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DAYSTAR NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2015

Once again we want to say "Thank you" for your business and support in 2014. 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.

Please Be Safe

It's nice to know someone cares about you!!!!

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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.
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REGULATION NEWS & INFORMATION



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 2014 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, 2015, and should be displayed in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted.
 
Employers with 10 or fewer employees and employers in specific low-hazard industries are normally exempt from federal OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping and posting requirements. Due to changes in OSHA's recordkeeping requirements that went into effect Jan. 1, 2015, certain previously exempt industries are now covered. Lists of both exempt and newly covered industries are available on OSHA's website. Visit the Updates to OSHA's Recordkeeping Rule Web page for more information on recordkeeping requirements.

Warning Sign

While still considered a voluntary standard from an OSHA perspective, the NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, has become the industry accepted best practices guide for electrical safety programs, employee training, planning and executing energized electrical work tasks.  The Standard has evolved significantly since the first edition was published in 1979.  Later this month, the NFPA will release the 2015 edition which contains a number of significant changes from previous, now considered obsolete by NFPA, editions.

As with previous NFPA 70E revision cycles, the NECA-IBEW Joint Safety Committee will review the 2015 edition and modify the Sample EEW Policy to correspond to the new content.  The revised document, along with a standardized training program, will be distributed to employers before the end of the year.

Below are 3 of the most significant changes from the 2012 edition.

 • Reformatting of Hazard Risk Tables - In lieu of performing arc flash incident energy calculations, employers could use Hazard Risk Tables to predict likelihood and severity of arc flash hazards and to select PPE for arc and shock hazards.  The tables no longer are based upon risk, which is left up to the Qualified Person to determine, nor do they include direction for use of voltage rated gloves or insulated tools.
 • Deletion of HRC 0 & Clarifying “Normal Operation” - Hazard Risk Category 0, which is basically the standard PPE worn every day for normal construction activities, was prescribed by earlier editions of 70E to protect workers from explosions and similar hazards when they interacted with electrical equipment without direct exposure to energized parts.  I.E. switching on / off breakers with equipment doors on.  The HRC 0 category is deleted in the 2015 edition.  This is not to say a hazard never exists but that the Qualified Person must make that determination.  That determination is to be based upon “Normal Operation” of equipment which meets the following criteria.
  The equipment is properly installed;
  The equipment is properly maintained;
  All equipment doors are closed and secured
  All equipment covers are in place and secured; and
  There is no evidence of impending failure.
 • Warning Label Content - Labels must now contain all the following information:
  Nominal system voltage
  Arc flash protection boundary
  At least one of the following:
 • Incident energy at corresponding distance
 • Minimum arc rating of clothing
 • Site specific level of PPE
 • PPE selected using 70E tables

Perhaps even more important, 70E now clarifies that the owner of the electrical equipment is responsible for the documentation, installation and maintenance of the field installed labels.


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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 in March 2015 for 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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Heart of America ASSE Chapter - February 9th - 12 to 1:30 PM - Tomfooleries - 612 West 47th Street - Kansas City, Mo. - 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 5th - 11:30 to 1:00 PM- Industrial Hygiene and Silica Standard update - Mark One Electric - 909 Troost Avenue - Kansas City, Missouri - Please RSVP by Monday, February 2nd, by calling the CSG reservation line at 816-471-0880 ext. 1369 or contact Sharon Mount, Secretary/Recorder at smount@thomasmcgee.com.

Wichita ASSE Chapter - February 2nd -11:30 to 1 PM - Tour of Gordon Evans Energy Center -ISI Environmental Inc - 215 S Laura St - Wichita, Ks - Please RSVP to Jenna Hackler at Jenna.hackler@kochind.com.

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group - February 2nd - 11:30 AM to 1 PM -- ISI Environmental Inc - 215 S Laura St -Wichita, Ks - For more information please contact Tamara Hadley at 316-264-7050 or constructionsafety@isienvironmental.com.

SCO Safety Alliance - Joplin - February 10th -11:30 AM to 1 PM - Red Hot & Blue - For more information please contact Debora Biggs at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or dbiggs@nscozarks.org.

SCO Safety Alliance - Monett - February 12th -11:30 AM to 1 PM - Big Baldy’s Bac-Woods BBQ - For more information please contact Debora Biggs at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or dbiggs@nscozarks.org.

SCO Safety Alliance - Springfield - February 10th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Ramada Inn Oasis - 2456 N Glenstone Ave - Springfield, Mo. - For more information please contact Debora Biggs at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or dbiggs@nscozarks.org.

SCO Safety Alliance - Northwest Arkansas - February 4th - 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 26th - 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM - HyVee Conference Room - Conley Road - Columbia, Mo. - Please RSVP to members@midmoasse.org.


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MIDWEST CONSTRUCTION SAFETY CONFERENCE & EXPO 
March 5th & 6th, 2015
Adams Pointe Conference Center, 1400 NE Coronado Drive, Blue Springs, MO
 
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS
SAFETY EXCELLENCE AWARDS
NETWORKING - TOP INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS
INDUSTRY EXHIBITORS


MID AM Conference
May 4-8, 2015 - Chateau on the Lake - Branson, Mo


66th Annual Kansas Department of Labor Conference

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Seminarfest 2015

ASSE's SeminarFest is the best source for continuing education and training for the OSH professional. Instructors lead concentrated seminars and exam preparation workshops over this seven day event.

SeminarFest is an excellent opportunity to earn up to 5.1 CEUs/Recertification Points in one week. Whether you join us for one day or the full seven days, this event will satisfy your continuing education needs in safety and health.
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AIHce 2015


National Safety Council - Atlanta 2015

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