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DAYSTAR NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2013


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


Dave Goans
Please welcome Dave Goans, our new salesperson, who will be replacing Rod Albert.  Dave is currently in training and will be hitting the streets the first of February.  He may be contacted at 816-221-1401 x112 or at dave@daystarsafety.com.

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TWENTY TWO YEARS

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We are celebrating our 22nd year at our current 35,000 sq ft facility located in North Kansas City, Missouri. Time flies when you are having fun! Stop by and visit our walk-in display room the next time you are in the area. 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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Compliance is critically important, but not difficult if you subscribe and train your staff with the most comprehensive library with courses in areas of Environmental Safety, Occupation Health & Safety, Green Building, Mine Safety, Forklift Operation, Construction Safety, Transportation, HAZCOM, Industrial Hygiene and human resources and more.

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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Did you know that we can provide repair and calibration of the major manufacturers of industrial hygiene instrument brands including MSA, Honeywell, ISC, Quest, TSI, 3M, BW, Rae, Gillian/Sensidyne, BioSystems, AP Buck, Bios, Alnor, SKC, Metronics, Casella, Larson Davis, Maico, Interacoustics, GSI, Titmus.  For more information or a quote contact Mark Calvert at 816-221-3230 x120 or markc@daystarsafety.com.


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REGULATION NEWS & INFORMATION

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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.

"Through 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 stations.
 
Reporting Agencies
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 systems.
 
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.


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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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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, Mon.-Fri.

City of Overland Park
Human Resources Department
8500 Santa Fe Drive
Overland Park, KS 66212
EO/M/F/D/V


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.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITY
  1. The 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.
  2. Works 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.
  3. Attend 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.
  4. Plan, 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.
  5. Research 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.
  6. Protect 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.)
  7. Coordinate 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.
  8. Review accident investigations conducted by branch personnel for identification of accident causes and measures taken to prevent recurrence.
  9. Promote and manage corporate Safety Incentive Program within assigned regions/branches.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Safety & Risk Management.

RELATIONSHIPS
The Regional Safety Manager reports directly to the Director of Safety & Risk Management.

QUALIFICATIONS
  1. Requires 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.
  2. Must take ownership of projects, be able to set their own objectives and constantly strive for improvement.
  3. Ability to maintain confidential information.
  4. Excellent 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.
  5. Must have a great attitude and be team oriented.
  6. Proficient computer skills in MS Office including Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  7. Willing to travel up to 50% of the time. This individual will be responsible for planning their travel schedule.

EVALUATION CRITERIA
  1. Successful performance of the duties listed on this job description.
  2. Achievement of specific targets, as set out in the Regional Safety Manager’s Target Memo.
  3. 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: tim.heenan@ashgrove.com.

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Industrial Hygienist
Posted on December 11, 2012

Summary
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 required.

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Steven J. Galitzer, Ph.D.
Director
Department of Environmental Health & Safety Kansas State University
108 Edwards Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-4809
PH: 785.532.5856
FAX: 785.532.1981
galitz@k-state.edu
www.k-state.edu/safety

Corporate Safety & Industrial Hygiene Manager
Posted on December 11, 2012

Summary
Reference Number: TSCMIH
Location: Missouri
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.
 
Requirements:
  • 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
  • Lead 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
Email: tim@mrirogers.com


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 - 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 dkhallerud@fedins.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 dave.ezell@markone.com.

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, at aihamidamerica@live.com

Wichita 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 wayne.kordonowy@kochind.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 constructionsafety@isienvironmental.com.

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 blee@nsozarks.org.

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 blee@nscozarks.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 blee@nsozarks.org.

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 blee@nscozards.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 blee@nscozards.org.

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 greg.knight@tyson.com or Fred Norwood at fred@multicraft.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 aburks@midwestusa.com.


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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

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


ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition


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