are celebrating our 22nd year at our current 35,000 sq ft facility
located in North Kansas
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our walk-in display room the next time you are in the area.
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REGULATION NEWS & INFORMATION
OSHA's Stance on Safety Incentive Programs
Do safety incentive programs promote safer workplaces, or do they perpetuate a "keep quiet" mentality with employees?
Henry Wright and Michelle Barker recently addressed this issue in light
of OSHA's March 12, 2012 memo, Employer Safety Incentive and
Disincentive Policies and Practices, and conclude that OSHA is not
against safety incentive programs - they are against programs that
discourage workers from reporting accidents or injuries.
If your company has such a program you'll want to read OSHA's Stance on
Safety Incentive Programs (Occupational Health & Safety, September
2012) for solid insights and thought provoking questions to help you
evaluate the effectiveness of your program.
OSHA Site-Specific Targeting program aims to reduce injuries and illnesses in high-hazard workplaces
OSHA has issued its annual inspection plan under the Site-Specific
Targeting 2012 (PDF*) program to direct enforcement resources to
workplaces where the highest rates of injuries and illnesses occur. The
SST program is one of OSHA’s main programmed inspection plans for
high-hazard, non-construction workplaces that have 20 or more workers.
The SST plan is based on data collected from a survey of 80,000
establishments in high-hazard industries.
For the 2012 SST, OSHA’s Nursing and Personal Care Facilities National
Emphasis Program will conduct programmed inspections of nursing and
personal care establishments, unlike previous years when these
inspections fell under the SST program.
In addition to the SST program, OSHA implements both national and local
emphasis inspection programs to target high-risk hazards and
industries. See the news release for more information.
the SST program, we can prevent injuries and illnesses, and save lives
by focusing our inspection resources on employers in high-hazard
worksites where workers are at greater risk." - Assistant Secretary of
Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels
Prepare Your Tier II Reports Now: March Deadline
It’s that time of year again: the March 1 deadline for submitting the
Tier I or Tier II Chemical Inventory Report under the Emergency
Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) is fast approaching.
Tier Reporting Requirements
You must comply with these reporting requirements if your facility
holds a threshold planning quantity (TPQ) of any hazardous chemical.
Defining a Hazardous Chemical
Hazardous chemical, in this context, “means any hazardous chemical as
defined under 29 CFR 1910.1200(c)….” [40 CFR370.66] If the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires you to have a Safety
Data Sheet (SDS) for a substance, it’s a hazardous chemical. The most
common chemical hazards are explosives, flammables, poisons,
corrosives, reactive/unstable chemicals, and chronic health hazards
(cancer-agents, mutagens, etc.).
Threshold Planning Quantities
The default TPQ for most substances is 10,000 lbs. or more at any time
during the year. For certain extremely hazardous substances designated
at 40 CFR 355, Appendix A, the default TQP is 500 lbs. or less. Higher
TPQs apply to fuels stored in underground storage tanks at retail gas
Believe it or not, while the chemical inventory report system is
mandated and overseen by the United States Environmental Protection
Agency, these reports don’t go directly to the EPA. They go to your
State Emergency Response Commission (SERC), your community’s Local
Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), and the local fire department (FD).
Different Types of Tier Reports
Section 311 of EPCRA technically requires facilities to provide a copy
of an SDS for each chemical to the authorities, but in most cases, a
list of chemicals is acceptable. Per Section 312 of the Act, facilities
must also provide detailed information about the type and amount of
hazardous chemicals they keep in inventory. The EPA offers two
different means to comply with this mandate: the broad Tier I report
and the more specific Tier II report. The Agency has left it up to each
state to choose which one to require. At this point in time, most State
authorities require facilities to report their chemical inventories
using the Tier II form, and through electronic rather than paper
Find Out More
To find out how to report in your state, see the EPA’s index of SERCs.
For more information from EPA on hazardous chemical inventory reporting, click here.
The full regulations for hazardous chemical inventory reporting are found in 40 CFR 370.
| Risk Management Officer
Posted January 24th, 2013
The City of Overland Park Fire Department has a Risk Management Officer
position available. Responsibilities: Administers and responsible
for the coordination of emergency and non-emergency activities of the
fire department in the areas relating to homeland defense
preparedness. Emphasis areas of responsibility include analysis
of data relating to safety and loss prevention, community risk
reduction, resource deployment, quality improvement and emergency
management for the department and City of Overland
Park. Requirements: Associates Degree in Fire Science, Emergency
Management or related field. Preference is given to those
employees with a Bachelor’s degree in Fire Science or a related field.
Applicability of a degree in a related field will be determined
by senior management. Must possess a valid driver’s license and
maintain an insurable driving record. Candidates who are
Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician or Firefighter/Paramedic must
meet the following requirements: Successful completion of required
courses in modern firefighting response activity, fire administration,
instruction and supervision based on the equivalency of NFPA 1021 Fire
Officer Professional Competency Level I, NFPA 1041 Fire Service
Instructor Professional Competency Level I, NFPA Fire Department Safety
Officer requirements and NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials Competencies for
First Responder at the Operational Level. Must be a minimum of EMT and
AED certified by the Kansas Board of EMS. Fire and EMT Certification
must be maintained. Five years of experience with the Overland
Park Fire Department, or five years of experience in risk or emergency
management, or an equivalent level of experience. Experience in
Emergency Services Functions (ESFs) targeted to specific hazards and
working knowledge of the National Incident Management System (NIMS)
required. Two years supervisory experience
preferred. No City residency requirement. 8-5, M-F.
$5,007-$6,258/mo. Open until filled. Apply online, attach a resume, and
view your online application at www.opkansas.org. If unable to
apply online, visit the Human Resources Office between 1 p-4 p,
City of Overland Park
Human Resources Department
8500 Santa Fe Drive
Overland Park, KS 66212
Regional Safety Manager – Leawood , Kansas
Posted November 13th, 2012
The primary function of the Regional Safety Manager is to develop,
implement, coordinate and ensure compliance with the company’s programs
and policies covering employee health, safety, property security and
regulatory compliance. The Regional Safety Manager provides support to
the Director of Safety & Risk Management, Executive Management, and
all assigned branches, divisions and subsidiaries.
Regional Safety Manager works with the Director of Safety & Risk
Management to provide leadership and direction on all Safety matters to
assigned operations, branches and departments, including measuring and
evaluating the effectiveness of the safety program and making and
recommending modifications as needed to achieve established safety
goals and objectives.
closely with appropriate Regional Vice Presidents and operational
departments in order to direct the application and administration of
established corporate safety programs throughout the company. Serve as
consultant to assigned regions and branches to establish plans to
improve overall health and safety of each region/branch.
and participate in professional and committee meetings related to
health and safety issues. Serve as a principal source of information on
health and safety issues. Assist with the development and
administration of programs, reports, and employee training workshops.
organize, schedule and conduct inspections of branches, work areas and
equipment. Monitor site conditions, practices, and procedures for
compliance with health and safety (OSHA) requirements and MHC
standards. Select and implement corrective action and follows-up to
ensure proper action has been taken.
and become well-versed on emerging hazards/issues, communicate hazard
control and loss information direction to management, supervision and
employees through specialized training and education programs.
the interest of the company and its employees as required by applicable
regulatory agencies such as OSHA, EPA, DOT, etc. with respect to
applicable standards (hazard communications, record keeping, OSHA 300
logs, substance abuse/use testing, driver qualification, MSDS, etc.)
the activities and monitor progress of the various branch Safety
Committees to ensure focus on defined company/branch safety goals and
objectives. Provide training to safety committees and meet with them on
a regular basis to empower the committees and ensure the effectiveness
of these committees in establishing a safe working environment.
accident investigations conducted by branch personnel for
identification of accident causes and measures taken to prevent
- Promote and manage corporate Safety Incentive Program within assigned regions/branches.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Safety & Risk Management.
The Regional Safety Manager reports directly to the Director of Safety & Risk Management.
a four year degree in Occupational Safety, Safety Management,
Industrial Safety or equivalent. Eight to ten years of relevant work
experience is preferred. Extensive vehicle safety experience a plus.
- Must take ownership of projects, be able to set their own objectives and constantly strive for improvement.
- Ability to maintain confidential information.
oral and written communication, organization and interpersonal skills.
Must be able to communicate effectively to employees at all levels of
the organization. Training experience is preferred.
- Must have a great attitude and be team oriented.
- Proficient computer skills in MS Office including Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
- Willing to travel up to 50% of the time. This individual will be responsible for planning their travel schedule.
- Successful performance of the duties listed on this job description.
- Achievement of specific targets, as set out in the Regional Safety Manager’s Target Memo.
- Employee Performance Evaluation Form.
Safety Manager – Chanute, Kansas
Posted November 9th, 2012
Ash Grove Cement Company is privately held and one of the largest
domestically owned cement companies in the USA. Ash Grove is seeking a
qualified individual to provide leadership in Health and Safety at the
Chanute, Kansas plant.
The successful candidate will have a bachelor's degree in Safety
Management, Industrial Hygiene, or related field and 5 years experience
in managing health and safety practices in a mining or manufacturing
environment with an emphasis in behavior based safety and
ergonomics. The candidate must have strong written and verbal
communication skills and experience with MS Office. Knowledge of MSHA
regulations a plus.
To learn more about our company, please visit our website at www.ashgrove.com.
Ash Grove offers outstanding benefits in a rewarding work environment. Send resume to: email@example.com.
Posted on December 11, 2012
Kansas State University has opened a search for a new industrial
hygienist. I have advertised with AIHA, however, if you would please
pass the word in our local AIHA group, I would appreciate it. The job
announcement follows. Steve Galitzer. Industrial Hygienist. Kansas
State University in Manhattan, KS seeks an Industrial Hygienist in the
Department of Environmental Health & Safety. A bachelor s degree in
Industrial Hygiene or related field is required. Applicant should have
a working knowledge of U.S. OSHA regulations, industrial hygiene
instrumentation and monitoring schemes, excellent oral and written
communication skills and must be physically able to wear a respirator
and to participate in an emergency response team. Salary range is
$40,000-$46,000. Send letter of interest explaining your qualifications
as an example of written communication, a resume, three references to
be contacted, and copies of training certificates to Ms. Lisa Linck,
Department of EH&S, 108 Edwards Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506. For more
information call (785) 532-5856. Screening begins January 2, 2013 and
will continue until filled. Kansas State University is an EOE. KSU
actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background checks are
Steven J. Galitzer, Ph.D.
Department of Environmental Health & Safety Kansas State University
108 Edwards Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-4809
Corporate Safety & Industrial Hygiene Manager
Posted on December 11, 2012
Reference Number: TSCMIH
Innovative and Industry leading manufacturer is seeking to fill a
Corporate Manager of Industrial Hygiene and Safety position on their
management team. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor Degree
in Engineering, Safety or Industrial Hygiene along with Industrial
Hygiene Certification and a minimum of five years experience managing
an industrial hygiene and safety program at the corporate level.
- Develop and implement industrial hygiene and safety processes company wide
- Develop and implement auditing programs
- Improve measurement system and analyze data to detect and address potential problem areas
technical, scientific, and administrative resources in a comprehensive
and coordinated response to health, safety and environmental
regulations, laws and policies.
Pay: $85-95K Salary
Telephone: 479-268-4091 x 303
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
Project Safety Manager
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Key Construction, 741 W. 2nd, Wichita, KS 67203, fax (316) 263-1161. EOE
||SAFETY & HEALTH MEETINGS FOR FEBRUARY
of America ASSE Chapter - February 11th - 12:00 to 1:30 PM -Smoking Guns
BBQ - 1218 Swift Avenue - North Kansas City, Mo - Safety Leadership -
To RSVP call Dave Hallerud at 816-809-02811 or at email@example.com. You may also pay on-line at www.kc.asse.org.
Construction Safety Group of Kansas City - February 6th - 11:30 AM to
1:00 PM - Legend of Asia - 1853 Southwest 7 Hwy - Blue Springs,
MO - (816) 220-9833 (Southridge Shopping Center) - The speaker is Eric
Wenger with Burns and McDonnell; he will be speaking on the health
hazards associated with welding fumes and other hazards - Please RSVP
by Monday, February 4th, by calling the CSG reservation line at
816-471-0880 ext. 1369 or contact Dave Ezell, Secretary/Recorder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AIHA Mid-America Local Section - February 12th - 6 PM - PF Changs on
the Plaza - 102 West 47th Street -Kansas City, MO - Speaker: Susan
Masih - Topic: Radiation Safety - Please RSVP by Monday, February 11th,
ASSE Chapter -February 4th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM -ISI Building - Severe
Weather Safety - Chance Hayes-NOAA - Please RSVP by Thursday, January
31st, to Wayne Kordonowy at email@example.com.
Wichita Area Construction Safety Group - February 8th - 11:30 AM to 1
PM - Golden Corral on East Kellogg - For more information please
contact Tamara Hadley at 316-264-7050 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCO Safety Alliance - Joplin - February 12th -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 email@example.com.
SCO Safety Alliance - Monett - February 21st -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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCO Safety Alliance - Springfield - February 12th - 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 email@example.com.
SCO Safety Alliance - West Plains - February 13th -11:30 AM to 1 PM -
TBD - For more information please contact Barbie Lee at 417-869-2121
x106 or 800-334-1349 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCO Safety Alliance - Harrison, Ar. - February 19th - 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 email@example.com.
SCO Safety Alliance - Northwest Arkansas - February 6th - 11:30 AM to 1
PM - Western Sizzlin - Springdale, Ark - For more information please
contact Greg Knight at firstname.lastname@example.org or Fred Norwood at email@example.com
Mid-Missouri Section ASSE - February 28th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - HyVee
Conference Room - Conley Road - Columbia, Mo. - Please RSVP to Adam
Burks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
||2013 LOCAL & REGIONAL CONFERENCES
4th Annual Midwest Construction Safety Conference & Expo
March 14th & 15th, 2013 - Pre-Conference March 13th
Adams Point Conference Center
1500 NE Coronado Drive
Blue Springs, Missouri 64014 SAFETY
March 14 & 15, 2013
Blue Springs, MO 64014
Hilton Convention Center
||2013 NATIONAL CONFERENCES
September 29th - October 4th, 2013