

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.

We will be closed on December 24th & 25th and January 1st.


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TWENTY ONE YEARS

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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!


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2012-13 VIRTUAL CATALOG IS NOW AVAILABLE

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2012-13 Safety Products Catalog

Our 2012-13 catalog is now available for view 24/7 online 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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Don't forget that your Tier II reports are due on February 20th, 2013 and your MACT 6X reports are due on January 30th, 2013.  We can help you complete these forms.  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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GHS vs. DOT Classification

Q. Less than one year ago, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) amended the Hazard Communication Standard (HAZCOM) to harmonize with the Globally Harmonized System of Chemical Classification and Labeling (GHS). HAZCOM is one of two major programs in the United States that classifies a large universe of chemical hazards. The other major system is the Hazardous Material Regulations (HMR) promulgated and enforced by the Department of Transportation (DOT). How do OSHA's new GHS classifications compare with the DOT's hazmat classification system?

A. While the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration both regulate hazardous chemicals, they have very different priorities. These priorities lead to some differences in which chemicals they regulate.
 
The DOT regulates the safe and secure transportation of hazardous material (hazmat) in commerce. The Hazardous Material Regulations (HMR) exist to protect transporters (truck drivers, rail workers, air crews, and mariners), passengers, emergency responders, and the general public from the consequences of an incident or accident involving the sudden uncontrolled release of hazmat during the cycle of transportation. In contrast, OSHA regulates the safety and health of workplaces. The Hazard Communication Standard exists to protect workers in a workplace from the consequences of both sudden and chronic exposures to hazardous chemicals. This means that while both agencies regulate immediate hazards to safety (explosives, flammables, poison gases, corrosives, etc.), only OSHA will be concerned with the hazards of long-term exposure (i.e., carcinogens, mutagens).

What's Similar?
Both the HMR and GHS require shippers/manufacturers to identify hazardous materials, assign those materials to a classification, and communicate those hazards to persons who could be exposed. The HMR and GHS use very similar criteria to classify "physical hazards." For instance, both the HMR and GHS have classifications for flammable or combustible liquids. Under the HMR, the class of flammable and combustible liquids includes all liquids with a minimum flash point (closed-cup) less than 200F [49 CFR 173.120(b)(1)]. Under GHS, the upper limit for flammable liquids is a flash point of 199.4F [29 CFR 1910.1200, Appendix B.6.1].

What's Different?
As stated above, both the DOT and GHS assign hazard classes to hazardous chemicals. A small difference, however, is that the DOT divides these hazards into one of nine numbered hazard classes (e.g., flammable liquids are "Class 3"), while the GHS just names them (a flammable liquid is just a "flammable liquid").
 
Another aspect that is similar but not exactly analogous is that both the DOT and GHS rules require shippers/manufacturers to further classify their hazard classes by determining the "severity" of the hazard. The DOT denotes this, for most classes, by assigning "packing groups," while the GHS uses "hazard categories." Often, these packing groups and hazard categories align; however, there are times when they do not. A good example of harmony between the systems is the severity determination for flammable liquids, summarized below:

Flash Point (FP) / Boiling Point (BP)* HMR Flammable Liquid Classification GHS Flammable Liquid Classification
FP < 23C, BP ≤ 35C Packing Group I Hazard Category 1
FP < 23C, BP > 35C Packing Group II Hazard Category 2
FP ≥ 23C and ≤ 60C Packing Group III Hazard Category 3
FP > 60C and ≤ 93C Combustible hazard Hazard Category


*Due to varying conversion factors between Celsius and Fahrenheit, there are slight variations (less than 1 degree) between the HMR and GHS classification criteria. These variances are rounded away in this presentation. [49 CFR 173.120 and 29 CFR 1910.1200 Appendix B.6.1]

Of course, not every hazard class lines up as nicely as flammable liquids.

Another big difference between DOT and GHS classification is that the GHS system regulates many "health" hazards that the DOT does not. Many of the health hazards are regulated by OSHA since the hazards arise from chronic exposure to chemicals and everyday workplace hazards. These hazards are not significant when in transportation, so they are not regulated by the DOT.

Some examples of health hazards that are regulated under GHS but not under DOT include:

1. Respiratory or skin sensitization,
2. Germ cell mutagenicity,
3. Carcinogenicity generally,
4. Reproductive toxicity (teratogenicity), and
5. Specific organ toxicity. [29 CFR 1910.1200, Appendix A]

How are you preparing for these classification differences?

OSHA publishes confirmation notice of direct final rule updating national consensus standards in its head protection standards

OSHA has published a notice confirming the effective date of the direct final rule for OSHA's head protection standards. This final rule updates the incorporation by reference of national consensus standards to include the latest edition of the consensus standard. It updates references in OSHA's standards to recognize the 2009 edition of the American National Standard for Industrial Head Protection, and deletes the 1986 edition of that national consensus standard because it is out of date. The final rule applies to the personal protective equipment provisions of its general industry, shipyard employment, longshoring, marine terminals, and construction standards that detail requirements for head protection. OSHA included the construction industry in this rulemaking to ensure consistency among the agency's standards.

OSHA also issued a second notice withdrawing the notice of proposed rulemaking that accompanied this direct final rule. The notices will be published in the Federal Register on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 at www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking Portal.


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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 March 18th-20th, 2013 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.


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Claims Professional – Kansas City, MO
Posted Aug 24th, 2012
DH Pace Company of Kansas City will hire a Claims professional in our Safety department located in North Kansas City, MO. The organization traces its roots back to the 1920s…
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Safety Specialist – Kansas City, MO
Posted May 9th, 2012
Job Title: Safety Specialist Job ID: 31000073 FLSA Status: Non-exempt Grade: 6 Reports To: Mgr, Plant Safety Date Created: Location: Plant Created By: Corp Comp POSITION SUMMARY: This position is…
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Lean EH&S Manager- Kansas City, MO
Posted May 9th, 2012
Lean EH&S Manager Company Overview Milbank builds solutions that move power for the residential, commercial, industrial, utility and transportation sectors. Milbank combines more than 80 years of expertise in electrical…
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Health & Safety Specialist – Overland Park, KS
Posted May 7th, 2012
Health & Safety Specialist Overland Park based Ash Grove Materials, a subsidiary of Ash Grove Cement Company which is privately held and one of the largest domestically owned cement companies…
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Occupational Safety & Health Consultant (8/24/12)

The Missouri On-Site Safety and Health Consultation Program within the Missouri Department of Labor has an immediate opening for an industrial hygienist in the Kansas City area. Please apply for both the Occupational Safety and Health Consultant I and II positions. Below are links to each position’s job description.

Occupational Safety and Health Consultant I
Occupational Safety and Health Consultant II


To apply for this position, you will need to complete a state of Missouri Application for Employment (by hand) at the link below.

State of Missouri Application for Employment
 (pdf)

If anyone has any questions regarding this position, please contact Daniel Stark, CIH, Program Manager at 573-751-3403 or by email atdaniel.stark@labor.mo.gov.
   
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

Project Safety Manager
Key Construction is currently seeking a project Safety Manager to join our growing team.  The position is located in Wichita, Kansas.  This individual will be responsible for the execution, management and enforcement of the project’s Site Specific Safety Plan.  Construction Safety experience on large government building projects is required (FAA, Federal Transportation, MILCON or ACOE) and a degree in Occupational Safety or equivalent is preferred. Send all Resumes to mhswayne@keyconstruction.com or Key Construction, 741 W. 2nd, Wichita, KS 67203, fax (316) 263-1161. EOE

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Heart of America ASSE Chapter - December 10th -12:00 to 1:30 PM -Westar Energy Service Center - 23505 W. 86th Street - Shawnee, Ks. - Preventing and Responding to Workplace Violence - Jeff Cheek, a certified instructor with the National Law Enforcement Training Center. To RSVP call Dave Hallerud at 816-809-02811 or at dkhallerud@fedins.com.  You may also pay on-line at www.kc.asse.org.

Construction Safety Group of Kansas City - December 5th - 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM - Please RSVP by Friday, November 5th, 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 in December

Wichita ASSE Chapter -December 3rd - 11:30 AM to 1 PM -ISI Building - Overhead Crane Update - David McDonnell - Compliance Assistance Specialist - OSHA - Please RSVP by Friday, November 29th, to Wayne Kordonowy at wayne.kordonowy@kochind.com

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group - December 14th - 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 - December 11th -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 - December 20th -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@nsozarks.org.

SCO Safety Alliance - Springfield - December 11th - 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 - December 12th -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@nsozarks.org.

SCO Safety Alliance - Harrison, Ar. - December 18th - 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@nsozarks.org.

SCO Safety Alliance - Northwest Arkansas - December 5th - 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 - December 20th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - HyVee Conference Room - Conley Road - Columbia, Mo. - Fire Prevention - Lt. Debbie Sorrell - Columbia Fire Department Fire Marshall's Office - Please RSVP to Adam Burks at aburks@midwestusa.com


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MID AM Conference

2013 Conference
May 6-10
Hilton Convention Center
Branson, Missouri


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National Safety Council

September 29th - October 4th, 2013

AIHce 2013


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