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DAYSTAR NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2016

Once again we want to say "Thank you" for your business and support in 2016.  For over 35 years we have been providing safety equipment, training , services, and solutions for many companies in the Midwest.  This would not be possible without you, our valued customer.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year


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We can now provide a Confined Space Standby Rescue Team.  Rescue Teams provide a cost savings alternative to maintaining equipment and personnel for an onsite team. Our Rescue Teams provide emergency retrieval systems, supplied air units, personal protective equipment and medical trauma kits for potential rescue in IDLH atmospheres. Rescue personnel monitor all activities inside and outside the space to ensure a safe confined-space entry.  A 2-man trained rescue team with equipment is $175.00 per hour.  Contact Mark Calvert at 816-221-3230 x120 or markc@daystarsafety.com for more information.

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We can now provide MDNR Operator Renewal Training for drinking water, distribution and wastewater operators. Contact Mark Calvert at 816-221-3230 x120 or markc@daystarsafety.com for more information.

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We have been providing Arc Flash Hazard Analysis and labels along with 2015 NFPA 70E, OSHA and NEC training. Contact Mark Calvert at 816-221-3230 x120 or markc@daystarsafety.com for more information.

Arc Flash and Shock Hazard Label

 

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.


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New final rule updates walking-working surfaces standards and establishes personal fall protection requirements

Top 10 Citations for 2016

OSHA issued a final rule Nov. 17 updating its 44-year old general industry Walking-Working Surfaces standard to protect workers from slip, trip, and fall hazards. The rule also increases consistency in safety and health standards for people working in both general and construction industries. OSHA estimates the final rule will prevent more than 5,800 injuries a year. The rule takes effect Jan. 17, 2017.

"The final rule will increase workplace protection from those hazards, especially fall hazards, which are a leading cause of worker deaths and injuries," said OSHA Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels. The rule's most significant update is allowing employers to select the fall protection system that works best for them, choosing from a range of accepted options. For more information, read the news release.



New guide will help small businesses comply with OSHA's silica rule for construction

OSHA Small Entity Compliance Guide

OSHA has released a Small Entity Compliance Guide for Construction that is intended to help small business employers comply with the agency's Final Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica. The guide describes in easy-to-understand language the steps that employers are required to take to protect employees in construction from the hazards associated with silica exposure. All covered must: provide respiratory protection when required; restrict silica exposure from housekeeping practices where feasible; implement a written exposure control plan; offer medical exams to workers who will need to wear a respirator for 30 or more days a year; communicate hazards and train employees; and keep records of medical examinations. Enforcement of the final rule in construction is due to begin June 23, 2017.



ARE YOU READY FOR THE UPCOMING ISO 45001

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With the upcoming release of the highly anticipated ISO 45001 - Occupational Health & Safety standard later this year, now is the perfect time to see how this may help your company. Download the free ISO 45001 Briefing Notes to find out more information.

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Collecting Firewood For The Winter

Cutting wood

While collecting firewood for the winter, be sure to inspect the woodpile for the presence of poison ivy vines. A section of a poison ivy vine may even cling to an individual piece of wood. If you see a vine with hairy looking roots in your woodpile, be sure to carefully remove it and the pieces of wood it was touching. The poison ivy toxin, urushiol, stays active in dead poison ivy plant material for about 5 years. Removing wood that has been contaminated with poison ivy can save you from a wintertime case of poison ivy.  

  The poison ivy toxin, urushiol, is stable at high temperatures, and the plant particles dispersed in the smoke are both allergenic and irritant. There is at least one case where a person has died from respiratory distress after inhaling the smoke of burning poison ivy. So keep poison ivy out of the fireplace – your family and neighbors will appreciate it!  

Gealt L, Osterhoudt K, Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome After Smoke Inhalation From Burning Poison Ivy. JAMA 1995; 274 (4): 358 - 359 


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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, 2017 for those individuals performing audiometric testing. For more information or to register you may call 800-747-1401 oror go online to www.daystarsafety.com and click on Training Classes.

   

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Heart of America Chapter - ASSE - December 9th - 12:00 AM to 1:30 PM - Safety Consultants Pro's & Con's - Cory Rohs - 3-E Safety Services - Dave Redlin - Progressive Environmental & Safety Consulting Services - Cabellas@Legends - 10300 Cabella Dr - Kansas City, Ks - You may RSVP and pay on-line at kc.asse.org

Construction Safety Group of Kansas City - December 2nd - 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM - Christmas Party - Cascone's Italian Restaurant - 3737 N Oak Trafficway - KCMO - Please RSVP by 12 PM on November 28th by calling the CSG reservation line at 816-471-0880 ext. 1369 or contact Steve Ratliff, Secretary/Recorder at sratliff@holmesmurphy.com

Wichita ASSE Chapter - December 5th - 11:30 to 1 PM - Asbestos Challenges in the Workplace - Ron Aunquoe - Integrated Solutions, Inc. –ISI Environmental Inc - 215 S Laura St - Wichita, Ks - Please RSVP by December 2nd to kent.perry@nustarenergy.com

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group – December 9th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM  - Planning Meeting for 2017 - Buffet City - Plaza West Shopping Center - Wichita, Ks - For more information please contact Haley Sumner at 316-945-0555 or hssumner@dodlingerconst.com

Mid Missouri ASSE Chapter - December 8th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Deep Green Building - How & Why - Nick Peckham - China Garden - 3420 Clark Lane - Columbia, Mo - Please send RSVP or questions to bderrick@broadwayergonomics.com or cell 573-808-2392.


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Midwest Construction Safety Conference and Expo - March 2 and 3, 2017


2nd Annual SAFECONEXPO


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National Safety Council - Indianapolis 2017


AIHce 2017


Safety 2017 ASSE
Safety 2017 - Professional Development Conference & Expo -  Monday, June19th thru Thursday, June 22nd - Colorado Convention Center 


National Conference
  33rd Annual National VPPPA Safety & Health Conference

  Tuesday, August 29-Friday, September 1, 2017
  Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
  New Orleans, Louisiana


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