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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



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!



2012-13 Safety Products Catalog

Our 2012-13 catalog is now available for view 24/7 online at where you can also request our new 2011-12 printed catalog for your facilities.

Day Star Online Safety Training is Now Available


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 >>.



PlusTrac(TM) for Total AED Program Maintenance
PlusTrac(TM) is an interactive, web-based AED management system that ensures the ongoing compliance of your AED Program. It can be accessed via an Internet connection and a web browser. Click here to learn more about how PlusTrac(TM) works.

Currently all 50 states require the routine maintenance of AED devices according to manufacturer warranties in order for their indemnification provision to be extended to acquirers. Understanding the impact of this requirement, PlusTrac(TM) provides the only true interactive routine maintenance manager in the marketplace today.

PlusTrac(TM) features an Interactive Reporting Console(TM), which allows you to view the overall status of your AED Program with a single click. With one simple click, you can view the readiness of your entire AED Program. PlusTrac(TM) allows you to easily:

  • Make changes, such as removing or adding new AEDs.
  • Record maintenance checks of AED units.
  • Run compliance reports that help manage the Program and personnel.
  • Track consumable items such as batteries, electrodes, as well as the certification expiration dates of volunteer responders.

En-Pro is always available to provide PlusTrac(TM) support and keep your Program on track.



1-year service - $199.00 per AED
5-year service - $499.00 per AED

For more information contact Mark Calvert at 816-221-3230 x120 or



Construction Confined Space Final Rule on OSHA's 2013 Agenda

Several significant regulatory actions are planned for this fiscal year, according to the semiannual regulatory agenda published Jan. 8.

The biggest rulemaking action OSHA plans to accomplish this year is issuing a final rule on construction confined space safety. The general industry standard, 29 CFR 1910.146, has never been extended to construction because construction sites are unique and their hazards change, but the agency has been working on a construction rule for about a decade and intends to issue the final rule in July 2013, according to the semiannual regulatory agenda published Jan. 8.

Another final rule listed in the agenda is expected sooner, in March 2013 -– an updated construction standard on electrical protective equipment worn during the construction of electric power transmission and distribution lines, as well as amending the general industry standard so that requirements for maintenance work on electric power transmission and distribution installations are the same as for similar work in construction. In addition, this final rule addresses fall protection in aerial lifts for work on power generation, transmission, and distribution installations.

One item on the agenda is listed as long term, with next action undetermined. It is the proposed rule that would protect workers from occupational exposures to food flavorings containing diacetyl and diacetal substitutes. NIOSH is developing a criteria document on such exposures, and the agenda says OSHA will rely on parts of NIOSH's document for the health effects analysis and quantitative risk assessment for its own rulemaking.

If the agenda's dates prove accurate, OSHA will issue notices of proposed rulemaking in May 2013 for occupational exposure to crystalline silica and in July 2013 for occupational exposure to beryllium

OSHA's Yearly Summary of Injury and Illness

EHS managers nationwide have just three more weeks to complete and post their organizations' annual OSHA 300-A Summary Forms. Formally known as the Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, this form must be completed no later than February 1 and posted in “...a conspicuous place or places where notices to employees are customarily posted...” (29 CFR 1904.32).

The 300-A form must remain posted until at least April 30, and employers must ensure the form is not altered, defaced, or covered by other materials during that time.

300-A Form—What OSHA Requires
At the end of each calendar year, an employer must:

  • Review the OSHA 300 Log (the Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) to verify that the entries are complete and accurate, and correct any deficiencies identified;
  • Create an annual summary of injuries and illnesses recorded on the OSHA 300 log;
  • Certify the summary (by having a "company executive" examine it); and
  • Post the annual summary.

There is no required procedure to follow or length of time you must spend reviewing the OSHA 300 Log. OSHA simply states that you must “ the entries as extensively as necessary to make sure that they are complete and correct.” (29 CFR 1904.32)

Required Elements of Your 300-A
To complete the 300-A form, an employer must:

  • Total the columns on the OSHA 300 Log (enter "0" if no recordable cases);
  • Enter the calendar year covered, the company's name, establishment name, and establishment address;
  • Enter the annual, average number of employees covered by the OSHA 300 Log; and
  • Enter the total hours worked by all employees covered by the OSHA 300 Log.

If you are using an equivalent form other than the OSHA 300-A (as allowed by 29 CFR 1904.6(b)(4)), you must include the employee access and employer penalty statements found on the OSHA 300-A summary form.



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 and click on Training Classes.



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

Ash Grove offers outstanding benefits in a rewarding work environment. Send resume to:


Industrial Hygienist
Posted on December 11, 2012

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.

Steven J. Galitzer, Ph.D.
Department of Environmental Health & Safety Kansas State University
108 Edwards Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-4809
PH: 785.532.5856
FAX: 785.532.1981

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

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.
  • 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

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

If anyone has any questions regarding this position, please contact Daniel Stark, CIH, Program Manager at 573-751-3403 or by email
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

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 or Key Construction, 741 W. 2nd, Wichita, KS 67203, fax (316) 263-1161. EOE



Heart of America ASSE Chapter -January 14th -12:00 to 1:30 PM -Midwest Public Risk - 19400 E Valley View Pkwy - Independence, Mo - Representatives from Cerner discuss innovative techniques to improve employee health, productivity, and reduce/ manage workplace injuries. To RSVP call Dave Hallerud at 816-809-02811 or at  You may also pay on-line at

Construction Safety Group of Kansas City - January 9th - 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM - Builders Association Training Center - NKC, Mo - Mark Banden - OSHA - Please RSVP by Monday, January 7th, by calling the CSG reservation line at 816-471-0880 ext. 1369 or contact Chuck Rutledge, Secretary/Recorder at

AIHA Mid-America Local Section - No meeting in January - 12:00 to 1:30 PM - Please RSVP at

Wichita ASSE Chapter -January 7th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - ISI Building - Emergency Management - Cody Charvat - Sedgewick County Emergency Management Services - OSHA - Please RSVP by Thursday, January 3rd, to Wayne Kordonowy at

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group - January 11th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Golden Corral on East Kellogg - For more information please contact Tamara Hadley at 316-264-7050 or

SCO Safety Alliance - Joplin - January 8th -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

SCO Safety Alliance - Monett - January 17th -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

SCO Safety Alliance - Springfield - January 8th - 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

SCO Safety Alliance - West Plains - January 9th -11:30 AM to 1 PM - TBD - For more information please contact Barbie Lee at 417-869-2121 x106 or 800-334-1349 or

SCO Safety Alliance - Harrison, Ar. - January 15th - 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

SCO Safety Alliance - Northwest Arkansas - January 2nd - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Johnny Carino’s - Rogers, Ark - For more information please contact Greg Knight at or Fred Norwood at

Mid-Missouri Section ASSE - January 24th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - HyVee Conference Room - Conley Road - Columbia, Mo. - Please RSVP to Adam Burks at



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



National Safety Council

September 29th - October 4th, 2013

AIHce 2013

ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition

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