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DAYSTAR NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2014


Once again we want to say "Thank you" for your business and support in 2013. 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.


"Success Is Not Final, Failure Is Not Fatal: It Is The Courage To Continue That Counts" - Winston Churchill


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REGULATION NEWS & INFORMATION

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Four million workers go to work each day in damaging noise

NIOSH

NIOSH recommends that all worker exposures to noise should be controlled below a level equivalent to 85 dBA for eight hours to minimize occupational noise induced hearing loss.

NIOSH also recommends a 3 dBA exchange rate so that every increase by 3 dBA doubles the amount of the noise and halves the recommended amount of exposure time.

Facts and Statistics:
Four million workers go to work each day in damaging noise. Ten million people in the U.S. have a noise-related hearing loss. Twenty-two million workers are exposed to potentially damaging noise each year.

  • In 2008, approximately 2 million U.S. workers were exposed to noise levels at work that put them at risk of hearing loss.
  • In 2007, approximately 23,000 cases were reported of occupational hearing loss that was great enough to cause hearing impairment.
  • Reported cases of hearing loss accounted for 14% of occupational illness in 2007.
  • In 2007, approximately 82% of the cases involving occupational hearing loss were reported among workers in the manufacturing sector.


www.cdc.gov/niosh/


OSHA reminds employers to post OSHA 300A injury/illness summary February through April

OSHA Form 300A

OSHA is reminding covered employers to post OSHA's Form 300A, which summarizes the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred during 2013 and were logged on OSHA's Form 300, the log of work-related injuries and illnesses. The summary must be posted between Feb. 1 and April 30, 2014, and should be displayed in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted.

Employers with 10 or fewer employees and employers in certain industries are normally exempt from federal OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping and posting requirements. A complete list of exempt industries in the retail, services, finance, insurance and real estate sectors can be found at http://s.dol.gov/YP. Visit OSHA's Recordkeeping Web page for more information on recordkeeping requirements.


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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 17-19, 2014 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.

PMG Process Marketing Group

Fall Protection & Ladder Safety - Spring 2014 Road Show
Wichita ~ Kansas City ~ Omaha ~ Little Rock ~ St. Louis

Process Marketing Group, Capital Safety & Little Giant Ladders are pleased to announce our next Road Show.  
 
The seminar will consist of a full day of training, giving you the opportunity to learn about Fall Protection and Ladder Safety.  You will learn the ABCDs of Fall Protection along with receiving your Equipment Inspector Certification and do some hands on rescue training.  Also for 2014 we are also adding a session in Ladder Safety and Ladder Inspection Certification.   Download our flyer for full details.

Please join us for at one of our 5 locations:

1. Wichita, KS - April 1, 2014
2. Kansas City, MO - April 2, 2014
3. Omaha, NE - April 3, 2014 
4. Little Rock, AR - April 8, 2014
5. St. Louis, MO - April 9, 2014
**Class sizes are limited to 100 at each location
**Last day to register - March 21, 2014

Download the Flyer

Sign-Up Online
 
NOTE - payment is accepted via Paypal or check.  We use the Paypal service for credit card processing.  You do not need a Paypal account to process your credit card. Questions, please let Teresa know.
 
If you need additional information or have questions, please contact Teresa Rothanzl.
 
Phone:  402-426-9254
E-mail:  teresar@pmgmidwest.com
Fax: 866-208-0912

Save The Date

Heart of America Chapter - 75th Anniversary Celebration

When: Friday, March 21, 2014
6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Where: Harrah's
1 Riverboat Dr.
North Kansas City, MO, 64116

ASSE Heart of America Member Only $25
ASSE Heart of America Member & Guest $50
Non-Member $100
Non-Member & Guest $150

The Heart of America chapter of ASSE will be covering 75% of the evening’s costs for ASSE HOA members. So come join your fellow health & safety professionals for an evening of networking, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, drinks and an improv comedy show. http://www.comedycity.cc/
 
Register at the February ASSE meeting or click here to download the registration form and return it with payment by March 14, 2014.


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kc.asse.org

www.safetycouncilmoks.com

www.nscozarks.org

wichita.asse.org

www.indeed.com

www.ehscarrers.com

Day Star is currently looking to hire an additional salesperson for the Kansas City area.  If interested, please email your resume to markc@daystarsafety.com. EEO

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Heart of America ASSE Chapter - February 10th - 12 PM to 1:30 PM - KCPD Training Academy - 6885 NE Pleasant Valley Road - Kansas City, Mo. - Topic is Coachable Driver Behaviors - Speaker is Ruch Akin - Please RSVP to dkhallerud@fedins.com.  You may also pay on-line at www.kc.asse.org.
 
Construction Safety Group of Kansas City - February 10th - 12 PM to 1:30 PM - KCPD Training Academy - 6885 NE Pleasant Valley Road - Kansas City, Mo. - Topic is Coachable Driver Behaviors - Speaker is Ruch Akin -Please RSVP by 12 pm on February 6th by calling the CSG reservation line at 816-471-0880 ext. 1369 or contact Tom Ruzicka, Secretary/Recorder at truzicka@deltaservices.com.

AIHA Mid-America Local Section - February 11th - 6 PM to 8 PM - Olive Garden - 6750 W 95th Street - Overland Park, Ks - Chemical & Biological Weapons of Mass Destruction in Industry - Speaker is Jon Nelson, Senior Engineer, Honeywell FM&T -Please RSVP by February 7th at aihamidamerica@kcaiha.org


Wichita ASSE Chapter - February 3rd - 11:30 AM to 1 PM -ISI Building - Topic is Severe Weather - Speaker is Chance Hayes, Warning Coordinator, Meteorologist, NOAA.  Please RSVP to Wayne Kordonowy at wayne.kordonowy@kochind.com.

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group - February 14th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Hometown Buffet on West Central - Topic is DOT Driver Regs Update - Speaker is Gary Goeller, KCC -For more information please contact Tamara Hadley at 316-264-7050 or constructionsafety@isienvironmental.com.

SCO Safety Alliance - Joplin - February 11th -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 20th -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 11th - 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 12th -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 18th - 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 5th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Western Sizzlin - Springdale, Ar. - For more information please contact Greg Knight at greg.knight@tyson.com or Fred Norwood at fred@multicraft.com

Mid-Missouri Section ASSE - February 27th - 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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5th ANNUAL MIDWEST CONSTRUCTION SAFETY CONFERENCE & EXPO

When:
March 13 & 14, 2014
Pre-Conference March 12th
 
Where:
Adams Pointe Conference Center
1500 NE Coronado Drive
Blue Springs, MO 64014
 
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
Doug Sterbenz
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Westar Energy
Dr. Charles Ambrose
President University of Central Missouri
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS  
  • 7TH ANNUAL SAFETY EXCELLENCE AWARDS BREAKFAST  
  • NETWORK WITH TOP INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS  
  • MEET WITH LEADING INDUSTRY EXHIBITORS 
Click Here for more information


MID AM Conference

May 5-9, 2014
Hilton Convention Center - Branson, Mo.
More information available early 2014


65th Safety and Health Conference
KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF LABOR


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