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DAYSTAR NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2012

Once again we want to say ”Thank you” for your business and support in 2011. 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.

Wishing you a safe and happy New Year!!!
Happy New Year


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2010-11 VIRTUAL CATALOG IS NOW AVAILABLE
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2010-11 Safety Products Catalog

Our 2010-11 virtual catalog is now available for view 24/7 online at www.daystarsafety.net where you can also request our new 2011-12 free printed catalog for your facilities.


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Day Star Online Safety Training is Now Available
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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, OSHA 10/30 Hour Outreach, 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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We now offer Signal Person/Rigger training to meet the requirements of the OSHA Standard 1926.1400. Please contact us for more information.


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MANUFACTURER NEWS & UPDATES
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MSA to Discontinue Gascope, Explosimeter and Tankscope Combustible Gas Indicators. The sales of these units will cease by the end of 2011. Customers asking for these indicators should replace them with the ALTAIR® 5X Multigas Detector.

New MSA XCell® Sensor for H2S-LC offers 0.1 ppm resolution
MSA’s new XCell Sensor for H2S-LC (low concentration) for use with MSA's ALTAIR® 4X Multigas Detector provides 0.1 ppm H2S resolution with up to 100 ppm range.

Sensor meets ACGIH recommendations to lower the TLV (Threshold Limit Value) to 1 ppm. Specifically designed for better performance at lower H2S concentrations, sensor allows users to set low alarms at 1 ppm. Sensor offers a 3-year warranty and is available in a two-tox package with CO.


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REGULATION NEWS & INFORMATION
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D.C. Circuit court upholds OSHA's multi-employer citation policy
The D.C. Circuit upheld OSHA's multi-employer citation policy, in a Dec. 14 decision against Summit Contractors Inc. OSHA cited the company for providing electrical equipment without ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) to its subcontractors in violation of section 1926.404(b)(1)(ii) of OSHA's Electrical Wiring Design and Protection standard. OSHA's multi-employer citation policy provides that an employer may under specified circumstances be cited for violations even if none of its own employees were exposed to the hazard. Summit contested the citation before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), who affirmed the citation, as did the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC), which affirmed the citation on the ground that Summit was a "controlling employer" (because of its authority over the site in general and the electrical equipment in particular) as well as a "creating employer" (because it obtained and supplied the noncompliant equipment). The D.C. Circuit ruled that OSHA was not required to promulgate through notice and comment rulemaking its multi-employer citation policy and could impose multi-employer liability through adjudication before the OSHRC. The Court also rejected Summit's claim that multi-employer liability establishes a common law duty of care to subcontractor employees in violation of section 4(b)(4) of the OSH Act. Last, the Court found substantial evidence supported OSHRC's determination that Summit had constructive knowledge of the violation. Summit required its subcontractors to use the non-compliant equipment but failed to take reasonable steps, such as specifying or inspecting for GFCIs, to ascertain compliance.

OSHA publishes Direct Final Rule on Acetylene Standard
OSHA published a revision to its Acetylene Standard in the December 5, 2011, Federal Register that replaces a reference to an outdated consensus standard with an updated reference that reflects current industry practices in the acetylene industry. The reference was originally updated in 2009 based on recommendations by the Compressed Gas Association and the U.S. Chemical Safety Board. The current update is a continuation of the project intended to make OSHA regulations reflect state-of-the-art technology and current industry practice. The Direct Final Rule will take effect March 5, 2012, unless OSHA receives significant adverse comments within 30 days of publication. In that case, the accompanying Notice of Proposed Rulemaking will allow OSHA to continue the rulemaking as a "Notice and Comment" rulemaking. Individuals must submit comments on the Direct Final Rule and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking by January 4, 2012.

OSHA's free On-site Consultation program helps small businesses improve workplace safety and health
Compliance with OSHA requirements is critical to protecting workers from occupational injuries and illnesses. To assist small businesses with compliance, OSHA's On-site Consultation provides a free, confidential service for small businesses with fewer than 250 employees at a site (and no more than 500 employees nationwide). On-site consultation services are separate from enforcement and do not result in penalties or citations. In addition, OSHA has Compliance Assistance Specialists throughout the nation who can provide compliance assistance. To find the contact information for the OSHA Federal or State Program office nearest you, visit http://www.osha.gov/html/RAmap.html.


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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 January 22nd-24th, 2012 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.


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Health & Safety Specialist
Overland Park based Ash Grove Materials, a subsidiary of Ash Grove Cement Company which is privately held and one of the largest domestically owned cement companies in the US, is seeking a qualified Health & Safety Specialist with a minimum of 5 years experience preferably in an industrial setting.

The successful candidate must have a BS in Industrial Hygiene, Safety Management or related field.  Individual will provide health and safety support to aggregate quarries, building products packaging companies and a construction materials trucking company. Candidates must have working knowledge of OSHA regulations; behavior-based safety, DOT or MSHA experience a plus.

Overnight travel required- 25-35%.

To learn more about our company, please visit our website at www.ashgrove.com.

Ash Grove Materials offers outstanding benefits and a rewarding work environment. Send resume to: Ash Grove Cement, HR Department 11011 Cody, OP, KS 66210. Fax: (913) 345-4263. steve.brown@ashgrove.com.


Director of Occupational Instruction and Promotion
The Safety Council of the Ozarks has a position available in the Occupational Department.

The Director of Occupational Instruction and Promotion shall be responsible for administration of the Occupational Department programs and activities under policies established by the SCO Board of Directors.  The Director shall supervise and provide instructions for occupational related classes, promote Safety Council programs and recruit contract consultants as trainers. 

Click here for a Full Job Description.

For additional information contact Debora Biggs, Executive Director at dbiggs@nscozarks.org or 417-873-2032.

Location: ICL Performance Products LP, Lawrence Plant, Lawrence, Kansas

Major Responsibilities/Accountabilities:
  • Lead site safety efforts by identifying, sharing and implementing company policies, guidelines and best practices.
  • Satisfy safety and health reporting requirements (i.e. ICL, OSHA, DOT)
  • Review and ensure site compliance with safety and health regulations
  • Host regulatory visitors and outside audits.
  • Lead industrial hygiene program. Maintain safety and health documentation including OSHA 300 logs, incident investigations.
  • Coordinate with Lawrence Plant and corporate staff in managing Worker’s Compensation claims.
  • Work with Production, Quality and HR staff in maintenance of RC 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications.
Experience/Skills Required:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene or other related scientific discipline.
  • A minimum of 3 years of safety and health experience in the chemical or related industry.
  • Working knowledge of current safety and health legislation and regulations.
  • Organizational, leadership and decision making/problem solving skills.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills.
Interested candidates should send a resume to jobs@icl-pplp.com.

ICL Performance Products LP is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V


Loss Prevention Consultant
A recent IH position became available in McPherson, Kansas. They are seeking experienced IH candidates who would enjoy working in the pharmaceutical industry.  Certified Industrial Hygienists are preferred.  Please contact Elisabel Puskar for more information.    

Elisabel R. Puskar, CIH
Manager, EHS Global Operations
Hospira Inc.
Global Environmental Health and Safety
Tel. 224-212-4984, elisabel.puskar@hospira.com

Company:  MEM
Title:  Loss Prevention Consultant
Department: Loss Prevention
Reports To:  Loss Prevention Manager
FLSA Status:  Exempt [x] Professional
Grade:  E3
Date Last Reviewed:  May 27, 2011

Primary Objective of Position:
This is a professional level position, under general direction performs loss prevention services for policyholders, producers, and internal/external constituencies.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

For More Information Click Here


Assistant Professor
The Safety Sciences programs located in the School of Environmental, Physical and Applied Sciences at the University of Central Missouri (UCM) have initiated a search to fill a full-time faculty position. We are searching for an assistant professor with expertise in occupational safety and health, risk analysis and management, and industrial hazard control. The position may be tenure-track or non-tenure track based on qualifications. The full job description is attached. Candidates should visit the Human Resources website at https://jobs.ucmo.edu to apply.

Central serves over 10,000 students in more than 150 areas of study. UCM is located in Warrensburg, MO, a community of 18,000 people, situated approximately 45 miles east of Kansas City. Safety Sciences has a distinguished faculty and well established programs that allow students to specialize in multi-disciplinary fields. The programs include two ASAC/ABET accredited degrees: a Master of Science in Industrial Hygiene and a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health. To learn more about the university or Safety Sciences, please visit www.ucmo.edu.


Par Electric Openings
Par Electric has an opening in Ohio and Virginia. For those interested, please contact Brian Smith at (816)595-6267.


Site Specific Safety Person
P1 Group has an opening for site specific safety person at the Honeywell Project. Those interested may contact Brian Smith or Don Campbell at (816)918-9154.


EHS support for SPX Cooling Technologies
SPX Cooling Technologies operates in 20 countries worldwide and is the world’s preeminent full-line, full-service cooling tower and air-cooled condenser manufacturer. Since 1883, Balcke, Marley, and Hamon Dry Cooling–the businesses that formed SPX Cooling Technologies–have generated more than 250 global patents in the global power generation, industrial, refrigeration and HVAC markets.

Job Summary
The primary responsibility of this position is to provide general EHS support for SPX Cooling Technologies manufacturing facility in Olathe, KS.  The successful incumbent will thrive in a fast-paced environment and will remain organized while prioritizing work effectively so that all tasks are completed on time. The incumbent will be a team member on various projects and will hold individual responsibility for certain aspects of each project.  The position requires an attention to detail, the ability to handle confidential information in a sensitive manner, and the ability to work well with others.  Duties include employee training, policy development, and the management of all aspects of the facility’s Safety Management Plan.  Additionally, this position requires the ability to communicate effectively with employees at all levels of the organization.

Responsibilities
  • Assists with developing safe work practices, OSHA and EPA compliant policies and procedures, and monitoring overall safety compliance
  • Manages Workers’ Compensation claims and maintains OSHA recordkeeping logs
  • Maintains updated training records, tracking incidents and corrective actions
  • Assists with planning, organizing, and executing safety training for  supervisors and hourly personnel
  • Manages safety teams and tracks action items to closure
  • Works with Supervisors to engage employees, conduct risk assessments, and implement positive reward systems
  • Assists the EHS Manager with projects as needed
Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in EHS or a related field
  • 3.0/4.0 GPA or better
  • Strong interest in the field of environmental, health and safety
  • Knowledge of OSHA and EPA regulations
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, and Excel
How To Apply
Please visit the following link or contact Kirsten Shoshone at
Kirsten.Shoshone@spx.com:
https://spxss.usi.net/psp/P89HSPX_APP/APPLICANT/HRMS/c/HRS_ HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=111991&SiteId=1

SPX is an EOE  

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Heart of America ASSE Chapter - January 9th -12 PM to 1:30 PM - Cabellas’s - 10300 Cabella Drive - Kansas City, Kansas - To RSVP call Shelly Killingsworth at 816-245-3931 or shelly.killingsworth@kcpl.com. You may also pay on-line at www.kc.asse.org.

Construction Safety Group of Kansas City - January 4th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Bushnell Corporate Offices - 9200 Cody - Overland Park, Ks. 66214 - 913-752-3500 - Kim Hosey with Bolle Safety will be speaking on new techniques and methods for eye protection in the construction industry - Please RSVP by Monday, January 2nd by calling the CSG reservation line at 816-471-0880 ext. 1369 or contact Chuck Rutledge, Secretary/Recorder at chuck.rutledge@faith-technologies.com.

AIHA Mid-America Local Section - No meeting in January - Please RSVP at aihamidamerica@live.com.

Wichita ASSE Chapter - January 9th -11:30 AM to 1 PM -ISI Building - Please RSVP by Friday, January 6th to Deb McDaniel at mcdanield@kochind.com.

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 constructionsafety@isienvironmental.com.

OSHAC - Joplin - January 10th - 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 mmulhall@nsozarks.org.

OSHAC - Monett - January 17th - 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 mmulhall@nsozarks.org.

OSHAC - Springfield - January 18th - 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 mmulhall@nsozarks.org.

OSHAC - West Plains - January 11th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Primas - For more information please contact Michael Mulhall at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or mmulhall@nscozards.org.

OSHAC - Harrison, Ar. - January 17th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Western Sizzlin - For more information please contact Michael Mulhall at 417-869-2121 or 800-334-1349 or mmulhall@nscozards.org.

OSHAC - Northwest Arkansas - January 4th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Johnny Carino’s - Rogers, Ar. - For more information please contact Greg Knight at greg.knight@georgesinc.com or Fred Norwood at fnorwood@nhci.com

Mid-Missouri Section ASSE - January 26th-11:30 AM to 1 PM - China Garden - Please RSVP to Adam Burks at aburks@midwestusa.com.


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2012 Midwest Conference

HEART OF AMERICA ASSE AND MID AMERICA AIHA PDC
Metropolitan Community College BTC, 1775 Universal Avenue, Kansas City, Mo 64120
April 20, 2012 from 7:15 am - 4:15 pm


MID AM Conference

April 30 - May 4, 2012
All Aboard for Safety
Tan Tar A Resort, Lake Ozark, Missouri
Please note that the conference dates have changed from the originally published dates


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