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Once again we want to say ”Thank you” for your business and support in 2011. For almost 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.

Rick McCandless
If you have called in to Day Star over the past 27 years, chances are that you have spoken to Rick McCandless. He is our senior customer service associate and goes by Glover (he just loves to talk about gloves). Rick and his wife Corky have three grown children who have all worked at Day Star. His son, Chris, who is in the Navy reserves, is being called up and will be stationed somewhere in the Middle East. Rick’s brother, Calvin, also works in the warehouse. Rick is a dog lover and likes to talk about Chief’s football. With four weeks of vacation, he likes to spend time down at his cabin at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you ever have extra Chief’s tickets that you can’t get rid of, give Rick a call and he will put them to good use.


2011-12 Safety Products Catalog

Our 2011-12 catalog is now available for view 24/7 online at where you can also request our new 2011-12 printed catalog for your facilities.

Day Star Online Safety Training is Now Available
Just added – Confined Space Entry Training - 8-Hour - $189.00

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.

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Preparing for 2012 Reporting Obligations

Personally, the last month of the year usually means entry into the year–end holiday season. For EHS managers, this should also mean preparing your 2012 compliance calendars. These calendars will likely include various reporting obligations. While many of your reporting obligations and frequencies are site–specific (e.g., NPDES discharge monitoring reports and Clean Air Act Title V certifications), some events are more universal. In fact, some reporting obligations only come along every few years or may be new for 2012. As you prepare your calendars, please take into consideration the following reporting obligations:

February 1, 2012—June 30, 2012: Chemical Data Reporting (40 CFR 711)-While technically a new rule for 2012, the requirements at 40 CFR 711 replace the old chemical substance inventory update reporting (IUR) from 40 CFR 710. According to 40 CFR 711, any site that manufactured or imported a chemical substance (including chemical substances in mixtures) in 2011 in a quantity > 25,000 pounds must submit a chemical data report (CDR) to the EPA for that chemical substance. For the 2012 CDR submission, the report must include full manufacturing data for 2011 and production volume for 2010. The EPA requires that all CDR submission be electronically submitted using e–CDR software. For more information on the CDR, visit Note: If you have never submitted any electronic information to the EPA through its Central Data Exchange (CDX), then you will need to register with the CDX before submitting your CDR submission.

March 1, 2012: Hazardous Waste Biennial Report-A large quantity generator that who ships any hazardous waste off site must prepare and submit a copy of the Biennial Report to the EPA (or State agency) on March 1 of any even–numbered year (40 CFR 262.41). The report must cover the generator activities during calendar year 2011. For more information regarding biennial reporting, visit

March 1, 2012: Annual Hazardous Chemical Inventory Reporting (40 CFR 370)-This Emergency Planning and Community Right–to–Know Act (EPCRA) program applies to facilities that were required to prepare or have available any material safety data sheet per 29 CFR 1910.1200 and had any hazardous chemical, as defined under 40 CFR 370.66, at or above its reporting trigger at any time in 2010. Covered facilities must submit an inventory report to the state emergency planning commission, local emergency planning committee, and local fire department.

Currently, all states require the Tier II form and may require electronic submission. The EPA has just released the 2012 version of their electronic reporting tool, Tier 2 Submit. Note: California’s Business Plan requirements (19 CCR 2729.1), including hazardous chemical inventory reporting, fulfill the requirements at 40 CFR 370.

March 31, 2012: Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting (40 CFR 98)-This reporting requirement applies to the facilities listed at 40 CFR Part 98. There are different thresholds, depending on the covered source, under Part 98. Several new facilities are subject to greenhouse gas emission reporting for the first time, based on 2011 activity (see the EPA Fact Sheet). To accommodate the rule’s electronic submission requirement, reporting facilities must use the EPA’s e–GGRT system.

On November 29, 2011, the EPA promulgated a final rule that made some technical corrections and clarifications to the greenhouse gas reporting rule. Included in this final rule was a one-time, six-month extension of the 2012 reporting deadline for facilities and suppliers that contain one or more source categories for which data collection began in 2011. These sources include: Electronics Manufacturing (Subpart I), Fluorinated Gas Production (Subpart L), Magnesium Production (Subpart T), Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems (Subpart W), Use of Electric Transmission and Distribution Equipment (Subpart DD), Underground Coal Mines (Subpart FF), Industrial Wastewater Treatment (Subpart II), Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide (Subpart RR), Manufacture of Electric Transmission and Distribution (Subpart SS), Industrial Waste Landfills (Subpart TT), and Injection of Carbon Dioxide (Subpart UU),or in Imports and Exports of Equipment Pre-charged with Fluorinated GHGs or Containing Fluorinated GHGs in Closed-cell Foams (Subpart QQ). For these sources, the deadline for 2012 reporting is moved from March 31, 2012, to September 28, 2012.

June 30, 2012: Hazardous Materials Registration (49 CFR 107, Subpart G)-Shippers or carriers who meet one of six triggers at 49 CFR 107.601 must register with the U.S. DOT annually and pay a fee.

July 1, 2012: Toxic Chemical Release Reporting (40 CFR 372)-Facilities listed in Part 372 with 10 or more full–time employees that manufactured, processed, or otherwise used one or more of nearly 600 listed toxic chemicals above the specified thresholds in 2011 must submit a report detailing the facility’s releases to the environment and pollution prevention efforts for that toxic chemical.

July 1, 2012: Safe Drinking Water Act Consumer Confidence Reporting (40 CFR 141)Community public water systems must distribute a copy of the consumer confidence report on the water quality of the drinking water.

July 1, 2012: Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Annual Report (40 CFR 761.180(a))-All facilities using or storing at any one time at least 45 kilograms (99.4 pounds) of PCBs contained in PCB container(s), or one or more PCB transformers, or 50 or more PCB capacitors shall develop and maintain at the facility a written annual document log of the disposition of PCBs and PCB items.

It is important to remember that additional reporting under Federal and State requirements may also apply to your facility. Carefully review all of your facility permits and associated regulations to establish a comprehensive reporting calendar for your facility.

The Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule includes requirements for oil spill prevention, preparedness, and response to prevent oil discharges to navigable waters and adjoining shorelines. The rule requires specific facilities to prepare, amend, and implement SPCC Plans. The SPCC rule is part of the Oil Pollution Prevention regulation, which also includes the Facility Response Plan (FRP) rule), All SPCC plans should be reviewed every 5 years by a PE (professional engineer).

Please contact us if you need any assistance in completing the above reports.


We have added two new product lines - Medique (over the counter medicinals) and Rockford Systems, Inc. (machine guarding controls and accessories).

MSA has introduced their new 2011-2012 Preferred Products Catalog.

Accuform has introduced their new 2012 Inform, Protect & Motivate Catalog.

2011-2012 Preferred Products Catalog

Reminder – Your OSHA Form 300-A Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses must be posted in the workplace by February 1st and stay posted through April 30th.

Employer Responsibilities and Workers' Rights
OSHA At-A-Glance
As we welcome 2012, it may be a good time to remember that employers are responsible for the safety and health of its workers and for providing a safe and healthful workplace for its workers.

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) was passed to prevent workers from being killed or seriously harmed at work. This law created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which sets and enforces protective workplace safety and health standards. Under the OSH Act, employers have the responsibility to provide a safe workplace.

OSHA's role is to assure the safety and health of America's workers. The OSHA at a Glance  publications provides information on the strategies and programs OSHA uses to promote worker safety and health.

The OSHA At-A-Glance webpage provides information, training, and assistance to employers and workers. Specific topics include:
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • OSHA Standards
  • Inspections
  • Help for Employers
  • Information and Education
  • Who Does OSHA Cover
The entire, 3-page document may be downloaded here. (information from

Office of Management and Budget Extends Its Review of OSHA GHS

On January 24, 2012, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) extended its review period for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s final rule, which adopts the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) for its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS). The OMB extension of review is on a one-time basis for no more than 30 days. The OMB also has the option of returning the final rule to OSHA for reconsideration during the review. The status of OMB extension of review became publicly available on January 24, 2012.

For additional information, please go to:; click on the bar graph for “DOL”; find “DOL-OSHA” RIN: 1218-AC2

The high costs of falls in construction for employers
A new OSHA PowerPoint presentation shows the heavy financial cost resulting from falls in construction. OSHA analyzed workers’ compensation data for injuries resulting from falls from elevations suffered by roofers and carpenters. The data, which covers 2005-2007, comes from 38 states, which comprises approximately 1/3 of total workers’ compensation benefits.

OSHA's analysis of fall injuries for roofers and carpenters found that: falls from elevations by roofers cost an average of approximately $106,000 each; falls from elevations by carpenters cost an average of over $97,000 each. To find out more information, view the PowerPoint presentation of Workers' Compensation Costs of Falls in Construction* posted on OSHA's Residential Fall Protection Web page.

The A10 standards play an important role in providing technical guidance to the construction and demolition industry in order to prevent occupational fatalities, injuries, and illnesses,” said Richard King, chair of the A10 Committee.

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) announced recently that the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved two new ASSE A10 construction and demolition standards aimed at enhancing safety.

The two new standards are the ANSI/ASSE A10.1-2011 Pre-Project and Pre-Task Safety and Health Planning for Construction and Demolition Operations and the ANSI/ASSE A10.26-2011 Emergency Procedures for Construction and Demolition Sites.

The new A10.1-2011 standard establishes the elements and activities for pre-project and pre-task safety and health planning for construction. Its primary purpose is to assist construction owners, project constructors, and contractors in making pre-project and pre-task safety and health planning a standard part of their planning processes and to assist owners in establishing a process for evaluating project constructor candidate safety and health performance and planning practices.

The new A10.26 standard applies to those emergency procedures involving: fires, collapses, hazardous spills, and other emergencies that can endanger workers; emergency rescue of injured or ill workers or other persons, or of injured workers unable to rescue themselves; on-site provision of first aid and emergency medical care; evacuation and transportation of injured or ill workers to appropriate emergency medical facilities; pre-planning and coordination of emergency plan with emergency medical facilities; and training on emergency procedures/plans for workers and other groups. It also provides guidelines for the development of emergency procedures for construction sites.

"The A10 standards play an important role in providing technical guidance to the construction and demolition industry in order to prevent occupational fatalities, injuries, and illnesses,” said Richard King, chair of the A10 Committee. “These two new standards build upon our existing documents to enhance work safety and health on construction sites."

New OSHA Web Page Offers Winter Hazards Guidance for Workers

The page includes guidance for workers clearing heavy snow in front of workplaces and from rooftops, workers encountering downed power lines or traveling on icy roads, and utility workers restoring power after winter storms.

OSHA has created a Web page to help protect workers from hazards they may face during winter storm response and recovery operations.

The Web page provides guidance on how employers and workers involved in cleanup and recovery operations can recognize snow storm-related hazards and the necessary steps that employers must take to keep workers safe while working in these conditions. The page includes guidance for workers clearing heavy snow in front of workplaces and from rooftops, workers encountering downed power lines or traveling on icy roads, and utility workers restoring power after winter storms.

Hazards associated with working in winter storms include:
  • being struck by falling objects such as icicles, tree limbs, and utility poles
  • driving accidents due to slippery roadways
  • carbon monoxide poisoning
  • dehydration, hypothermia, and frostbite
  • exhaustion from strenuous activity
  • back injuries or heart attack while removing snow
  • slips and falls due to slippery walkways
  • electrocution from downed power lines and downed objects in contact with power lines
  • burns from fires caused by energized line contact or equipment failure
  • falls from snow removal on roofs or while working in aerial lifts or on ladders
  • roof collapse under weight of snow (or melting snow if drains are clogged)
  • lacerations or amputations from unguarded or improperly operated chain saws and power tools, and improperly attempting to clear jams in snow blowers

Effective means of addressing winter storm hazards include:
  • assume all power lines are energized and stay well clear of any downed or damaged power lines
  • make certain all powered equipment is properly guarded and disconnected from power sources before cleaning or performing maintenance
  • use caution around surfaces weighed down by large amounts snow or of ice
  • scooping small amounts of snow and using proper lifting form to avoid over-exertion or injuries
  • clear walking surfaces of snow and ice and use salt or its equivalent where appropriate
  • employers should provide and ensure the use of fall protection and provide and maintain ladders
  • stay in the vehicle-do not leave the vehicle unless help is visible within 100 yards
  • wear reflective clothing and eye, face, and body protection
  • establish and clearly mark work zones
  • use engineering controls, personal protective equipment, and safe work practices to reduce the length and severity of exposure to the cold.

The new Winter Storms Web page at includes links to guidance from OSHA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the American Red Cross, the National Weather Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Safety Council, and other agencies and organizations


CAOHC Course

CAOHC Certification/Recertification Course
Day Star will be offering the CAOHC 20-hour certification and the 8-hour recertification course on March 12th-14th, 2012 for those individuals performing audiometric testing. For more information or to register you may call 800-747-1401 or go online to

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 in the US, is seeking a qualified Health & Safety Specialist with a minimum of 5 years experience preferably in an industrial setting.

The successful candidate must have a BS in Industrial Hygiene, Safety Management or related field.  Individual will provide health and safety support to aggregate quarries, building products packaging companies and a construction materials trucking company. Candidates must have working knowledge of OSHA regulations; behavior-based safety, DOT or MSHA experience a plus.

Overnight travel required- 25-35%.

To learn more about our company, please visit our website at

Ash Grove Materials offers outstanding benefits and a rewarding work environment. Send resume to: Ash Grove Cement, HR Department 11011 Cody, OP, KS 66210. Fax: (913) 345-4263.

Location: ICL Performance Products LP, Lawrence Plant, Lawrence, Kansas

Major Responsibilities/Accountabilities:
  • Lead site safety efforts by identifying, sharing and implementing company policies, guidelines and best practices.
  • Satisfy safety and health reporting requirements (i.e. ICL, OSHA, DOT)
  • Review and ensure site compliance with safety and health regulations
  • Host regulatory visitors and outside audits.
  • Lead industrial hygiene program. Maintain safety and health documentation including OSHA 300 logs, incident investigations.
  • Coordinate with Lawrence Plant and corporate staff in managing Worker’s Compensation claims.
  • Work with Production, Quality and HR staff in maintenance of RC 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications.
Experience/Skills Required:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene or other related scientific discipline.
  • A minimum of 3 years of safety and health experience in the chemical or related industry.
  • Working knowledge of current safety and health legislation and regulations.
  • Organizational, leadership and decision making/problem solving skills.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills.
Interested candidates should send a resume to

ICL Performance Products LP is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer
, M/F/D/V

Loss Prevention Consultant
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,

Company:  MEM
Title:  Loss Prevention Consultant
Department: Loss Prevention
Reports To:  Loss Prevention Manager
FLSA Status:  Exempt [x] 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

Assistant Professor
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 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

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

Site Specific Safety Person
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.

EHS support for SPX Cooling Technologies
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.

  • 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
  • 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 HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=111991&SiteId=1

SPX is an EOE  


Heart of America ASSE Chapter - February 13th - 12 PM to 1:30 PM - Kansas City Missouri Police Academy - 6801 Pleasant Valley Road - Kansas City, Missouri - To RSVP call Shelly Killingsworth at 816-245-3931 or You may also pay on-line at

Construction Safety Group of Kansas City - February 13th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Kansas City Missouri Police Academy - 6801 Pleasant Valley Road - Kansas City, Missouri - Please RSVP by calling the CSG reservation line at 816-471-0880 ext. 1369 or contact Chuck Rutledge, Secretary/Recorder at

AIHA Mid-America Local Section - Februay 21st - 6 PM - Dragon Inn - 7500 West 80th Street - Overland Park, Kansas 66204 - 913-381-7299 - Determining Occupational Exposure Limits (OELs) for Pharmacueticals - Speakers are Kevin Tarwater and Jeff Brinkmeyer from Aptuit - Please RSVP at

Wichita ASSE Chapter - February 6th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - ISI Building - Please RSVP by Friday, February 2nd to Deb McDaniel at

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group - February 10th - 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

OSHAC - Joplin - February 14th -11:30 AM to 1 PM - Red Hot & Blue - For more information please contact Barb Lee at 417-869-2121 x106 or 800-334-1349 or

OSHAC - Monett - February 16th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Big Daddy’s Bac-Woods Bar-B-Q - For more information please contact Barb Lee at 417-869-2121 x106 or 800-334-1349 or

OSHAC - Springfield - February 14th - AM - Safety Council Office - For more information please contact Barb Lee at 417-869-2121 x106 or 800-334-1349 or

OSHAC - West Plains - TBD - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - For more information please contact Barb Lee at 417-869-2121 x106 or 800-334-1349 or

OSHAC - Harrison, Ar. - February 21st - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Western Sizzlin - For more information please contact Barb Lee at 417-869-2121 x106 or 800-334-1349 or

OSHAC - Northwest Arkansas - February 1st - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Western Sizzlin - Springdale, Ar. - For more information please contact Greg Knight at or Fred Norwood at

Mid-Missouri Section ASSE - February 16th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - China Garden - Dr. Michael Szewczyk - Occupational Medicine of Mid-Missouri - Please RSVP to Adam Burks at

2012 Midwest Conference

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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