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DAYSTAR NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2017

Once again we want to say "Thank you" for your business and support in 2016.  For over 39 years we have been providing safety equipment, training , services, and solutions for many companies in the Midwest.  This would not be possible without you, our valued customer.

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We can now provide a Confined Space Standby Rescue Team.  Rescue Teams provide a cost savings alternative to maintaining equipment and personnel for an onsite team. Our Rescue Teams provide emergency retrieval systems, supplied air units, personal protective equipment and medical trauma kits for potential rescue in IDLH atmospheres. Rescue personnel monitor all activities inside and outside the space to ensure a safe confined-space entry.  A 2-man trained rescue team with equipment is $175.00 per hour.  Contact Mark Calvert at 816-221-3230 x120 or markc@daystarsafety.com for more information.

Confined Space Rescure Logo

 

We can now provide MDNR Operator Renewal Training for drinking water, distribution and wastewater operators. Contact Mark Calvert at 816-221-3230 x120 or markc@daystarsafety.com for more information.

Missouri Department of Natural Resources

 

We have been providing Arc Flash Hazard Analysis and labels along with 2015 NFPA 70E, OSHA and NEC training. Contact Mark Calvert at 816-221-3230 x120 or markc@daystarsafety.com for more information.

Arc Flash and Shock Hazard Label

 

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.

ISN Collect. Verify. Connect.


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Fatal Construction Injuries Record Highest Level Since 2008

DEC 16, 2016 SOURCE: BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
A total of 4,836 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States in 2015, a slight increase from the 4,821 fatal injuries reported in 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

This release marks the first time that the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) has published a single, annual release with no revisions and will be the only release for 2015 CFOI data. A similar schedule will be followed in future years. Preliminary releases, which appeared in August or September in past years, will no longer be produced.

Key findings of the 2015 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries:

  • Annual total of 4,836 fatal workplace injuries in 2015 was the highest since 5,214 fatal injuries in 2008.
  • The overall rate of fatal work injury for workers in 2015, at 3.38 per 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers, was lower than the 2014 rate of 3.43.
  • Hispanic or Latino workers incurred 903 fatal injuries in 2015—the most since 937 fatalities in 2007.
  • Workers age 65 years and older incurred 650 fatal injuries, the second-largest number for the group since the national census began in 1992, but decreased from the 2014 figure of 684.
  • Roadway incident fatalities were up 9% from 2014 totals, accounting for over one-quarter of the fatal occupational injuries in 2015.
  • Workplace suicides decreased 18% in 2015; homicides were up 2% from 2014 totals. Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers recorded 745 fatal injuries, the most of any occupation.
  • The 937 fatal work injuries in the private construction industry in 2015 represented the highest total since 975 cases in 2008.
  • Fatal injuries in the private oil and gas extraction industries were 38% lower in 2015 than 2014.
  • Seventeen percent of decedents were contracted by and performing work for another business or government entity in 2015 rather than for their direct employer at the time of the incident.
For the construction industry specifically, fatal injuries among construction and extraction occupations rose by 2% to 924 cases in 2015 — the highest level since 2008. Several construction occupations recorded their highest fatality total in years, including construction laborers (highest since 2008); carpenters (2009); electricians (2009); and plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (2003). In contrast, fatal injuries among extraction workers were down sharply to 45 in 2015 from 88 in 2014.


Foreman gets prison time in worker’s death

The foreman of a New York City construction company was sentenced to 1 to 3 years in prison last week after a state Supreme Court jury convicted him in the death of an employee, 22-year-old Carols Moncayo.

Sky Materials Corp. foreman Wilmer Cueva was sentenced to 1 to 3 years in prison for the criminally negligent homicide and reckless endangerment convictions.


Excavation work was illegal

“Wilmer Cueva knowingly and repeatedly risked his workers’ lives in service of an ambitious construction schedule,” said District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. in a press release. “In the face of multiple warnings about the perilous conditions he created at 9-19 Ninth Avenue, Cueva personally directed-and then declined to stop-his illegal excavation work, and Carlos Moncayo, a young man working to support his family, perished needlessly as a result. I hope that the justice obtained for his preventable death will galvanize other construction supervisors to prioritize their workers’ safety ahead of expediency and profit.”


Taking shortcuts

Vance urged construction workers to report unsafe conditions to his office. There have been 12 construction worksite deaths in the past year and 28 in the past two years in New York City. Safety advocates say real estate developers who are eager to build lucrative properties quickly are taking shortcuts and endangering workers.

The cases against two of the other defendants indicted in connection with the incident, Sky Materials Corp. and Alfonso Prestia, are pending.



FDA News Release

Banned Devices; Powdered Surgeon’s Gloves, Powdered Patient Examination Gloves, and Absorbable Powder for Lubricating a Surgeon’s Glove

Action
Final rule.

Summary
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) has determined that Powdered Surgeon's Gloves, Powdered Patient Examination Gloves, and Absorbable Powder for Lubricating a Surgeon's Glove present an unreasonable and substantial risk of illness or injury and that the risk cannot be corrected or eliminated by labeling or a change in labeling. Consequently, FDA is banning these devices.

Dates
This rule is effective on January 18, 2017.

Addresses
For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to https://www.regulations.gov and insert the docket number found in brackets in the heading of this final rule into the “Search” box and follow the prompts, and/or go to the Division of Dockets Management, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852.

For Further Information Contact
Michael J. Ryan, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 66, Rm. 1615, Silver Spring, MD 20993, 301-796-6283, email: michael.ryan@fda.hhs.gov.


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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 13th-15th, 2017 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.



CAOHC Course

We will be holding an NSC/First Aid/CPR/AED: Instructor Development Course on February 14th & 15th, 2017.

Either click on the image below to print out a form or Click Here to fill out a form online. and click on Training Classes.

CAOHC Course




Peak Ergonomics

Last Chance at Early Bird Discount for Columbia, Mo Seminar!
Kiss Carpal Tunnel Goodbye! Save $68,059!*

This February seminar is designed for employers who are interested in reducing carpal tunnel syndrome from their worker’s compensation claims and OSHA logs.

Seating is limited!
$89 Early Bird Discount!
$79 Multiple Employee Discount!
Register Now to get Early Bird Discount!

Expense of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

3 Seminar Locations in Missouri to Serve you Better!
Chesterfield (2/1/2017), Columbia (2/9/2017), Independence (2/22/2017)
Seating is Limited!

Register Now!



Seminar Agenda and Schedule


$99 per person. $89 early bird two weeks. $79 multiple employee early bird.  Continental breakfast and lunch provided. For multiple employee early bird group code, please contact Kelly Epperson at 573.822.3474 or Kelly@PeakErgo.com. *Total Cost: $68,059 for one average worker’s compensation claim of carpal tunnel syndrome.

   

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Heart of America Chapter - ASSE - February 3rd - 4:30 PM to 6 PM - Networking Trivia Night - Tomfooleries Country Club Plaza - Free meeting - You may RSVP and pay on-line at kc.asse.org.

Construction Safety Group of Kansas City - February 2nd - 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM - Surviving a Deposition - Jeff Baker, Attorney - Sanders, Warren & Russell - Builders Association Training Center - Classroom 6 - 105 W 12th Avenue - NKC, Mo - Please RSVP by by calling the CSG reservation line at 816-471-0880 ext. 1369 or contact Steve Ratliff, Secretary/Recorder at sratliff@holmesmurphy.com.

Mid-America Chapter AIHA - February 7th - 6 PM to 8 PM - Critical Health & Safety for a Challenging Labor-Management Culture - Derek Bell, CSP - Senior Corporate Health & Safety - Kansas City Power & Light Company - Johnny Cascone’s Italian Restaurant - 6863 W 91st Street - Overland Park, Ks - Register online or call Steve Hicks at 816-503-1387.

Wichita ASSE Chapter - February 6th - 11:30 to 1 PM - IH Regulations & Z Table Updates -Lance Tolsen -ISI Environmental Inc - 215 S Laura St - Wichita, Ks - Please RSVP by February 3rd to kent.perry@nustarenergy.com.

Wichita Area Construction Safety Group - February 10th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Buffet City - Plaza West Shopping Center -Wichita, Ks - For more information please contact Haley Sumner at 316-945-0555 or hssumner@dodlingerconst.com.

Mid-Missouri ASSE

Mid Missouri ASSE Chapter - February 16th - 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Functional Testing & Interventions - Mike Tipton, PT and Bret Derrick, PT - Hyvee - Conley Road - Columbia, Mo - Please send RSVP or questions to bderrick@broadwayergonomics.com or cell 573-808-2392.


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Midwest Construction Safety Conference and Expo - March 2 and 3, 2017


2nd Annual SAFECONEXPO


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SeminarFest February 9-16, 2017 - Register Now


National Safety Council - Indianapolis 2017


AIHce 2017


Safety 2017 ASSE
Safety 2017 - Professional Development Conference & Expo -  Monday, June19th thru Thursday, June 22nd - Colorado Convention Center 


National Conference
  33rd Annual National VPPPA Safety & Health Conference

  Tuesday, August 29-Friday, September 1, 2017
  Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
  New Orleans, Louisiana


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