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Once again we want to say ”Thank you” for your business. For over 30 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. Thanks for your business and support in 2010!!!

Virtual Catalog Our new 2009 virtual catalog is now available for view 24/7 on line at where you can also request a free printed catalog for your facilities.

Our new 2010 catalog should be available in March.

We have added a comprehensive MATERIAL HANDLING AND INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT online catalog to our website. Click here to view.

Coming in 2010 – On-line safety training.

DOT Adjusts Civil Penalties for Hazmat Violations
Recently, the U.S. DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a final rule adjusting the maximum and minimum civil penalties for violations of the hazardous materials transportation regulations [74 FR 68701]. The new penalty amounts are effective on December 31, 2009 and apply to any violations occurring on or after January 1, 2010.

Under the new rule, the civil penalties are adjusted as follows:

· Standard maximum — $55,000 per day, per violation (was $50,000/day/violation)
· Maximum, if violation results in death, serious illness, severe injury, or substantial property damage — $110,000 per day, per violation (was $100,000/day/violation)
· Standard minimum — $275 per day, per violation (was $250/day/violation)
· Minimum, for violations related to training — $495 per day, per violation (was $450/day/violation)

The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 requires all Federal rulemaking agencies to adjust their civil penalties every four years for inflation [28 U.S.C. 2461]. This adjustment, which is spelled out in the law, is made based on a “cost-of-living adjustment” that is determined by the Consumer Price Index for the month of June in the year in which the adjustment is made. The final amount is then rounded as specified in the law.

The hazmat transportation civil penalties were last adjusted in 2005 based on the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETY-LU). The hazmat transportation law established both maximum and minimum civil penalty amounts, which are incorporated into the rules at 49 CFR Parts 107 and 171.

Are you aware that we can provide on-site calibration and maintenance for your fixed monitoring systems? Contact us today for solutions to your safety problems.

CAOHC Certification/Recertification Course.

Day Star will be offering the CAOHC 20-hour certification and the 8-hour recertification course on January 19th-21st, 2010 for those individuals performing audiometric testing. For more information or to register you may call 800-747-1401 or go online to

Heart of America ASSE Chapter – January 11th – The Benefits of the OSHA “Sharps” Program – Figlio’s Tower – 209 W. 46th Terrace – Kansas City, Mo. –12 PM to 1:30 PM –To RSVP call Brittany Ohlemeyer at 816-231-5580 ext 441 or You may also pay on-line at

Construction Safety Group of Kansas City – January 6th – 11:30 AM to 1 PM –H1N1 Preparedness – Mannys – 207 Southwest Blvd – Kansas City, Mo. – RSVP Required – To RSVP call the CSG reservation line at 816-471-0880 ext. 1369 or contact Aaron Beisley at 816-985-7541 or

Mid-America Industrial Hygiene Association – January 12th – 6 PM – Industrial Hygienists as Expert Witnesses – Mimi’s Cafι – 8501 NW Prairie View Drive – Kansas City, Mo. 64153 To RSVP click on Please RSVP by Friday, January 8th.

Wichita ASSE Chapter – January 4th –11:30 AM to 1 PM – Emergency Preparedness –ISI Building –Please RSVP to Ed Armendariz at

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group – January 13th – 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 – January 12th –11:30 AM to 1 PM – Red Hot & Blue – For more information please contact Michael Mulhall at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or

OSHAC – Monett – January 19th –11:30 AM to 1 PM – Happy House Restaurant – For more information please contact Michael Mulhall at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or

OSHAC – Springfield – January 20th –11:30 AM to 1 PM – The Pasta House – For more information please contact Michael Mulhall at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or

OSHAC – West Plains – January 13th –11:30 AM to 1 PM – West Plains Country Club – For more information please contact Michael Mulhall at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or

Mid-Missouri Section ASSE – January 21st – “E-Mod Explained” – 11:30 AM to 1 PM – China Garden – Please RSVP to Mark Woodward at or 573-289-5990 by noon on January 19th.

1st Annual Midwest Construction Safety Conference – March 11th-12th – Adams Pointe Conference Center – For more information contact Phil Shoemaker @ 816-595-4158.

Nebraska Safety Council Conference & Exposition – April 14th -15th – The Cornhusker Mariott Hotel – For more information call 402-483-2511 or go to

39th Annual Mid-America Safety, Health and Environmental Conference & Expo – May 4th-7th – Tan-Tar-A Resort – For more information or to register go to

24th Annual Safety & Health Conference of the Ozarks – September 21st-23rd – Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel at Branson Landing – For more information call 417-869-2121 or go to

61st Annual Safety and Health Conference - October 12th-15th – Capitol Plaza Hotel – Manor Conference Center - Topeka, Kansas – For more information contact Dena Akors at 785-829-4386 or or go to

American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition – May 22nd-27th – Colorado Convention Center – For more information go to

ASSE Professional Development Conference – June 13th-16th – Baltimore Convention Center – For more information go to

26th Annual VPPPA Conference – August 23rd-26th – Orlando World Center – For more information go to

National Safety Congress & Expo – October 3rd-8th – San Diego Convention Center – For more information go to

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