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DAYSTAR NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2015

Once again we want to say "Thank you" for your business and support in 2015. For over 35 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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We can now provide assistance in getting your company set up and approved with ISNetworld.  Contact Mark Calvert at 816-221-3230 x120 or markc@daystarsafety.com.

ISN Collect. Verify. Connect.

 

Whether you are a business owner, manager, supervisor, or safety director, you have more things to do than time in the day to get them done. Loss control activities (safety, training, environmental, DOT, etc.) can often slip through the cracks, even for safety professionals, due to the tremendous amount of administrative effort that goes into maintaining compliance. We created SafetyPlusWeb™ to help you manage your safety program proactively and to save you time and money in the process.

Our Software as a Service model is not like anything else available - while other providers simply offer an empty database, we offer a complete safety solution that includes a library of online safety training courses, hundreds of free editable safety policies and other documents. This cloud-based solution is available to you anywhere and on any device! At Safety Plus, we pride ourselves on empowering small and mid-sized businesses to protect their human capital, and we want to help you solve your safety and compliance problems.

SafetyPlusWeb™ empowers small and mid-sized businesses to protect their human capital." REQUEST A LIVE DEMO

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We are now an authorized distributor for Grace Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of lone worker safety solutions.

Grace Industries, Inc.

 

We are now an authorized distributor for Little Giant Ladder Systems.

Little Giant Ladder Systems


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OSHA has announced the preliminary Top 10 list of the most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2015.

The Top 10 for FY 2015* are:

  1. Fall Protection (1926.501) – 6,721
  2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200) – 5,192
  3. Scaffolding (1926.451) – 4,295
  4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134) – 3,305
  5. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147) – 3,002
  6. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178) – 2,760
  7. Ladders (1926.1053) – 2,489
  8. Electrical – Wiring Methods (1910.305) – 2,404
  9. Machine Guarding (1910.212) – 2,295
  10. Electrical – General Requirements (1910.303) – 1,973

*Preliminary figures as of Sept. 8, 2015

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Preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries released this week show the rate of fatal work injuries in 2014 was 3.3 per 100,000 full-time workers, the same as the final rate for 2013. While the preliminary total of 4,679 fatal work injuries was an increase of 2 percent over the revised count of 4,585 in 2013, there was also an increase in hours worked in 2014.

"Far too many people are still killed on the job - 13 workers every day taken from their families tragically and unnecessarily,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez. “These numbers underscore the urgent need for employers to provide a safe workplace for their employees as the law requires.

Fewer deaths among Hispanic workers

"Preliminary results tell us 789 Hispanic workers died on the job in 2014, compared with 817 in 2013. While we were gratified by that drop, the number is still unacceptably high, and it is clear that there is still much more hard work to do.

"BLS data shows fatalities rising in the construction sector (along with an overall increase in construction employment). Dangerous workplaces also are taking the lives of a growing number of people in oil and gas extraction. That is why OSHA continues extensive outreach and strong enforcement campaigns in these industries. The U.S. Department of Labor will continue to work with employers, workers, community organizations, unions and others to make sure that all workers can return home safely at the end of every day."



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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 14th - 16th, 2016 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 and click on Training Classes.

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Heart of America ASSE Chapter - December 14th - 12 to 1:30 PM - Johnny Cascone's - 6863 W 91st Street - Overland Park, Ks - Topic - Media Relations - You may 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 4th - 11:30 to 1:00 - Cascone's - 19400 E Valley View Parkway -Kansas City, Mo. - Please RSVP by noon on Monday, November 30th, by calling the CSG reservation line at 816-471-0880 ext. 1369 or contact Sharon Mount, Secretary/Recorder at smount@thomasmcgee.com.

Wichita ASSE Chapter - December 7th -11:30 to 1 PM -ISI Environmental Inc - 215 S Laura St - Wichita, Ks - Please RSVP to Brent Cothran at brent.cothran@westarenergy.com.

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group - December 11th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM -Buffet City - Plaza West Shopping Center -Wichita, Ks - For more information please contact Tamara Hadley at 316-264-7050 or constructionsafety@isienvironmental.com.


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Midwestern Construction Safety Conference
Adams Pointe Conference Center, Blue Springs, Missouri
March 24th & 25th, 2016

SAFECON EXPO
Tan-Tar-A, Osage Beach, Missouri
May 18th-20th, 2016

67th Annual Kansas Safety & Health Conference
Double Tree by Hilton, Wichita Airport
October 18th-21st, 2016


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National Safety Council - Anaheim 2016

 

American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Exposition
Baltimore, Maryland
May 21st-26th, 2016

ASSE Professional Development Conference & Exposition
Atlanta, Georgia
June 26th-29th, 2016


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